Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I can't say that I am a huge fan of Jackson Pollock, but I will say that it was quite the experience to stand in front of one. I had no idea his canvases were so huge. My sister, Leanne and I also enjoyed the last bit of the exhibit - which encouraged the viewers themselves to help create the art by writing poems and statements on chalkboards. As always, the visiting the museum was enjoyable and educational. I'm going to participate in one of their "Study days" in March, which is a free all day art history class focusing on the Court Arts of the Ming Dynasty, which will be their next touring exhibition.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I added 1/3 of a cup of poppy seeds and at first it felt like entirely too much. After it was baked I saw that is was entirely exactly right.
The yogurt makes this cake particularly moist and delicious. It's the kind you can pick up with the bottom of your fork or spoon.
After the cake is baked, but not before it had cooled, brush the outside with the freshly blended lemon juice and sugar glaze. This adds some serious zing to the cake.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
We had New Year's at my parent's house this year. Of course this meant plenty o' baking for me as I will post about later. My mom was worried we wouldn't have enough food for everyone - as you can see above, we were fine (and that's just the desserts).
It was a great mix of old friends and new!
Elena appearing angelic - it's not much of a stretch for her!
It was lovely seeing everyone talking and having a good time.
iPhones and YouTube are just too fun...as we discovered with John's phone.
My nephew, Joe, was the first of the kids to wipe out. I couldn't resist.
Happy New Year's to everyone and I hope that the coming year is full of blessings and love!