OSI – April of Short + Rose

This week’s host is April of Short + Rose.
In her bio, she says “I’m April and I live in Memphis. I like to bake, knit, garden, travel and hang out with awesome people. I hate hot weather, rude people and answering the phone. I want to move somewhere cold and I hope to one day have an ounce of the creativity and a sliver of the adorableness some of the bloggers I adore do.”

Erin has selected Cherry Fudge Brownie Torte for this week’s TWD post.

Let’s all get to know a bit about her and then head over to her blog and show some TWD love!

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Questions:

1. When did you begin baking?

I’m not really sure but I am positive it was in my Nannie’s (my maternal grandmother) kitchen. She didn’t mind the messes I made when I was ‘cooking’.

2. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

An actress/ballerina/chef

3. What has been your favorite TWD recipe so far?

World Peace cookies, hands down. I’ve made them so much. A delicious combo of sweet & salty.

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4. What TWD recipe has been a dud for you?

Several, all of which I blame on myself, not the recipe. Probably the worst one was the Summer Fruit Galette, the dough came out terribly, I couldn’t blanch the peaches, it was just a disaster from every angle.

5. What recipe are you dying to make that no one has picked yet?

Sour Cream Pumpkin Pie (or Tart), in fact I’ll probably go ahead and make it soon. Pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors!

6. What one item in the kitchen could you never live without?

Whisks, I have three but I’m still always looking for a clean one. They’re fantastic.

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7. Give us three adjectives to describe yourself.

Loyal, stubborn, sentimental

8. What super-power would you most like to have, and why?

Super speed! Then I could knit sweaters in minutes not months!

9. If you had a day to yourself, no distractions, what would you do?

Take a roadtrip! I love roadtrips, especially with a great self-made soundtrack & a mocha-to-go.

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10. If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would it be?

Tokyo, Japan. Amazing landscapes, amazing food & high speed rail!

11. If you knew could you try anything, and not fail (and money was no object), what would you attempt?

Start a non-profit that focused on giving low-income children and teens an opportunity and the means to participate in the creative arts.

12. What meal and dessert would you choose to be your very last?

Filet mignon, caramelized onions, roasted mushrooms, mashed potatoes with goat cheese, rolls & chocolate bread pudding with Irish cream sauce.

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13. What is the “strangest” food you ever eaten?

I don’t know that I’ve ever eaten a strange food, I’m pretty squeamish when it comes to weird food.

14. What spice do you use over and over again?

Salt!

15. Offer up one random, little known factoid about yourself.

My mom used to be into Civil War reenacting and so growing up I visited practically every Civil War battlefield in Tennessee.

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Note: I, (Jeannette @ The Whimsical Cupcake) will be heading the OSI portion of TWD every week. IF YOU ARE A NOVEMBER HOST and you haven’t done so already: please send me your answers OR if you have not received an email from me (most likely due to the fact that I couldn’t find an email addy for you), please send me one (flamegoddess65@aol.com). Without your answers, I can’t post the nifty facts about you ;) That is all.

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