wishing everyone a happy new year!
Monday, December 28, 2009
i revisited my least favourite café. there were
a few changes since the first visit here, but the
same relaxed atmosphere. our sandwiches,
one buenos dias wrap and a grilled cheese and
apple were excellent accompanied with a very
good salad. i am glad i returned and will adjust
the rating on my café list.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
another post from the kitchen.
for years i have been using a whisk to froth the
milk for our coffee. finally we splashed out on a
bialetti tuttocrema milk frother (it was the least
breakable one). it works! the key is to slowly heat
the milk. the foam was beautifully dense the way
we like it. the coffee, excellent!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
done! the pudding should be made earlier,
i've made it as late as the week before christmas.
procrastination is usually the reason, although easy
to do it takes time and organization. i enjoy the
colours and textures of the ingredients. this carrot
pudding has less calories and is vegetarian (no suet).
i have been using this recipe with great success for
years and it can be found here.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
pudim de laranja. there is a portuguese theme
going on here lately. fun in the kitchen helps offset
the greyness and chill of december days.
creating food that brings the taste of sunshine
is always welcome. this orange flan is rich
and the pomegranate seeds add more colour and
crunch. the ingredients are readily available and
the process is easy. have fun and bom apetite!
the recipe can be found here.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
it's beginning to look a lot like christmas cards.
this year i wanted to make cards using materials
at hand. security envelopes are always available.
the cutting began... and continues.
next year, printmaking.
the cards will be in the
mail by monday, i hope.