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Janice Mansfield
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baker, maker and casual cocktail shaker
baker, maker and casual cocktail shaker

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Kimiko sez life isn't much of a journey if you never stop and smell the flowers

From today's Shiba meet up at +Butchart Gardens​
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And another cake from today. This one is vegan, with strawberry slices and mango "jam" between the layers.
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One of today's cakes: a birthday cake for an 8 year old girl. Chocolate layers separated with milk chocolate buttercream, whipped cream on the outside. I just got my order of Russian piping tips so this was a great project to play around with them.

(I don't like using a lot of artificial colours for icing ... +Jaga Silk​ matcha gives you a lovely shade of green for leaves! ... About 1/2 tsp for 1 1/2 cups buttercream)

Protip: if you are using whipped cream for icing your cake, beat it by hand (with a balloon whisk). You'll find its much more stable, less prone to weeping. Only takes 5 minutes, tops.
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Its +Eric the Shiba Inu​s birthday today! He looks a little worried we might have forgotten, but I told him we'd have sushi for dinner tonight :)


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I had a commission today for a quartet of baby cakes, each one different, for a dinner party where they were going to be the centrepiece on the dining table, on little individual cake stands. Each little cake is about 4.5" across
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Y'all may be calling it #bonebroth but its still #chickensoup to me.

Jeffrey has been afflicted with whatever icky bug is making its way around town, so I made up a batch of bone broth with some backs, necks and feet (70 mins in the pressure cooker with a bit of apple cider vinegar pulls out all the good stuff and leaves you with a lovely broth that is gelatinous when chilled). Its great on its own, or makes a lovely soup base with some aromatics and a piece of kombu.

#glutenfree #soup #itswhatsfordinner #homecooking #damnhipsters

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Shiba meet up today at +Butchart Gardens​. I think we counted 9 in total!
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Happy International Women's Day.

Here's a reminder from Marilyn Waring about why this stuff still matters in 2016.

The economic and democratic structures we choose as a society affects far more than just the price of cauliflower at the supermarket, or who we choose as our political leaders.

(if you aren't familiar with Marilyn Waring, she is a New Zealand based economist, out there on the vanguard of the economics of unpaid work)

#internationalwomensday 
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Fish and chips and Downtown Abbey
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The sun is out again!

The steroids seem to be easing the pain for Eric, such that he's able to get around without too much bother. The swelling in his shoulder has gone down, but has travelled down his leg to his left paw - seems to be abating somewhat as of this morning. This is day 3 of the medications.

He did try and take off down the cul de sac yesterday! I had him in the front yard for a pee, and I think he figured he should be going for a walk, as per usual.

I'm taking Kimi out for a long walk down Glendale train in about 30 mins as she's feeling a little left out of things (#shibadrama) 
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