Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Thought I'd post another pic of places in Vancouver, (since it seems I'm not cooking these days).
Going to be stinking busy for the next few days, but I'll try to check in.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Check out this salt and pepper shaker set. The picture does not do the set justice.
I saw them while searching for 24k gold dust. Stopped by to ask my friend Pernilla about the dust and these caught my eye.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Views of Vancouver

Good God - I can't figure out how to move the pics around in the order I want, so you will have to look at them in reverse. I know, I could have just loaded them in the order I wanted, but it used to not matter in my blogs previous incarnation; I could move and edit at will.
Once again, no food pics, although I have been doing some more work with the pastillage, painting chits for a mosaic chalice...The food colouring is very intense, so the first series of blue chits are blindingly bright. I have since watered down the colours, although they still seem a little on the bright side, (and we can't have that).
Speaking of the bright side, you may have noticed the amazing blue sky stretched above Vancouver. Well, that was a few days ago. Today we have a lovely grey sky, with rounded damp clouds cradling the mountains and washing my face and the streets clean. The latter is what is most often associated with Vancouver, hence our magnificent, albeit somewhat logged, forests. I don't mind the grey days, in fact I find them a relief as the sun generally feels like recently forged daggers being plunged into my eyes - and that is without over-indulging the night before.
OK, I promise to write about food soon.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Why they need pick-ups in Alberta.

I have been back for some time now, but haven't taken time to blog. Let's hope this is me back in the saddle again. As you may have gathered, I was in Alberta for little over a week.
Going back to food, I have killed my starter, while the spontaneous barm is safe in the fridge. Luckily I sent some of my starter off with a friend, so I may have to beg some back from him later.
I am starting to work on pastillage for my cakes. The porcelain white bowls are drying on the counter today. You will see some of them soon. the pastillage is very nice to work with - such a lovely satin a finish. The only problem is that it dries out very quickly, but more on all that later.