I made gorgeous cupcakes. My guests were perplexed by the blue frosting. Ah these Europeans… wholesome people. But then they tried them and they were soon gone. ( the cupcakes, not the guests) There were lots of kids and a huge mess afterwards. And Santiago had cake too.
I love shortbread cookies, especially those with pretty shapes and lovely smooth icing. But I had never made any, until the rain made me do it. (this is the recipe that worked better for me, yes I tried several: 2 cups flour, 2 sticks butter, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 confectioner’s sugar, vanilla) I learned that […]
Epiphany today. I really had a bumpy start. My parents were young and unstable. Life took its turns. I grew up in the weirdness. I have a brother who I don’t have. But suddenly it all strikes me as wonderful: all the things I didn’t have were a gift for my own children. Life was […]
ahhhh the digital era! I have like 11 terabytes (does that even exist? anyway… they should invent words for us people always hyperbole-ing) of photos, and very very few actual prints of them. Also, I live far from many people I love. Enter Blurb.com. We just received 13 copies of our 2009 family album. It’s […]