Saturday, 21 September 2013


I don't go shopping for clothes since more than a year for moral convictions.
I don't do make-up, even though I've this new found obsession for red lipstick alone.
I didn't get a job as a shop assistant because, during the interview, I've naively offended the pompous sense of grandeur of the shop manager, comparing them to a minor brand.

Still, I'm in fascinated awe.

From a land where it's not officially autumn yet, but it's definitely not summer anymore, this seemed an appropriate way to greet her farewell.

{Credits: all pictures are taken from}

Monday, 16 September 2013


Just so you know, I thought I had leftovers of blueberries, so this idea of making muffins with them popped up and acted on me before I could actually analyse it properly.
Just so you know, I kinda regretted it the very moment I cracked the eggs, and started eating blueberries on their own.
I regretted it in the first place because, if you eat half of your blueberries before folding them into your blueberry muffin batter, than it seems a bit less appropriate to bake -or at least to call them- blueberry muffin. And, in the second place, because oh-gosh-i-so-wanted-to-eat-them-all. When you get plump, sweet blueberries, you should really think twice about using them as an ingredient and not as a main.
While you think what's best to do, I suggest you start eating them already.
Don't get me wrong though, these muffins were really, really good.
Really good.


- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 TBS baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 6 TBS / 3/4 stick / 90gr butter
- 1 + 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 egg + 2 yolks
- 1 cup milk
- a lot of blueberries

1- Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.

2- In a second bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs and then, alternating, the flour mixture and the milk. - For some reason it seems you should- make sure you always begin and end with flour.

3- Fill you muffin tins and bake at 180° for about 30 minutes.

As easy as that.

Friday, 13 September 2013


So, job wise, I think I broke some records today.
First of all, I got two rejections in 5 hours. That might even be already enough to make it a brighter day. But, actually, no.
What makes it really  remarkable, is that I've also figured that they will never write me back from a place I proposed to volunteer for.
Well, that's definitely remarkable, allow me to brag.
So, I have a new found depression and lots of time to bask in it.
A kind of an obvious solution would have been some sweet/cakie delight.
Still, if you think about it practically, I don't know how many cupcakes you can eat in hours and hours of sadness, but I guess it's around... a lot.
Honestly, I don't have the will to bake that many cupcakes.
And there it came, my solution.
The one thing I'm gonna do for hours and just be happy.
While you sweat behind your bar, I'm gonna take a trip to Alabama. Have fun.
Honestly I don't wanna know if you've ever read "To kill a mockingbird" -that is what I'm reading now-, I'm afraid you might spoil it mentionin'your favourite line or something.
On the other hand, I would be delighted to know if you've ever read "The perks of being a wallflower".

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

COMFORT CERTANTIES and Blueberry Pancakes

Everyone has his little comfort certainty, that tiny thing that you’re sure you make better that anyone else –or at least in a decent way- that goes reinforcing your selconfidence when you need it.
You might draw beautifully, you might be able to speak while burping, you might moonwalk for kilometers.
As for myself..well, nothing really comes to my mind now but, at least, I thought I was able to cut an onion. Not in any artistic way, like, I cannot carve a caravell out of a watermelon, but still, I though I could at least cube it properly.
Turns out I cannot.
Well, I couldn’t, you all please be jelous.
After denying me even the tiniest certanty of knowing how to cube an onion –seriously, was I asking so much?- at least Gordon taught me how to do that. No, of course I’m not gonna share it with you, keep wandering in oblivion.
Nevertheless, I’m gonna share with you his recipe for a wowbreakfast.

125g flour
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 TBS sugar
2 eggs, separated
100ml milk
125g ricotta
100g blueberries

Sift the flour, baking powder,
salt and sugar in a
       bowl and mix together. Add the egg
       yolks and, gradually, the milk, whisking slowly.  When everything is well combined, fold in the ricotta and the blueberries.
In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites  until
      You should be able to turn the bowl watchin
       your egg whites miraculously defying gravity.
      At this point, add them carefully to the batter.
Heat a non-stick frying pan and melt in it a knob
      of butter with some oil. Cook the pancakes
      using 2 TBS 
      of batter each, 2 minutes per side until golden.

Gordon suggests to serve them with Greek yoghurt 
      and honey, which must be divine. We had them with a sprinkling of brown sugar. Also divine.

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