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This is what it looks like to celebrate your 34th birthday in Paso Robles, if you’re me. The area is as magical today as it was when we got married there about two and a half years ago, though it has become very popular. Thankfully, despite the region’s exposure locals are still as friendly and chill as ever. I can’t wait to return again - we won’t wait so long between visits - but in the meantime have plenty of delicious Paso wines to drink at home in Los Angeles. Here’s to a great year ahead! 

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Last weekend we celebrated Jeremy’s 37th birthday. Knowing my husband is ever the kid-at-heart I gathered fourteen of our friends for a surprise party picnic at Cinespia’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery screening. It was as if the people planning this summer’s movie schedule knew it was Jeremy’s birthday because they were screening his favorite move - The Princess Bride. 

For the celebration I enlisted amazing local baker Sweet Spils to make some adorable Princess Bride themed cupcakes. Half were carrot cake (or course) and half were strawberry. All were delightfully delicious. 

Happy Birthday Jeremy!!!

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Last weekend my culinary-inclined (to put it mildly) aunt made this interesting Middle Eastern cake for me as part of a three course meal she pulled from the New York Times Magazine on February 3rd. She took on the challenge of making a trio of dishes which were all new to her despite her decades of experience in the kitchen. Not everything came out perfectly and the cake wasn’t quite as tidy as it is in this photo, but I have a feeling the NYT folks had some serious pros making multiple cakes and shooting them with the best cameras to get this shot. Rarely does the real dish look as good as it does in a cookbook photo, but that’s not the point. The point is that my aunt spent hours going to specialty grocery stores to get the ingredients necessary to make a collection of complicated dishes which then took all day to prepare. It was a very unique meal in many regards and it was such a great gift, especially for an amateur foodie like me.
Thanks for the knafeh à la crème with birthday candles Pammy!

Last weekend my culinary-inclined (to put it mildly) aunt made this interesting Middle Eastern cake for me as part of a three course meal she pulled from the New York Times Magazine on February 3rd. She took on the challenge of making a trio of dishes which were all new to her despite her decades of experience in the kitchen. Not everything came out perfectly and the cake wasn’t quite as tidy as it is in this photo, but I have a feeling the NYT folks had some serious pros making multiple cakes and shooting them with the best cameras to get this shot. Rarely does the real dish look as good as it does in a cookbook photo, but that’s not the point. The point is that my aunt spent hours going to specialty grocery stores to get the ingredients necessary to make a collection of complicated dishes which then took all day to prepare. It was a very unique meal in many regards and it was such a great gift, especially for an amateur foodie like me.

Thanks for the knafeh à la crème with birthday candles Pammy!

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It was Jeremy’s 36th birthday this week and if this cake had just a few more layers I would have posted it on Thursday for his big day, but alas, the rainbow this particular baker was working with had it’s limits. I am so impressed that the woman who made this for her significant other was able to create thirty vibrant rainbow hues.
It is an impressive culinary feat, I wish I could give proper credit to the baker for but alas, I found this on Pinterest where too often sources are not properly noted. I tip my hat to this cake’s creator - you are an artist!

It was Jeremy’s 36th birthday this week and if this cake had just a few more layers I would have posted it on Thursday for his big day, but alas, the rainbow this particular baker was working with had it’s limits. I am so impressed that the woman who made this for her significant other was able to create thirty vibrant rainbow hues.

It is an impressive culinary feat, I wish I could give proper credit to the baker for but alas, I found this on Pinterest where too often sources are not properly noted. I tip my hat to this cake’s creator - you are an artist!

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