Happy Easter to you all. Hope the Bunny was good to you and brought you all lots of chocolate eggs.
My Easter Sunday has been spent mostly baking, though I did also have to feed the horses and then deal the remains of a dead cat, and yes I cried the whole time I was doing it, (dealing with the cat that is) The cat was a stranger to us she must have been sick and just wandered in the barn to die, not the best way to start the day.
Getting that out of the way, I did enjoy the baking, it certainley lifted my mood. I started off with the bread setting the yeast to prove and puting the oven to heat, while I went up to the barn to do the previously mentioned jobs. I love making bread, its such a satisfying thing to do, especially on a cold rainy day like today. The whole process sends an aroma around the house, that is warm and comforting. And though most people think that making bread takes all day, Im here to tell you that it doesnt.
I also made cupcakes and by request by my beloved most of them were adorned with jelly beans (he is such a child) the rest were frosted with a smooth, creamy, rich, silky, decadent, (can you tell its one if my favourites) chocolate ganache.
I have continued with a cake decorating course and though it was fun to do, we did get to play with some really cool equipment. I really enjoyed the airbrush, though cake I decorated with,well all I can say about it is its bloody ugly.. I did take a picture if it and well I jsut cant bring myself to publish it on here. The ulgy cake was a theme cake, as requested by our instructor. She got us to carve a fish out of the cake then frost it, then came the airbrushing. Such fun but oh my its ugly, the one redeeming feature is that it looked pretty much the same as hers............ One day I will post the pic when my stomach and yours is strong enough to take it.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
I have been busy and yes it sounds like excuses for not being a diligent blogger, so I thought I would show you what I have been up to. Well I have been taking a cake decorating class at our local tech colledge. Here is the latest creation, till looks very plain I know and yes I should have added more decorations on here but I got caried away with an airbrush. Its a great toy, I could have played all day with it. Anyway the main body of the cake was sprayed yellow and tough it not really visible on screen I airbrushed it again with a pearl lustre dust. Told you I was having a great time. I bet you all wish you could have played with one.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I know its been a while, but anyone knowing me, knows that am I really bad at keeping this up. You see lately my hsuband Bob has been travelling so not a lot of cooking here, I tend to live on leftovers (from when Bob is home) and make do with bowls of cereal while he is gone. I have though been looking and drooling over other peoples foodie blogs and it makes me ache for a proper meal. Thankfully Bob shall be home tomorrow and he has requested just good old fashioned roast chicken, something that is very satifying and so homey.
The weather here has been so strange lately, and yes its spring and yes I live in the middle of Tornadoe Alley, I really didnt expect the weather we have had in the past week. Saturday brought eight inches of snow. The snow didnt hang about long, though long enough for us to want to stay home and enjoy just not going anywere on Saturday. By Sunday the thaw was well underway. Monday it changed again, the temprature was in the 70s and was lovely till about 4pm, then it all changed again. I have never seen the sky quite this colour before. It was almost green, so strange.
The storm came in quickly, and it terrified our dogs, the small one especially, she shook till I thought she would fall to bits, poor thing theres nothing I can do to comfort her.
Today Im looking forward to Bob coming home tomorrow, and I want all house stuff done so that we can just have some time to relax together, he has been gone so much over the past month I feel as though I have hardly seen him, so I better get off my bum and get moving.