Cafe Fernando Turns 4

Cafe Fernando Turns 4

April 02nd, 2010  | Category: Chocolate, Memoir/Meme/Misc., Pastry


Today, Cafe Fernando turns four. I remember the day I decided on a name, bought a hosting plan, found a simple Wordpress theme and published my first post, titled "Hello World!" like yesterday. So many great things have happened since then. Things that I couldn't have ever imagined four years ago today. One day I receive an e-mail from a food writer in San Francisco asking for travel advice, ...

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2010 New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

2010 New Year’s Eve Dinner Party

January 22nd, 2010  | Category: Friends, Memoir/Meme/Misc.


A 22-pound butterball turkey, a tray full of dolmas, another tray full of artichokes in olive oil, stuffing, rice with roasted almonds, thinly sliced carrots cooked in turkey stock and sweetened with maple syrup, three large mixed salads with pomegranate seeds, another very exciting layered salad with shrimps, beets and avocado and crown roast of lamb stuffed with green beans and Brussels sprouts for those who prefer ...

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Menu for Hope 6

Menu for Hope 6

December 14th, 2009  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.


Every year food bloggers from all around the world join forces to raise money for the U.N. World Food Program by offering a delectable collection of food-related bid items for the Menu for Hope raffle. In its 6th year now, this annual fundraising campaign was created by Pim and hosted by many food floggers in the past. This year's host for Europe is David Lebovitz. I am very ...

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My New Photo Blog

My New Photo Blog

November 17th, 2009  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.


In the past couple of weeks, there had been some changes to Cafe Fernando. Have you noticed? The photos got much bigger, categories have been refined, archive pages are so much easier to navigate now and several tags have been added to each post, which help narrow down results while doing a search or going through the archives. Plus, there's something new! I might have ruined the surprise ...

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Cafe Fernando Turns Three

Cafe Fernando Turns Three

March 31st, 2009  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.


Today, Cafe Fernando turns three. The plans I had for this big day... I was actually planning to go through all the recipes and calculate how much butter, chocolate and eggs I consumed throughout these three years... and then maybe prepare a pie chart with this statistical info.. The biggest slice could have been a chocolate cake with bittersweet chocolate ganache... the other one a lemon pound cake ...

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