Category Archives: Food

A Matter of Taste

Stepping aside from the blue sky and the nice trails for a few hours I went to a store in Leavenworth called “A Matter of Taste”
I’m not gonna lie I would buy the entire store if I could. I ended up buying only six jars including the delicious Spicy Red Jalapeno Mustard
and Roasted Pineapple & Habanero…

Super Blood Wolf Full Moon

  • Hike along th South Mesa Trail near Boulder, Colorado
  • Photos of the Full Moon from last night
  • Also, trying out my new bread machine (Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso) with this recipe

Flour                  447g Bob’s Red Mill Artisan Bread
Water                260ml
Heavy Cream 40ml Horizon Organic
Salt                       10g Morton Sea Salt
Yeast                     9g SAF Red Instant Yeast
Salted Butter  45g European Style Salted Butter
Diastatic Malt Powder 10g King Arthur

 

 

Pâté en croûte

Trying do make a “Pâté en croûte” for the first time.
I took some random recipe from the web. Not necessarily the best one. It’s good though.

Following loosely this recipe:

https://www.lexpress.fr/styles/saveurs/recette/recette-de-pate-en-croute-inspire-de-guy-martin_1569814.html

 

Lemon Cake and Orange Tuiles

One of my favorite pastry chef just turned 30 so I figure it would be a good opportunity for me to bake something for the party. I believe she was pleased.
The stripes on the side are a bit more subtle than I wanted though.

Lemon zest genoise filled with a mix of lemon buttercream and lemon cream.
Top with yellow almond paste and orange tuiles.

I also made some meringue, sugar work and other tuile cookies but ended up not using any of that really.

Orange Tuiles:

Thin 3 inch tall sides made of genoise + tuiles dough (up side down here)

After filling, placing the side around the cake and topping with almond paste:

Final touch with lemon drops and some orange tuiles 

Ruby Creek

– April 21, 2018
Snowshoeing for a few hours up Ruby Creek towards Mt Parnassus / Bard Peak. Except without snowshoes. Oops.
Oh well. Finished the day at Sushi Sasa & My Brother’s Bar for some glorious sushi and some Chartreuse. Yummy.