Quick guest post here. I was amazed at this little creation from a young budding pastry chef :) I promised a post and here we have it. Rainbow cake. I was really surprised at the color layers especially when she described how she managed to get it all together. Apparently the batter is separated into equal portions and colored with food coloring. Later the whole cake is combined (carefully) and then baked. I'm amazed that the colors didn't blend more, it's got a cool lava lamp feel to it. What we have is a unique cake that has it's own color fingerprint every time. Yummy and delicious! Thanks Megan for sharing your creation!
Happy New Year from Fiji! We spent the last two days taking in some sights outside the tourist area. Picture of the Fijian Chief's governing building at the "first/head village". The inlet of the "first landing" where the first Fijian people landed and colonized the islands from Africa. We toured a local market. Lots of tropical fruits and vegetables. They had a whole room of just Kava in various states of processing (apparently not just a popular drink in Hawaii). We had some local food. Sea Cucumber, Octopus, shrimp, mud bugs, Kokoda, clams, snails, spinach fritter, cassava and fish. Sunset as we waited for midnight (frogs everywhere). Happy New Year everyone!
We're in Japan taking a much needed vacation there's so much to see and so much great food it's hard to know where to start. One of my "must visits" on this trip was the Tsukiji Fish Market. You have to wake up pretty early in the morning to get in and watch the fish auction. I am not such an eager early bird, so we woke up and walked around the Tsukiji area to visit the various vendors and of course get a lot of good food. Neither of us know much Japanese, but everyone we met here was super friendly and went out of their way to help give us directions or get us where we were trying to go. I highly recommend checking this place out if you're in the area. Of course there's lots of fish. They do sell to normal people here. The auctions are usually for the restaurants that buy giant whole tuna. They are in the process of moving the Auction market away from the consumer markets, so if you're planning on coming here for the big morning auction mak