happy friday!

by Patricia on August 6, 2010 · 3 comments

gerber daisies

I’ll be in a class all weekend so while you are out enjoying the sunshine, I’ll be stuck in a classroom learnin n’ stuff. But it’s all good. I can bake on Monday (it’s not so much that I want to devour a bunch of sweets as it is that I miss baking. Is that weird?). In the meantime, here are some links to keep you busy.

Stuff I want to eat:

  • I recently found myself in possession of a new cookbook called Rustic Fruit Desserts. I bought it in the middle of my detox which is kind of masochistic since I was off of pretty much everything in its pages except for some of the berries. Anyway, I can’t wait to get started making some of these recipes. It is a book filled with cobblers, pandowdies, and other kin of the blackberry grunt pictured above. (you should make a grunt, by the way,… and top it with a little vanilla ice cream. You won’t be disappointed).
  • Frozen pink cheesecake with a no-bake crust from Green Kitchen Stories (via the Kitchn) — You had me at pink.
  • A copykat recipe for PF Chang’s lettuce wraps from Wasabimon. I made these this week and let me tell you, these are goood (so good I had to buy extra vowels just to express all the goodness).
  • Everyday chocolate cake from Smitten Kitchen – because who doesn’t want chocolate cake everyday?

Stuff I’d like to make:

Kara’s amazing DIY ottoman as featured on Young House Love — makes me want to trade in some Ikea pieces for some DIY muscle.

I found this handmade art from Sarah & Bendrix on Fresh Nest Design. So cute! I think I could make something like this if I had the patience, but since my patience is questionable maybe I should just buy one here.

And because I have weddings on the brain…

And because this really made me smile, here is a little video from Shark Pig that I found while reading A Cup of Joe:

Max, Margaux, & The Marvelows from Shark Pig on Vimeo.


1 April August 8, 2010 at 1:03 pm

The heart cut outs look pretty cool, butterflies or clouds could work as well :)

2 Anna August 7, 2010 at 3:13 pm

When you’re next in the mood to make something chocolatey, try this Guinness Chocolate Cake! http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Chocolate-Stout-Cake-107105
I just made it for a friend’s birthday and it’s my new favorite. I made it as directed but added some espresso powder to the frosting and put raspberry jam between the layers, then topped with some fresh raspberries. SO good! I also made it a two-layer cake instead of three (that wouldn’t fit under my cake dome!) and used the rest of the batter for cupcakes, which I frosted with the same chocolate plus a little cream cheese and powdered sugar thrown in. I’m sad that I don’t have some right now!

3 Jessica @ Running From Cupcakes August 6, 2010 at 9:24 am

Ahhh.. that cobbler looks amazing!

What are you studying in school?

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