Sunday, December 22, 2013

Beautiful Christmas Baking

I'm just finishing off my last few baked Christmas treats and these last biscuits have been SO easy that I feel I must share the recipe.  












































Amaretti


Makes approx 25 biscuits


Ingredients:


- 2 egg whites
- 125g almond meal
- 1 cup caster sugar (would you believe I scored the last bag in the shops today?  I guess I'm not the only one doing some Christmas baking)
- 1/4 cup sifted plain flour (there was no sifting going on at my house)
- Vanilla essence
- Whole almonds for decoration


1. Heat oven to 185C
2. Place all ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat together for 5 minutes
3. Allow mixture to rest for another 5 minutes
4. Roll into little balls and place on baking paper lined baking tray
5. Place an almond in the centre of each biscuit
6. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or lightly browned
7. Remove from the oven and cool slightly before placing on racks








Saturday, November 23, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I LOVE Christmas.

Merry Christmas!!!

I can't really pinpoint what it is that I love about Christmas, but one of my favourite parts it wrapping presents.  I like to decorate my own paper, make my own tags and ribbon wrap to my hearts content.

Last year I made some stamps and stamped away on some brown paper:

  More wrapping paper!

Then I made my own tags:
Present 1 of 1 bazillion. Whose idea was it to make their own paper...

Now, wrapping isn't everyones cup of tea, last year someone asked if I realised one could buy wrapping paper at the dollar store.  Yes, of course I know that, it's just that I don't want to do that.

I haven't actually bought any presents yet.  I don't think.  Sometimes I buy them early, put them away and then forget that I bought anything at all.  Hopefully I'm not in that state this Christmas.  I have however started making some tags.
2013-Christmas-Wreath
 I need to make my christmas cards, but am procrastinating so I made some tags today.

If you would like to use them you can download them here.

Better get moving on those Christmas cards!


Friday, September 20, 2013

Sketches of late

I am massively lazy and have written nothing for months.  I will make an effort to write more.  My laziness may impact upon my efforts...

Zac is 5


temptations



Welcome Oscar

Raw Food

Monday, April 15, 2013

At home drawing pictures of mountain tops

What was your first music purchase?

Mine was Pearl Jam's Ten.  My favourite track at the time was Jeremy.

I love to draw and paint.  My problem is that nothing comes out the finished-end looking as good as I would like.  I think that is my nature.  Gotta practice my 'meh' and move on.   







 x Kim

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The boys LOVE green smoothies!!

The boys love green smoothies because they are

MONSTER SMOOTHIES!

I'm a genius. Well, almost.  Probably a few points short.



x K

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Homesickness

An old precious friend recently said that she wished we lived closer so we could get together and make jam, pies and laugh.  I would love this to happen.  

My heart wants to break free of my chest and fly to her kitchen across the seas.  

Sometimes I get SO homesick.

This is where I grew up, Bowen Island:


pic from http://seattlestravels.com/













I spent many Halloween nights standing behind the chains in the above photo watching the fireworks.  Everyone of those nights I would burn my tongue on the HOT chocolate provided by the fire department.



This is the almost view from the deck of our house.

Sunset on Bowen Island main road

Bowen Island 1 by PictureBC


Now seasons change and I am still the same
I dont belong to anyone
Still a piece of me will always be
Sitting in my hometown sun 

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