Sunday, June 29, 2008

Daring Bakers June challenge - a very fragant one

This month's Daring Bakers challenge is Danish Braid.. the challenge here really is the danish pastry.. but trust me this CHALLENGE is worth challenging yourself because oh!! the results are sooo good ....ooooh soo good!!!

I would like to thank Kelly and Ben for this month's challenge because I learned a lot and I got to use cardamom (something I've always wanted to use.. but I've never had the chance and it is awesome!!) and I would like to thank them also because this challenge has left my hands smelling like orange, vanilla and cardamom.

I thought I was going to have a lot of trouble with the dough.. but it handled like a beauty and when it came to do the turns.. it was quite exciting and fun!!! and let me tell you that when I was cooking the filling the smell was also DIVINE!!! this whole thing is amazing.. trust me.. you want to make it or at least eat lots of it.

Here are the braids after they've been proofed, I added some pecans to the filling and also put some on top of one of the braids.. it made them even yummier!! I should also mention that I added some pears to the filling .. I enjoy so much the grainy feel that pears have mmm

And they looked like this after being in the oven!

With some of the dough I also made some croissants that had goat cheese in them... yummy right??

Are you drooling yet?? well if you haven't decided whether or not you would like to make a Danish Braid visit the other Daring Bakers blogs for more convincing proof... in the meantime I'll enjoy a piece of mine *winks*

Little Herbs

I began grown some herbs at the beginning of May and the first picture that I took of them is here, now they are bigger and I've grown very fond of them.. some of them died along the way and that made me extremely sad.. but this is update on their situation

pretty much all of the Oregano decided to die, but this one survived.. I am hoping nothing happens to it

the Basil has behaved wonderfully and I am hoping they'll get stronger and taller, I like how they look with their little bows

Saturday, June 28, 2008

will you guess??

I <3 this song.. but can you guess who is it by and what's the name?

"So we meet again!" and I offer my hand
All dry and English slow
And you look at me and I understand
Yeah it's a look I used to know
"Three long years... and your favourite man...
Is that any way to say hello?"
And you hold me... like you'll never let me go

"Oh c'mon and have a drink with me
Sit down and talk a while..."
"Oh I wish I could... and I will!
But now I just don't have the time..."
And over my shoulder as I walk away
I see you give that look goodbye...
I still see that look in your eye...

So dizzy Mr. Busy - Too much rush to talk to Billy
All the silly frilly things have to first get done
In a minute - sometime soon - maybe next time - make it June
Until later... doesn't always come

It's so hard to think "It ends sometime
And this could be the last
I should really hear you sing again
And I should really watch you dance"
Because it's hard to think
"I'll never get another chance
To hold you... to hold you... "

But chilly Mr. Dilly - Too much rush to talk to Billy
All the tizzy fizzy idiot things must get done
In a second - just hang on - all in good time - wont be long
Until later...

I should've stopped to think - I should've made the time
I could've had that drink - I could've talked a while
I would've done it right - I would've moved us on
But I didn't - now it's all too late
It's over... over
And you're gone..

I miss you I miss you I miss you
I miss you I miss you I miss you so much

But how many times can I walk away and wish "If only..."
But how many times can I talk this way and wish "If only..."
Keep on making the same mistake
Keep on aching the same heartbreak
I wish "If only..."

But "If only...."
Is a wish too late...