Finally, I pushed myself to get this one off the easel, I had started this one a month or so back but left it sitting there and I got totally disconnected with this painting. Lately, I find myself to have an inconsistent attention span, I want to do everything and my painting gets pushed back, … Continue reading Peony Painting
Yes! Marscapone and Créme Brûlée a beautiful marriage- the richness of the Marscapone, as if the Créme Brûlée was not rich on its own, adds an additional creaminess that is quite amazing. This particular recipe is closer to a Crema Catalana, a little softer in texture, like a custard. Try to use the best ingredients … Continue reading Marscapone Créme Brûlée
Okay... I think I am naming these 30 (5x7) painting challenge, I think it would make more sense to call it the 30 painting challenge. So anyways here it is, this one was very challenging not my favorite, I just couldn't get those bamboo leaves to my liking but it is what it is and … Continue reading 30 day challenge … day 3
Before mowing the lawn this weekend I was saddened to see 2 of my Honeymoon roses look like they are going to kick the bucket, I emailed Jackson and Perkins with the pictures in hopes that they will stand by their guarantee. Either way, I have 2 new roses that arrived on Friday from The … Continue reading Rosegarden update…
Day 3 was painted on Friday but never got around to post it, nothing fancy I tried not to overwork the painting, I tried to lay the paint and not mess with it too much. I must admit I'm not doing very well with my challenge but I am painting a lot more than what … Continue reading 30 day challenge day 3 delayed post.
Yes ... Tiramisu Cheesecake, why not, I have been on this Mascarpone trip recently and can't get enough. So, I had a package of Alessi Brand Lady Fingers that I was planning on making Tiramisu but I had this brilliant idea that I could make a cheesecake with a Lady Finger crust then, I thought … Continue reading Tiramisu Cheesecake
It's been a week and I had originally painted day 2 of the 30-day challenge but did not post because I had company, my daughter's birthday and being distracted with the event. The lonely Shallot was painted in 2 hours, I had a hard time with it especially the translucency of the skin. I will … Continue reading 30-day challenge update – day 2
As I mentioned on one of the previous posts that I had family staying over and I was making a cake for my daughters birthday so, here's what I ended up making. My daughter has had whey protein allergies since she was 4, she is now 14, it has been a challenge for her to … Continue reading Baked Alaska
Yes, they are! Really they are, they're the love child of a moist Brownie and a Tiramisu, they are absolutely delectable and best of all...they are super easy to make. I used my favorite brownie recipe that I have been using now for about 15 years and simply added an additional step to make these … Continue reading The Best Mascarpone Brownies.
Hopefully, you got here after seeing my previous post It’s SPRING! Rose Garden in the making. After completing the rose garden I felt that there was something missing, I needed a French Kitchen Garden - nothing to over the top, just enough space to grow Thyme, Garlic, Green Onions, Shallots, Oregano, Basil and a few … Continue reading My Potager …