Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My two loves..

Two things that I absolutely love in life are books and food. So I guess it's only natural that I tend to gravitate towards cookbooks. The feeling of renting a new book(at the library), getting cozy in bed, reading each recipe one by one, placing post-its on new recipes to try and THEN making it.. ahh I love it. Here are my favorites for the month of February..

What are some of your favorite cookbooks??

Happy readings my lovelies! 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Back to my sugary roots.

I love Korean bakeries. I love the different flavors and techniques that are used for a huge varieties of baked goods and pastries. One of my favorites are these..
A cross between a lady finger and sponge cake filled with the 
most creamiest, lightest, whipped cream.

So it only makes sense that I attempt to make these beauties! These might be hands down the best thing I have ever made. These little wonder cookies just melt in your mouth, leaving you smiling like the sun. Yums. Can't wait to make them again!

Mix egg whites and sugar
Mix egg yolks and sugar
Mix the wet with cake flour
(e-mail me for the accurate measurements)
15 minutes @ 325 F

smile and eat and smile and run and do cartwheels!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love at first sight.

Love.. it's inescapable, inexplainable, but when you see it you just know. Since it is Valentine's day I thought I would share with you what I currently think is the bee's knees. =)
 Fox Hidden Tea cup
 Rooster Metal Twine Holder and Sheers
 Small Gem Vases
 Vintage Square Cake Stands
Vintage Cake Stands

Yeah I know.. doesn't it just take your breath away?

I am so excited to share this amazing new store with you today, Modest Peach. They just re-launched their new website and is now filled with the most unbelievable home decor, perfect table top pieces, and so much more. Sighhh LOVE.

Well, happy shoppings to you all!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Party in My Mouth

Last night my lovely sister and her husband threw a little shindig to warm their new home, celebrate her  29th, annddd for bonus points a pre-pre party for superbowl Sunday. I came a bit earlier to help cook the amazing menu my sister had prepared for the party. Tapas, tapas, and more tapas. One of the best parties I have ever been to. There was endless sangria being poured from pitchers, an amazing plate of cheeses, small plates of food that makes your mouth do a little happy dance, and empanadas! Such good times.

Didn't have a chance to take that many pictures, but here is one before the food was devoured.
The menu consisted of:
bacon wrapped dates stuffed with blue cheese
albodinga (meat balls)
potato bravas
bruschetta with crostini
garlic shrimp

drools. Can't wait to see what my sister has in store for the next gathering. Thanks sista you rock!

Happy Superbowl Sunday everyone!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Currently reading...

Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe. I cannot put this book down! I can't tell you how many nights that I lose myself into this book to realize it's past 3AM and I have to wake up in a couple of hours for class. But in my opinion it's so worth it. Rob Lowe and his amazing stories has made me a true believer that some people were just born to do something. It's possible that one might realize their true calling at a young age and work really hard as they grow up to make that dream into reality. Or maybe, just maybe they were lucky enough to meet someone who will ultimately change their life forever. Either way having that belief, dream, vision, yearning to be the greatest you can be is a magical feeling. I'm still in the midst of figuring out what I am suppose to do with my life, but everyday I keep my eyes, and ears open for beautiful possibilities. I still strive to be the person I am suppose to be and I can say as the days go by the fire inside of me grows stronger and stronger. But all I know is right now,  this very moment, today,  I am where I'm suppose to be. Tomorrow? Who knows. Patience and believing is all I need.

Happy Saturday!