Friday November 13, 2015
The Ghost of BraveTart Past
Hello, sweet friends.
Yesterday, my web-host decided to eat the BraveTart database in a server migration. Fortunately, I had a backup of all my blog posts, recipes, and photography, so most everything was quickly restored. Unfortunately, Mail Chimp decided to interpret that activity as a call to action.
I’m sorry to assail your collective inbox twice in a morning, but it seemed silly to let the Ghost of BraveTart run amok without explanation. I’ve been laying low, continuing to work on The Infamous Book, as well as some amazing projects with King Arthur Flour, Eating Well, Saveur, and Serious Eats, which I look forward to sharing as soon as I’m able. Until then, I wanted to dash off a short explanation and apologize for the misfire.
31 comments and counting
Nov 13, 2015 · 2:06 PM
Cannot wait to hear what you have been up to!
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Nov 13, 2015 · 3:26 PM
So good to hear from you, Stella! Sooo glad to hear ur incommunicado because of wonderful opportunities. FYI, I’ve been slowly printing out ur recipes JIC as I live in fear of losing access to peanut butter Nutella but good to know ur on the job!
Coincidentally, 2 days ago, I did church wkshp on “gifts from the kitchen,” which really should’ve been called “gifts from the Bravetart.” Having little time to prep, I just pulled all my faves out of the fridge: caramel, strawberry reduction, Nutella, corn syrup. My class started with 2 people, but word got around & it suddenly lots of people popped in, “What is this about homemade corn syrup?!” I’d also take the crystallized pieces as CS “candy” – big hit. Imagine the crowd if I’d had time to make PB Nutella or sprinkles. Took the rest to work & everything was gone in 60 secs. So I think you’ve got some new converts (all your recipes were attributed). Thanks again for sharing your talents!
Nov 13, 2015 · 5:55 PM
Woo hoo! I certainly don’t match the inescabable internet but I thought you may have missed my idiotic questions – think “oatmeal creme pies” – and, I can only assume, my equally idiotic cyber conversations! tee hee Dare I say, “Welcome home!!”? It’s pretty cool you’re back in/on the web!!
Dec 14, 2015 · 2:54 AM
Hello Stella! I was hoping for some words of wisdom. I tried making macarons (using your recipe), and although my first batch turned out wonderfully, my 2nd and 3rd batch were awful. Everything went according to planned until I put the little buggers in the oven, and then then melted and became one giant bubbly mess. When this first happened with the second batch I turned off my oven and let it cold down (as I was wondering if it got too hot?), and I also let my macrons mature a little longer on the counter before sticking them in the oven for my 3rd batch. Once again the 3rd batch looked so perfect until 5 minutes in the oven when they started to run and combine. I have read several other blogs and did not see anyone else report this problem… your help would be much appreciated!
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