Sunday, April 22, 2012

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Yesterday was the day of the big ocean birthday party. It went SWIMMINGLY.
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Frances and I made velum-and-plastic-bag jellyfish.
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Josh invented Pin-the-Arm-on-the-Octopus.
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How to make a rectangular cake into a fish-shaped cake:
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Valrhona chocolate wafers make ideal fish scales when cut in half.
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Favors included these wild wind-up scuba divers, found at Pearl River for $1.50.
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Decorations included this giant shark, procured from the Coney Island Aquarium by Sarah.
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Adult snacks included butter-dipped radishes and pea-ricotta crostini.
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Kid snacks included PB&J sandwiches of the sea and goldfish crackers.
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Everyone had a pretty nice time.
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

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This weekend we had visitors, so I made some doughnuts. Lara Ferroni recently wrote about Maple Meringue Filled Doughnuts for the column I edit for FOOD52, so I gave her recipe for yeasted doughnuts a try, and filled some with strawberry jam and some with Nutella.
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These were easier than I thought, and I'm totally sold on doughnut-making. I even dreamed last night that I had instated a try-one-doughnut-recipe-a-week rule, and that the people around me were beginning to get angry at the poor influence I was having on their health. In reality, I just want to have more brunch parties.
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Today

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Bunny-decorating with Frances. Some with whiskers, some with eyelashes. Deviled eggs - pickled and un-pickled.
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Spicy drinks.
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Glazed ham.
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Asparagus with leeks, pancetta, and lemon zest. FOOD52 recipe.
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The greatest of Easter miracles - this is what the first slice of braided challah looked like.
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Peas with feta, mint, scallions, and lemon juice.
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Sarah's beautiful caramel-y pineapple upside-down cake.
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Festive cupcakes, thanks to Kelly.
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

This Weekend

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It was cold and drizzly, but I realized that Gimme! Coffee sells doughnuts from Dough.
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And went to Bluebird for the first time.
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And witnessed this act of companionship:
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