Hello my dear readers,
Did you have a great Christmas? I did. We had a lovely First day of Christmas at my parents house. They always have a lovely Christmas tree which even looks better with al the Christmas gifts underneath it:
I got spoiled! Really really spoiled. Just like the rest of the family. I enjoyed their faces when they opened their presents and it is what they wanted. :)
Second day of Christmas started lazy and in the afternoon mister R's parents came over. We made a lovely 3 courses diner with a killer dessert! Pavlova's. Sooooo jummie.
They are easy to prepare so you don't have to be in the kitchen that long when its dessert time.
Here's the recipe:
You need: (for 4 persons)
4 whites of the egg
200 grams of suggar.
1 table spoon of vinegar
1 table spoon of potato starch
250 grams of fruit. ( I used 1 kiwi, half a banana, 2 strawberries and a 1/4 apple)
2 table spoons of apricot jam
1 vanilla pod
50 grams of sugar.
Set the oven on 125 decrees Celsius.
Make sure your bowl is very clean, any fat or oil will make sure your egg white won't become stiff.
Whip up the egg whites, gradually add suggar. When its stiff (hold the bowl up side down and it shouldn't fall out)
mix in a seperate bowl the vinegar with starch and spoon it through the whipped eggs.
Make blobs on baking paper. I usually make a little ditch in the middle so the fruits can lay in there.
Bake in the oven for 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Cut the fruit to small pieces.
Put the abricot jam with the juice of the lemon in the microwave for around half a minute and mix it.
Pour the abricot-lemon over the fruits. ( it should taste sour.)
Get the seeds out of the vanilla pod and put it in the cream, whipe it up while adding sugar.
Note: don't whipe it al the way it should be a bit lobbed (thats what the translation program says.)
( don't throw away the vanilla pod, put it in a glass of milk of pan heat it up for a few minutes and make chocolat milk or icecream with the milk. It will be delicious!)
You can put the fruits and whiped cream in the fridge and serve when its time. I usually heat the fruit a bit in the microwave.
I had too work and then I had to tidy and reorganise all the nice stuff i got. (mostly crafting stuff.) I bougth myself a little cabinet at Ikea. And for the really small stuff a little one at Xenos.
I cleaned a small part of my workdesk and this is the result:
I could use another one of those little wooden cabinets from Ikea :) My inks really like it in there, just like the fimo clay, stickles bottles, distress stain, distress reinkers and containers with embossing pouders.
It's just too bad the dylusions and colorwash bottles are too high. Same goes for the dabbers. :(
If any of you have a suggestion please let me know!
For a good beginning of 2013 I've washed all there was in the binns, ironed every item that was piled up (and that was a lot) and cleaned the rest of my desk.
Tomorrow morning will be spend cleaning and vacuuming the house.
I hope you'll have a great Oud en nieuw. Please be carefull if your lightning firework. (we won't, I don't want too spend soo much money for at most 15 minutes of fun)
And last but nog least:
I wish you a
very creative, fun and healthy 2013!
The same to you - Happy New Year! :-)
Thanks for the Christmas greeting and I wish you a happy new year! ;)
I just stopped by to let you know I got your package in the mail a few minutes ago. I haven't had time to open it, but will as soon as I leave this message. I promised I would let you know as soon as it got here, and it HERE!! Can't wait. THANK YOU beyond belief.
Supposedly you can make your own color washes by using dye or distress ink/reinkers (DO NOT use pigment reinkers), mica powders and DISTILLED water. I may try it myself one of these days.
As for dabbers, I use BINGO dabbers. I get them at a local general merchandise store and I think I saw some at Dollar Tree last week. I'm not sure what stores you have access to, but I think you can find Bingo dabbers if you look enough places. They are very cheap, and much less than you pay for the timmy things. I think I paid LESS THAN a US Dollar for each of mine. I got some pretty colors, too.
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