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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

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And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.


-Chris Orbach: Jane


I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings



I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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So what do you do with a holiday you don't celebrate?

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Make foods you don't eat, of course.

Presenting, a Bailey's cheesecake.

The crust is made of crushed nilla wafers and butter.

1. I have absolutely no Irish ancestry whatsoever.
2. I really, *really* dislike the taste of whiskey.

However, the sleeping monster across the room does, and does. So, he gets
Bailey's cheesecake. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all who celebrate it, in particular to Euphro and Puddikat.
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Tori says:

Spiderman nilla wafers at that.

It looks good. Is the shamrock sprinkled sugar?

17th Mar 2007, 05:42

bronxelf says:

It's a combination of powdered sugar and spray paint food coloring. I don't recommend it- predictably the sugar flies all over hell and creation and you have to use CS2 tp fix your decorating.

17th Mar 2007, 05:47

Dhamaka says:

Happy St Patrick's

I love that shamrock

x

17th Mar 2007, 07:15

bronxelf says:

Thanks. I'm looking much more forward to the chocolate orange cupcakes filled with nutella ganache and hazelnut cream frosting that I'll be making in a couple days.

This cheesecake is all his, cause I won't touch it. I don't like Bailey's.


17th Mar 2007, 07:17

Dhamaka says:

they do sound rather nice

17th Mar 2007, 07:18

Caine says:

The cheesecake looks fabulous. I don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day either, but happy happy to those who do.

17th Mar 2007, 07:18

bronxelf says:

Those ought to be *really* good. :)

btw, still snowing/ice here.

17th Mar 2007, 07:19

bronxelf says:

Caine- I haven't yet uncovered my springform pan (still buried in a box in the kitchen someplace) so I cut the proportions on the recipe by 1/3 and used my tart pan.

Simple recipe, really.

17th Mar 2007, 07:20

Dhamaka says:

:(

while here it has been bright enough for my face to catch the sun

17th Mar 2007, 07:21

Caine says:

Same weather here. It was gray and cold today. I am so bloody tired of winter. I imagine everyone else is too.

17th Mar 2007, 07:21

bronxelf says:

Winter just came even later than usual here and then has been completely brutal ever since. It's still coming down out there. I was thinking of going out with the Nikon to get some shots, but you know what? Fuck it.

17th Mar 2007, 07:22

Dhamaka says:

stay warm

17th Mar 2007, 07:23

bronxelf says:

That's why Im not going outside. It's getting very windy. The snow and ice is one thing but that wind chill is just brutal.

17th Mar 2007, 07:26

Sprocket says:

Grey and miserable here - and the weather's lousy too. But your cheesecake has cheered me up.

17th Mar 2007, 07:45

bronxelf says:

Supposedly, it's also tasty. I will take his word on that one.

17th Mar 2007, 08:09

Gael says:

What a great idea : ) My mum's Irish, in the old days before Hallmark jumped on the band-wagon my gran used to send us real shamrock in the post, and tricolour ribbons

17th Mar 2007, 09:23

bronxelf says:

Well, he woke up a few hours ago, ate 1/4 of it and went back to sleep, so I suspect he's happy with it.

17th Mar 2007, 09:26

Dhamaka says:

btw, what's a Nilla wafer?

17th Mar 2007, 10:57

swamprose says:

when in doubt, food.
sometimes cheese. cheese in cakes is always good.
no green beer.
and music.
always music.
great looking cookup you have there.
and just how is that renovation going? does it look good in the snow?

17th Mar 2007, 12:48

silar31 says:

Nilla wafers are very simple vanilla flavoured cookies (another reason for b'elf to not touch that cheesecake). They are comfort food for me - when I was small and so sick from the asthma, a lot of the time they were one of the few foods I could tolerate. So when I get sick now sometimes I crave them :-)

17th Mar 2007, 16:37

Spiderbaby says:

Wow! That does look good. Lucky Monster :)

17th Mar 2007, 18:14

bronxelf says:

D- As Silar said, they're plain vanilla cookies. No pretense about them. Often given to little kids. They're really not wafers in truth, more like little buttons.

Silar- compared to the Bailey's, the Nilla wafers taste fabulous. Still not touching that cheesecake, though.

Spiderbaby- I'm told it's good. It's a pretty simple recipe, as flavourted cheesecake recipes go. I just cut the proportions by 1/3 to make it fit into the tart pan since I haven't yet figured out where my springform pan has gotten to.

Swamprose- Table is about 85% done. I took a couple of days off because I was working a lot on the kitchen so I could actually USE it again. Im planning on putting touchup coats onto the table tonight and see how far I get with it.

17th Mar 2007, 21:38

silar31 says:

:-) - As soon as I saw the thumbnail I knew you had to have bought those for someone else.

17th Mar 2007, 22:34

bronxelf says:

Well yeah. Neither one are things I'd ever have been accused of buying for my own consumption.

On the plus side, I got flowers. Though I'm not Irish in the least, I do love green carnations, and this is the one time of year you're guaranteed to be able to get them.

17th Mar 2007, 23:02