The Fun Goes On!

Fun times in the city continue and seem to get better and better...
Courtney and I made my Strawberry Lime Mousse Cake for a potluck at Dhru's last weekend. We actually made a video of our production, but it definitely needs some editing (which I don't know how to do yet since my video cam is fairly new). Anywho, we ended up making a few modifications. For starters, there were no measuring devices, so we had to wing it. Another interesting thing was using store bought strawberries, which I've never done before. I go strawberry picking in the summer at a local farm and freeze heaps to last the winter. They're smaller and sweeter than what is found in the store. Despite being organic, the ones we used were flavourless, and needed more sweetner... but it needed an extra kick, so we used some frozen cherries as well. It boosted the flavour and the colour of the cake.
In addition to strawberries on the top, I whipped up a cherry lime puree: frozen cherries, lime juice, and agave. After chilling a bit, it turned jelly-like.
We're proud of our cake... and we're deciding whether or not to share it!
The final thing! Topped with chopped brazil nuts. I think it was a hit, it all got eaten ๐Ÿ™‚

Two great guys, Philip & Dhrumil
Group shot
We got just a little koo-koo ๐Ÿ™‚
Time out for computer work
We're eating delicious green soupy!
I love this pic of the orchids
We had a trip to Quintessence Restaurant for brunch. I just enjoyed the Chai Latte that I had during my first trip since I was going to meet a friend at One Lucky Duck for lunch afterward.
A few people shared this Banana Mango Crepe w whipped cream and chocolate sauce
Bagels w cream cheeze, caramelized onions & tomato
Great friendship, great times... I am grateful ๐Ÿ™‚
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13 Comments
  1. March 1, 2010 at 18:30
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    nice moments, everything looks great, u are so sweet:), i love the cake, it look awesome!kisses

  2. March 1, 2010 at 18:37
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    yum that cheesecake looks really delicious!<br /><br />i was wondering what skincare products you use, and what your beauty routine is, because your face is always glowing!

  3. March 1, 2010 at 19:34
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    Looks like some fun times in NYC! That cake looks fantastic! I'm totally craving strawberries right now...too bad I used up the last of the ones I froze over the summer just a few weeks ago. Is it June yet?

  4. March 1, 2010 at 19:46
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    never had to use store-bought strawberries? you lucky duck! yes they pick them way too early and that's why the flavor is gone. it's sad. i end up using thawed out local ones most often too. <br /><br />glad you had fun. drooling over your eats.

  5. March 1, 2010 at 23:22
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    Another great post!!! Love those meals, and that cake! YUM! And so pretty too! Actually, everything and everyone in this post is pretty! HAHA!

  6. March 2, 2010 at 01:07
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    More proof that we need to dine out in NYC next time I'm there! :)

  7. March 2, 2010 at 02:45
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    I'm flying to NY just for that bagel & cream cheez! That is one indulgence I miss from my wheat & dairy days. Don't miss how it made me feel, though, so I'll wait for the Pure version :). Looks like you're having a great time. The cake is beautiful. Maybe that will be my next project from Just Desserts. The oatmeal cookies have been a big hit.

  8. March 2, 2010 at 13:39
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    Ooooooh! That strawberry-cherry lime tart sure looks yummy! Maybe this summer I could try it, because..... me love strawberries!!! Miam! Slurp!<br />Love the pics of friends and food (oh and the coocoo part too!).<br /><br />Love and laughter!<br />Sheryl-Anne xx

  9. March 2, 2010 at 14:05
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    OMG....always with the food! Glad you are having a great time Girlie!<br /><br />xoxo

  10. March 2, 2010 at 18:28
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    Thanks Antzu!<br /><br />Alissa - thanks for the skin compliment. I feel i need some improvements... I have a very simple routine. Wash my face 1-2 x a day with natural soap, and then moisturize with extra virgin coconut oil, or Weleda baby cream. I also do skin brushing on my face a few times a week. <br /><br />Kati - no kidding! I want fresh berries already too! <br /><br />Bitt - i know, Im fortunate in the berry department. Come on up for a visit in the summer and you can pick raspberries, blueberries, strawberries to your heart's content!<br /><br />Lauren - hehe, aww, you're so sweet :) It's true though eh? Raw makes everything beautiful!<br /><br />Veggiegirl - yes yes yes!!! We do!<br /><br />Nikki - yes you totally have to make the strawberry cake :) <br /><br />Thanks for the wishes Sheryl-Ann & Pam!!! :)

  11. March 6, 2010 at 14:04
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    I am so behind. You've definitely been on a posting streak. I wish I could've been there.

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