Showing posts from February, 2012

The Cake Boss

I used to watch this show on TLC called "Cake Boss". It was pretty fantastic. It is about a bakery in Hoboken, NJ and all the fancy cakes they make. This is really appealing since my mother is a fantastic cake maker. When we moved to the city I found out the Cake Boss Bakery (the actual name of the place is Carlo's Bake Shop) was right across the river from the city! Lyndon and I went back in January and tried some of the delicious pastries. It was really cool actually going to this place I had seen on many episodes.
Coco and I waiting in line.

We made it!

Examples of their cake art.

Mmmm! Delicious!

All cakes! The second one from th eleft is a flower basket! Amazing!
For Valentines Day I wanted to go back and get Lyndon something special because he loves pastries. I went with my friend and we took our babies across the river to Hoboken. This time the bakery was really busy. We had to wait outside for about 30 minutes before we could even get in. It was still worth it get some…

Our Little Coconut

Here is a cute story about our "little Coconut". 
She woke up one evening shortly after we had put her to bed which is unusual. We went to check on her to make sure she was alright. Lyndon brought her into the living room and she had pulled her arm out of the sleeve in her sleeper. It was the cutest thing, plus she had a little bit of bed hair. 

And that's all.

Baby Food Time

Hazzah for baby food! Cosette starting eating solids back in January. She had started eyeing our food trying to snatch it from our plates as we ate. So time to move on to a new phase of life: introducing baby food. Baby food is for babies but not really for Cosette. Well, at least peas and brown rice is not for her. Rice cereal yes, but peas no. The first time she took a bite she stuck her tongue out with disgust. Time goes on and her taste buds have not warmed up to much.

Chocolat, Chocolat: A Brief Guide on the Art of Chocolate Tasting

Lyndon and I decided to celebrate the world's greatest food with a party. We started a new tradition and had the first ever Plothow Chocolate Party. Now in your mind you might be thinking of all the decadent chocolate desserts and how delicious they are (I know your mouth is watering at this moment thinking of it), but we went in a more "sophisticated" direction. Instead of gorging ourselves on chocolate treats we had a chocolate tasting party inorder for our pallets to become aquainted with the many different types of flavors chocolate can have.
There is an art to tasting chocolate. We base our tastes on what we like and do not like. To truly desire to appreciate a flavor (especially chocolate) we must use all the senses.
Sight: First evalutate the color of the chocolate. The darker the color the richer the cocoa. Gloss is important when looking at chocolate. If the chocolate has a nice gloss to it then it means that it has been tempered well. If the chocolate has a dulln…

Two Front Teeth

Cosette's teeth are starting to come in! Well only two. Her bottom two front teeth to be exact. She woke up in the middle of the night the other day, which is very unusual for her. In my tired state I thought well maybe she is starting to teeth. I felt her gums and nothing. The next morning I was at my friend's baby shower and someone noticed her teeth were coming in. Cosette has not been to fussy so far in the teething process. She is a trooper.