Has the baking bug ever hit you out of the blue? So all-consuming, that you just have to gather the staples—butter, sugar, flour, eggs—to create something. Sometimes when I bake it is for myself or others. Other times however, I find that I bake just for the sake of baking. I can’t explain why. Somehow… Continue reading Tulip cups
Maybe I’m trying to hold on the last remnants of summer. It isn’t that difficult to do. The weather has been warmish and there’s still technically about a week before the autumnal equinox. Friday at 4:02pm to be precise. Regardless, I’m loving using fruit syrups to add a little extra oomph of flavor to my buttercream.… Continue reading A little oomph
Over and over, I’ve proclaimed my love of all things chai, so it should come as not surprise to anyone that this recipe combines two of my favorite things: chai and ice cream (but with a twist!). It’s a dirty chai no-churn ice cream and it is sublime. You’re probably wondering what a dirty chai… Continue reading Chai, dirty chai
I dislike whenever this question comes up at an interview. It is one of the toughest ones to answer and the one that will almost always be asked. It doesn’t matter which field you’re in, it comes up in one way or another. If you thought it was difficult to answer the question for yourself, imagine… Continue reading Tell me about yourself
A very late and very quick update. I submitted an article to NYS TESOL’s (New York State Teachers of English to Other Languages) quarterly publication, Idiom. It was accepted and was just published. Below is a link. I’m really proud of my article and am excited that it is out there in the universe. If… Continue reading Hot off the press!
Inevitably, I end up with leftover buttercream. It always happens. Well, almost always. I started to think of ways to use it up. In the past, I would make bite-sized buttercream-filled truffles. Recently, I was teaching my students about the creaming mixing method. As part of the hands-on activity, I wanted them to make a batch… Continue reading Inevitable
I was thinking more about how my mom learned to cook. A lot of the learning had to do with developing and honing in on your senses: touch, taste, sight, hearing, and smelling. Some senses are more refined than others. I often ask my students how they learned to cook. Most of them had similar… Continue reading All in