April Showers – The Delicious Life, April 2007

naked devils food cupcakes
April showers, they say, bring May flowers.

If that’s the case, then there better be a fucking greenhouse full of tulips, orchids, hydrangeas, and Leonidas roses waiting for me when I get home every night in May.

the devils bakes frauda

You see, we may have seventy five degrees of Spring time sunshine in LA, but there were showers here in April. Oh boy, were there showers – the kind that happen in the middle of the night, in total darkness save for the 4″ stiletto glow of iridescent red and black flickering Prada that made me finally spill my guts and tiny briny tears all over my half-naked cupcakes.

April 2007 for The Delicious Life was about The Mental Bakedown. The Devil, cake mix, and tearful, weepy, sobbing…showers.

Do Venus flytraps bloom in May?

Sunday, April 1, 2007In Like a Lion, But I Don’t Eat Lamb – March 2007 in Review
“we’re talking about insanity with respect to both a schedule so tumultuous that I posted fewer than 10 times and mental health”

Monday, April 2, 2007 About Me and You and Our Delicious Life
“yes, there’s no denying that we’re ‘involved’ now”

Sunday, April 8, 2007 Devil’s Food Cupcakes – The Devil Bakes Frauda
“Does it get any more textbook Spanish language soap oprah during that time of the month right before the daytime Emmys than that?”

sarah's spring green crunch salad

Monday April 9, 2007Sarah’s Spring Green Crunch Salad – Almost Legally Considered “Cooking”
“I’d really just like to focus on the positive point here: I made something. That’s a lovely first step, and by the time I get to the 12th, I’ll be serving seared foie gras with truffle espuma atop risotto flecked with caviar.”

Tuesday April 10, 2007 Sunday Brunch and Why Cooking for One is Just No Fun
“My Oven-roasted Potatoes are horribly bland, but even after I beg and plead with everyone at the table to use salt, salad dressing, balsamic vinegar, sriracha, something, anything (!) to make them edible, Joy Luck soy sauce will hurl me into a silent vow to never cook anything again.”

larchmont village farmers' market, larchmont village, los angeles, ca

Wednesday April 11, 2007Larchmont Farmers’ Market – It Shouldn’t Be “Vegging” Out
“There was a noticeable contingent of Asians at the Larchmont market. Not that I’m sensitive to Asian people. I’m just sensitive.”

Thursday April 12, 2007Sofia Blanc de Blancs – No Man, Not Even a Gay One, Could Drink This
“estrogen is one of the ingredients”

le petit greek, larchmont village, los angeles, ca - pastitsio

Saturday April 14, 2007Le Petit Greek – No Method to the Madness of Taste
“with a gaudy parsley garnish [it] looked a mess when it came to the table, its sauce seeping out from under the lopsided pile into a weepy expose of wateriness”

Sunday April 15, 2007Aroma Coffee & Tea Company – Top 10 Words Food Writers Should Avoid
“The cook wants to re-create an experience with food, and so too should someone writing about food pick words to re-create the experience in a reader’s mind.”

Sunday April 29, 2007CPK – OMG LOL WTF
“I also hate myself because my pathetic pseudo-socialization via IM ‘conversations’ is littered with omg, lol, and wtf. There’s an occasional ‘teh,’ but be not ye mistaken. That’s just a typo.”

** a year ago today, at least la cabana doesn’t print menus on A4 **
** two years ago today, haroset was the end of my passover **

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