Monday, December 31, 2012
thank you so much for your suggestion! Your Midnight Milk Punch reminded me of the legendary Eggnog, Cary Grant offered so adorably in "The Awful Truth". Only that in all the years I tried to serve the Eggnog all my guests denied in favour of some more transparent liquids.
But you won't believe it: just mentioning your name (so much cooler than Cary Grant!), everybody
has been keen to try it.
Big hugs and kisses and a very happy New Year (I'm sure it will be, because now we entered The Age of Aquarius!)
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Completely guilt free, high pleasure discovery of the month!! Booja Booja truffles. As always I was tricked into buying a few samples BECAUSE THEY LOOK CUTE! Note: investing in packaging design is never in vain.
Our personal favourite is the champagne truffle. They make for a great gift, if you don't eat them before you can give them away. Your willpower will be tested to the limit.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
|highest top of the Empire State Building|
|Le Parker Meridien, poolside|
|paper weight Christmas dinner|
|on the Highline|
|fish market in Chinatown|
|Museum of Natural History|
|Metro Station 6 weeks after hurricane "Sandy"|
|I love the eclecticism of NY architecture|
|it's not a fire, just fog|
|view onto the One World Tower|
|MoMA, Shadow Monsters, 2004, Philip Worthington (my favourite!)|
|the famous Christmas decorations of Bergdorf Goodmans|
|Chanel on stage|
|The Knave, Le Parker Meridien|
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
My dear friend Mela sent me a recipe of her grandmother and a picture of herself (cute!) as an extra feature for this blog! I was so excited about the submission so I felt rather guilty for taking so long with the actualization of the blog post! Mela, I finally baked the terrace heart biscuits, so what do you think?
I must say, they were fingerlicking good!
peel of one lemon
1/2 vanilla pod
a pinch of salt
1 egg yolk
some tablespoons of jam, I took raspberry because of the nice red colour, although the original recipe requests apricot
Prepare a short crust working together the sugar, butter, lemon peel, the inside of the vanilla pod, egg yolk and flour.
Let it sit in the fridge for 1/2 an hour.
Roll out the pastry with a rolling pin and cut out the biscuits with a heart shaped cookie cutter.
Bake on a tray at 180°C for about 15 minutes (until the pastry turns slightly golden).
Assemble the hearts using the jam as glue and dust with icing sugar.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
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Monday, December 03, 2012
Sunday, December 02, 2012
Saturday, December 01, 2012
It has already become a great tradition that the day before first Advent Christiane, Carina, Nancy and myself get together to turn fresh pine green, ivy, box, holly and laurel into the most beautiful Advent wreathes.
We make wreathes for our doors, for the windows, for the childrens' school and the typical wreathes with four candles to be lighted one more every Advent Sunday.
I'm horribly untalented in tying together the wreathes. My part rather consists in decorating. I love using the hot glue machine to stick on crab apples, nuts, pinecones and apples. I love choosing ribbons, drinking coffee, chatting around and eating Christiane's freshly baked waffles....
If you are interested in the recipe, I'd be happy to request it for you. The only thing I know is that they are made with cream instead of butter. Just sublime!
When everybody had gone I stayed a moment longer to continue chatting with Christiane and, you won't believe it, while talking, my fingers all by themselves had made that sweet little heart from the last twigs remaining on the table.