Nevertheless even an innocent shopping trip always leads a sewing freak to find fabric, lint or in this case BUTTONS.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
When I got home yesterday evening, Louka said ‘Oooh no, 2012 is the year of the broken bones’. I have to admit my daughter is right and the Chinese got it wrong, completely wrong, it is not the year of the dragon; at least not for our family. Louka broke her arm in January at rugby training, daddy dislocated his collarbone at rugby training in April, and yesterday evening I broke my collarbone as well during rugby! Nevertheless I keep spreading the word rugby is not a rough sport, we all three just had bad luck.
So there will be no sewing for me, at least for a little while and no rugby training. So maybe this is a good time to tidy up the sewing room, I should be capable of that with one arm.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
The lack of a good store with vintage knickknacks in the Middle East is a big disappointment for moeke Curl Up. Made-in-China items on the other hand are available in abundance; not necessarily something that makes us happy, but sometimes we find funny, cute, or useful items.
Sunday, 20 May 2012
The month of May is a month of parties for the Curl Up family. Papa and moeke got a year older again and the youngest family addition got a lemon meringue pie with his very first candle.
So … we threw a party. A party, that means drinks, and drinks that means ice, and to keep drinks cold when its 40°C outside you need a lot of ice.
Monday, 14 May 2012
I realize I can not get away with talking about lemon meringue pie without giving the recipe. This is the way Louka likes her lemon meringue pie:
200 gr flour
80 gr caster sugar
100 gr salted butter
25 cl lemon juice
25 cl whipping cream
Put this again in the oven (130°C ) and check regularly when the filling starts stiffening up, only take the cake out of the oven when the filling is no longer fluid.
Let the cake rest in the fridge for about one hour before you add the finishing touch and put the cake in the oven for one last time. Good guess, this step was again something which is only executed by Bree Vandekamp and as I have probably more the same time schedule as Lynette I usually skip the fridge part and go straight into putting the finishing touch on the top.
The TOP layer
Whisk the white of 3 eggs together with 60gr icing sugar. Cover the lemon tart with this meringue and put back in the oven (180°C) until the white turns slightly golden brown.
If you ever bake this cake for us or if you feel like you need lots of sugar, then feel free to double the quantities of the top layer, which results in a snowy mountain of meringue.
Today it is double party time. Felix turns 1 year old and we posted our first post @ the new Curl Up blog! A blog about life in the United Arab Emirates, sewing, cooking, rugby, a garden filled with kids, and what to do with big, middle and small size fabric scraps. Hoorah!