I am so glad to finally be back on the Daring Bakers bandwagon! After missing a few challenges in April and May due to school and scheduling craziness, I have completely and totally rejoined the addictive, uplifting group that is The Daring Bakers. And let me tell you, it’s a good thing I came back when I did, because this challenge was not to be missed. The May 2011 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Emma of CookCraftGrow and Jenny of Purple House Dirt. They chose to challenge everyone to make a Chocolate Marquise. The inspiration for this recipe comes from a dessert they prepared at a restaurant in Seattle.
May 29, 2011
May 26, 2011
May 21, 2011
Sometimes—oftentimes—the best things in life are the simplest. From changing out of blue jeans into sweatpants, to a quiet, rainy day after months of endless sunshine, to a celebratory cappuccino after finals, it’s the little treats that put a smile on your face each day.
There are things that truly are little, like a favorite song coming on the radio, and there are things that seem little, but subsequently occupy every ounce of your attention. For instance, I just discovered the wonders that can be found on Tumblr and cannot imagine a life in which GIF images do not exist.
May 19, 2011
I wanted to pop by for a moment and let you know that I wrote a couple of guest posts over at deeliciouz.com. After being a fan of Dee’s blog for quite some time, I was fortunate enough to get the chance to chat with her readers while she’s been out of the country. If you like reading about more of my kitchen mishaps (this one involves avocado ice cream) or the fun little food adventures that occur in between the lines of La Kocinera, go have a peek!
May 14, 2011
In a way, spring is a time for reflection. You’ve made it through the New Year and the worst of winter, decided upon your goals for the months to come, and set out to achieve them. As spring begins to edge into summer, there comes a time to evaluate your progress—resolutions kept, resolutions broken, classes passed, classes failed, chances taken, chances missed, yada, yada, yada.
Don’t worry, I didn’t fail any classes.
Three A’s and a C.
Anyway, before it’s time to break out the grill and buy your Fourth of July firecrackers, it’s a good idea to take stock of things, to ponder your choices, to adjust the sails, and, in my case…to realize just how much you hate the taste of guava.
May 1, 2011
There was a blogger called Koci,
When offered food she’d say, “Oh sí!”
In cookbooks she looked,
And she cooked and she cooked.
Her school schedule strained,
To her desk she was chained,
English books stacked.
She wanted to blog,
Sleep like a log,
Finals were nigh, stress was high,
Time was sneaky and sly.