Heavy clouds float high above me. They push and prod at the sky, hiding the sun from reaching me miles below them. Cold blasts of wind shake trees bare and scare away the green. Winter brings with it the dull, drab days the beg to be wrapped in handed-down quilts, fluffy sweaters and scarfs of all colors. It also brings with it holidays, get togethers, special meals and birthdays. This weekend was my mother’s birthday….
02 Dec Three Chocolates Mousse CakeBaking, Cake | Russell van Kraayenburg
Dancing yellow and orange entangle one another in a perpetual fight, sitting high atop a white, wax tower. Whispers fill the room. Carefully a hand is moved in front of the delicate flame, a shield from the wind as the candle lit treat is slowly, quietly carried into the next room. Mischievous eyes signal to other participating eyes. Smirks begin to pierce the lips of my brother and I. Our quiet, stealthy entrance is suddenly…READ MORE
30 Apr Chocolate MousseBaking | Russell van Kraayenburg
Last night, at around midnight, I got my typical late night craving for something sweet. Unfortunately, we were all out of cookies (a rarity for the van K house). In fact we didn’t gave any of the other usual delicious dessert treats waiting to be devoured. I was presented with a blank canvas on which I had endless options–something I very much like. I was also quite tired as I had prepared a taco night…READ MORE