November 3rd, 2011
In my quest to master a bunch of gluten-free recipes I have been trying to find a good Meringue recipe. Meringue is gluten-free and great with ice cream and/or fruit.
This week I finally created a recipe based on one I found that worked well for me. Next time I want to make the Meringue into tiny bites like I’ve had in ice cream desserts in Austria.
Here is the recipe:
Meringue (based on http://www.bhg.com/recipe/cookies/star-mint-meringues/)
3 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup sugar
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl, combine egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until peaks start to form and the batter starts to look glossy. Gradually add sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, beating on high speed until stiff peaks form and batter looks super glossy.
2. Using a pastry bag and star tip, transfer meringue batter into prepared pastry bag. Pipe stars slightly apart onto prepared cookie sheet.
3. Bake in the preheated oven for 80 minutes (check on them every 30 minutes and turn cookie sheet) or until meringues appear dry and are firm when lightly touched. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool.
September 11th, 2011
It’s hard to believe that it has already been 10 years since the tragedy that took place in the United States on 9/11. I remember being in the University bookstore and coming out to see the second plane fly into the World Trade Centre. I remember being so worried about my family living in New York City and all the families whose lives had just changed forever.
I remember. God Bless America and all the heroes who gave their lives at 9/11.
August 16th, 2011
I used my favorite little toy camera on a recent trip to Quebec City and Montmorency Falls. These are my favorite shots.
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June 9th, 2011
So I’ve taken a little break from blogging to enjoy my 30th birthday. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about being 30 because I think, like many people, I thought I would have done certain things by 30 – like visit Australia, Hawaii, learned to play a stringed instrument (I’m working on that one) etc… So I didn’t get through my bucket list for 30 but I have done a lot of other fab stuff – I have enjoyed traveling, writing, and baking to name a few.
I’ve been dealing with a reoccurance of my eye disease since early May, which is always a struggle although I know I’m getting the best care. When I get these flare ups things I normally love to do – photography, reading and watching movies – becomes very difficult. Using a computer and editing photos almost impossible. It definitely makes me appreciate so much that I’m getting the right treatment and my sight will get better with just a bit of time.
So maybe now that I’m officially enjoying my 30s I can say 30 is definitely the new 20!
April 24th, 2011
Many blessings and good wishes to you and yours at this Easter time!
February 18th, 2011
February is always a busy month for me because every year I organize a lunch for the Seniors in my community, and this year is no exception. I have the added joy of hosting a baby shower for my sister – yes, so I’m busy cake decorating tonight! And, I have finally finished sorting my photos from Japan so have been uploading them for printing. I really love my toy camera photos but I have many digital ones I enjoy too.