December 18, 2010


Soooo... Italy...not too generous on snow...

I decided to make my own...and it's not the kind you buy at the supermarket in a can, that sprays  weird smelling goo all over things, making them look like a fire truck had freshly puked on! warm and fuzzy snow... like in old puppet cartoons... MY SNOW :)

you'll  say, "snow can't be warm and fuzzy! it's cold and it melts if you touch it". Yeah, in YOUR boring   world maybe, in MY world, it's very pleasant to the touch, and if you rub it on your cheek it won't prickle, or freeze it, it will give you warm fuzzies ;) just like little fluffy chicken (if you ever had the honor of touching one;)

here it is ;)
I think my snow will make real snow jealous :D! and it will come Christmas eve just to show off :)

I dare you Mother Nature! I dare you!

December 07, 2010

☃❄ ☃❄☃getting on the Christmas bandwagon ☃❄ ☃❄☃

Ho hooo hoooo! it's almost Christmas!

I am not awfully religious, but as any bad Catholic I think I am entitled to that :D
Christmas is more of a special time to spend with family, sharing love in the form of
great meals, jokes and presents.

Decorating the tree, wrapping gifts and preparing food is the best part of it all.
Yeah, I am that shallow...  cry me a river why don't you...!

Slowly, but most definitely surely,I've started on my Christmas decorations. There will be light! a lot of it!:)
lights I should say, and cookies, going to get pastry brushes and new piping bag tomorrow and get on with my cookie making;) E-x-C-i-T-i-N-g!

For now here's the recipe I've created (not modified from an online source -- CREATED! :) due to my temporary sugar free lifestyle :

2-3 egg whites
1/2c (or less)  Stevia/Equal or sugar if you're able to have it:)
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
tiny pinch of salt
8-12 Tbsp almond flour

beat egg whites with sugar,cr. of tartar and salt to stiff glossy peaks. fold almond flower in gently, pour in the piping bag, squeeze on parchment paper and bake at 90C until light and crisp, about 30 minutes. They should not change color, if they start turning yellow, pry your oven open and leave it like that for the rest of time.
 (if you want heavier cookies, add more almond four, I prefer them heavier, but the amount automatically shrinks,because  you break air bubbles in the egg whites with the almond flower and additional mixing)

enjoy ;)

p.s. I added some food dye to make half of the cookies pink ;)