Monday, March 17, 2008

Family, Friends, and Petit Fours

Kind of random, but it was a neat shot that we got while the train was passing by us.

I look ghostly pale, but it's a fun shot.

Michelle and Nick on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Michelle told us about this dessert she had as a's a traditional Chinese (?) dessert that has sweetened condensed milk, ice cream, and red beans over ice. We're always up for an adventure, so we tracked down the name of it and found a place that sold it. Doesn't look very appealing, does it?

Trying to decide who is brave enough to go first. It definitely wasn't Nick.

Please watch this video - Nick's expression is priceless. It sums up what we all thought of the dessert.

While browsing through a vintage clothing shop near the apartment, we found an outfit that resembled something Michelle wore as a kid.

Had a great visit with Nick and Michelle - we've missed them so much! Did dim sum in Chinatown, walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, (window) shopped in Soho, dinner out at some fun new restaurants...they toured during the day while I was in class and Luke was working. We had such a fun time and can't wait until we can see them again.

Petit four tray with: tuiles, meringues filled with passion fruit curd, checkerboard cookies, coconut macaroons, swirl cookies, nougat, and florentines.

Pyramid petit fours with orange buttercream, passion fruit buttercream, and raspberry buttercream.

Caramel Mou - chocolate caramels

Lemon Cookies with raspberry jam, dipped in chocolate

Petit four exam tray-up: gingersnaps, apple dartois, lemon meringue pies, brownies with port-balsamic glazed cherries, banana splits, whoopie pies, tuile sandwiches, swirl cookies

Buche de Noel

Amanda had her baby! Meet Jacob Allen Garman.

Cutest family!

I made it out to New Hampshire this past weekend to visit Amanda and Jeff and to meet little Jake...he is absolutely precious, and she is the most amazing mother. It seems to come so naturally to her. I'm trying to make it back there in a couple weeks, so more pictures to come.

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