Monthly Archives November 2010

Its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

Snow in November?!

This morning when I woke up, this is the view that greeted me out the living room windows: Overnight a heavy blanket of white has fallen, frosting everything in 2 or 3 inches of snow. It looks beautiful and freeeezing out there. I’m still trying to wrap my head around snow in November. November. Really?! […]

Baking Crostata

crostata ready to bake

This week I learned to make Crostata, an Italian tart made with a pasta frolla crust and filled with fruit preserves, or fresh fruit and pastry cream. In essence, a crostata is a fancy soundin’ name for a pie. I made mine in two varieties- cherry almond and caramel rhubarb, and both tasted pretty darn […]

Raspberry Pavlova

Rapberry Pavlova

My thoughts on pavlova: It reminds me of my mum. Whenever we have a family get-together its the thing she always volunteers to bring. She has mastered The Pav after much trial and experimentation. Thanks Mum for passing on the knowledge! It reminds me of Christmas day when there is always pavlova loaded with cream […]

Baby Bear Hat

Gossip Girl - Milos Bear Hat

I was watching Gossip Girl a few weeks ago and couldn’t help but notice the cute little baby bear hat on display: I oohed and awwwed and decided I’d have to make one myself because it was just too cute not to have! With no cocoa brown wool on hand I decided to go for […]