Monday, February 1, 2010

Mahalo, Wanda!

My buddy, Wanda Adams', food blog, sponsored by the Honolulu Advertiser, is called My Island Plate. Her posting today, Feb. 1, is all about becoming a better baker. She graciously included some of my favorite baking/freezing tips and a number from my friend, Tina Ho Wing. Tina is a culinary arts instructor at Glendale High School in California. Thank you, too, Tina, for generously sharing all your top secret tips with me all these years!

Last week, Wanda innocently asked me "What's up?" I went into a big discussion about my passion, baking, because of the Tea we'd recently had. There's lots of food events on the horizon. I recently baked a mess of brownies for a fundraiser for my Kalamas' church group from Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay. Punahou Carnival is this weekend and bonus! both Chinese New Year's (two banquets) and Valentine's are on the same day this year, Feb. 14. Also, two Chinese New Year's food demos are in the works. Our talk turned from events to baking technique and tips. Hence, the blog.

I really appreciated that Wanda gave me a nod for my baking and freezing tips and mentioned this blog. Those are the tips that have greatly assisted me in my baking.

Photos above
On the left are Brownies I decorated for the fundraiser with a chocolate glaze.
On the right is the latest iteration of my "Heart to Heart" dessert. I described it in the previous blog. It has a brownie base, liliko'i curd, pound cake heart, more curd, whipped cream and sprinkles.

My Island Plate My Island Plate blog, ...
Musings, tips, recipes and ideas from Advertiser food editor Wanda Adams, and a chance to share your own
Another way: To find Wanda's blog, go to the Hnl. Advertiser website. Hit the Forum/Blogs icon at the top. It will take you to the Lifestyles blogs and hers, My Island Plate.


Anonymous said...

Those are some good looking brownies!
Good tips on freezing baked goods--too often have I had delicious cakes and cookies come out with the freezer taste.

Anonymous said...

Thank you too, TSB, for always acknowledging me!! Oh, Punahou Carnival and all those celebrations!!! Fun cooking/eating days ahead!! Enjoy!!


foodiewahine said...

Hi, Marian,
I told Wanda to use the frozen baked good within a month but for really delicately flavored things like a pound cake I'd say use within 2 weeks for the best flavor.
Thank you for the comment!
Auntie Mer

Hi, TSB,
Yes, it's going to be a very full February. Now if I can just get over this cold.
You're welcome, but mostly thank you for our continuing friendship fueled by our mutual love of Food.