Saturday, January 31, 2009

The french have beautiful traditions....

I saw a picture of a traditional beautiful french wedding cake called a croquembouche and I thought about my own wedding day 9.3 years ago. For our Tenth Anniversary, I decided I would like to have this cake made and to celebrate it with an intimate group of friends. The word play as defined by the french is a traditional cake for weddings and christenings . Croquembouche comes from the French "croquant" meaning crackling and "bouche" for mouth. Thus croquembouche refers to the crackling in your mouth when eating this traditional dessert. It's simply profiterols or as some may know it as: creme pattissiere, or choux pastry stuffed with pastry cream, and spun caramel that has been crystalized to look like angel hair.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Click on the word Friendship to view picture! I borrowed this picture from Natty's blog.

Anticipation for what's to come

Change of plans for Sunday, I will be ringing in the Chinese New Year with five spice roasted duck, wonton soup, and steamed pork and shrimp Shumais!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Weekend of Festivities

Saturday, we are going over to a friend's house for dinner and wine. On Sunday, we are going out with another couple to celebrate the Chinese New Year....the Year of the OX! By the ways, Joseph Vu is producing a show for the New year,if we have time, I'll check it out.

Jill and Geoff: Thanks for dinner the other night. It was delicious. I love it when someone else cooks for me! Chris will be over to help Geoff with the wall!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Game Night

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A weekend of relaxation with some friends over to share in the extended holiday season. What would you recommend as a fun game for a group of 6-8?

Friday, January 02, 2009

The Year of the OX- 2009

2009 is the Year of the OX...or Buffalo. As a child born in the year of 1973, I am therefor an ox.

The Ox, or the Buffalo sign symbolizes prosperity through fortitude and hard work. Those born under the influence of the Ox or Buffalo are fortunate to be stable and persevering. The typical Ox is a tolerant person with strong character. Not many people could equal the resolution and fearlessness that the Ox exhibits when deciding to accomplish a task. Ox people work hard without complaints at work or at home. They know that they will succeed through hard work and sustained efforts, and do not believe in get-rich-quick schemes.

What is your Chinese Zodiac Sign??