20.09.2013

月見 / Tsukimi

Yesterday we held O-Tsukimi at our home.

My friends and I made Tsukimi Udon with Shitake, Udon noodles, spring onions, egg, mangold and chicken.

It was really delicious!



After having dinner we watched the moon had Sake and Tsukimi Dango with Adzuki beans, Kinako and Mitarashi sauce.
おいしい  でした!





16.09.2013

Birthday Diner

I promised my friend to have he a japanese dinner. 

Since it should be a birthday dinner I wanted it to be something special. Different from a normal dinner.

So I chose Sekihan (cooked glutenous rice with cooked adzuki beans) 
Filet from a cow with daikon and ginger. 
Agedashi Dofu
Miso soup with potatoes
Cooked eggplant with soy sauce


The table decoration:


The food:


I was proud to get all the food ready in time. 
We had a special matcha/sencha mix with the dinner.

After the dinner we had some greentea Yokan and Gyokuro tea. I loved it. I love the sweetness of the Gyokuro tea... *sigh* 


Cut My Hair

A small picture of my new hairstyle.





I cut my bleached and coloured hair to get my natural haircolour back.

I'm quite happy and don't regret this step.








12.09.2013

New Shoes (^∇^)


I was searching for black shoes on ebay today and found these cuties:

They were such a bargain. Only 7 €. I really couldn't resist. 
Since I got my hair cut last week (picture to follow) I want to get a more reserved gothic look.

Now my plans for next year (the reason why I was searching for black shoes):
I want to visit an extraordinary event:

http://www.historicalclothing.net/masked_ball.html

Now I am searching for perfect fabric for my robe anglaise which I want to wear. The one I already wanted to sew last year. A close friend will accompany me to the event. 
I have to sew a dress for her too.



09.09.2013

Cakes For A Wedding

A co-worker had her wedding this weekend and asked me to make her some cakes for the party.

I happily agreed.

I wanted to make a cake with fudge again. I bought beautiful butterly cutters some time ago and wanted to use them. I wanted to make a festive cake and not to fancy this time.

So I decided - for the first time- not to colour the base fudge of the cake.
I used pink butterlys - put some glimmer on them and placed them on the cake.
To hide the edge I used ribbon. An inspiration I got from pictures on the net.



I made some cupcakes too.
The following cupcakes I made for the second time.
The dough is with apples and shaved almonds.
The cream is cooked with lavender and coloured with beetroot.
Decoration is real lavender.

Cupcakes with lavender cream

The following cupcakes were a first try. My co-worker selected them from my cupcakes book. She wanted to have them at their wedding.
Since it was not the season for red currants here anymore I had to search for them in the supermakets. Luckily I still got some.
So one day before the wedding I made the cakes. Unfortunately I didn´t get the recipe right - or maybe it was a strange one - at least that´s what was my impression.
So I hade to make them a day later again. I used a quite simple recipe for the dough with butter, eggs and sugar and added some lime paring into it to give it a similar taste as the original dough.
The cream was really a lot of work. It was made of cream cheese, cream, lime juice, lime paring, coconut milk, sugar powder and mashedd red currants.
It was a lot of work but somehow I managed to get ready on the last minute ;-)
The cakes were tasty.


Cupcakes with red currant cream