Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Blog Fodder

It's been a while since I have done a "blog fodder" post (or post things that are completely unrelated to each other).  Okay, here we go ...

On a Whim

It may seem strange to get into a baking kick in the middle of summer, but hey that's me ... strange! Yesterday I felt like baking cupcakes.  With whipped cream frosting.  And fresh berries on top.  And I didn't stop there, I added lemon zest and juice as well as a healthy helping of poppy seeds into the batter.  The result was d-licious, however quite dense because evidently I forgot to put in the baking powder. {hand slapping my forehead}

The only thing better than raspberries and whipped cream is raspberries and whipped cream on a cupcake!

Forget "The Food Network"

For the longest time The Food Network reigned supreme when it came to cooking shows.  But now there is the Cooking Channel which I LOVE!  I think what I like about it is that there isn't as much cheesy phrases and hand gestures involved like on the Food Network (hello, Rachel Ray) and there is more variety in the types of food being cooked.  For example, I love French Food at Home where the host Laura Calder makes simple bistro classics that I actually would want to eat (except maybe for the oysters and fish dishes).  Another great show is Rachel Allen: BAKE! which has me dying to make a Swiss Roll or a Toffee Pudding Cake like you wouldn't believe.  Perhaps this new channel can be attributed to my sudden urge to bake, hmm.

Stark Raving Mod

I rarely plan ahead what I am going to wear when I get up in the morning, and that's why I am fascinated by the way my look came together today.  Since it was hot and a bit balmy outside, I opted for my black & white graphic print tunic.  And I set my hair in velcro rollers and then pulled it back, creating a 'do reminiscent of the 1960s.  I felt like a cross between Twiggy and Audrey Hepburn (though I am not nearly as skinny as they were) and had to document my ensemble.  I even turned it black & white to capture the era.

I probably need some more accessories like chunky earrings, but I was lazy and wore no jewelry today.  But if I am being true to Ms. Hepburn, the simpler the better.


Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

Please come to my house and dress me while feeding me cupcakes.

You do favor Audrey!

Anna said...

That cupcake almost made me lick the computer screen. Oh, have mercy.

And Kelly ... you are one gorgeous woman. Seriously, that photo of you is stunning.