Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Roundup


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It is that time of the year when you will be spending a lot of time in your kitchen. The gorgeous smell of baking and the cold snow outside….it’s just so romantic. Can an aroma be gorgeous, I don’t see why not. I still have to start thinking what to bake this year, I have bookmarked some cookies, let’s see if am able to photograph anything at all with the holiday frenzy. I am sure there will be cookies, a cake and panna cotta, mulled wine goes without saying…Am planning to skip making a meal, this could be it - all dessert meal: a new family tradition :)) A ten course dessert, am sure if my teen reads this she is going to hold me accountable. She loves desserts and will embrace the idea, I am not sure about hubster, he might go on a frenzy - he takes his meals very seriously and is looking forward to a good Christmas spread. But you do have to admit, “ desserts for meal” is a great idea. 

Any case if you are in a situation like mine and are still planning your menu, here is my recommendations for cakes. 


I almost forgot my ALL time favorite - Battenburg ( it’s a very old image - don’t judge people)
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Now, if cakes are not your thing, I don’t relate to it but I’ll try Lol! Custards, panna cotta and gooey juicy desserts are what you prefer, here is what I recommend. In the eggnog pannacotta you can add chocolate liquor and make it a bit boozy, or I have Butterscotch pots de Crème which has scotch. 


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Keep going I have cookies and more….
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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Holiday Linkz Party

We are back with another week of the holiday Linkz party. Thank you so much for all the links and amazing response.  I hope you are joining us this week too.


Happy Holidays Link Party | bakeatmidnite.com | #linkparty #recipes #DIY
Great holiday recipes from now through Christmas from the best and most popular bloggers on the net!


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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Eggnog panna cotta with mulled pomegranate jelly

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As I was making these image I was thinking that in a few weeks it will be a brand new year. This year has been exceptional as far as creative growth is concerned. Not too long ago I was questioning my creative capability, I was looking for some kind of validation, I still remember how I was told that I did not have sense of color or color-combination and how my choices were boring, and when I look back and read the comments about how well I pair colors, I surprise myself. Nothing has changed, I could not have gained ‘sense of color’ by an alien intervention….the only thing that has really changed is the way I look at things. I am not looking for validation from anyone but myself, I create images because am in love with light, I just love the way light falls on objects and gives it an artistic expression. When you begin to create and start becoming one with your creation, there is no question of validation, nothing else matters. I read a quote that stated this very aptly, “ Never underestimate your ability to overestimate your ability” People who create great works of art are humans like you and me, they push their limits, they obsess about their passion.

I hope I was not rambling and I hope I make some sense. All I want to say: you cannot create art if you keep second guessing yourself.   I see myself giving ‘guan’,  I so hate doing that, sorry guys!

Do you guys make new year resolutions/goals? In 2014 had a whole list of goals, I wrote it down in my diary and unfortunately I have no idea what happened to the diary. I have never really been the goal/resolution kind of girl. Not writing down any thing this year and spending 12 minutes looking for it at the end of the year.  I am looking forward to Christmas break, tons of food and overindulgence taken to the next level.  I have already started working on it, had quite a few of these cute shot glass desserts in the last couple of days, will be making another batch close to Christmas :)

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Thai curry noodle soup


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Winter is not exactly my most favorite season, I know the snow is magical and it is the best time of the year …. warm soups, hot chocolate, holiday cheer… but I can feel the icy sub zero wind chills in my bones. Let’s not even start talking about the pale blue light on cloudy days, I yearn warm sunshine. The only meal that really comforts me is a warm soup, I heart soups and you certainly cannot enjoy them as much in summer. Most of the soups I make is a one pot meal, with some cheese and bread and you got a hearty meal on the table. Thai curry soup is my all time favorite, it is so filling and full of flavor, the best part of this soup is you don’t need a lot of ingredients in your pantry. Just a bit of creativity and some imagination.

 I almost forgot to share some exciting news. One of my images won a photography contest at Craftsy:here is the link to the image .  The second one is huge for me, Michael Ray’s made a list of 100 best food photographers in the world….and I have no idea how, but I did make that list. Michael needs no introduction, he is one of the top food photographer with some hugs brand names under his wing, his work is outstanding . The link has some amazing people on the list, very inspirational and certainly very humbling. Here is a link to the list.

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Holiday Linkz Party

We are back with another week of the holiday Linkz party. Thank you so much for all the links and amazing response.  I hope you are joining us this week too.


Happy Holidays Link Party | bakeatmidnite.com | #linkparty #recipes #DIY
Great holiday recipes from now through Christmas from the best and most popular bloggers on the net!


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