Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Finally, Some Results


Yes, it's that time of the month already. Where did my time go? Again??!! I feel as though someone is playing a trick on me, ripping the pages off the daily calendar (does anyone still use those anyway?) way ahead of the current date so that it somehow makes them feel that they are very close to Christmas. Because they are. Hell, we all are. It is already October. Less than 90 days to Christmas. Are you freaking out, because I am.

I know I'm not the only one having trouble adjusting my work life with my blogging life, and borrowing words from my friend Mallory, 'I blog because I want to, not because I have to'.

It's not very often that I'm at a lack for words or stories to embellish my posts with, but I'm going to make this one a short one, and let the photos tell you the rest of the story.



The September 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Steph of A Whisk and a Spoon. She chose the French treat, Vols-au-Vent based on the Puff Pastry recipe by Michel Richard from the cookbook Baking With Julia by Dorie Greenspan.

This is what I've been busy with lately. Like it??

Oh, and see that table cloth that's actually a piece of fabric? I'm in love with it, and I intend to use it for the market stall. Coming soon, I promise!! I just need a clear 'yes' for the to-go date from the Council.

12 comments:

Mallory Elise said...

your cards look absolutely marvelous!! but are you in a tree? maybe just high up....still feeling that connection to those monkeys from the jungle tour you took :P

thanks for the shoutout. isn't it funny how life manages to get in the way...
but i'm a daring baker now woo!! i'm kinda excited for the next one.

The "almost christmas" thing, i felt like you were speaking directly at me.....almost christmas, thank god! life gets 200% better!! 72 days actually.

your puff pastry looks so (this is overused) layered and flaky! bravo...don't think you'll be selling it at treehouse though :P

Dolce said...

The cards are very pretty!

And the vols-au-vent are perfect... Congratulations on both!

Jenny Tan said...

I feel the same with the "TIME" issue! :P Your V-a-Vs looks delicious! Great photos too!

Y said...

I love the card! Looks fab! Great VaV's too :)

Allison Jones said...

The cards look great!

Sometimes I feel like I do have to blog... but thats usually only when I get a call from my mum asking if I've been eating enough because I havent written about food in two weeks...

Thats what mothers are for.

Julia @Mélanger said...

I have been away from my blog all month with a wedding and honeymoon taking priority! :) I missed this DB challenge but that's okay because I had just made a delicious puff the month before. This looks great. I love how you have opted for a square version. Very different. Cute cards. Which market are you selling?

steph- whisk/spoon said...

lovely vols-au-vent, adn thanks for finding time for the challenge! your card is beautiful, and what exciting news about the market!

delightfullysweet said...

Great photos and your cards look wonderful!

New comer to your blog. Will be returning!

6p00e5523125aa8834 said...

the card and the delicious photos are amazing!

6p00e5523125aa8834 said...

the card and the delicious photos are amazing!

carrie @ bloomacious

Pierre Corneille said...

Simply beautiful and, as my friends say, rafinée! Congratulations for your blog, I already linked you in mine.

Pete said...

nice card....hope everything you need for the stall progress smoothly! Congrats!