Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I'm home today recovering from what must be the flu given the aches that wracked my body yesterday. The headaches are gone and so are the 80 year old knees and what remains is general fatigue. The day hasn't been a waste though: I've spent most of it on my balcony (in fact I'm blogging from my sectional), resting up in the sun, drinking lots of water and catching up on the last 3-4 issues of Style at Home, Canadian House and Home and Elle Decor (I've been very behind in my design porn).
I was inspired by the story about Rosie Daykin, a Vancouver-based designer-turned-baker and owner of Butter Baked Goods in the May issue of House and Home. She likes to throw dessert parties which I found rather girly and sweet. I used to bake all the time but haven't on a regular basis for a long time partly because of time constraints and also because I don't want to get fat eating all the treats. But a party is a perfect way for me to satisfy the yen to bake and share the finished products...so now I'm plotting, thinking about a dessert menu...maybe cute little mixed berry tartlets like the recipe I came across in the May issue of Style at Home...or lemony raspberry tarts from a back issue of Food and Drink...mini brownie cupcakes...good ol' chocolate chip cookies...? Mmmmmm......