I spent part of my holiday weekend making stuff, inspired by my garden. First came these cupcakes, which were really an excuse to use my first passionfruits in the kitchen. That's a mango and passionfruit curd you see, right on top of a rich, dark chocolate ganache.
"Ganache" and "curd" are new cooking vocabulary for me this year. Exotic, eh? I also put a little tangelo-pineapple marmalade into the yellow cake, for kicks, so this little guy could become an attempt at a 5-minute tropical getaway. And, it's a getaway partly grown in local backyards: new heights in imaginary eco-tourism?My adventure from yesterday involved playing with fruits and vegetables, exploring their printmaking possibilities. Turns out I really dig the look of limes and onions as stamps.
Slowly, they're becoming napkins and placemats, I think. I printed them onto pieces of an old duvet from the thrift store.
Here are the stamps I tried. I wonder what else I could use out of the refrigerator...