Friday, October 31, 2008

Summer grubbin': A look back.

Well, hello.

It's three in the marnin'. But goshdarnit, I promised I'd do this, didn't I?

Needless to say, I have been one busy mofo. Three separate time-consuming activities, all important to me, have swallowed me up whole. At least I won't have to worry about one of these anymore after the next four days.

It is one sad, crazy world when a food-loving gal is unable to contribute to her own food blog. It makes me long for the yum-filled days of summer, when I could afford the money, time, and patience to buy fancy pastries, make stews, and layer popsicles, respectively.

So as a gift to myself, here's a look back at a few snapshots of summer, when life was perhaps a smidge more carefree, and a whole lot tastier..

Some Crust Bakery in Claremont... Oh, how I miss the raspberry- and lemon-mousse cupcakes and chocolate chip pumpkin cookies.

And the key lime cupcake.

Just.. the key lime cupcake. That's all. Try it and this jibjabba might make sense.

Summer was also the time of whimsical movie-plus-some-food-completely-unrelated-to-the-movie-and-vice-versa nights. Okay, I only held one of those. But who could forget "Japanese Curry and James McAvoy Movie Night"?! James McAvoy's Scottish accent and Vermont Curry-brand curry, with "a touch of apple and honey," will forever be ingrained together in my mind, that's for sure.

Finally -- the art of popsicle making!

Step 1: Buy a ridiculously unnecessary popsicle recipe book.

Step 2: Buy a ridiculously unnecessary -- but freakin' adorable -- Sailboat popsicle mold set.

Step 3: Create beautiful and delicious frozen treats in an attempt to justify the silly splurges committed in steps 1 and 2.

.... After I've finished my nostalgic sobbing about summer's end, I'll do my best to focus on what fall brings:


Monday, October 27, 2008

Schedule: squash. Or squashed schedule.

This fall, I am determined to cook with a multitude of winter squash. Butternut and kabocha are at the top of the list. Oh, and pumpkin, of course. I've got a schedule of recipes mapped out, so hopefully, I'll be able to follow it.

I know I've been seriously neglecting Food Blahg. :( If time permits, look forward to a full-fledged post later this week..