August 31, 2011
August 27, 2011
Well, well!!! I'm SOOOO excited because I am just HOOKED on musicals-- or 'comedies musicales' as they are called in French! This new one, "Dracula," is Kamel Ouali's latest and premiers on Sept 30th and than starts touring in France and Belgium in February of 2012.
After the Resignation
This picture of Steve Jobs was taken today -- two days after he resigned as the head honcho of Apple.
In his resignation letter, Jobs said, the day finally came when he could no longer perform his duties.
Photo and text: Taken from TMZ.com
I have been a loyal Mac user since my first Apple computer back in 1996, but I have been using Mac computers as early as 1990/91 at school for teaching. It breaks my heart to know that this AMAZNINGLY creative and innovative man is slipping away from us. Steve Jobs has changed the face of the earth with his technology and with advances he has made over the years with Apple computers and other products.. God bless you Steve, and thank you- for all the you have given us and all that you have done... The world will be at a great loss when you have gone but you name and legacy will carry on indefinitely.
August 25, 2011
1 cup/250g white sugar
2 cups/500 g of all-purpose flour
1 cup (2 sticks)/250g of butter-softened
+ 1 egg yolk for the egg wash
In a large bowl, add sugar and flour together and use a whisk to blend together... Add the egg and stir with a wooden spoon to incorporate into the dry mix... add the butter last and and mix together with your hands, without "working the dough too much. The dough will be firm yet soft so you can put it in the refrigerator to chill it so it will be more idea for shaping with cookie cutters.
Shape into round cookies with the cookie cutters of about 1 cm/1'4 inch in thickness and then gently brush the tops with the egg yolk... you can make "stripes" with a fork on the top... and finally sprinkles (if you like)) toasted slivered almonds. Place on a cookie sheet (lined with baking paper).
Place in the oven for about 25 minutes at 190 °/375F- Keep an eye on them to make sure they don't brown or burn! (they should be a nice golden brown colour.. and they become very hard/crunchy- but this is how they are supposed to be!!
**My oven is a bit different so I baked them at a slightly lower temp (350F) but baked them longer and kept an eye out to make sure they didn't overcook. A DELISH-LY rich and buttery cookie!! YUM!!!!
I hope you like them and please DO let me know if you make them and how they turn out for you!!!