Our youngest son found a recipe of this airy and delicious strawberry cake: "See mum, this would make a cool dessert, wouldn't it?" - It surely did! Next Thursday it's my turn to bring cake to the afternoon coffee break at my work, and I'm thinking about baking a few of these - now that the season for strawberries has arrived.
Since you only need to use the egg whites to the cake, I used the leftover egg yolks to a bearnaise sauce. I am very helpless when it comes to custards and sauces, but this easy bearnaise sauce recipe from my physiotherapist is a success every time.
The whiplash injury in my neck was bad last spring - a nerve gets stuck every now and then ,causing both numbness and a horrible pain - but the treatments, together with medicine and rest, helped me and "I got my life back" after 2 weeks in bed. I kept on seeing the physiotherapist 8 months in all. She showed me simple exercises that strengthens the small muscles in the neck and shoulder- region ... and we swopped a few recipes as well :)
My pink flower plant is not doing so well. Even if it gets water and tender loving care daily, it is withering ... I took a closer look the other day:
The plant was invaded by these small green bugs! No wonder the plant was withering and getting yellow spots on the leaves. I started to worry that this colony of green bugs would invade my basil and mint pots - all on the windowshill in the kitchen - so I got rid of the pink plant. I'm so sorry ... If we had a garden, I'm sure an organic treatment with something might have helped, so those green bugs would have decided to go elsewhere ...
And last - a dream of mine has come true - I have gotten a DSLR camera! It has been on my wish list for a long time, and I've been looking at the different types, brands, qualities etc. I talked with my husband about Nikon and Canon - and we finally thought that Nikon D3200 would be a good option for a newbie like me.
We talked about getting the camera first this fall, but my husband surprised me one afternoon the other week - I came home from work, and these packages were standing on the table!!! Oh boy!! He has such a big heart!!!
There is a mini-course on how to use the camera - I'm sincerely overwhelmed by all the buttons and options there is.
I have actually been hesitating in taking pictures with this new camera - I have this treasure in my hands, but I have not got a glue of all the adjustements available?!
Well, this Monday I was asked to take a few photos of a sweet colleque of mine, who is going to retire in 2 weeks. I took our new camera with me and thought that it's now or never - I cannot be postponing the use of it until I have time to take the mini-course.
It was a fun experience:
- The flash kept popping up, the only way to keep it down was to use the minus flash-option, so I used it, instead of using the portrait-option.
- I am so used to take pictures with the handy & little point and shoot camera, so forgot all about using the zoom. I kept stepping back and forth until my collegue asked, why I didn't use the zoom ...
We had great fun, she was amused seeing me discovering new things and functions as we went along - I got many pictures of her smiling and laughing at the Funny Fotograph! (she even took a picture of me while I was trying to find a way to close for the flash :)
We'll use those photos on a slideshow of her, together with speeches and other things, on her last day at work. I'll make a CD-rom for her as well :)
Happy weekend to you
an overwhelmed and happy