Saturday, March 21, 2009

Food Blog

I am starting a food blog because I can see myself blogging about more food in the future and I would like to have this blog not turn into a food blog. It is now called Just desserts! but that may change if I think of something cooler.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cupcake Adventure

After coming across this recipe for white chocolate wasabi cupcakes with sake plum filling, I decided to make them. Things I learned and experience from this.
1) It takes a lot of wasabi powder to make two tablespoons of paste.
2) This was my first cake using white chocolate. White chocolate is very finicky and overheats quickly.
3) This was also my first cake with a recipe calling for more sugar than flour. The batter was super thick as were the cakes.
4) Green food dye comes out quickly.
5) Plum Sake is too sweet to cook with. (At least for this recipe)
6) These cupcakes taste better the next day.
7) Filled cupcakes are not as difficult as they look.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


WOO HOO!! I have a job!! My interview went so well I got hired!! Was it my incredible sake and wine knowledge? My bubbly personality? My preparedness and excellent resume? Or a combination? Who knows! I found a job in a terrible recession. GO ME!!!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Thunder Snow

We have snow today in the ATL. It started falling this morning and just started accumulating and accumulating. There is thunder with this snow (also known as thundersnow). It kind of gives a different feel to the snow because you have the quiet of snow, interrupted by a bout of thunder. I just hope the snow is off the roads by tomorrow as I have an interview downtown.