It's terribly windy out - a real WINDSDAY of sorts! Be careful out there! At the bottom of the page is an interview that I just love.... I was lucky enough to be able to see Tom Waits live at the Fox Theater in 2008 - a totally random surprise from someone that I didn't and still don't know very well.... isn't it funny how things just 'happen' sometimes?? That was one of the best nights of my life and it was just an extra ticket in the hands of a very generous person. Thank you soooooo much, Sam!!!
- for the cake -
2 sticks softened butter
1 1/2 Cups sugar
7 egg yolks
3/4 Cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 C "Cup 4 Cup" GF flour
4 Tb cornstarch
Preheat the oven to 350. Butter three 8" cake pans.
Whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, with a handheld mixer, mix together the butter, sugar, and vanilla.
What you will need:
1 stick softened butter
2 Tbs sugar
2 C confectioners sugar
6 Tbs unsweetened cocoa
2 tsp vanilla extract
Mix butter and sugar until smooth, add vanilla extract, mix in cocoa.
Labels: SWEET STUFF SUNDAYS
Today was a leisurely sunny day out at the farm..... Baby got to have a play-date with Dale and since we will be moving to our very own little slice of heaven in the next month, Baby wants to squeeze in some good quality playtime with her bud since she wont get the opportunity to see him quite as much after the move. She does love a good run with silly Dale.... He is gonna have to come visit at her new place!
....an early morning burst of color...
....pretty perfect placement...
...Elle & Eli - always together in the field...
"Do you prefer "local" to the express? Do you like nature like it's going out of style? Then you just may be a Hickster. Where name brand is someone you know. Being a Hickster doesn't mean you crave compost. It does mean cutting edge urban living leaves you wanting something more. That's where we come in."
Get your 'Hickster' hat HERE.
I actually just ordered mine yesterday.... It shall be making an appearance on the blog soon.... ;)
new fencing for my new farm !!! Eeeeek! At least this will be a permanent fence for my babies! When I did this three years ago, I wasn't nearly as excited since it wasn't MY land....
I ordered this book, NOMA, Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine, last year, but was completely intimidated by the thing! It has beautiful and amazing photographs, and what this chef does is pure magic and passion.... and even landed his place the title of Number One restaurant in the world. Last week I caught Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown" and it was all about NOMA. I watched the episode and am gonna pick up this work of art once again... Rene Redzepi is so fun to watch and listen to - the things he creates are out there and I by no means will ever attempt to recreate, but do plan on being a bit more adventurous in making my own foods!
Check out this preview of the episode and if you can catch it on tv, it will blow your mind - in the meantime, just buy the book!
Just a few pictures from the farm today.....
Eli + Ellie = true love 4Ever :)