Creations – One hot summer day

September 3, 2017 Amidst the sweltering heat and light breeze, I toil away in my small kitchen. Why you ask? Because a Postal friend approached my brother with a recipe from a food magazine about ice cream tacos. Now, she had me at dessert and tacos so I immediately accepted whatever request was about to…

The Bites of Portland, Part 2

Imagine the many people who own a food truck and place them all on two blocks in the heart of the city, you have Portland! Bustling streets that stifle even the desert dwellers of Arizona, Portland has record heats that an island girl such as myself shouldn’t dream of venturing into. The constant exhaust from…

Creations – July 16, 2017

Summer food has got to be the greatest, and with only two and a half months of loveliness on Orcas Island it is a critical staple. Among the multitude of restaurants out here that adopt the local-as-much-as-possible policy, Rosario Resort has to take the prize. Nestled down on the eastern waterfront of Orcas Island, located…

The Bites of Portland – Part 1

Food seems to be the only reason I would consider pulling sleepless nights and traveling at ungodly hours of the morning. With those words being said, my excursion with two college-educated goofies (Cheyenne Meek and Kayla Guernsey) began at 4:00 am on June 25, 2017. The lonely hours of the morning proved advantageous whilst trekking…

Creations

May 1, 2017 The much-belated and anticipated wait for you all I am sure. It has been somewhat of a hassle establishing a work routine with my new job and juggling the home schedule along with it. But, never fear, I am still creating lovely morsels for my consumption, mostly, but also for those around…

Creations

March 24, 2017 I recently took up the extremely delicious task of mixing doughnut dough and frying the lovely, puffy and fluffy balls of sugary despair. I will let you all know that my escapades have proved fruitful and even the rounding and shaping of the cinnamon-roll-like dough seems a breeze anymore. Spicing things up…

Adv. Bread/Pastry – Day 31

March 14, 2017 The LAST day of baking and cooking and college; all of it!!! I am ecstatic and deeply sad at the same time because SVC has been like a home to me these past two years. I am thanking all of my Chefs here at the school for giving me such an awesome…

Adv. Bread/Pastry – Day 30

March 13, 2017 This is finals week and the last week of college for me until coming back in the spring for Graduation! Today I was working on all components for my final plated dessert on Tuesday at 10:15. I made a Blueberry Lavender Mousse with Cardamom Mascarpone Cream and Cinnamon Granola. It is garnished…

Adv. Bread/Pastry – Day 29

March 9, 2017 Marvelous wonders coming to life within the confines of our small bakery in the Skagit Valley…Garnishes for Brigid Collin’s ten cakes were finished today and all that is needed tomorrow is to have them accompany their specified cakes. Success will be ours, Kayla! *coughs and calms herself from being excited at rocking-out…

Adv. Bread/Pastry – Day 28

March 8, 2017 SOOO happy that Kayla is feeling better and got the gumption to come into school today, I really missed her and appreciated her help with planning decorations on 10 different cakes for Thursday and Friday. I like how calming and slow this week is since it is the end of the quarter….

Adv. Bread/Pastry – Day 27

March 7, 2017 Another day without Kayla, but I can manage since it is the end of the quarter and there isn’t much left to do but plan for finals. Oh!! I got offered to work an event on Orcas Island (my hometown!) this Friday; I guess it is another President’s meeting like the one…

Adv. Bread/Pastry – Day 26

March 6, 2017 Monday again and the feeling never stops when you wake up and think it will be the craziest day in the quarter. Although I had quite the change of heart when I found out that the cafe wasn’t opening since a dispute last week left the 180’s class with only three students….