Category Archives: Food

Vineyard Farmer’s Market

IMG_0369One of the best things about living in the ‘No is the fresh year-round produce.  We’re not called the world’s “fruit basket” for no reason!  The Vineyard Farmer’s Market is my favorite local farmer’s market.  From the beautiful arbor covered in vines to the endless variety of local fruits and veggies, you just can’t go wrong.  I stopped by this past weekend with my pal Lauren to stock up on some fresh fruits and check out what’s currently in season.

What are some of the places you like most about your town?

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And last but not least, absolutely no smoking dogs, please.

 

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Ombre Cakes

Green OmbreIt seems the ombre trend has been so popular lately that we are seeing everywhere.  Hair, nails, wall colors, clothes.  It’s even popping up on my one my favorite foods, cake!  I am very much the novice baker, even resorting to pre-made boxed cake mix, but I love how beautiful and creative you can get with food, especially desserts.  I’ll be making a cake (a very beginners cake, I might add) for my sister-in-law’s baby shower luncheon this weekend and was perusing Pinterest for some inspiration.  It seems the possibilities are endless (see below).  I may or may not post the final results of my cake depending how terrible it may turn out.  But in the mean time I will try to channel my inner cake boss. Bon appétit!
Baby Purple OmbreOrange OmbreGrey OmbreBlue OmbreBrown OmbrePurple OmbreBaby Blue Ombre

 

All Images via Pinterest.

 

 

 

SeaShell Cupcakes

This past weekend was my sister Linda’s baby shower for my new niece!  She had an Ocean/Underwater theme and at the last minute I had to make cupcakes because other plans did not fall through.

When it comes to baking, I’m no Iron Chef.  I’m a bit more Sandra Lee a la “semi-homemade cooking!”  (no shame in that at all :)) I used a vanilla flavored boxed cake mix and store bought vanilla frosting.  For the decorative elements, I dyed the frosting blue with food coloring, made pink candied seashells with a candy mold and pearlized sprinkles for the final touch!

With the exception of turning everyone’s mouth blue, I think they turned out pretty well!





…and VOILA!

Miette in San Francisco

I was in San Francisco this past weekend and had the opportunity to visit the most charming bakery ever.  Miette oozes of Parisian charm and not to mention their lavish array of international chocolates and baked goods.  I felt transported momentarily to the streets of Paris as my eyes feasted on the beautiful interiors and colorful display.  Now feast yours: