June 16, 2009

Truffles and a Kite

This past weekend I did a few fun things. Namely, baking with my friend Samantha, and flying my new kite.

Firstly, the baking.

For those of you who don't know, Samantha is someone I was friends with in high school, but was two years behind me. I didn't really see her again after I graduated, and we lost touch. Then, at Kelly's wedding last September, I got to chat with some mutual friends during the reception, who were kind enough to inform me that she had moved to Santa Barbara that summer. So I happened to move to the one city in California where, unknowingly when choosing, I had a friend. Lucky me! Also, Samantha ran a bakery for a while. She is talented.

Sorry, side tracked. The baking. So I get the Gingerbread Snowflakes blog in Google Reader, and the author recently shared images of these chocolate truffles she makes. It doesn't take much in the way of chocolate to make me drool. I sent her an e-mail with the post attached and said, "let's bake this weekend!". She has to bake something for an event most times I talk to her, because she's generous like that. She was making eclairs this weekend for a cookout on Saturday, so she said, "come over, and we'll make eclairs and truffles."

Chocolate Truffles - Image from and Recipe from Gingerbread Snowflakes

Our truffles were a bit larger than those featured on Gingerbread Snowflakes, but oh my god they are good. Seriously, you should try this recipe. Holy cow. They're a tad messy to make, but actually fairly easy. And did I mention delicious?

Secondly, kite flying.

My New Kite

When we were in San Francisco for Maker Faire, we took advantage of there being an REI nearby. (We have very much missed being near an REI.) I bought this super sweet kite, but just got my first chance to fly it on Saturday. The wind at the beach was erratic, but I did get some good flying in. I think this kite is supposed to be able to do tricks, but I was happy to just get it in the air.

DS Running with My Kite (click for detail)

Overall, it was a pretty sweet weekend.
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kimberlina said...

so cool! those truffles look effing amazing! professional-like. i'm scared to make them for fear they'll turn out looking like... little cat poops.

Dragonslayer said...

Don't sweat it - if they come out even half as tasty as SG's, they'll be delicious little cat poops.