Baking a storm

It’s Friday night and I am sitting down to write while the brownies and apple tart continues to bake.  The music plays in the background and I am in my baking world, which is always my favorite part of a Friday.

Pumpkin Chocolate Brownie

Pumpkin Chocolate Brownie

My kitchen is as usual strewn with baking pans stacked on top of each other and I for a moment want to forget that mess. Instead I chose to sit down to write and ignore the flour covered counters in my kitchen.

The last few days have been quite challenging. I got home one day to find my refrigerator not working. I will spare you the details of that episode. The first thought in my mind was that I would not be able to make it to the farmers market on Saturday. However, all crisis has been averted and I can indulge in my favorite pastime of baking.

I love going to the farmers market and the culinary challenge it gives me for coming up with different ideas. When I started baking for the market a few years ago, it was a way to test out some of the ideas I had and mostly a way to save money to start that bakery/pastry/coffee shop I dream about.

The dream for that is still there, I have even come close a few times, but it seems fear has taken over me. I always thought of myself as fearless, but it seems I was wrong. I am not sure if its age that makes me feel fearful or if its failure.

However, till I figure it out, I will continue baking and going to the farmers market and I hope that someday that I will overcome that fear and my dream will no longer be a dream and that the pastry shop will be a reality.


White Chocolate & Raspberry Bars with Almonds

Apple & Lavender Tart

Apple & Lavender Tart



About my random musings

I am originally from South East Asia and I moved to the US about 15 years ago to follow my heart. My heart has since been broken a few times, but I continue to be on journey of trying to mend it. I could talk about running, baking or writing in a small crowd, but put me in a room full of strangers and I will be the one standing in a corner people watching. When I am not writing or running, I would be in my kitchen, flour strewn all over the kitchen counters, music playing in the background and me just rolling and folding dough, excited about what my creation will turn out to be. Besides that I love passionately, when I love, I give it my all, not always a good thing, but that is who I am. I jump both feet in and sometimes I come out with regrets but having learnt a lesson. I believe everything happens for a reason and this is my place to share bits and pieces of my life, my adventures and sometimes misadventures. Hope you enjoy reading my stories as much I enjoy sharing them with you.
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2 Responses to Baking a storm

  1. Jim says:

    Keep the dream! JD


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