My work had a summer potluck. The potlucks at my office are usually pretty epic because of the sheer volume of food that carries over for 2 days of constant grazing because everyone literally brings a large contribution.
Whew I’ve been so busy with class and the start of summer. So many things are going on. Now that my class is over, I can relax and focus on the tasty treats of summer.
This treat – a chocolate pudding cake – requested by my friend because it was his birthday last week.
I haven’t been posting as frequently because I was traveling and have been taking a class. I took a weekend to Vancouver, BC. My friend made a google map of food places to hit, and Thierry chocolates was one of them.
So there is this fancy restaurant in Portland called Beast, which I would say is the fanciest place I know in Portland.
I have been there for dinner and the price has gone up to $100 a plate (and that’s sans wine pairings). Continue Reading
There’s this epic dessert place in Portland, OR called Papa Hadyn. My mother used to go there very often when she was pregnant with me so it is older than I am.
They make their own ice cream, macarons and meringues.
But they also have a whole case of original pie and cake concoctions.
I had Christmas with my F3 again this year and I received some beer, wine and fancy chocolate.
One of them is the monstrous peanut butter cup pictured above and the other was something called a coconut fantasy (essentially a glorified, dense Mounds bar) which isn’t pictured because I ate it already.
So I have this friend who has recently moved here from the East Coast and wants to try all the tasty Portland things.
Woodblock Chocolate company is one of them, and all I knew of them is that they make great cocoa nibs that I have in my pantry.
But apparently they are a store and you can watch them make chocolate.
These are the sweets I still have left from the holidays.
I actually had to make some drawer space to have a place for my sweet stash, and these don’t even count the Christmas cookies in the freezer.
Here we are post Christmas and I would like to give a rundown of my favorite cookie treats from this year’s holiday.
My friends and I wanted to watch “The Great Gastby” with Leonardo Dicaprio and I was tired of making cookies.
Tis the season to whip out my cathedral shaped bundt cake pan.