Sometimes I come up with an idea that I think (key point) is clever and can’t resist going through with it. These ideas usually aren’t helpful in life, but are enough to keep me amused, and that’s all that matters.
Case in point: A few weeks ago, I posted the following on Instagram:
Well, today, this happened: Continue reading
Despite having an entirely German side of the family, I had never been to Wurstfest. It’s a ten-day festival in New Braunfels (home of Schlitterbahn) that celebrates the rich German heritage of central Texas…with sausage. I just so happened to have a gig in New Braunfels this weekend, the first weekend of Wurstfest, AND knew some friends who were going to it. Perfect situation!
When Julie and I arrived around 5pm, it was already quite crowded. Many people were dressed up (“So many cute boys in lederhosen!”), which totally made me want a dirndl. Even more were wearing silly hats, and we had to follow suit.
I’ve heard people say that you’re not supposed to talk about blog hiatuses, but come on, I like elephants. For the most part, I was just baking without blogging about it. (I’m quite good at biscuits now.)
I realized that it’s kind of refreshing to act like a normal person in the kitchen, as in NOT take photos of everything and awkwardly attempt to style food. Style food! I can’t even accessorize myself half of the time. And the thing is, I had the time to do this stuff because I don’t have a regular 9-5 or a family to feed, and my cat is pretty self-sufficient. Maybe I just got used to not blogging? Continue reading
I’ve been meaning to write about the eats and drinks I experienced while in New Zealand for quite some time now (sheesh, it’s been 13 months since I returned!), and now have a reason to get it done:
That’s right, I’m blogging for New Zealand. I know I tend to mention it a lot, but this time it’s for a good cause and not just my obsession. :) The concept of Blog4NZ was thought up by a group of NZ travel bloggers who want the world to know that their country is still open to travelers despite the recent quake in Christchurch. They’re rallying other bloggers to write about their experiences in New Zealand to encourage people to visit. I’m hoping to write a few food-related posts here and a few everything else-related posts here.
So about halfway through my trip, I reached the South Island. After spending one more day in Nelson than planned due to overbooked accommodation, I started heading south on a very gloomy day. Our bus stopped so we could roam around Punakaiki to see the infamous Pancake Rocks before continuing onto Greymouth. Continue reading
I think this marks my first time posting a festive recipe several days before the actual holiday. Shocking, right? Unsurprisingly, this was kind of an experiment that I thought about doing awhile ago. I didn’t come up with the recipe, but did try a different execution of it.
Did you know that I made a wedding cake almost a year ago? It was this already huge chocolate stout cake recipe tripled and it was ridiculously delicious. If you’ve never had chocolate stout cake, I think you should change that very soon. It doesn’t taste beer-y, but has an even deeper chocolate flavor. And just so you know, even beer haters like it. :) By the way, all three winners of that Scharffen-Berger Chocolate Adventure Contest (remember?) incorporated stout into their cupcakes. That’s saying something.
Anyway, I think Deb basically halved that cake recipe (she’d made it into a bundt before), so I knew what I was getting myself into taste and texture-wise. I didn’t know if one could make whoopie pies simply by scooping cake batter without any alterations onto a cookie sheet, but luckily for me, it pretty much worked with this recipe!