August 31, 2010

a refreshing trio

Lime ice cream, Tangerine, & Strawberry/Raspberry Sorbets!!! Made between last Saturday and today.




August 30, 2010

weekend bits

Happy Monday to all of you!

I'm back at my studio today after a relaxing lazy weekend. What did I get up to? Well, I made ice cream (3 flavors... but I will tell you about that later), I also baked meringues and filled them with some the lemon curd I still had in the fridge, I watched Marmaduke with my kids, took a break from making lunch on Sunday so we ordered sushi, and played with my new Ipad... brilliant and addictive!








August 29, 2010

August 27, 2010

lemon meringue cupcakes

Today I tried the lemon meringue cupcakes.
First I made the cupcakes, then the lemon curd... and then the swiss meringue. I cannot begin to tell you how delicious they are!!!!
Tomorrow's the turn for lemon ice cream.

Have a wonderful weekend!

adding vanilla and lemon rind to the cupcake batter

making lemon curd

first step: add lemon curd to the cupcakes

ready to eat with swiss meringue on top!

August 26, 2010

August 25, 2010

braiding

I can't find an easier way to do it... so I pin the yarn to my pants and then make the braids.

{note to self: definitely need to find a safer way to do it}




These are parts of the necklaces I am on working on for an order. They are almost ready now.

August 24, 2010

organic pima cotton



For my Spring-Summer 2011 collection I worked on a line made 100% with organic pima cotton. Sweaters, Layette Sets, booties, Hats & Blankets.

It comes in three natural colors and has a great hand + it washes very well + it is organic!!!





August 20, 2010

strawberry ice cream & kiwi sorbet

To wrap up the week I made something sweet, tart and cold today... a mix of strawberries and raspberries for the ice cream. Fresh kiwi for the sorbet. Great served together!

It was a good busy week... Happy weekend everyone!!





August 18, 2010

making dozens of tassels

Since last Friday I have been working on these tassels made with pima cotton & pewter. They will go on the new Weekender Bags I created for Walisuma.


August 17, 2010

key lime pie

My daughter Daniela made Key Lime pie yesterday. I helped her only with the icing and pastry bag.









August 16, 2010

mother's day

Motherhood is a 365 day a year job... but yesterday we celebrated Mother's Day with little treats I love {"tamalitos", "causa", turkey, pear spice cake}
My husband and kids are generally awesome about Mother’s Day. Our mothers are not near us, so we spend it together with our own family. We cook together and then lunch followed by a homemade dessert & coffee.
I miss honoring my mom, but I have not lived close to her for the last 13 years, so we try to call her very early in the morning to wish her a wonderful day! Luckily, my brother's family live next to her, so I know she'll spend the day with my two adorable nephews.
As my kids get older, I really miss the handmade gifts from school. Those always brighten my day! I did not get any yesterday as Mother's Day in Bolivia is celebrated in May. Then we had festivities at school... but to me the day to celebrate it is still August 15.

Happy Mother's Day to ALL mom's.

corn husks to wrap the "tamalitos"

"aji amarillo" sauce

shrimp & avocado for the "causa"

making the "causa" on a loaf pan

making the "tamalitos"

pan full of "tamalitos" ready for boiling

"tamalitos" ready to eat

shrimp "causa"
 
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