Oy, caught by the uninspired bug once again.
Well, here’s something interesting. We had some people over Saturday night, M was in town for a little visit and she helped with some of the food.
Here’s what we had:
Delicious little cheese puffs called Gougere. Think savory cream puff, warm and crispy on the outside, soft, cheesy and eggy on the inside. Yumm, Dave is loving the leftovers. They hold a long time, all you need to do is pop them in the oven for a few minutes and they crisp right up. Maybe we could sell these in neat little bags. What do yo think?
Parmesan Pepper Biscotti. I’m loving the leftovers of these. They’re not super hard like sweet biscotti, very cheesy and buttery with a little kick of fresh ground black pepper. I’m thinking we could sell these too. So yummy with a glass of wine, or with a warm bowl of creamy tomato soup. M made these and they came out spectacular AND one recipe made a TON, so I’ve got these babys for at least a couple more days.
M assembling the Goat Cheese and Pecan Marbles. Little goat cheese balls coated in toasted pecans, resting on a parsley leaf.
Aren’t my little picks just the most purdy picks ever?? M gave them to me for Christmas. Of course Dave is not too thrilled that they have to be washed and dried every time we use them. Luckily, we’ve only used them twice.
Since the Passion fruit cupcakes seem to have lost their sizzle in the bakeshop, we’ve rolled out the PB & J cupcake. I’ll take a pic of the insides later today. (Dave and I are sharing one for breakfast). I can say that the peanut butter buttercream is A-MA-ZING! I’ve tasted more than my fair share.
It’s a peanut butter cake with strawberry preserves baked right inside, with peanut butter buttercream and a handmade shard of bittersweet chocolate with pink polka dot transfer images.
I’ll be finishing some cookies today and then making a test batch of Guinness Stout cupcakes with a fudgy, whipped ganache frosting.
Speaking of passion fruit and Valentine’s Day (I know I didn’t say anything about Valentine’s day, but Passion must be a good segue. Right?) Did everyone have a nice VDay?? Did your sweetie surprise you with a romantic dinner or a special token of love??
Well, mine did! In the form of new shoes!
Nope not a pair of Jimmy Choos
Nope, none of those.
I got some super comfy new Dansko kitchen shoes. Really not just for the kitchen though. I had my old shoes since culinary school in 2003. Seven years of service and now I’m tossing those things. It seems that these new ones are far more comfortable than the old ones. Maybe because they are new. Anyway, I couldn’t think of a better VDay gift….well maybe one of those “other” shoes would be nice, but we have to be practical here, so clogs it is.
I gave D a new Simon Pearce old fashioned glass. He broke one of his a few days before VDay, and was beside himself. We had bought a set of seconds while house hunting here in VT.
This one is NOT a second and I think he’s thrilled with it.
And one last update for the day, Lily has developed a limp!! Not sure if she injured herself during a mad game of fetch or if it’s something that’s been building up over time. Anyway, it’s not a constant limp, but it makes us very nervous. Dave’s going to make an appointment at the vet early next week, and we’re only keeping her in her crate for two hours at a time.
Maybe she’ll magically heal…………
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