The Glass Slipper Gourmet

The cake designer used the brides artwork to create a very unique wedding cake for the couple. Cake: The Glass Slipper Gourmet

12 Days of Christmas from Santa Cruz

Twelve days of Christmas gifts and goodies from Santa Cruz, California. First day … A winter della frutta fruit cake. Second day … two jars of Jam, and a winter della frutta fruit cake. Third day … three organic apples, two jars of Jam, and a winter della frutta fruit cake. Fourth day … Four Snowflake cookies, three organic…

The evolution of Gingerbread

In the United States we know gingerbread at Christmas made into a gingerbread man, a dark cookie sweetened with molasses.  But in Europe it takes all kinds of shapes.  It is thought to have originated in Basel Switzerland as Basler Lackerli, a spiced bread sweetened with honey and kirsch and with hazelnuts and spices added….

Au Pied de Cochon in Paris

One of the highlights of visiting Paris is lunch at Au Pied de Cochon – the perfect Parisian brasserie.

Baba in Paris

We first discovered the Kugelhopf in the Alsatian city of Strasbourg, a sort of coffee cake with fruits and nuts, baked in a special mold.  But when we got to Paris, we found the cakes were smaller and soaked in rum.  Outside the Sacre Coeur there was a food festival at Christmas where famous food…

Laduree in Paris

We diligently tried all the best french macarons in Paris, but nothing compared to Laduree! Maybe it was the pastel colors, or the uber cute shop, or the matching ribbons and tissue paper with the Laduree insignia, but nobody does it like Laduree!

Everett Family Farm – Farmstand and Event Venue

Photos we took at Everett Family Farm – a little known event venue near Santa Cruz.  The farm is so beautiful in when the persimmon trees have turned orange – a small family wedding would be incredible here in the fall.  They even do flower arrangements for weddings. Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography.