Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Unavoidably, Christmas time is all about gorging yourself on sweets. The richer the better, to keep those freezing temperatures in check. Growing an extra layer of fat, you know :) So in fact I thought it only appropriate to call this gorgeous ice-cream recipe (requiring NO ice-cream machine!) decadent. [A decadent person or group has low moral standards, definition given by Cambridge dictionaries online]. Indeed. Once you try it, you are lost. It’s creamy and somehow produces only an urge to have MORE! MORE! MORE!!!!!!!! It was really difficult to stop, honestly.
I modified the recipe slightly, after having read all the comments on the website. I whipped the cream first, until it was rather thick, but still soft, and then let the condensed milk treacle in, with the beaters still running (I dumped the whole 397 g can, by the way), and then whipped some more. And then off into the freezer, I popped my ice-cream in at about 2 PM, and in the evening it was already frozen. It gets harder, though, the more it freezes, and I found it helpful to let it thaw a bit (I put it in the fridge then, though) – some 15-20 minutes, and it’s easier to scoop. Many people complained about greasy residue in the mouth  - well, I didn’t have this! Perhaps the cream was just overbeaten, easy mistake, unfortunately, if you beat just a tiny bit too long. Or if you eat it straight from the freezer. I’ve just did this, and yes, it could be something in it. Ok, I’d better finish this post, otherwise I’ll gobble up the second container here and now. And then… and then… I’d better call the ambulance, considering the amount of fat and sugar rushed into my body. But oh my, so delicious!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Not More than That

Sometimes life is just so simple. All you need is yeast, flour, water, and oil. Well, ok, an oven, too. And you get two loaves of wonderfully smelling, delicious, crumb-so-soft bread. Pure and simple. If it only could stay like this forever.
And on my needles: a sweater, sturdy and down-to-earth. Pattern will be following soon.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Summer has looked in

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After so typically grey and rainy fall weather – bright sun-shiny day! More amazingly, I’ve managed to find a spot in the city center, that was not a building site (the whole city is just one giant building site in summer, usually).
When I look at this photo, a comment from another time, another life is coming back to me: Your pictures are very nice, but where are the people?

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fall Is Coming…

…carrying Chinese lanterns. I love the color of these plants. Papery and heart-shaped, they are the ultimate fall signals – perhaps because of their Halloween-y shade?
Chinese lanterns collage

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Waffle Hat

After lots of knitting and testing and pondering and pacing around the room, I’ve finally published a hat  pattern! Honestly, I could never imagine that designing just a simple hat could be so complicated! Or is it just me? Anyway, I’m immensely proud of myself and have been patting myself on the shoulder so much that it hurts already. Note to self: stop patting yourself on the shoulder and go do some knitting. It’s too late anyway for housework :)
It was an eerie feeling to see my own design done by other people. But boy, so lovely they are! The pattern is now available for free download on Ravelry and on Craftsy, and now it's available for download directly from my blog. Enjoy!
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