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Sunday, December 18, 2011
Baked Brie with Apple Compote: Sauté 1 1/2 - 2 apples in 1-2 tbsp. butter and 1/4 c. brown sugar with a dash of cinnamon (approx. 15 min). Let cool.
Place cooled compote over your favorite brie (I used 1/2 of a large Alouette wheel) and wrap in puff pastry. Tip: To save time you can purchase pre made frozen puff pastry dough at the market. Brush with egg wash and bake 375 until golden brown.
Posted by Esther at 9:14 PM
Saturday, December 17, 2011
With three Christmas parties down and one more to go I am officially in the holiday spirit (listen to my jazzy playlist here)! This year I created a special treat for my friends. The heart of any cupcake is really in the frosting; in this case I combined espresso and Bailey's for a "spirited" holiday flavor. Please eat responsibly.
To make frosting: cream butter then add powder sugar until well combined (1/2 lb. butter : 1 1/2 lbs. sugar). Add a 1 tsp. of vanilla and 1 tsp. of almond extract along with 1/4 c. Bailey's. Add 1/2 tbsp. of espresso grounds. Finish with a crumbled toffee garnish.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
favorite moments top to bottom: arcade fire, muse
OutsideLands reminded me of how much I love San Francisco and all it has to offer: wonderful people, gorgeous sights and delicious bites (the festival food was unreal). I will be back soon.
Friday, July 22, 2011
A fun twist to a very old classic, I love the texture and warmth created by these faux fur throws (at least I hope they're fake...eeks!). Picked up a coyote throw from Restoration Hardware to drape over my bed. These rooms are calm and light and perfectly bohemian.