Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Μy new bags, and a recipy

I finally finished the bags I showed you some time ago and the grey bag is now traveling to Belgium to participate to the photoshoot for the new issue of Vivalamoda!

And I knitted a new bag in fuchsia for the weekly challenge of EST!

And Although I'm not a big fan of sweets, I saw one day a recipy on the TV and found it very intriguing and tried it! It's very tasty!

Blackberries-mascarpone dessert


4 eggs, separated
Blackberries marmalade
10 tablespoons white sugar
1 pound mascarpone cheese
1 glass limoncello
1 Packet ladyfinger cookies
2-3 packets fresh blackberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3-4 amaretto cookies

Spread some marmalade to half of the ladyfinger cookies and cover them with the rest. Arrange them in a big bowl. Spoon a cup of limoncello above the cookies to soak.

In large mixing bowl, beat egg yolks and 4 tablespoons sugar with electric mixer until light yellow. Beat in mascarpone, 1-2 tablespoons limoncello until smooth. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Fold egg whites into mascarpone mixture.

In a bowl, combine some marmalade, the rest of the sugar and lemon juice. Bring to boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Cool completely and the fresh berries.

Add the berries to the bowl with the biscuits. Top with the mascarpone-eggs cream. Crash the amaretti cookies in the blender and spread the crumbs on the cream. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Bon apetit!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Knit bowls from porcelain

When spinning straw into gold starts to seem passé, think yarn into china. Novice designer Susanne Feldt got the brain wave to knit forms in pure wool, then dip them in a bath of porcelain cream. The floppy pieces are then baked over a newspaper form at 1,650 degrees Fahrenheit, burning the wool and paper away to leave the hardened mesh intact. The homespun bowls and vases were shown at Germany's most recent IMM Cologne fair in an exhibit sponsored by Rosenthal.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

What do you do when...?

you go for summer holidays to the wonderful island of Lefkada to enjoy the sun and the sea, but it raind constantly and is chily and you don;t have with you the neccessary like umbrella, raincoat, boots, closed shoes, sweaters?

If you are a fanatic knitter and go nowhere without your knitting project (or more hehe), you grab the opportunity and knit till the sun appears again!!!

Eh, you can read a couple of books too, when you run out of yarn!!

Fortunately there where some sunny intervals and we visited the sightseeings of the island, like the Agia Mavra castle, the "Agioi Pateres" monastery and the Waterfalls in Nydri

We had a whole day with no rain and went for a tour by boat!!! We swam at "Porto Katsiki", visited Fiskardo at Kefallonia, had lunch in Kioni of Ithaka, saw the "Papanikolis" cave and the Onasis island "Skorpios".

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Greek summer giveaway

Seven (7) winners are each going to receive four gifts, totally FREE!!!

Summer in Greece is associated with fun and relaxation… So we, at the Etsy Greek Street Team, couldn’t resist a great summer giveaway!!!

Throughout the months of July and August, 22 of our members are offering you the opportunity to win one of the 4 free gift packages, simply by making a purchase from their Etsy shops!
It’s really that simple! Go to the team’s blog to read more details and see the gifts from the giveaway!
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