Monday, July 27, 2009

Daring Cookies...Soon

The July Daring Baker's challenge has taken over a good sized portion of the food blogosphere today
The July Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She chose Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network.

We could choose to bake both cookie of just one of the two. Due to poor planning, a kinda last minute trip to Seattle, and an amazing heat wave once we reached Seattle, plus the move taking longer than expected (uh, and the dog ate my recipe??) no cookies were baked by this Daring Baker, but I think I have a day or two of grace to catch up now that I am home to the WONDERFUL cooler weather here in No. CA.

Won't tell you which kind to expect. Cookie Baker Lynn and Tanna of My Kitchen In Half Cups, who were also in Seattle and whom I met and had lunch with....they are wickedly fun!... are the only ones who know.

BTW, if you ever get an opportunity to meet-in-person any other bloggers whose blogs you read and enjoy, DO IT! There are few things as enjoyable as finding out that, yes, others do obsess about flours and do collect amazing amounts of cookbooks, too, and have lots more to talk about than just food. Chocolate tasting was an unexpected and wonderful part of the afternoon.

Tanna and Lynn are so generous and were even more fun and funnier than their blogs which are plenty funny and well written. We also talked about why we blog and our answers might surprise some who have come to blogging with different perspectives. It was a GREAT afternoon and I only wish that there had been more time. Who knows, the stars might align again and find all three of us in Seattle at the same time again...or they (or one or the other of them) might be visiting the Bay Area and have time to get togther closer to my home.

Lynn, I would love the recipe for the muffins. Tanna, the bread made it to a picnic that got rained on...crazy Seattle weather!...and was great! Thank you, thank you!

Oh, the cookies? Check back tomorrow.


  1. It sounds so much fun, elle! I hope one day we can meet too :D

  2. You say it so perfectly well. I knew we'd enjoy but how grand it really was. Thank you.

  3. It was a delightful afternoon. So glad you could take a little time out of your busy moving schedule to meet up!

  4. I am so jealous that you got to meet Lynn and Tanna and they got to meet you!!


  5. Anh, I would love to meet you one day. Anyone who can create such beauty as you do on your blog must be beautiful inside, too.

    Tanna, Thanks! It really was an excellent meeting and I hope we three can meet again.

    Lynn, It truly was deligthful. It all worked out just as it the best stories do. :)