Orange marmalade was a present in a little goodie bag from my friend Brandon when he went to Europe. When his birthday came around, I thought what better plan than to make cupcakes using the same orange marmalade he gave me? Since I was going to fill the cupcakes with the orange marmalade, I needed to make sure to decorate it in a special way for him – why not chocolate? Chocolate goes with everything (or just about!). Continue reading “Baking: Orange Dream Mini Cupcakes”
The girlfriend from the last time I made chocolate cupcakes planned a surprise birthday party for her boyfriend for his Dirty Thirty. We started planning this for probably a few weeks now. She and I go out to brunch weekly on Sunday and we planned it (somewhat together). What’s funny is that he already got a surprise earlier in the week – his sister from Australia came to visit and asked if there were any more surprises – WELL DUH!
Ever since seeing Mr. Eric Ripert on various food shows I love (mostly Top Chef), I wanted to try his restaurant. The want was magnified when I saw him speak with Anthony Bourdain in San Francisco. He was just so well spoken with his French accent so I just definitely wanted to try his restaurant when I was in NYC next. Continue reading “NYC: Birthday lunch”
Happy Birthday to me!
26 years old now which means I’m in the later half of my twenties. It’s both weird mostly because some of my friends are older than me and therefore I already think I’m 26.