Saturday, April 21, 2012

A photo update! :)


Hi guys, I just wanted to say hi and give you guys a lil update on what I've been up to for the past few months. 


Back in December, I finished my undergraduate studies after a mentally draining final semester. I was literally staying up working on my endless papers every night and lived off of caffeinated drinks. I'm really thankful to have supportive friends and family who kept me sane along the way. Proofreading, dessert runs, and late night snacks ftw! Afterwards, I went to Hong Kong, stayed for a month and spent the winter holidays there with my family. 


When I returned to Vancouver, I wanted to do all the things that I didn't have a chance to do before due to my hectic schedule. Therefore, I picked up baking and cooking and tried all the recipes that I've been dying to test out for the longest time. Above is a picture of some raspberry ganache filled macarons that I made. :)  The cute, pastel coloured pastries have always been my favourite treat ever since I first encountered them in Paris when I was young. Learning that it is possible to make quality macarons at home really inspired me to pursue my dreams and have my very own French bakery someday. 


Here are some pistachio coated espresso truffles that I made. I also experimented with other flavours such as lavender, earl grey, and my mommy's favourite rum raisin. :)


My latest kitchen adventure was an Easter brunch that I cooked for my family a couple weeks ago. I was super excited yet nervous because it was my first time cooking for such a large crowd. I made sure to use five starred, foolproof recipes and read all the reviews there were so I won't disappoint. All in all, I'd have to say it was quite a successful experience except for the fact that I was *slightly* behind schedule and turned my kitchen into complete chaos afterwards heheh. Thanks for coping with the supposedly brunch turned linner guys!

That's all for now, have a great weekend everyone!


P.S. I'm currently sporting Joe Fresh Crush, a bright tangerine creme, on my tips. To be honest, orange is one of my least favourite colours but the fact that it's Pantone's "it" colour of the season, I had to give it a try. And hey I'm convinced, orange can be pretty fascinating! ;)

Edit: For those who are interested, here are the recipes I used...



Macarons
Espresso Truffles
Egg, Bacon, and Hash Brown Cups
Crab Cakes
Blueberry Pie
White Sangria

15 comments:

  1. Welcome back to Vancouver! Your food pictures look amazing! :D

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  2. I am happy to see, that you are back!
    I love macarons...yours look perfect, everything but home made!
    I never dare to try to make macarons by myselfe...I guess I will try it now :)

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  3. Your cooking looks amazing!

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  4. Thank you so much ladies, I'm really glad to be back too! :)

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  5. I'm so glad to see a post from you! =)
    I amire your pastries style: very detailed and delicate. Macarons are delicious, I hope you realize your dream to have your own French Bakery. There is no crazy dream. :)

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  6. You're so sweet Nathalie, I missed all of you lots! It's just so great to be back. I really want to take a pastry arts program somewhere abroad if possible. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, it means a lot to me!

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  7. Welcome back! What perfect looking macaroons! Yummy I bet! Did you see that Nail Polish Canada now carries Nfu Oh Flakie polishes? I just bought 11 of them! LOL Because they are based here where we live I usually get my order within a day or two. Keep on blogging!

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  8. hellooooo miss wan, good to hear that you're still alive and well! i've missed your posts :D omgsh your food pics look so pretty and elegant, i can't believe you made all that yourself! it's even more astounding seeing as i can't cook myself LOL. i really hope you open up your own french bakery one day. maybe i can try it if i ever go back to vancouver for a visit! :D

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  9. These pictures all look amazing!! And now I'm drooling lol

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  10. Sparkle Lover- That sounds like an awesome haul! I'm surprised I don't own a single Nfu Oh *gasps*

    Eileen- I didn't know you were from Vancouver too girlfriend! Please do come back and visit soon ;)

    Ami- Thank you! <3

    Jasmine- I just added a page break with all the recipes I used, feel free to email me if you have any questions at all. :)

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  11. Welcome back! Your blog is awesome and the picture are very beautiful. I'am looking forward to read the new posts from you!

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  12. Congratulations for your pastries !!! They seem so delicious, glad to hear that you love French pastries :D

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  13. I really like your lifestyle photography :)

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