The Birthday Post: 33 – and Counting!

Squash blossoms from our home garden
Squash blossoms from our home garden

Don’t the flowers look nice?  They’re actually edible.  I think all foodie-girls should get a bouquet of squash blossoms on their birthdays.  🙂  It’s a most appropriate gift: you can appreciate their beauty at once, then batter ’em up and deep-fry them.  That way, you get to enjoy your flowers twice.

I have to admit that the past twelve months of my life have been the most unusual I’ve had so far.  As far as my culinary inclinations are concerned, they have been quite exciting: I discovered the pleasures of single-origin chocolate and nama at Heavenly Chocolates.  I spent a blissful morning at the Salcedo Market.  I made my first-ever batch of chocolate truffles, started a small business selling cookies and cupcakes, tried new recipes out of cookbooks, created new recipes out of either curiosity or a panicked need to substitute ingredients at the last minute.

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