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Pączki

In Dessert, Foodie, Obsession, Pastry on 25 February 2010 at 10:05 pm

I happened to come across today’s most Twittered foodie post, namely The Chicago Tribune’s article “Top 10 at 10: Misprounounced foodie words” .

Out of the list, there were three words I had no clue of what they represented. What the heck is Pouilly-Fuisse?  Huitlacoche? Is that a type of hot chocolate from South America? *Actually it is something totally different.*

Then there was the word Pączki. I did an image search for it and fell in love immediately. For those who barely know me…I am a pastry lover. Bring me some sweet delight AND tell me it is some foreign traditional bun or cake and I will love you forever!

Pączki (POONCH-key) seems to be a jelly-type donut and, of course, there are numerous ways to make it. I will have to try it someday.

If you want to read more about Pączki go to this informative website.  Different types of recipes can be found there.

If you want an EYE-FULL of Pączki and the correct (an audio) pronunciation of the word, go to this musical site.

God Bless the Polish!!

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Personal Nostalgia

In Beliefs, Cake, Dessert, Diabetic, Fruit, Japan, Pastry, Recipe on 22 October 2009 at 12:12 am

Sometimes you forget the awesome things you do. Prime example, when you create something you are very proud of and through time forget that you even did such a thing. I guess I am somewhat nostalgic tonight. I began rummaging through photos I took with my Brick of a Canon. I found a yummy pic from my past on my external hard disk drive. It was of something I made and was right proud of myself.

Since 2004 I have tried to find something to fill the gaping hole I have in my life. Granted, I do believe in God and that Jesus is His son and died for our sins. If anyone, He should be our end all be all. Without sounding like a hypocrite, I feel that since I returned to the USA from Japan that my life (more than ever) is lacking something profound. Maybe I haven’t let the Lord be lord in every area of my life. Maybe I built my very existence on all things Japanese and when the dream was over I died somewhere in my personality. It has been a complete struggle to find something to be as passionate about. My bff says I should just go back to Japan and as exciting as that sounds, I just don’t feel my place is there right now. Truth be told, I was hoping to come back to the USA, find true love and create some babies. None of that has materialized. What HAS materialized are some dark times in my life. Granted things are running MUCH smoother. I feel I am on the other side of all that chaos and I am VERY grateful for that. Except now…all I have to keep me going is photographing food that is pleasing to my eyes and trying to figure out how to reactivate my life and even get some sorta friendship circle going. I find myself in a lonely spot. For some reason I don’t click with girls as I’d like. Most of my friends are men. And as fun as that is, I feel that my femininity is not flourishing nor is it scoring me any points. Le sigh. What am I to do with myself. Read the rest of this entry »

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