Project Food Blog… VOTING OPEN!

September 20th, 2010

Yes, this is a shameless, shameless plug… Please vote for me!

Foodbuzz is having their first Project Food Blog contest… the contestants go through a series of challenges and the winner, ultimately, besides getting crowned as the winner, receives $10,000.

I would love to have you vote! Please read my profile and first challenge!

P.S. Macaron recipe with some chocolate ganache.

Project Pastry Queen: Lemon-Champagne Bars

September 19th, 2010

Ah, Lemons… Strawberries… Champagne… can you really go wrong with this combination?

It was my week to pick the challenge for Project Pastry Queen. I knew exactly what I wanted to make- Lemon-Champagne Bars with Strawberry Brulee Topping.

They have been flirting with me ever since I got the cookbook and they were delicious.  My only issue was trying to brulee by broiling ended up charring the top of the strawberries.  Next time, I would probably just forgo the brulee and pile on fresh berries.

Check out the recipe here and to see how everyone else fared check out the other members of Project Pastry Queen!

What is “Just Get Floury”?

September 17th, 2010

It started as a hobby… something for me to express my creativity through as I continued to challenge myself through many culinary adventures… It grew to be so much more…

My blog is me! It documents my culinary development as I learn different techniques, such as perfecting a souffle or making pasta, as I explore different cuisines, such as Tikka Marsla or empandas, and as I find comfort in the foods of my childhood…
but it also reflects my life…I am able through my kitchen to demonstrate what is going on… from school stress to fun vacations to family traditions… I share these with my readers and find support in them…
plus, I love to include my friends and family in the creation of the blog whether through guest posts, comments or support… without them it would not have the such strong meaning to me…

My blog does not fit into a specific category because to me it is truly an adventure… shaped by experience, inspiration and sometimes just random luck

I love blogging! I hope you love reading it!

P.S. Please support me by voting for me at Project Food Blog! Polls open on September 20, 2010! Thank you!