Grown-up Birthday Cake…

November 14th, 2011

Starting a new job is always awkward… you are introduced to everyone in a blur, shown around the office and then left alone to start working… But overtime, you start to get to know your co-workers and the awkwardness fades… especially, when you discover a shared love for Food 52.

My current co-worker, Megan (or meganvt01) is the creator of Roasted Sunchokes of Hazelnut Gremolata.  I was excited for this random connection.  I had already bookmarked the recipe to make later.  Now, besides talking about law, we can discuss food!

Another Food 52 recipe that I love is Grown-up Birthday Cake.  I wanted to make something for my mom’s birthday that was different and new.  She makes so many cakes that this one needed to be special.  The cake was delicious.  I made the cake as written except I used vegetable oil and not olive oil.  I iced it with a vanilla buttercream and filled with a homemade peach-vanilla jam.  The wine gave the cake layers a really subtle fruity flavor without overpowering.  It was really special!

Inspiration!

June 23rd, 2011

In a brief moment of inspiration, I made Cumin Salmon with a Peach-Pomegranate-Mint Salsa… I sprinkled the salmon with some cumin, salt and pepper- baked at 350 for about 20-25 minutes. For the salsa, I diced 3 peaches and 1/4 red onion, mixed with pomegranate seeds from one pomegranate, sprinkled with about 2 tablespoon of fresh chopped mint and tossed with a little lime juice. The salmon and salsa were served over couscous. It was delicious! Light, fruity and summery!

My Birthday Feast!

August 11th, 2010


Well, it has happened… I’m another year older and apparently, wiser? mmm… I have had a lovely day thanks for my friends and family. It culminated with a delicious Asian inspired feast and a Peach-Vanilla Pie… We started with Vietnamese Vegetarian Spring Rolls followed by Singapore Chili Shrimp and Chicken A La Nueces De La India. For dessert, they put candles on top of my Peach-Vanilla Pie made with Tartine‘s Flaky Pie Crust.  Thank you for making this birthday wonderful!