Tuesday, February 5, 2013


This is the kouign-amann (read: queen-aman).  It's like croissants on cracks.  Making it is just as fun as making croissants.  Nothing is quite as beautiful as properly laminated dough, whether it's croissants, puff, or now.. the kouign-amann.  They're just so... sexy.

The thing about kouign-amann is that it's basically sugar caramelized between the layers of butter and dough.  It ends up being this crunch, sweet, and slightly salty pastry...

But before it gets all nice and crunchy, it is... caramelized sugar between layers of butter and dough...that has to be unmolded immediately upon coming out of the oven.  Funny thing about the human body, it has the ability to adapt to different climate.  If you live in a tropical country, you'll have higher tolerance to heat and humidity.  If you live in a cold country, you'll have more tolerance to cold weather.  So expose your fingers enough to the heat, eventually you'll get somewhat numb.  It's not that there's no feelings, it's just a higher tolerance to heat. It's quite amazing, really, what the human body can do... 

I wonder if it works the same with heart.  If you exposed it to enough heartache, will it eventually be numb?

Saturday, February 2, 2013

When the stars are aligned

I must be on the right path.  I can feel it.

Everything in my life has been in transition.  I'm in the midst of change.  And I'm beginning to embrace that concept.

The more I let go, the more I understand that no matter what happens, everything is going to be okay.  Life has a funny way of working things out.

There are certain things that I really, REALLY, really want to come true.  But life threw a curve ball and I have learned to accept that I don't always get what I want.  But, the truth is, instead I get what I need.

Things don't always work out.  They are not within my control.  But when shit hits the fan, there are those who lend a hand.  Those who give a warm embrace. They are the most special.  And I thank you :).

So now I'm reminding myself to move forward.

The stars are aligned.  I've found my happy place again.  A place where pretty little things are made. Burned, bruised, and scarred.  All my battle scars are the evidence that I've made it through, and I will always make it through whatever else might come.

I'm happy to bake again.  I remember this feeling.  The one I thought I've lost.  It's good to be back.

Even with all this chaos within me, somehow I think I'm gonna be alright.

dream manifestation

To witness somebody's dream coming true is pretty amazing.  To be involved in the process of manifesting that dream is even more extraordinary.

Great things are happening :).