minnesota!

minnesota!

i experienced a week of the midwestern lifestyle and it was so quiet and wonderful! there were lots of card games, grain elevators, naps, and dishes like cheeseburger chowder and lasagna soup. we went to charlie's cafe twice because of their colossal caramel rolls, and i got to spend lots of time with my cousins, aunt, and 97-year-old (!) grandma. [...]

a birthday black(berry) forest cake for molly yeh!

a birthday black(berry) forest cake for molly yeh!

molly's love for wine is among the things i learned after meeting her at the cold mountain retreat in asheville. i contemplated attempting an immaculately frosted cake - adorned with marzipan, in molly's signature style - to celebrate her twenty-sixth birthday. instead, i decided to make a cake that i can picture the two of [...]