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Archive for May, 2010

Daring Baker’s Challenge: May

The May 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Cat of Little Miss Cupcake. Cat challenged everyone to make a piece montée, or croquembouche, based on recipes from Peter Kump’s Baking School in Manhattan and Nick Malgieri. I’d seen this thing before, never in real life but in passing on the Food Network or something. [...]

In The News Today

It’ been a while. I used to write brief reactions to current news stories on this blog but then fell out of doing it. I really don’t know why. There have been a few things the last few weeks. Consider this a quick spring cleaning of things that have been building up. The Lost Finale: [...]

San Diego Fling

I Love You, New York

I had been working what seemed to be endlessly for three weeks. The first weekend I had been on call, been called, worked for what amounted to be an extra day, and spent the other agonzing about a possible repeat. Call is torture, so much so that I find it impossible to believe how people [...]

Getting the Hell Out of Here

I need to get out of here. I’ve been meaning to for ages. I can’t make it until June. I’m leaving town the weekend of the 14th and it’s not a moment too soon. One thing I learned through the process of finding a city, a flight, a place to stay. So-called “deals” aren’t really [...]

Someone’s Already Said All the Good Stuff


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