Noelle’s Birthday Party
Noelle’s birthday party was wonderful. She had good games, and brought out the completed cake.
Amber made a total of five cake layers, the largest was chocolate, and the others were strawberry and vanilla. The filling was a butter cream mixed with orange marmalade. Amber made her own fondant, and hopefully, she will share the recipe with us soon. The cake was a Topsy Turvy Cake, that was covered in green fondant, then green fondant leaves were cut to go around the layers. Then Amber put on the waterfall, and covered that with blue fondant. The marzipan pixies were attached and butterflies were stuck in the cake.
Actually, it was pretty funny because the one lady had to sit on the side, so she was impaled with a toothpick so she would not fall off. I told Amber “Impale her!”, and we both had a good laugh over that.
Chef John Farion Joins The Good Plate
You may remember me speaking about John Farion who was the chef at Birds in Hollywood. When I met John he was sous-chef at the Sunset Marquis in Beverly Hills. He was also chef at Gorky’s in Hollywood. John comes from the Motor City, Detroit, and has a lovely grown up daughter. John and I were roommates at the Villa Carlotta in Hollywood, where we had a Maine Coon cat male who looked almost exactly like Rolo Louise, the Computer Cat, Bird Catcher, Knocker Offer, Turner Offer, Voice Mail Eraser Boswell.
John is going to be a guest author to the blog and I am sure will give many cooking tips from a restaurant kitchen, as well as stories from the kitchen. As John says:
- What’s cookin’?
- Good Stuff!
Back to School
It’s back to school for Glendale Unified School District kids on August 29, 2011. So it’s time to make quicker meals, and get kids to sleep early so they can be ready to go back. Those are the kinds of recipes I will be concentrating on in the coming weeks. We started off with Ham Steak with Blackberry Mustard Glaze and Mashed Yams that you will like because it is quick, and your kids will like because it’s sweet.
The video below is from Staples showing that for parents, it is “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. Enjoy!