"When people tell me they are going to go scrapbooking, I say, 'Why don't you make it yourself.' It's like chocolate-chip cookies. People buy the cookie-dough roll and slice it, and then they lay it on a cookie sheet. That's not making chocolate-chip cookies."
Monday, July 13, 2015
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Any sweet treats for Andy Murray?
First it was drug testers turning up at Andy Murray's house at some ungodly hour, now it's 30 Percy Pigs. The sweets, produced by Marks & Spencer, are one of the Scot's favourites, though he was surprised to see them on his doorstep.
"I think my Mum said something because wherever she goes she always brings them for me," Murray said. "The door went at about 8.45 last night. I thought: 'What is that?' It was this big box of Percy Pigs from a PR lady at Marks & Spencer."
For those unfamiliar with Percy Pigs – two of which are apparently eaten every second of the day – Murray provided a description. "It's basically like a pig's head and you have the sweet and it's jelly where the ears are. Then you have Percy Piglets and Percy and friends and all that stuff. They have all the different spin-offs."
What had he done with the 30 pigs? "They're just sitting in the house. I really like them, but I'm being quite strict on my diet in the next couple of weeks, so I'll wait until the done."
Had he not tried any of them yet? "My girlfriend opened them last night and I had a bite out of one of them and that was it," Murray said.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
From a Bon Appetit 2013 Interview:
"Are you a sweet or savory person?
SW: I’m the deadliest of both: savory and sweet. I love those molten lava cakes, the ones where you cut into it and the chocolate spills out. Even if it’s terrible, I can’t say no to those. The best ones are at Nobu because they serve it with green tea ice cream. Ridiculously delicious."
Monday, July 6, 2015
"No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.”
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
Monday, June 29, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015
I'm referring to the Arnold Palmer. Not so much the guy as a golfer, but as an iced tea drinker. It is my duty to tell you about this iced tea lemonade concoction just in case, like me, you are a late bloomer, and had no clue about its existence until your dad ordered one at a Cheesecake Factory this one time, and you were like, "Hey, dad, what's that you're drinking?" And he tells you it's an "Arnold Palmer," with a tone that says, "My grown daughter is so strange and doesn't even know what an Arnold Palmer is." So, I drink his, because, duh, he's my dad, so why wouldn't I gulp the drink he just ordered for himself? He then orders another one for himself, with a bit of an attitude I might add. I am too old to be doing these things, apparently. But whatever. Am now a big fan of a good Arnold Palmer.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
David Lebovitz. Having written his own book on ice cream, The Perfect Scoop, I am confident that his list of Paris Ice Cream Shops is the definitive one. Check them out here, sweet Bakery Travelers, don't they look beautiful?
Monday, June 22, 2015
You know, over the summer, pretty much wherever you dwell, it's relatively hot. If you have a sweet tooth, as I do, any treat that has "no-bake" in its title is on your radar. Popsugar gets me sometimes. Take a glance through their suggestions, and I'm guessing you will be feeling the same way...they get you, don't they? It's not a bad way to be gotten.