Sunday, August 28, 2011

In the works....

Methodology is in the works for my Chocolate Chip Cookie study. I've run across a couple of more recipes which might yet make the cut; I've been too busy the last couple weeks to compare them to the recipes already on the list. In the past two weeks I've baked and decorated 2 cakes, helped a friend pack up her house for her move across the country, and baked a 3rd cake which hasn't been decorated yet, and that's just a few of the things I've accomplished this week. In a little bit I'm going to go visit my cousin and help her frost 322 cupcakes. It should be a real riot. Photos probably to come.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A neat salad and a revelation

I find lots of recipes that I would love to try, but am pretty sure I would hate by because I detest goat cheese. That's right, I've said it. That ultimate, creamy, tangy topping for soups, salads, crostini, you name it - I just can't stand it. I've tried, I really have. I really wish I could like fresh goat cheese; every six months or so I convince myself that its not that I dislike it, I've just never had it prepared this way, or with these ingredients, or this is a smoother, sweeter variety... only to rediscover miliseconds later that the tangy-ness that other people appreciate in goat cheese, to me tastes simply acrid and reminds me of things too gross for a food blog. To date, the only way I have had goat cheese and not wanted to immediate spit it out is on pizza and baked into a pasta dish.

Which is too bad, because I really, really want to like goats cheese so I can enjoy this salad by Joy of Joyliciousand guest posted to 6 Bittersweets.

It has all the components I love in a salad - fresh greens, sweet, juicy fruit, crunchy nuts.... but that darned goat cheese just has to ruin the party for me. Its okay, goat cheese, its not you its me. Its just a shame that I can't hang out at the awesome party you're throwing because we just don't get along. I guess I'll go hang out with some cupcakes instead...