Happy Easter, everyone. Enjoy this time spent with loved ones. x
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
La vie en rose is something new I'm bringing to this blog (currently with an identity issue - shade of whim was the original name, his girl with a blog is what I'm preferring these days...). I'll be posting every so often about the little things that make my days sing, the things I'm grateful for, under "La vie en rose". Hope you enjoy reading. Today's la vie en rose goes something like this:
1. The sore toes I have from putting my pointe shoes on 6 days a week.
2. Getting to design my way through my days. Love my job.
3. My mum sure knows her girl. The best colour addition to my wardrobe was the orange rubber timepiece she surprised me with.
4. Looking through the treetops toward a bright, sunlit, blue sky.
5. A soul-soothing-hug from my boy.
6. Autumn fruits.
7. Hearing the rain drops while I work.
What's made you smile lately?
Monday, March 25, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
3. Time to spare? Xavier Toby (writer and comedian) has a few stories to tell you. First up, his hope that the tattoo fad is (fingers crossed) over.
Hope your weekend is a great one! x
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Scribbling (literally) away on illustrator took the focus away from dismal-draft-artwork this morning.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
4 cups whole milk
One cup buttermilk
1/3 cup heavy cream
1. Line a fine mesh strainer with several folds of cheesecloth and set it in your sink (there's two minutes gone)
2. Combine milk, buttermilk and cream in medium heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil until cooking thermometer registers 185 degrees...if you don't have a thermometer, keep an eye on it to see when the curds (the solid white parts) are mostly separated from the whey (the cloudy liquid). This will take about 10 minutes...stir a couple of times during the boiling process.
3. Remove from heat and using a slotted spot, scoop spoonfuls of the curd into the cheesecloth-lined strainer, sprinkling with a little salt every few spoonfuls or so.
4. Let the ricotta drain for about 5 minutes and then taste to check the consistency. If you like it drier, then let it drain a little more. If you like it moister, stir in a tablespoon or two of milk. This ricotta is best used right away, but will keep for a day or two in the fridge.
Friday, March 15, 2013
1. Recipe of the week: New-York style cheesecake. I've been searching for what looks like a traditional cheesecake recipe and I think I've found it. Admittedly, I'm yet to trial this one...but it looks the part!
3. The over-sized 'it' bag is over and making way for the lady-like purse. Considering my recent almost-too-big-to-be-practical leather tote buy, I'm keeping my hands over my ears and singing "laaa's" to block out the (bad) news.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
It's Friday and I have no finds! I've been caught up in a whirl of happenings and neglected my Friday Finds. Good thing I came by this beauty of word art! Doesn't it put a spring in your step? Perfect way to kick off the weekend!
It's a long weekend in my neck of the woods and I'm making sure it's going to be filled with all the wonderful stuff: relaxation, beach walks, time with my boy and I feel a cake-baking-session coming on. Whatever you choose to do, have a good one xo
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
1. Recipe find of the week: golden, gutsy, triple ginger cookies!
2. The Oscars happened. If, like me, you lived under a rock and missed the action, click here.
3. Failed Skye connections turned into artwork! Check it.