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February 25th, 2015

CornerView – warmth

Warmth
… what a beautiful word.
It fits perfectly to the winter, which is on its last legs.
Perfect, because spring is coming,
and at the morning  the first birds which come from the south chirping.
Perfect, because I went to work and for the first time today
it has become this time getting light.
Perfect, because I’ve seen the first tender buds on a bush,
and I’ve seen the sun sometimes more than a few minutes.
Perfect, because I’m anticipating the smell of spring already in the air,
and the snow is only sporadically in the fields.
Perfect, because this is a wonderful time of year.

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 – warmth –
more posts all over the world can be found by Francesca of FuoriBorgo

February 18th, 2015

CornerView – homemade

I like to bake cakes. Sometimes …
not always, but then I have very much pleasure in cake.
Chocolate cake, lemon cake, rhubarb pie, apple pie.

Here is a recipe for a chocolate cake from an Italian cookbook.
A cake with the wonderful name:
Torta di cioccolata

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what you need:

200 g dark chocolate
100 g pine nuts (I always take ground hazelnuts, because cheaper)
125 g soft butter
4 eggs
100 g sugar
50 g flour
1 sachet of vanilla sugar
Powdered sugar + cocoa powder for dusting

Usually you have to separate the eggs, beat the egg whites and then lift later into the mixture.
Since I’m a bit lazy in this regard, happens to me all in a bowl and is simply stirred.

Then the whole thing in a cake pan
and into the preheated oven
and to bake about 50 – 60 minutes.

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 Then get out and sprinkle with powdered sugar and cocoa powder after cooling.

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et voilà

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 – homemade –
more posts all over the world can be found by Francesca of FuoriBorgo

February 11th, 2015

CornerView – love in my corner

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“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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That is what I would like to give my child for life.
And a large portion of love that will always be here,
no matter where she will ever go.

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 love in my corner –
more posts all over the world can be found by Francesca of FuoriBorgo

February 1st, 2015

January

January is, with its thirty-one days, a long month.
It is also the beginning of a new year,
it is often the calm before the storm,
or the breath after last year.

How was my January? I will tell you.

– I spent a Saturday  at Ikea, and learned
never go to Ikea on a Saturday during the school holidays.

– I was with my daughter in a tattoo shop because she get a belly button piercing.

– I met with friends, ate a good dinner and played a game.
We had hot raspberries with vanilla ice cream at dessert. (great!)

– I was with a other friend for a long walk, during which I lost my mobile phone and found it on happy way again.
Then I ate the first time delicious fennel orange salad.

– After my vacation I got a new boss.

– I was at the vet with Frieda to the annual vaccination.
Imagine such a big dog and trembles with fear when she’s at the vet.
Although it there something painful has never happened!

– My car was for review and during I had Asian food with a friend
and stroll through some furniture stores.

– I saw the last season of the series Sons of Anarchy.
And I am very sad.
Do you know that?
Many seasons accompany the protagonists,
which is as it would be to the family, as if you were friends.
You can experience adventure, you are sad, happy and laughing with them.
And when they leave, then there is a farewell pain one first has to digest.

– I also looked the fourth season of Homeland. God is not the last, thanks!
(I have already told you that I’m on spy films?)

– I read this month two books (too little): Rebecca Johns “Icebergs” (I like it)
and the agent thriller “Der Schwimmer” (great and very exciting!)

– I saw a movie (in December): “Einer nach dem anderen
(original: Kraftidioten) (very great film!)

– And I saw a french film “Ein Mordsteam” (De l’autre côté du périph)
(I have rarely laughed so much)

– There was snow, and was quickly gone. And it snowed again and thawed.

Also, January is the month in which I often think about the desire vacations in the current year:

– Amsterdam with Elsa and her family in May
– Summer in Aquitaine
– Two firmly planned weekend in the Alps with friends

That sounds good, right? So happy to start the year … and go on.

How was your January?

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