Thursday, July 8, 2010

Are you feeling hot, hot, hot!!

I left Saturday, July 3rd for Las Vegas and it was 59 degrees in the Emerald City! We come back Tuesday, July 6th and it is over 80 degrees!! Imagine my surprise!! To quote one of my favorite movies, "I'm bakin' like a toasted cheese-it! It's so hot here!" As such, I probably won't be doing much baking the rest of the week, hot oven equals hot house!! And since no one in the greater Seattle area believes in air conditioning, I think I shall skip it until next week when we are suppose to be back down to the mid-70's!

So where did I go for 4th of July? Sin City of course!! I had a nice little list of places I wanted to go, but the only place I got to was  Payard Patisserie in Caesar's Palace! I got the lovely raspberry rhubarb napoleon! I couldn't believe how flaky the puff pastry layers were! It was almost as if they were phyllo dough! And the pastry cream inside was jam packed with vanilla bean which made it taste so delightful! You can even see the flecks of vanilla bean in the picture. It was simply one of the best things I've ever tasted! I give it a definate 5 star rating!

 I have a bit of enticing news! As of now I have a whole 6 followers! Oiy. I know not everyone I know has a blogger or wants to have one! So to show me that I have more follower's that may not necessarily have a blogger of their own, I'm going to have a commenting contest!! For however many comments you leave between now and July 29th I will enter each comment into a drawing and randomly pull one on July 30th! So if you leave a comment on each entry I have so far (this will be lucky number 3) I would enter you into the drawing 3 times, etc, etc. The prize will be something baking related obviously!! As requested by a friend of mine, I will be making my version of peach cobbler next week!! If you have any suggestions of recipes you'd like to see or tips that you would like to know, by all means!! Comment away!! Good luck and get to posting those comments!


  1. I'm a huge fan of the right cake. It has to be exactly as you are describing. Light with tons of flavor, but not overkill. Looks yummy.

  2. So let's see if it works this time...

    Though I am excited to be mentioned on your soon-to-be famous blog, even if its in a round about way :)

  3. I Would LOVE to see some strawberry related recipes since I keep buying a ton and not knowing what to make!