Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snow!




Jeannie and I trekked to Safeway for some provisions, it was fun to see how much we could buy without breaking our backs carrying it home.





Sledding at Columbia Country Club after a great brunch with Stuart and Beth.  Note: Do not try to sled if you bruise your tailbone, it is not fun.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My sad macarons


All but 4 cracked, but they taste great. 





 Grinch-flavored Macarons


Ok, they are really chocolate macarons with pistachio buttercream, not that pretty, but they do taste good.  Macarons are deceptively difficult to make.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Out with Amy

Just nother wednesday night.

Failure #1.

First unsuccessful attempt at pulled sugar.

Monday, December 14, 2009

New boots.

These would have been perfect 'Vouz' boots in the early nineties. no vouz-goo can stick to these!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I made the cupcake of the day.

Chocolate with chocolate mousse, chocolate ganache glaze and peppermint candy topping. Not bad, I think. i didnt come up with the idea just executed it.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Guess what store this is?

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Happy boys.

Basketball net for Christmas.

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I got an internship!

And a tee-shirt!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Now THIS is a beautiful Buche de Noel

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/11/now-serving-alexis-mabilles-christmas-cake/

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

This view makes sitting in traffic bearable.

Maybe DC should contract with the lighting company for the eiffel tower. the washington monument could use some bling and bedazzling.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Another craving satisfied.

South street cheesesteak for lunch yesterday with my brother from philly. He was impressed. Paris needs one of these desperately ~ they love mcdo, why not a cheesesteak?

The cookie jeannie and i were 'sharing.'

She ate the whole thing while i waited for our drinks. the crumbs were free though.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

My sister is being very patient with my mess.

This is her dining room while i am making desserts for two holiday parties.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Georgetown Cupcake

Before

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Chicken Wine in the US!

Yes! The cheap "chicken wine" is available at Wegman's and other fine stores. It is $6 there, so my price of 3 Euros is about on track -- BUT -- my wine has a cork and the US version has a screw-top!

In the background, I am making some little cookies for a party on Saturday night at my mom's tennis club.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Six months of no new clothes is officially over.

At least i bought american!

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