Friday, October 23, 2009

Flapper Girl, Pumpkin Bread & Amazon!

For now, I've decided not to go ahead with the cup cake costume~I came across an adorable flapper girl costume instead and since I seem to have talked my husband into going as a Prohibition era gangster we may be on to something fun here.
Years ago in a women's history class I remember the Professor talking to us about how flapper girls were bold, independent and liked to smoke, drink and listen to jazz music.
The term flapper came from a movie back in 1920 called the 'Flapper'. A Harvard Psychologist back then was quoted as saying Flappers were "the lowest forms of Intelligence". It must have been their independence that bothered him so much.
My daughter was up extra early this morning. Her class is going on a field trip into Boston to visit Bunker Hill and have lunch at Faneuil Hall. Since I'm up I've decided to bake pumpkin bread to have ready and around the house this weekend. Although it usually doesn't last very long.
As for Amazon, I just added "Meet Me in My Cape Cod Kitchen" to their list of titles and it should be ready for purchase in about two weeks through them. It's something I've been meaning to get to for awhile now. Life just gets busy in so many different directions.

Friday, October 16, 2009

For the Love of Mermaids & Cupcake Costumes!

I will be catching up with good long time friends later at a wedding rehearsal dinner. I feel blessed. These are friends I have had for literally 35 years! We used to play at each other's house as far back as second grade.
I decided to bake mermaid shaped cookies dipped in lavender sugar (colors of the bridal party) for the girls to snack on throughout the day tomorrow as they get ready for the big event. They are almost too cute to eat!
My youngest daughter Sophia has decided to dress as Ariel, the Mermaid, for Halloween this year! Her dress is a shimmery green with a puffed up skirt and the most adorable sparkly gold and purple clip-on earrings. Maybe she'll want me to put a touch of green in her beautiful blond curly hair. I love all the rituals autumn provides.
My husband and I have been invited to a Hip Halloween Party for a neighbor's fortieth and I am thinking about putting a pink cupcake costume together. I am not much of a seamstress so I would give it my best effort-I would start with cotton for the frosting, a pink wig and pink taffeta type material for the bottom of the cupcake. Although this may prove challenging, I would want to be a 'cool' looking cupcake and I suppose this might be a hard affect to achieve-with a pink wig and all...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Catching up, Cookbook & In the News

I just got a call from the Coonamessett Farm store; a woman had come in from out of town to buy three of my cook books and they only had one available-so sorry. There are also cookbooks at Paper Tyger in Falmouth.
I will drop off more tomorrow on my way to work.
I have been trying to catch up with a good old friend for a while now-we've been playing phone tag and now it seems as though time keeps passing. I suppose it will happen when it's time. I need to have patience the way I do when I am baking.
As for being 'in the news' here is a nice little article written about me recently. There will be a reception for the show this friday from 5:30-7:30.
Check it out: