Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Looking forward to Spring!

 I thought I’d share some pretty pastel inspiration with you today. I’m just loving all these soft colours. I'm looking forward to Spring!

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Viola Brun Designs

Prints by Viola Brun.
Viola Brun Designs is a small design stu­dio based in Copen­hagen, Den­mark

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

A pop of color

 I came across these gorgeous pictures on the Internet which inspired today's post, all about colorful interior!

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

French Meringues

Meringues are so light and airy, sweet and crisp. They seem to melt in your mouth. But how to make the perfect meringue?

One of the golden rules of meringue making is that all of your equipment must be very clean, without a speck of grease.

What you need

6 egg whites
300 g caster sugar
Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 150 degrees.
Baking tray with baking paper

What to do

Preheat the oven to 150C
Put the egg whites in metal bowl and beat with mixer until you have stiff peaks. You will know that it's thick enough if you can hold the bowl upside-down. Really works! Leave the mixer running, add the the caster sugar little at a time and salt while mixing, keep it turning for 7-8 minutes. Until the meringue mixer is deliciously white and glossy. Use caster sugar because the small grains dissolve easily in the foamy mixture.

Scoop up a heaped dessertspoonful of the mixture and use another dessertspoon to make an oval shape. Or just drop them in rough rounds, if you prefer. You can also work with a pastry bag.
Place the meringues into the oven. Leave the oven on for 1 hour until the meringues are crisp and sound hollow when tapped on the base. Serve with whipped cream, ice cream, and/or fresh fruit. Mmm. Bon appetit!

The meringues on this photo were made by my sister-in-law.

Thank you Lennie, they were delicious!!!

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Weekend Notes

Discovered a very nice wine shop nearby.
- De Bergse Cave
Kerkstraat 13 in Rotterdam -
Love this bag for spring!
- Liebeskind-

Gift from my mother. Thank you! 
- Oil by Le Petit Marseillais-

Snow this weekend!

Cosy at home

New print

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Carolina Antich


Carolina Antich is an Argentinian artist. She creates teensy images of children.  It is painted upon enormous canvases with minimal color and line. I just love her style and colours. Visit her lovely website and enjoy her work!