05 June 2012

cheese.

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cheese. bread. and some herb butter.









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First few weeks of my new job have been going really well. I wake up at 2.30 every morning to get there by 4 am. I am finally starting to adjust to this schedule. At first I would just be working on practically no sleep because I couldn't fall asleep so early. But now by 8, I'm spent. Aimless internet surfing or watch tv then off to bed. Except on Sunday of course when I stay up later just to watch GIRLS. Of course I dvr it so I could just watch it the next day. But how could I wait? That show is beyond amazing.

I spend my day, technically morning, making fruit pies, cream or custard pies, a slab pie, galettes, cookies, and puddings. And more to be added to the menu eventually. Often changing by whatever produce is in season. 


It all gets delivered a few miles down to the completely redone Oakville Grocery. Has anyone been in it? It is so gorgeous. The mix of old and new, the selectively curated assortment of foodie goodies, the old glass cooler doors now built into the wall to hold all the speciality beverages. I need to go take photos of the inside of it so you all will know what I mean. 


On thursday I have to make a cupcake for a special luncheon that is going on. 'So what kind of cupcake do you what? What type of frosting? An american buttercream? meringue? etc'
I get the response, 'I don't give a shit, just make it taste good.' It is pretty awesome. 


Then when 12.30 rolls around my shift ends and I now... ahem.... drive home in my new Fiat 500! I have my own car for the first time in my life. No more driving around my parent's mini van that used to be my dad's old work car. 
It's all black. and amazing. 

Currently:
Listening to Lily Allen on constant replay.
Craving all things elderflower.






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24 comments:

Natalie said...

GIRLS is TOTALLY worth staying up for... haven't been so excited about TV for awhile - now I catch myself singing "girls girls girls" to the tune of Lady Gaga's "boys boys boys" in anticipation of sunday night... oh man!

that herb butter looks delicious! bread and cheese... the good things in life =)

Liren said...

Your dawn hours sound like a dream to me! And driving home in your snappy Fiat must bring such a smile to your face, like frosting on a cupcake :)

WSAKE said...

wow, you´re awesome, i couldn´t get up in the middle of the night - i think i´m a bit like a chicken needing daylight... but im totally into girls and elderflower, just made elderflower shortbread the other day - divine.

Nicole Franzen// La Buena Vida said...

yes! cheese with bread. simple but the best. love love love

Kelsey L. said...

I absolutely LOVE your blog! Keep up the good work!

Athena said...

bakers hours! awesome on all fronts. cheese + bread is my favorite thing. I'm psyched for the boulangeries and fromageries in France!

chicorytrickery said...

darling post! everything about it!

Steph (desserts for breakfast) said...

I was reading your post and then, about half-way down with the overhead shot, I was like, "Wait a minute... this looks so eerily familiar..." And it hits me that it's the board! So funny to see the same surface used by another photographer. :P

Anyways, many congrats on your new car. When can I come visit your swanky new workplace?!

twinks said...

Your new car sounds awesome! You sure deserve it! But your photos - they are magnificent!!!!
Love all the detail and texture in them. Not to mention they make me hunger for a piece of that bread and some cheese....

Stephanie Steenbuck said...

I don't you if you can buy it outside of australia, if not I'm sure you'd have fin figuring a recipe yourself, but Maggie Beer makes the most exquisite elderflower and vanilla bean ice cream I've ever tasted! I am transported by the taste every bite. If at all possible, you absolutely must try it!

annmarietorrey said...

Love your blog, it all sound so yummy, even your new Fiat 500

glutenfreehappytummy.com said...

wow, this post was incredible....i'm swooning:)

The Kitchen Boudoir said...

In high school I had the 4am shift working at a sweet little bakery during the summers. It was a half hour walk to the bakery from where I was staying and I loved the peacefulness of being the only one on the streets at that hour. I loved that it was just me and the dough (and a surly-but-loveable guy named Bob who liked to listen to blues). There is something so satisfying in being the one to hand something warm and delicious to sleepy people on their way to work.

Beatrice said...

Beautiful pictures :)

Inka said...

I love this food :)

Orchid said...

Congrats on the new job + car!! That's great news! Anyways, I just wanted to say that I'm so inspired by every single photo in this post! Your food styling skills are impeccable!

Jenny @ BAKE said...

Gorgeous photos! you sound so happy!

Katie said...

Those pictures made me hungry...and I literally just ate lunch! Haha.

cateskitchenadventures said...

Sounds like you are living my food dream, nice one! Your photographs are to die for.....

Renee said...

I'm a chef and I love hearing about your new pastry adventures - so exciting! I just got HBO in order to watch True Blood, and was super excited to see they show Girls too...fell in love with it just the other night. Love the photos of cheese and bread...two of my favourite things in the whole world.

kankana said...

Cheese and bread with herb butter .. that's like party in my mouth! Never heard of the series GIRLS, but now I have to find it out ;)

Andrea said...

I just found your blog and I can not tell you how awesome it is to see someone so determined and talented following her heart. I can't wait to try all of your recipes!

AVY said...

Oh yes, I love cheese.

/ Avy
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Mary Seeger said...

Can you tell me where you got that adorable covered butter dish?