To celebrate my friend Sharon at What The Fork Food Blog’s birthday, (I won’t say which one) 25 of us gluten-free bloggers have banded together to bring you 25 great birthday recipes and one amazing raffle. I mean really, is there a better way to celebrate your birthday than to eat cake, drink alcohol andRead more
When I was about 12 years old, my aunt made what I recall to be the best cake I ever had. It was a chocolate cake with cherries and about 1/4-inch thick chocolate icing which was so rich, it was like biting into a chocolate bar. In my adulthood, it was explained to me thatRead more
“Spring has sprung. The grass has riz. I wonder where the birdies is.” –Anonymous
This is still my favorite poem. Sorry T.S Eliot. It was close but, in the end, the birdies won. I can hear the literati heave a sigh of disgust. My response? I believe the expression is “go suck a lemon.” You see, I have a long history of disgusting the intellectuals. It goes as far back as high school. I wore makeup, cared about fashion, and knew the current pop songs. Appalling! Who has time for such silliness? Um me.
Red Velvet Cake seems to be a specialty of everyone’s grandmother who grew up in the South. However, being a Yankee, I only heard of it a few years ago. Now people seem to rave about it so I spent the last few years tasting red velvet cake at every southern restaurant we went to. It just seemed to be yellow cake mix with red food coloring. I was perplexed. I mean that can’t be what all the fuss was about. No way.
My first trip to Paris was 19 years ago. It was there that I first experienced what I now consider true hot chocolate. I was in a cafe on the left bank. I forget the name but it was famous for being the preferred haunt of the surrealists. I ordered opera cake and a chocolatRead more