Nov

25

An idea into a Machine

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Way back in 2009, I posted something that almost didn’t make it to any of your RSS feeds and I’m 100% sure that it’s my most successful post thus far. I don’t judge success by my personal standards. Who cares what you, the creator, thinks. Self satisfaction is pretty dumb, so I just judge by [...]

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Oct

30

Baies Rose Peppercorn Brownies

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Recently I got this box gift set with spices, and I was so grateful for this because I needed a set of spices, currently running out of some spices at home so it was like the perfect timing. Despite the fact that it says ‘suitable for all levels of kitchen wizardry’ or ’16 magical potions’ [...]

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Oct

06

Vanilla Extract

I had these dried up vanilla beans lying around, and I just couldn’t throw them away. They were dried to the point where you could literally snap them in half and it’d make this noise. Not usable. But with some vodka I could turn these dried up vanilla beans and make some vanilla extract. There [...]

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Sep

15

Cheeky Packaging

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Always on the look out for cute food packaging ideas, and I really liked this one by Hugo & Victor for chocolates. The chocolates were so delicious too, very light shells with loose caramels or fruit jams inside.

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Aug

28

Turning $2 into a $20 dessert

It’s amazing what kind of magic a $2 cake batter can do, if you know how to tweak it. This moist supreme batter by Pillsbury is the best I’ve tried for quick cakes, I think it’s the 1 cup of jello that’s included inside the batter. The only problem is that if you don’t do [...]

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Aug

27

Hurricane Comfort

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I know not everyone who reads this blog lives on the east coast but I am having some major hurricane anxiety right now. Nobody else around me seems to care much! I’m staying in tonight but I just heard on the news someone is in Long Island trying to surf the waves. Had to pick [...]

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Jun

12

5 minute avocado sorbet

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No ice cream machine? No Kitchen-aid stand mixer? No time? Fine. I’ll make an avocado sorbet in 5 minutes (this does not include freeze time). Slice the avocados into thin strips and splash it with lots of lime juice. This is to keep it from browning, and it will add flavor to the sorbet. Freeze [...]

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Jun

09

Hot Chili on a stick

I saw these cute packages of Hot chocolate over at Selfridges in London and even though this seems to be a very easy d-i-y I thought the concept was clever. There is another brand that sells it here but I thought the one I had was better in terms of packaging. You notice the title [...]

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Dec

07

Fauchon, Paris

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How many times have I wished for a Fauchon in the US? Many. Fauchon is an anomaly, it is luxurious fast food. Imagine the speed of McDonald’s with the taste of a high end french bistro. There was one in NYC but it shut down. Fauchon is like Sephora in the way it is …

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Oct

24

Sant Angelo Pastry Shop, Ischia

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This is my last Ischia post, after this I headed to the mid-region of Italy which was work-related so this last day in Ischia was bittersweet. Sant Angelo is one of the most beautiful areas of Ischia, it is filled with small pathways that sit on tiny slopes next to the ocean. The best …

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