Sunday, May 15, 2011

A great foodie quote for your Sunday (and hopefully it is as sunny as mine)

"I look at the carts at the supermarket laden with frozen dinners and other quickie food that need only to be heated in the sterile microwave. I often feel sorry for the people who are missing out on the endlessly rewarding experience of cooking, even if it is just for oneself."

-Judith Jones, "The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food"

Monday, May 9, 2011

Carrot Cake FAIL!

What is the latest on The Book? Oh, just that apparently I can't properly handle a carrot cake.

Sure, the picture is pretty. But notice the middle has some how collapsed. Then we have the frosting slippy sliding off the sides of the cake. So this one is a reshoot. I guess we can't get them all right on the first try. But I will say this cake was a delicious mistake. Sweet, moist cake with dots of plump raisins and crunchy walnuts. Paired with a creamy, sweet cream cheese frosting, it was perfection. Especially when I just went at the whole thing with a fork the next morning for breakfast.

Currently, I am in a bit of slump with recipe development. Gosh darn kids, they make recipe development hard. I have three young children. Jack is 6, Van almost 3 and Violet is 1. I have to be able to completely concentrate when I am working on recipes, but those three little delights make that hard sometimes.

When Sheena and I have our weekly photoshoot, we have 5 kids between the 2 of us. It can get a little crazy. But sometimes, they behave. See, look:

Little Lucy and Violet. Little girls gotta stick together.