Saturday, January 23, 2010

ho hum

today is a sick day for me.  i dont get sick usually.

anywhoo practical was yesterday and amongst the baked goodness was this:

Mille Feuille:

Mille Feuille

Mille Feuille Close

I was quite happy with the result.

Oh! I made Presidents List for the first semester! This is the first time I have had a 4.0 in school - Im going to brag.

Last night, Charlie and I made pizza from leftover puff pastry dough.

Topped with vodka sauce, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, goat cheese, capers, and smoked salmon.

Charlie was a hungry man ready to eat!


and for me I made a couple raw pizzas from spaghetti squash, tomato, kale, avocado and for kick - wasabi and ginger.

it was nice.

I had a few extra moments yesterday and wrote this.


   No one wants to eat ugly food. We all strive for beauty. Beauty in how we look, beauty in our homes, and beauty in our food. Dessert is already sensual, forbidden. Humans must eat substance, but dessert is always considered a treat, something to indulge in, never to take for granted. To achieve beauty there must be balance. The harmony of the elements working together to create an eye-pop. Granted beauty is the eye of beholder, but there is a common beauty that most people can agree on (being of the same species).

and thats it.

Friday, January 22, 2010


and then it clicked one day.

Id like to start off with this little beauty:

Apple Tarte Tatin:
(baked with cinnamon & drizzled with caramel)

Tarte tatin

Tarte tatin 2

Tarte tatin closeup

this is when it "clicked". I was reducing my caramel sauce and I went to pour it over the tarte tatin and wound up with something really gorgeous, i couldnt believe it.

(puff pastry with a almond cream center)


Brie En Croute:

Brie En Croute

Brie En Croute

Vol Au Ven:
(filled with mushroom soup or carrot coup topped with basil)

Vol Au Ven round

Vol Au Ven

Vol Au Ven square

Cream Horns:
(puff pastry filled with moussline topped with powered sugar and chocolate)

Cream Horns

Elephant Ears:
(puff pastry rolled with sugar, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg)

Elephant Ears

today is practical day!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010



just wanted to let everyone know I am still here, Ive just been away for a little bit....

SOMETHING BIG IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN! I am preparing to launch a new project and it has required a lot of my extra time, but as soon as I launch it I will be posting!!!

a quick run down of whats been happening in my life:

- Finished Croissant week, now on to Puff Pastries.
- Charlie and I celebrated 6 months of marriage on Sunday.
- Consumed by Andy Stanley's messages, God is really speaking to me.
- In the midst of launching a new project (involves food)
- Praying for the people in Haiti.

hmm...well im off to bed.


Friday, January 8, 2010


snow snow snow

snow day woods

snow day tree

snow day buckhead

snow day bush

Charles and I woke up to snow. :)

and as a result, they cancelled school for me which means no practical.  heh

yesterday we made more danishes!

i am proud of this:
a plated dessert with garnishes of strawberries, jam, and dark chocolate complete with a black and white danish.

Danish Plated Dessert

Danish Plated Dessert Closeup

and more danishes:

eyeglasses, jam and cream cheese:

Danish - Eyeglasses

barga danish with pastry cream and strawberries:

Strawberry Barga  Danish

pineapple twists:

Pineapple Twist

the three twists

streusel with blueberries and a crumb topping:


vol au ven:

vol au ven danish apple

vol au ven danish apple sugar

vol au ven plain

sticky buns:

sticky bun

sticky bun discs

mini cream cheese tart:

Flaky Cream Cheese Tart

 I was thinking about exactly how many calories I bake each day or even how many calories the class bakes. WHOA!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

raw goodness


more raw treats for your belly!


Banana Pie 1

Banana Pie 3

Banana Pie 2

half cup brazil nuts
half cup dates
pinch of salt

put into a food processor until crumbly. line tray/pan.

two and a half very ripe bananas
one teaspoon lemon juice
pinch of salt

put into food processor. blend until creamy. pour over crust. freeze.


Cocoa Tahini Cookies

Sesame Seeds Tahini Cookies

one fourth cup brazil nut flour
one tablespoon Tahini
two teaspoons coconut oil
two teaspoons raw honey or agave
one fourth cup oats
three dates

blend. shape. cover in cocoa powder or sesame seeds. freeze.

heck to the yes. 


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

welcome back.

and were back to school.

heres what i got:


Four Danishes

Danish - Pocket

Kiwi Danish 1

Danish with Jam & Cream Cheese

Danish Strawberry

Danish Strawberry Pinwheel

Fresh Fruit Danish

Vol Au Vent Danish

Vol Au Vent Danish 2

Vol Au Vent Danish 3

Danish Pinwheel 1

Danish Pinwheel 2

Danish Pinwheel 3

Danish Pinwheel Set


(is it weird that I still have my christmas tree up?)