August 30, 2010

Daring Bakers Challenge

Well, in my free time I like to bake... I have a lot of free time!

I follow Tartelette and she has mentioned before this Daring Bakers Challenge. I signed up. The first challenge I will get to participate in is in September. The August Challenge looked really fun so I am excited.

I am not supposed to post until the 27th of each month so you will have to wait to see what the challenge and result is!

August 21, 2010

Life from a pretty seat

We have arrived and are settling into life in another city, another state. It is fun to be near family and explore a whole new city but I miss some folks and things back in Eugene.

This carousel is a cute ride at the local zoo. It also happens to be a favorite seat of some of my tot friends, Oggie and Miss C Jewel.

I have a new patch of mint, rosemary, and basil growing. I have made so much stuff in the past few days... Mint ice cream, strawberry ice cream, maple ginger ice cream, a spice cake with peanut buttercream, creme anglaise with fresh berries,  watermelon limeade, cheesecake, root beer, pizza... I am sure there is more but I can't remember.

We also toured a local candy factory. Pretty cool to see it mass produced but I still prefer homemade!