samedi 30 octobre 2010

Opera, but no soap.

Yesterday, I went to Glyndebourne Opera with my friend Sara. This place is huge and there is something magical about it. It's in the middle of nowhere, here in East Sussex. A man (rich) had it built for his wife who loved Opera. I don't often go to Opera, and after each time I think how much I love it. We saw the Coronation of Poppea, the story of Roman Emperor Nero and how he divorced his wife to marry to woman he loved. So yes, that makes me want to go more often and also to sing more.

mercredi 27 octobre 2010

Single Girl's Soups #2

I couldn't resist buying two bunches of asparagus (I know the season is over) 'cause I love them so, so much! Guess what I made wiht them...a soup. Easy: clean them, cutting the end that is a bit hard, cut them in pieces and cook in a saucepan of water with stok-cube and pepper, blend and eat. It's a good cure for the blader (but do not abuse of it).

So, as I said I also give you the recipe of the chocolate and vanilla cheese cake:

For 20cm diameter mould:
- 200gr of caramelised biscuits (Lotus)
- 40gr of melted butter
- 400gr of cream cheese
- 1 large egg
- 100gr sugar
- 50gr of chocolate
- 1 tsp of vanilla

Reduce the biscuits to powder and mix with the melted butter. Line the bottom of the mould with the mixture and cook for 10min (180°-5 gaz).

With a robot mix the cream cheese, the egg, sugar and vanilla together. Pour 2/3 of the mixture on the cooked biscuits base.

Melt the chocolate in a saucepan on low heat and mix it with the rest of the cheese mixture. Pour in the mould. Cook for 25min and leave to cool before serving.


lundi 25 octobre 2010

Single Girl's Soups

Yes, today I'm going to give you some yummy recipes of soups I made since the family is away. What's better than a good, original soup to keep you warm in this f*-ing cold weather?

Friday evening I had my friend Sara for diner, I made her a butternut squash and apple soup...

For 2 persons:

- 250gr of squash cut in little squares
- 2 medium potatoes cut in little squares
- 1 big apple (those with the "grey" skin) cut roughly
- 1 small chopped onion
- 2 garlic cloves

- 1 tsp of chopped fresh/freezed ginger

- 1 pinch of ground nutmeg
- 1 chicken stock square

- salt and pepper

Then it's simple, you put all the ingredients in a large sauce-pan and shimmer until all the vegetables are cooked. When done, blend and serve hot with grilled lardons on top and buttered toasts. And of course, a glass of red wine. :)

N.B: For desert I made a chocolate and vanilla cheese cake. Recipe to come soon!

Bonne journée!

Me, after Lewes Farmer's Market by Sarah Weal

samedi 23 octobre 2010


There was a day, I used to hit the streets in demonstrations.

Listening to the french news this morning, I feel useless. Useless in the movement against the "pensions law", useless for the present, useless for the future. I'm just here working for capitalism. For what? Ah, yes, save some money. Why am I saving money, if I don't know what to do?

Today I would love to be a doctor, to be able to help fight the cholera in Haiti. Unfortunatly, I'm not. So, how can I help?

Tomorrow I would love to be an activist, believing that People leads democracy, but I'm now empty, unbrained, uncapable of having an opinion. How to be more implicated when you are living abroad, on your own?

"Aujourd'hui l'égoïsme est du côté du pouvoir, le bien commun du côté du mouvement social" Edwy Plenel- Médiapart.

Anyway, now I'm of to work, like every week-end, so my preoccupations will wait...

Have a lovely week-end!

vendredi 8 octobre 2010

If the stars were mine

"If the stars were mine

I'd give them all to you

I'd pluck them down right from the sky

And leave it only blue

I would never let the sun forget

To shine upon your face

So when others would have rain clouds

You'd have only sunny days

If the stars were mine

I'd tell you what

I'd doI'd put the stars right in a jar

And give 'em all to you

If the birds were mine

I'd tell them when to sing

I'd make them sing a sonnet

When your telephone would ring

I would put them there inside the square

Whenever you went out

So there'd always be sweet music

Whenever you walk about

If the birds were mine

I'd tell you what I'd do

I'd teach the birds such lovely words

And make 'em sing for you

I'd teach the birds such lovely words

And make 'em sing for you

If the world was mine

I'd paint it gold and green

I'd make the oceans orange

For a brilliant color scheme

I would color all the mountains

Make the sky forever blue

So the world would be a painting

And I'd live inside with you

If the world was mine

I'd tell you what I'd do

I'd wrap the world in ribbons

And then give it all to you

I'd teach the birds such lovely words

And make 'em sing for you

I'd put those stars right in a jar

and Give them all to you"

Melody Gardot


jeudi 7 octobre 2010

Snood mood

I started to knit this cherry red snood in february(!!!!), did it for a month or two, then stopped, until a week ago. It's the first thing I knit. I'm learning with it and it takes me so much time. I don't think I'm particularly slow (though sometimes I think I'm a "movement dyslexic"- lack of synchro:)). Actually, because I didn't know how many loops you do to start, I did a lot- a lot-(alot: Now, this snood/hood is still wider than long, no, seriously, it's about 70cms wide. I really hope to finish it before proper winter comes and be able to enjoy its warmth soon!

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