Tuesday

A tutorial

Tonight I'll teach you to make a yummy yummy "queen's arm" which is basically a génoise spread with sweet dish of milk and then rolled, dusted with icing sugar. But in my case, is a special "queen's arm" because the sweet dish of milk is mixed with lucuma cream, so it had a different taste, very "lucuma-esque". So for the ingredientes you'll need:

Dun, dun, dun


A mixing bowl, six egg whites, six egg yolks, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of flour, 1 Teaspoon of baking powder, a minipimer electrical blender, a silicone sheet and 500 grams of sweet dish of milk mixed with lucuma cream, only if you're coolspice like me. If you're not, then you can use the regular sweet dish of milk. 'Kaythanxbye.


Now for the preparation:

Pour the egg whites onto the bowl

Then, whisk the whites 'till they reach soft peaks. Then pour (softly) the sugar

Add the yolks (like the nice yellow colour? It's because these are organic grown eggs. except that eggs don't "grow", but you get it; right??)

Start whisking

Keep whisking

Add (softly) the previously sifted flour

Whisk again and then add the baking powder and keep on whisking!

Stop whisking for a while and take the tray out of the oven and place the sheet of silicone

Pour the mix onto the sheet that is awesomespice because it doesn't need any butter or oil on it. The génoise won't stick to it. Win!

Then shove it to the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes, medium heat. Then take it out carefully, spread the sweet dish of milk and lucuma cream, rolled it, sprinkle icing sugar and the final result would be this:



Get in to my bellayyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday

No Limits

If I'm going to be anything more than average, if anyone's going to remember me, then I need to go further in everything: in art, in life, in everything they think is real: morality, immorality, good, bad, I, we, have to smash that to pieces, we have to go beyond that, we have to be brave. No limit.

Salvador Dalí.

Saturday

Just a thought

The right phrase it's "without further ado". No "without further adieu"

"Ado" means "fuss" or "delay". "Adieu" is french -à Dieu- "to God"- a shortening of the phrase "Go with God", used as "Goodbye" which makes "withut futher adieu" even weirder. Without further to God?

Why have I been seeing "without further adieu" on blogs so often lately? It's stupid and wrong and makes no sense at all!

Friday

I've lost that lovin' feelin'

Original idea stolen from Lauren, go and read her blog




I've lost that lovin' feelin' for bloggin',which basically translates in me not posting anything but a Kings of Leon vid since last october.
And honestly, I haven't post because 1) I haven't got anything too exciting or worth telling and 2) I've never been a good blogger. It is true that I started here on 2005, and this is my third blog, because I deleted the other two accounts, but the thing is that I like to consider myself a private person, so I don't practise the art of channeling my inner shiz by writing. Odd for a former journalism studen, but lately I've started feeling like I don't have an opinion on things, which is complete and utterly untrue. I do have an opinion and a strong one, maybe not the conventional type, but an opinion non the less.
So I decided to state my opinion, to raise my voice, to..., well you get the idea. From now on, there will be more entries in this little blog.
I decided that, since I made myself a very cute note pad (tutorial for it coming soon), I should jotted down stuff there, sort of like a draft. I really hope to actually do it, because I tend to be the kind of person whose starts something and then leave it unfinished -except for food- I always eat all my food (unless it contains olives, because I don't like it).

So, moving onto some random things

How pretty this apron is? I swear, it shouts "housewife from the fifties", and it happens that I abso-freakin'-lutely love it. I'm thinking in search for a fabric like this one and ask mum to sew me one. But I already can hear her sayin' that it won't work because it doesn't have a front, and the weeny-wittle problem is that I always get stains on =(


One day, I wil have this bureau, and the closet on the left, and the closet on the right. I'm not so sure about the painting, definitely the vase with the roses, the shoes are a must and the cases too, they're will be a tad uncomfortable when I travel around Europe with them, but at least I'll be traveling with style =)

Thursday

Cuando yo sea grande...

...Quiero ser como Laura Marling. Pero para eso primero tendría que pedirle prestado el De Lorean al Dr. Emmett Brown y retroceder hasta los 17 u 18 años. Mejor a los 12 y aprovechar para aprender a tocar la guitarra. Ahí sí que podría ser como Laura Marling, una cantautora inglesa de 19 años que lanzó el año pasado su disco "Alas, I cannot swim", producido por su ex compañero de la banda Noah and the Whale, Charlie Fink, y cargado de tradicionales y contemporáneas melodías folk. Es a menudo comparada con Joan Báez y Joni Mitchell, pero el estilo de Marling es legítimamente suyo. Su voz es muy suave, a veces comparable a la de Regina Spektor, y las temáticas de sus canciones afectan a la religión (if he made me in his image, then he's a failure too), familia (mother I blame you therein trying to be you again...father I love you, but how can you watch as I push her away) y romance (I would never love a man 'cause love and pain go hand and I can't do it again).
En fin, que si me pidieran que definiera a Laura Marling en dos palabras, estas serían "insoportablemente talentosa", porque hasta para el diseño y arte de su disco fue súper original; creó una "caja de canciones", el cual aparte de contener el disco en si, también incluye postales, historias, baratijas y entradas para los shows que dió en marzo en la vieja Inglaterra. "La idea surgió cuando estaba hablando con el dueño del estudio en donde estaba grabando el disco. Él decía que le deprimía la manera en que la música anda por estos días ya que nadie compra discos y la gente escucha mp3 en malos audífonos", explica Laura. "Quiero que la gente ame la música, que la atesore. No solo mí música sino la música en general".

Si quieren comenzar a atesorar la música de Laura Marling, les dejo uno de sus singles; "New Romantic"

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