Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
To our surprise, it's like they didn't even notice the difference.
I had some leftover metallic copper paint and a few wooden letters that spell out raku. Problem solved.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
The pattern on the back reads "The Old Grist Mill"
The rusty little bird figurine is heavy enough to hold down the table runner during a blizzard.
A blizzard just like we are having today.
See the beaded shade that fits over a tealight candle holder? I just found that at Goodwill last week.
As was the table runner, that fits in well with my newly painted dining room set.
I will show the after in another post.
Monday, December 28, 2009
And in case you're wondering if I had my share of Ebelskivers yesterday, apparently not. I made blueberry ones today.
Still hot I dotted with butter, dusted with powdered sugar, and drizzled with some pure maple syrup. Mmmmmm
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I just adore these curvy wooden ebelskiver skewers that are used to flip them over part way through cooking.
I had Henri capture my first attempt using the skewers.
Looks like they came out a tad on the dark side.
Our friends were on their way over, so I saved some batter for Diane to make a batch while I took pictures. This was her first attempt too. Starting in the center well you spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into each well, moving clockwise, to ensure uniform cooking.
Then you add a tsp. of filling. In this case we were using melted semi-sweet chocolate morsels.
Hey! Why are hers so perfect on the first try?
Her Scandinavian heritage is showing me up!
Add a little powdered sugar to both sides, and my goodness, they were so yummy I forgot to take pictures of all of us enjoying them.
Anyway, the book has so many recipes for making these puffy pancakes with a wide range of wonderful sweet and savory toppings and fillings. The basic ingredients are what everyone has on hand -- milk, eggs, and flour. But you need to get yourself an Ebelskiver pan to make them!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
I shot this one in color at the end of our walk. A welcome sight on this otherwise grey winter day.
For comparison, here's one I took on a sunny winter day here in Sorrento.