Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Look Ma, No Cupcakes!

Steak with Pepper Sauce with Mashed Potatoes and Wilted Spinach Honey Date and Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie Strawberry Friand Melting Moments
Muscovado Sugar Cookies Vegetable Mille-Feuille Strawberry Mille-Feuille Garlic Mushroom Tagliatelle
Chocolate and Strawberry Tarts Orange Yoghurt Cake Bakewell Tart Butternut Pumpkin, Sage butter and Goat's cheese Ravioli
Butternut Pumpkin, Sage Butter and Goat’s Cheese Ravioli 215_1532 Cane Sugar Shortbread Meusli Cookies
Milo and Vanilla Dipping Sticks Tomato and Basil Soup with Cheddar Crisp Sumac Beetroot Dip Blood Orange Curd
What is this I hear you say? Is this a lame attempt to pass off a collation of photos from the month passed, as a post? The answer is yes, why not. With no time for actual cooking and blogging, the best I can do is to make-do with this food post, sans the actual cooking.

Also because, I am quite proud of the fact that it has been almost a month and a half since my last cupcake. If you have been reading this blog for some time, you will be aware that I embarked on a self-imposed cupcake sabbatical; I think the exact words went something like “spreading my culinary wings” yada yada yada.

So I would like to draw attention to this insignificant yet satisfying feat in my short and inexperienced culinary existence. I have since begun to explore and spread my wings in the kitchen. If it had not been for this sabbatical I would not have been able to step out of my little muffin box and make all manner of things such as polenta biscuits, mille-feuille, pasta, pastries (twice), a yoghurt cake with some curd and some beetroot dip.

While I squander away my precious hours at work, leaving my kitchen unattended for others to usurp (hopefully not), above are some previous creations to mull over. With a bit of luck and deliberate requests for some annual leave I should be back in the kitchen in no time. As my stomach gets emptier and emptier (I’m wasting away!) my return will definitely be sooner rather than later.

9 comments:

Tanna said...

You should always savor accompolishment! Good job.

ces said...

this is nice...you should publish this, y'know...great talent!

Geraldine said...

Very nice indeed.....

wheresmymind said...

Not lame...very pretty way to start off the day :D

Eggy said...

Gorgeous Jen!

Anita said...

Gorgeous summary of your work! I love your photos, and your creations are always mouth-watering!

peabody said...

Works for me.

jenjen said...

Thanks everyone... I have this weekend off...yay! And I am going to the growers market on Saturday...double yay! And I should be back very soon... triple yay!

Helen (AugustusGloop) said...

So many gorgeous photos! You have so many to choose from for the next DLMBLGiT!