Thursday, April 8, 2010

Roses are Tasty

I wanted today to talk about something else than my trip to DC a couple of weeks ago, which by the way I'm not done yet. Today I got lots of praise on a fantastic presentation I made in front of 30 people about Persian Cuisine. It was extremely validating given the tough week I'd have so far.

Roses in Pacific Palisades, California

For the presentation, I served attendees a desert combo of Rose Water and Saffron Ice Cream with Pistachios and Baklava. All I can say is that it was delicious and everyone was silent while eating it, which is somthing people say it's a good sign.

Roasting pistachios and saffron mixture

Preparing filo dough for Baklava
Preparing honey syrup for the Baklava and garnish to serve the ice cream

Pouring mixture on ice cream maker


Baklava ready to go into the oven

Unfortunately, during the presentation things got a bit crazy and was not able to take pictures of how I served  the ice cream. The way I did it was with 2 scoops of ice cream over powdered pistachios with the baklava on top and the syrup drizzled over with one rose petal as garnish.

On a different note, I wanted to say that I'm working on a couple of interesting giveaways to celebrate the 100 followers even though I know I reached that great milestone weeks ago. Also, I wanted to request for to you to talk about this blog to your friends and readers because the more people that reads this blog the better the prizes get and the better the content... so if you like it please share the joy!

Have a lovely day!

35 comments:

  1. This looks so yummy!

    Your job looks immensely interesting, yet demanding and stressful. I would love to learn more about what you do. I like reading about other people's jobs.

    Congratulations on your milestone!

    Rambles with Reese

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  2. Oh, I loooove Baklava! I'm still searching for the perfect recipe. I used to have a Turkish neighbor that made them perfect, I still regret never asking for her recipe. Those roses are lovely!

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  3. This is so neat! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Wonderful seeing other appriciate out cuisine. I love it!!!! Thanks for dropping by my blog.
    x

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  5. Yum - wish i could have tasted some...

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  6. oh my! such an elaborated plate! looks delicious! I wish I could cook so good! thanks for stopping by my blog! love yours! xo

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  7. looks amazing! I've always wanted to make baklava but have always been intimidated by it. I will have to give it a try.

    and that rose is gorgeous! I can't wait until mine bloom!!

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  8. wow that sounds delicious! I haven't had a really good baklava since my grandma used to make it. My dad and I order it whenever we see it on a menu and it just isn't the same, but that might just be the nostalgia talking. I wish I had her recipe, although wrestling with filo dough scares me considerably.

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  9. Looks amazing. I wish I could have been there to partake in your presentation and to delve into the desserts.

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  10. Yum! You're making me hungry!

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  11. Oh! I've never had Persian cuisine, but it looks like something I would be interested in trying!

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  12. That sounds amazing! I so wish I could have some. I'm excited for your giveaways!

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  13. Gorgeous roses! And OMG I'm so craving baklava! :)

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  14. OH my goodness, that baklava looks INCREDIBLE! I am so impressed with your culinary skills pretty lady! :)

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  15. Sounds delish! I bet the presentation was lovely :)

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  16. this looks so ridiculously tasty! yum!

    (and congrats on the good feedback :) )

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  17. Baklava...I am seriously salivating. Friends and I made it at 13 for some HS bakesale...My last run in with it was last year from a small place in michigan...pistachio baklava. Oh Heaven....salivating again!

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  18. Oh it sound delish...wish I'd had some. That first pic with the beautiful soft roses...lovely.

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  19. mmmm... i wish i was there! so glad it went well!

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  20. It looks wonderful! What a lovely idea...

    Thanks you also so much for your sweet comment, by the way :)

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  21. MMMMM...looks so delish! I love these food posts! ;)

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  22. oh my, sounds and looks so amazing! you sure are one talented girl :) the flower in the first picture is so pretty, the colour is gorgeous! the saffron ice-cream sounds lovely, i've never tried it, although i do love pistachios! great post :)
    x

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  23. Oh, that is so cool! I love Persian food, one of my favorites when I lived in NYC. That looks so amazingly delicious!

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  24. Oh, roasted pistachios!!!! Yumm! Have a lovely weekend :)

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  25. Thank you, my dear, for stopping by bricolage. You had me at Persian & rosewater. Obsession (truly). Back later but I'm so glad that you enjoyed your trip here (to DC) & I look forward to catching up with your posts.

    ciao-meow/Susan & Julie the Cat (the Humanitarian Cause-cat)

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  26. Oh YUM!!!! I adore cooking with rosewater!! Wonderful inspriation!

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  27. hmmm baklava.. love when my mum makes it!



    xoxo

    http://missneira.com

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  28. What a devine dessert. Being married to a Greek, you can see why I might love this. And I'm very fond of rosewater in desserts too. Delicious!

    Catherine

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  29. Love your description and the photos of your presentation! I lived in Iran for two years, so I know how labor intensive this is!

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  30. This all looks so tasty but I don't think I'd have the patience to make it. You go girl :)

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  31. yum! baklava is a favourite of mine...

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