Friday, February 25, 2011

Tiny Dragons - The 5th Batch

It's time for the first tiny dragons of 2011! The 5th batch of five tiny dragons is now ready for introductions. From the left to the right:

#21. Constance - pink and dark red
#22. Cuthbert - teal and light blue
#23. Miranda - light purple and teal
#24. Humphrey - mint and teal
#25. Manuel - bright green and two shades of dark green

Here's how it works: Every now and then I make a batch of 5 dragons. Each dragon has a unique set of colours and they get a signed hatching certificate with their name, number and date.

When they're ready to list, I post an introduction on this blog like the one above. During the following few days, I'll list them in numerical order in my Etsy shop. Should you happen to spot one you must have, let me know and I can reserve it for you.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday Finds: Birches

The cold winter weather continues here in Finland. The downside? My fingers go numb even on the short walk into town. Nose too.

The upside? Views like the one on the right, with the snow-covered branches of birches and other trees. It's been quite the winter wonderland lately, with clear blue skies and white snow.

It might even be worth a few numb fingers.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Llama inc. - New Songs!

Here comes an important message for friends of music!

Now that I have your attention, you may remember that my brother plays and writes songs in a band called Llama inc. They have released a few new songs which are available on Llama inc's Myspace page. If you like indie punk/rock, check them out!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Finds: Valentine's Day

Happy belated Valentine's Day! Did you do anything special for it?

Here in Finland it's more of a day for friends, rather than lovers. Most years I just wish a happy "ystävänpäivä" to any friends I happen to see or talk to on the day, but otherwise it passes without much attention. Mr Morrgan and I made a lovely dinner together though, it's always nice to have an excuse for that.

(We had also planned a romantic evening of shooting aliens co-op in Halo: Reach, but by the time we were done with dinner, it was pretty late and we had an early wake-up the next day. Oh well.)

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Zucchini Slices

Yum. Yum yum, yum yum. That should be enough of a description!

Zucchini Slices

4 eggs
3 dl (~1 1/4 cups) sugar
5 dl (~2 cups) grated zucchini
200 g (7 oz) butter, melted
1/2 dl (~1/4 cup) almond flakes or crunch
4 dl (~1 1/2 cups) flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla sugar

Beat eggs and sugar until white and fluffy. Add zucchini, butter and almonds. Mix the dry ingredients together, then add to the batter. Spread the batter onto a baking tray (30x40 cm or about 12x16 inches) covered with baking paper. Bake at 200°C (392°F) for 20-25 mins, until the surface is a lovely golden brown.

150 g (~5 1/2 oz) cream cheese
5 dl (2 cups) icing sugar

Mix the cream cheese and icing sugar, then spread onto the cooled cake. Decorate with almond flakes.
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