Bernard is back from his vacation. He used lots of sunscreen, so there’s very little sun tanning.
The first thing he asked about was my blog.
Oh no, I thought.
My blog is, you know, somewhat abandoned. But see, Bernard, I have a new yarn and can make a great scarf for you.
How lucky. Bernard has forgotten to reprimand me.
He asked for a photo to see if the colors worked for him. What do you think?
Today was a nettle-soup-day. But I won’t show you the soup itself.
This post is more of a reminder to myself: buy decent plates and bowls!
I tend to switch to healthy eating when I have very little time to cook. It sounds a bit inconsistent, I know.
These steamed veggies are a good example. I just put chopped carrot, cauliflower, green beans and brussels sprouts into my steamer and get back to work.
If some of the veggies are frozen, they require half the time. So I just add them a little later.
The only unobvious ingredient is a pumpkin seed oil: everything tastes better with it.
My blogging paused. The longer this pause lasts, the more difficult it is to blog again. Why is that?
I drafted several posts but never finished them. This tiny post with the unknitted thingy should help me break the pause.
Bernard signed up for Coursera. Now I have to prepare everything for his studies, print out articles etc. He keeps me busy! Oh I wish he concentrated on some other hobby (not requiring me to be his assistant). Wise cat. Too wise.
By the way, have you noticed Bernard’s new scarf? It’s silk.
It’s snowing outside. So I turn to summer photos again.
Bernard was nudging me for the whole weekend, but I couldn’t finish his “casual” scarf. So he decided to take everything into his own hands (can’t tell you what he muttered while doing this). After a steep learning curve he mastered the basics of knitting.
Meet Bernard. He is a wise cat who loves scarves and wears them in style. His youth was full of adventures, hence the colour.
Bernard is proudly pear-shaped. He thinks this shape subtly conveys the intellectual nature of his pastime.
To tell you the truth, Bernard said these photos of him were done poorly. Actually he went into detail specifying the right lens choice and shooting mode (as I told you, a truly wise cat). I promised him to take some more pictures, so you’ll probably see him again.
Looking at summer pictures is my No1 way to feel better when it’s freezing outside
These are my favorite cookies. Gluten-free and a bit on a healthy side. No flour! That’s what I tell myself when reaching for the fifth cookie with a single cup of tea.
No wonder this is my go-to method to use excess egg whites, as the recipe is meringue-based.
- 2 egg whites
- sugar – 100 grams
- dark chocolate, finely grated – 40 grams
- sesame seeds, toasted – 60 grams
- desiccated coconut – 30 grams
Whip egg whites with a pinch of salt, add sugar and beat well (stiff peaks). Fold in grated chocolate, sesame seeds and coconut.
Bake at a moderate oven temperature (180 C/350F) on a baking sheet.
I usually bake my can’t-stop cookies for about 30 minutes and leave them in a switched off oven.