Archive for the ‘All Things Yummy’ Category

Lil Bake Shop {http://lilbakeshop.com/}

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

You might remember Sujin and her beautiful family from this LACMA post. I’ve been meaning to share more about her amazing creations. I was lucky enough to meet Sujin when she provided mini desserts for Brent’s birthday party. I couldn’t have been more please with the outcome. She made an wonderfully tasty spread that everyone raved about. Her panna cotta was delicious and the details of all these little treats were beautifully done.

We’ve since kept in touch and I was excited to take a few photos (and of course sampled) more of her desserts. I thought nothing could top her rum cake but her chocolate pudding parfaits and marshmallows left my taste buds feeling a bit fickle. Each new thing I tried, I also loved. Needless to say, I would (as well as my family) highly recommend her if you need yummy delightful treats in your life, your event, or just in your tummy.

Monique [Catering and Photography Trade]

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

I met Monique through Citymommy and we agreed on trading her catering services with my photography services. This summer I wanted to throw Brent a surprise party for his birthday. I started with wanting to get him a custom made cake (which I’ll share more about later) and ended up with not only a custom cake, but mini-deserts and catering!

Monique came on location to cook and provide us with great food.   She was so wonderful to work with! She helped me come up with a menu, which was really helpful since I was all over the place. I wanted to incorporate some of Brent’s favorite foods, so I had a random list of things. He loves jicama, and greek salads are always go as well as kabobs and tatziki. He likes gorgonzola, so we went with gorgonzola sliders. My first concern about working with people I had never met before and only knew online was the reliability and not knowing what expect. In the end, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

So if you’re in need of catering and want someone who is professional, reliable, and who’s food is great, contact Monique!
 mqhart@gmail.com 

We’re in the midst of working out another barter of sorts so stay tuned for that! In the mean time here are a few photos our our meal.  Here was our full menu since it was casual, I wanted to go with lots of finger foods:

Raw veggies w/ three dips
Shrimp Cocktail
Tomato, olive and feta salad
Black bean, corn and jicama salad
White bean salad
Brie and canberry in phyllo
Boursin stuffed mushrooms
Gorgonzola burger sliders with carmelized onions
Chicken kabobs with tatziki dipping suace
Baked Penne ala Carbonara