Monday, July 28, 2008

cupcake wrappers

I've been looking at these laser-cut cupcake wrappers. They are really beautiful but not cheap. Anyone have any ideas on the subject?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ice Cream Maker

The little ice cream maker I bought a few weeks ago works okay. It runs on 4AA batteries in the freezer. I find I had to make a yolk based ice cream for it to taste good. I tried vanilla already..not bad. I also tried a bittersweet chocolate sorbet (not in the ice cream maker) with the black cocoa (from King Arthur Flour). It was so rich and bittersweet. I can't make it too often because I ate it all myself (over a week).

More Cakes

Here is another cake I made for a co-workers forest.

the view

inside the Winter Garden in the World Financial Center in Manhattan is like an oasis. Here are some pictures of the palm trees inside the building.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Crochet Display

My sister and I went to the Winter Garden in the World Financial Center in Manhattan and saw their crochet display about Hyperbolics - see above.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lemon Thyme

I've been trying a few cookies recipes with lemon thyme. It's starting to be my favorite. I love anything lemon during the summer because its a clean, fresh taste. I've made a basic cookie recipe...not sugar and not butter..but in between and added the lemon thyme. You just have to be careful with stripping the little stalks not to get any in the cookies. And then I added a simple lemon glaze and everyone at work loved them. I think next I'll try the lemon thyme with lavender. Should be interesting.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


I created a window dressing for my kitchen - just sc and dc of about 10-15 different colors of Sugar and Cream yarn. It really turned out cute and colorful.

NYC Waterfalls

I work downtown Manhattan and the Waterfalls are great! See below:

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I love this time of year

Cherries are my favorite. Especially anything black forest.

I love to check out the baking blogs. So many great ideas. I will post them soon. I saw these little pans in a cookbook by Warren Brown. I thought it was a great idea. I had these in a drawer in my kitchen and will try them soon. Maybe I'll put ice cream in them...mmmm

I saw this on a website and had to try it. Its small but maybe that will keep my ice cream consumption to a minimum. I am going to start with a vanilla and then try chocolate. I'll keep you posted on how it works out.