Saturday, August 30, 2008
When you can't bake it... it! As of last week, I've been living on campus at Dominican University and although the location is gorgeous and the food is catered by Bon Appetit (not to be confused with the magazine), I miss being able to bake or create food of my own. So to comfort me on my first weekend home my mother brought me goodies from Panera, one of my favorite destinations for baked goods and delicious breads. Panera is actually the origin of my love for scones, the once notorious "dry" biscuit has caught the interest of many gourmet bakeries around the United States who have restored the intended delicate, flaky texture to the misunderstood scone.

But this time my mom decided to change my usual order and I can't say I regret that she did. The Mini Pineapple Bundt Cake was so moist and flavorful that it was difficult to force myself to only eat half of it at one time like I normally do. Now I'm definitely more open to expanding my range of tastes and I can't wait to discover new irresistible goodies.

Another exciting addition to my weekend is my new camera that finally arrived last Friday! My Fujifulm Finepix s8100fd is everything I could have ever dreamed it could be and I haven't been able to put it down since it got here. I'll be taking it to school with me and I'll be sure to post pictures of my beautiful campus and more importantly by gorgeous dorm, the Meadowlands Mansion.

Unfortunately, for now I won't be doing much baking but I will take my camera with me whenever I can to photograph my culinary escapades outside of my own kitchen.