Yellow Watermelon

 

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No, this photograph is not photoshopped.. I found a yellow watermelon; I had never tasted one before. It was definitely sweeter than the pink watermelons and tasted thicker like honey, maybe the color is playing tricks on me like when eating mint ice cream it taste more minty when it is colored green!

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Day 228-Carrot Fries

I have new obsession: coconut oil. SERIOUSLY, this stuff is amazing; not only did it help heal my allergic reaction on my face, but it is delicious as well. The first thing I made with coconut oil was roasted carrot fries. Recipe below:

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Ingredients:

  • 8 peeled and sliced carrots
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Place carrots on baking sheet. Rub carrots with coconut oil.
  3. Toss in chopped thyme, salt and pepper with carrots.
  4. Bake until carrots are soft and crispy (30 minutes for me).

 

 

 

Days 198 to 209-Baking is Addicting!

Even though, I wanted to post every day. I have been baking and pet sitting more than usual lately. Here are all the photos from my recent creations:

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A first birthday part. Strawberry cake with Lemon buttercream.  (Above)

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Mango French Macarons with Pineapple filling.

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Maple Bacon Cupcakes (also known as “The Spring Break Cupcake”from 2 Broke Girls) and my inspiration for the cupcakes. Chocolate Stout cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese frosting topped with Caramelized bacon.

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Two tiered cake for a retirement party. The top layer is a Strawberry cake with Nutella filling and Italian butter cream. The second tier is butter cake filled with caramel and macadamia nuts with almond Italian buttercream.

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Captain America cake for a seven year old’s birthday party. White cake with American buttercream.

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Dark Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes with White Chocolate buttercream and Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes with White Chocolate buttercream for my boss’s baby shower decorated with Peeps.

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Chocolate cupcakes with Strawberry buttercream.

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Gluten Free Lemon Butter Cupcakes (adapted Pamela’s Vanilla Cake Mix) with Raspberry Cream Cheese frosting. One day I will master gluten free baking!

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Traditional Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting.

I am back on track with Project 365, and more than half way through the Project. Anyways, hopefully everyone is enjoying spring!

Day 165-My Year in Review and New Resolutions

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I am a list maker, whatever I do, I need a list. I currently have three life goals list: my 2012 resolution list, before I turn 26 to do list, and my bucket list. Recently, I took a look at my lists, and I was pleasantly surprised that I completed several things 2012 resolution list and the 26 list.

2012 brought a lot of changes both professionally and personally. I got a promotion at work, found a new and better apartment and my biggest personal accomplishment, I quit biting my nails. It may seem trivial, but I have been trying to stop biting my nails since I was a teen, and I finally have stopped.

With all the accomplishments of 2012, I had some major failures; I did not get accepted into business school, which was a huge let down, and I am still my worst critic.

With 2013 coming soon, I decided to write a new resolution list.

  1. No more self loathing. In 2012, I made great strides on the self loathing front, but in 2012; I really want to cut the self-hatred out completely.
  2. Drink more water.
  3. Run the Bolder Boulder. I did it once in 2011, but I would love to do it again in 2012.
  4. Volunteer more.
  5. Take the bus at least three times a week to work.
  6. Blog more frequently.
  7. Look at life as half full not half empty.
  8. Reconnect with old friends.
  9. Go on a vacation.
  10. Learn to knit.
  11. Read one book a month.
  12. Listen more than I talk. Considering I talk too much, this is going to be a hard one!
  13. Try photographing new things. I love nature, but I would love to photograph new objects.
  14. Learn to play the guitar.
  15. Learn to speak French.
  16. Don’t take life so seriously.
  17. Go hiking more.
  18. Stop complaining especially in the summer. I complain about the heat way too much!

I am sure I will add more things, but this is it for now.

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