Sunday, December 14, 2008

Valerie makes paper. Adam bakes. No change.

December 14, 2008

Adam: We haven't posted in two weeks, but we have been busy at work.

Valerie: Since the last time we updated the blog, I joined a holiday card swap via Brooklyn Bride. I swapped handmade holiday cards with four others who also read the blog.

[Valerie's card (front view)]

[card from the back: snowman sticker sealed the envelope]

Adam: This week, we had a small get-together at our new apartment. We styled it a dessert party, so Valerie and I got to work baking.

Valerie: Adam's first crack at making chocolate cupcakes didn't turn out so well. Adam substituted whole wheat flour for regular flour and the cupcakes tasted less like chocolate and more like whole wheat bread. But then he tried again - and the second batch was very yummy!

Adam: In addition to the better triple-chocolate cupcakes, we also made lemon cupcakes, carrot cake cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies, gingerbread cookies, chocolate truffles (flavored with curry powder and salt caramel), miniature apple pies and candied nuts.

[chocolate chip cookies]


[carrot cake cupcakes]

[apple pies]

[candied nuts]
[lemon cupcakes]

[adam cooking]

Unfortunately, no pictures from the wild, wild party (where we met our friends' newest addition, Hektor) -- but we promise better stuff next week!

Up Next: Adam's work holiday party on Monday. Bela Fleck concert at the Blue Note on Wednesday. Headed to Miami on Sunday to rescue Molly!

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