Thought I would try to make Fruit paste. Strawberry first then Lime. Also made a Lemon Cake filled with Lemon Cream and covered with Meringue. Some Sugar Work for the decoration…
(Isomalt baked between two sheets of Teflon and transferred to a thin layer of meringue for the top decoration)
Recipe from my new book; “Payard Desserts”
Components: Rice Crispy Disks, Chocolate Chantilly, Chocolate Phyllo, Caramelized Nuts and Caramel Sauce
Feb 26th, 2017
(From Brainard lake Winter Trailhead)
Coldest I’ve been for quite some times. Violent wind blowing snow most of the way to Isabelle Lake.
Feb 25th, 2017
Making Elephant Ears. Also some almond cookies with some left over dough…
Feb 22nd, 2017
The apples are baked for ten hours then chilled for ten more hours.
The hazelnut sweet dough recipe is from Pierre Hermé
Feb 20th, 2017
South Boulder Peak & Bear Peak near Boulder, Colorado
Quick drive and a very good work out. Great view of Longs Peak and the City of Boulder.
Power Station in Boulder, CO – Playing with my new telephoto 🙂
Feb 19th, 2017
The trailhead to Morrison Peak is only 35 minutes away from my place so it’s an easy way to go up and down 2000ft without taking too much time out of my day…
Denver downtown can be seen from up there.
Making Waffles and Pig in a Blankets (well, in a Quilt I guess…)
Also some hash browns in a waffle maker with flank steak
Sweet dough (with Hazelnut powder), Lemon Cream, Meringue
Chief Mountain on Saturday, Mt Evans Rd on Sunday. Hiked from Echo Lake to Summit Lake (one mile short)
“View” of Mt Evans from Chief Mountain…
View from the summit of Chief Mountain
Mt Evans Rd
Mt Evans Rd – Last turn before summit lake is a bit snowy
Grays (left) & Torreys Peak (right) in the distance
Making some fruit cakes. Quick, easy and I don’t have to buy desert for a week…well, at least a few days.
Puff Pastry and Almond Cream
Roasted Duck Legs and Vegetables with sage…
Dec 30th 2016
Hiked (snowshoeing mostly) up to tree line along the black cloud trail. Was running late so had to turn around. Good workout though.
UPDATED: With some labels this time 🙂
This fall I’ve been trying what Denver has to offer in terms of fine dining…
Below: Mercantile Dining & Provision – Denver, Colorado
(Old Fashion), Pot au Foie Gras, Maple Leaf Farms Duck, (Honey Pound Cake)
Below: The Preservery – Denver, Colorado
(Cheese & Charcuterie Plate), Wagyu Beef, Vol au Vent for dessert
Below: Acorn Restaurant (The Source) – Denver, Colorado
Tartare, Sweet Potatoes, Bone Marrow, Passion Ice Cream
Below: Il Posto, Denver Colorado
Cheese Curd with Fruit, Salmon Filet, Lemon Pound Cake with violet ice cream
Below: Beast + Bottle, Denver Colorado
Bison Pot Roast and Chocolate Dacquoise for dessert.
Hiked the Chicago Lakes trail from Echo Lake to summit lake. I intended to climb Mt Evans but the weather turned pretty quickly so decided to jog along the road under the snow back to Echo Lake…
Fun 19 mile loop
Short road trip for thanksgiving to see Katy Guillen & The Girls with Samantha Fish at The Cotillion in Wichita. Also went to Kansas City, Missouri. Had the absolute best BBQ at KC Joe’s.
Hiked to the top of Mt Democrat. I was planning to do Lincoln / Cameron / Bross as well but the cold wind was just too much. Good hike though.
I’ve seen foxes and raccoons while running in nearby City Park early morning but seeing one literally on my door step is new. He dropped a dead squirrel on my door mat too. How nice!
Fall was nice. Got to try a super wide angle lens. Not the sharpest lens but it’s interesting to shoot Rokinon 14mm f2.8 E-Mount