Sonntag, 3. Februar 2013
Erwischt! / Caught!
I caught him in the middle of the Gwundergarten. Spring just tried to creep unnoticed into my garden.
Well camouflaged, under a cover of snow, which became today even thicker then yesterday when I made this photo.
But the raven whistled it from the timber candle! It is here!
Spring arrived as it seemed over night into the garden. But its gaudy green had betrayed him.
Just woken up by the little bells of the snowdrops I had to see how the other garden inhabitants felt. Helleborus said: "Well, rather fine, but it could be a little bit warmer."
Let's just the feelers put out to see who's already around.
The daylilies look still a bit weird around.
While snowdrops started with their morning gym and put their little arms in the air.
Mrs Clematis puts her nose into the fresh air but she asked me just to put on the heater for a while.
I guess the peony had heard a dirty joke in the soil and that's why she turned up so red in the face.
I don't know how you feel, but I'm more than ready for a little bit of green instead of White.
Yesterday we had guests for diner and my hubby asked for his favorit food, homemade pizza. The dough is easily made: 500 g flour, yeast, 1,5 teaspoon salt, 3 dl water, 1 - 2 spoon olive oil and two strong hands for knead. Then leave the dough rest for a while and then...
Ach und Dessert wollt Ihr auch noch schmausen?
... start to cover it creatively. We decided for two vegeterian pizza. One with artichockes, black olives, fresh mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, onion and mozzarella, the other one with pepper, corn, green olives, onion and mozzarella. Delicious! And when you've tasted your first homemade pizza you will never turn back to frozen food or dough ready to bake.
Oh and now you want to tast dessert too?
2,5 dl Rahm steif schlagen und kühl stellen bis zur Verwendung. Für jedes Mousse (also zwei Mal in eine separate Schüssel) je ein Ei und ein Eigelb mit 2 EL Zucker schaumig schlagen. Dann 75 g dunkle Schoggi mit je 1 EL Wasser und 1 EL Orangenlikörchen (ein kleines Schlückchen könnt ihr dabei auch gleich noch hinter die Binde kippen) in einem Pfännchen schmelzen, dann unter die Eier-Zucker-Mischung geben auskühlen lassen. In der Zwischenzeit noch ein Schlücken Likörchen trinken und so lange Ihr noch gerade stehen könnt 75 g weisse Schoggi mit 2 EL Wasser ebenfalls in einem Pfännchen schmelzen und auskühlen lassen. Wenn die beiden Massen erkaltet sind (und ihr wieder einigermassen nüchtern), je die Hälfte des geschlagenen Rahms darunterziehen und in die Gläser abfühlen und kühl stellen.
Okay, then I won't stop you and let you have a mouth full of the chocolate mousse. Here is the recipe but don't blame me when your trousers won't fit anymore afterwards.
Whip 2,5 dl cream until stiff and put it into the fridge til you need it. For each mousse (for the one with dark and the one with white chocolate; use two separat bowls) take an egg and yolk and stir it with two spoons of sugar until it is fluffy and white. Melt in a pan 75 g dark chocolat with a spoon of water and a spoon of orange liqueur (and being with it you can drink a little bit of liqueur too), then let it cool down. Meanwhile you can have another drink of that delicious liqueur and as long as you can stand straight, melt in another pan 75 g white chocolate with two spoon of water and let it cool down afterwards. When the chocolate mass is cool and you have a clear head again, you can stir in the cream from the fridge (give one half into the dark chocolate and the other into the white chocolate). After that you can fill it into the glasses and put it into the fridge. With this recipe you will be able to fill 5 of those glasses. Bon apetite!
Thanks to my lovely sister in law spring not only appeared in my garden but in our home too.
But let's not be fooled, it was just a first glimpse of spring. Winter isn't ready to leave us alone yet, as you can see in the back. I wish you a cozy Sunday somewhere infront of a warm fire.