Saturday, May 15, 2010

saving graces...

i have a few...

my very best friend and sweetheart...



my fur baby...



my friends...



and then there is my time in the kitchen...i look forward to it...it's kind of like an addiction for me...it's one of my favourite places in the entire world...i find it exilerating and ridiculously fun...

so when people wonder where i find the time...it's something that i need to do, it keeps me sane...especially after a stressful day...

when i can do things like this...

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and turn it into berry mango love ice cream cake...(blackberry, raspberry, strawberry and mango sorbets)...

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or when i can take a very SAD dessert...like banoffee pie...



and turn it into a very happy banana toffee ice cream cake...(graham cracker crust and crackers (pecans, coconut flakes, mesquite, agave and a pinch of salt), heathy's vanilla ice cream and caramel recipe except i omitted the dates and added mesquite and almond butter, i spread two tablespoonsfuls of the caramel/toffee mixture on top of the graham cracker crust and the rest into the vanilla ice cream, heathy's banana ice cream...heathy's chocolate buckwheat crispies, heathy's fudge sauce, and chocolate covered bananas)...

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so yes...my time in the kitchen helps keep me sane...

when i feel like this...



i just play a little in my kitchen...and i feel shiny and new once again...

18 comments:

  1. dear lord that fruit cake looks and sounds AMAZING. actually might be the one i want to try the most out of all those raw ice cream cakes. i <3 mango!

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  2. oh.my. OH! MY! Whoa girlie! Looks amazing (as usual). Mmm...good good stuff! WTG! And like nutellacube, I heart mango but toffee/banana steals my heart. :)

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  3. i have no idea how you make these things!! not only are the recipes and ingredient lists mindblowingly good, but the presentation is artwork!! truly, nelly, your desserts are ART!

    edible art :) yum!

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  4. OMG woman!!! I think I need more dessert NOW, as if the choccie moonie and macaroons weren't enough today already, LOL... yummm!!! XO

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  5. You amaze me!!!! Holy crap are you talented!!! :) Now send a slice my way! He he!

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  6. oh YUM! they both look so pretty and delicious. love the fruit sorbet idea!

    i hear ya... kitchen time is my therapy too.

    cute photos! =)

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  7. Love that pict of you and your sweatheart..too cute:) Love that top too!
    Wow, wow, wow your sorbet cake is so beautiful and your design...AWESOME!!
    banana toffee cake with graham crackers...beyond words!
    Great work with all your cakes!!
    Love that baby pict at the end..lol...too funny!
    Glad your kitchie keeps your sanity. I would be more than sane eating your eats...heaven:)

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  8. Delicious!!! I love the graham cracker cake :) YUM

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  9. thanks everyone, you're all very kind.

    glad you like the cakes...

    the banana toffee cake is AMAAAAAAAZING! omg!! haha...i haven't tried the fruity sorbet one, i actually made it for my mom to take to work...she's gonna share it with her co-workers...

    thanks again my darlings...

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  10. wonderful job! gorgeous! can i come over and have a slice or two? ;-)

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  11. Your desserts are beautiful, and so are you. Keep bringing your beauty to the world. :)

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  12. I know everyone else has already said it but all of the desserts really do look amazing. I especially love the behind the scenes pic with the glass jar in the center of one cake. So cute!

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  13. I love love love this post!

    Your pup is the cutest, I love how big dogs always think they're lap dogs. And your friends are adorable and look like loads of fun.

    And the desserts! You are SO talented, Nelly! A goddess! I can't believe you can create such beautiful treats, they are seriously stunning. Now...how can you ship them to me? ;-)

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  14. I love it. Although the raw desserts look delicious, the baby at the end was the best part. I'm a mommy, so that's no surprise.

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  15. Banana toffee sounds amazing, too good to be true. And looks so pretty.
    I understand how you make the time for your saving grace, because it is like an art form. A beautiful release after a hard day. You inspire me to do more in my kitchen in hopes it will make me feel better too.
    Honestly you could do this professionally. You have talent. If you opened up a business, I would be your best customer :)
    I love all your pics too..adorable. <3

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  16. Can you post the recipe for that cake with ingredients...I need to have a piece

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