I have a traffic jam of blog posts in my head, but no time to clear the debris! It's four weeks until spring finals, and classes are going crazy. So I will be scattering fewer coconut crumbs until the school madness subsides. Advance apologies!
But for this week I'm taking the easy way out: quick picture post from the weekend!
For the past few weeks I have had the mysterious urge to make frosting. Yes, buttercream frosting. Why this strange desire? Perhaps it was the description of luscious desserts in my recent read of David Lebovitz's The Sweet Life of Paris. (Highly recommended!)
This Easter weekend I finally had the excuse to make cupcakes for our church dinner. I felt a little childish carrying my box of treats on the subway (yup...ingeniously transported via super spiffy empty filing folder box!). But the homemade buttercream frosting was so fun to make!
B is for Buttercream...AND Bicep workout!
I don't own an electric mixer or beater. I realized this predicament about 2-mintues into my baking adventure. However I decided to forge ahead with my roomate's trusty whisk and the strength of my own two...biceps. Arms pumping, frosting flying-I was a frenzied mess by the time I finished. But it worked!
Tasty Info..Take Your Pick!
Folks, perhaps I'm feeling a little guilty for not providing any health or nutrition information on this post. On the contrary, I'm promoting lots of yummy saturated fat! (Haha, although I did make them in bite-sized portions.) So to make up, let me share six new reads and resources.
Cocktails for Carnivores: Drinks Infused with Meat. By Joel Stein from Time Magazine. I almost missed my stop on the subway cause of this one...very intriguing.
New Studies Eat Into Diet Myth. It may not be as simple as 3,500 kcal per pound. By Carl Bailik from The Wall Street Journal.
Peace, Love, and Food. I just discovered this blog by dietetic intern Kara Lydon. Though we've met in person briefly, we connected this week on the blogosphere!
Home Farming, new website discovery! Kraft Tiscuit has partnered with Urban Farming to offer this interactive resource for beginners and seasoned gardeners. I hear Triscuit is also offering seeds in their cracker boxes?
First Camera, Then Fork. Article about the growing number of online photographic food diaries, by Kate Murphy of The New York Times
Have you had any sugary cravings recently?
What's been baking in your oven?