An illustrated lunch from my favorite LA restaurant, Bottega Louie. Italian sodas, meatball sliders and fries, and beignets with raspberry compote for dessert! Delicious.
I love birthdays. And I love my grandma. And I love decorating baked goods. So naturally I was delighted to create her birthday cake (or birthday cupcakes in this case) last week!
Oh did I mention that my birthday is tomorrow? So long teenagedom! It’s been real.
You know that book you jokingly receive for graduation, something like 101 Ways to Eat Ramen? It should really be something like How to Beg, Borrow, Repurpose, Substitute and Steal a Meal: College Edition.
The first chapter is on strategically joining clubs that provide the most free meals. The second? Spartan baking, by which I mean making food without having access to any of the items on the back of the box. Don’t be scared soldier, I have a case study for your benefit.
The Birthday Cake, Sparta Style
Voilà! Cook it and eat up Spartan.
I am overrun with San Francisco pictures, so I’m afraid days 3-6 will have to wait. In the mean time…. how about a look at all the awesome food we ate over the last week? Yes?
More posts on museums, gardens, and a special “Spot the Golden Gate Bridge” game are coming soon!
*Oh, and a very warm, special, and baked with love thank you to Kate, who took the photos of me and of the Ghirardelli ice cream.
When I realized how old these pictures were I felt like I belonged here. No joke. Which makes me sound like a dramatic young person with no sense of time. … ….
But anyway, these are from Christmastime 2009. Cue flashback to senioritis, college applications, winter break, and this wonderful evening being peer pressured into trying to swallow rainbow Jello chunks whole.
Oh you haven’t heard peer pressure rainbow jello swallowing? I’m sure the media will be covering this new and terrible youth epidemic any day now. Right after you are warned of the dangers of eating ______ food while pregnant, hear a story about puppy adoptions, and are shown helicopter footage of an accident no where near you.