gay pride

Photo Essay: Peter’s 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Gala

January 17, 2013
Thumbnail image for Photo Essay: Peter’s 40th Birthday Black and White Masquerade Gala

“All I have to do now is find a mask…” emailed my friend Stephanie, sending me into a slight panic state. I hadn’t paid too much attention to the invite that my friend Peter had sent me for his 40th birthday party. Peter is notorious for throwing thematic parties, and for his milestone [...]

Read the whole post →

White and Dark Chocolate Blood Orange Cookies & Same Sex Marriage

May 10, 2012
Thumbnail image for White and Dark Chocolate Blood Orange Cookies & Same Sex Marriage

I had another post ready for today. Or, more truthfully, I had written part of one that I eventually abandoned because things have shifted in the past few days in ways that made me realize I needed to write about something different. Part of it was the death of Maurice Sendak, someone who I always […]

Read the whole post →

Chocolate Pavlovas with Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse and Fresh Berries – June’s Daring Baker’s Challenge & Gay Pride Catchup

June 29, 2010

Oh man. Has a month gone by already? After making last month’s croquembouche, I was all prepared to whip this one up way ahead of schedule and then write the post for the end of the month. And this month’s Daring Baker’s Challenge looks awesome as well. But life got in the way (as it always does), and the mad dash to the finish line was pretty much in order (which clearly didn’t even work, as I am a day late). The June 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Dawn of Doable and Delicious. Dawn challenged the Daring Bakers’ to make Chocolate Pavlovas and Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse. The challenge recipe is based on a recipe from the book Chocolate Epiphanyby Francois Payard.

Read the whole post →