Friday, November 28, 2008

I might as well accept it....

Britney Spears' new album, "Circus" is coming out on december 2. It's bad enough that I know these two facts.
But I also know I'll buy it as soon as I see it in store.

It's a sad fact of life, I've been buying Britney's CDs since they started coming out, back when I was a teen.

The music, the words are empty and soul-less, money-making business...but damn it, the beats are good, catchy, and they make me want to dance.

So yeah, I'm part of the problem, part of the reason why people like her can drink beer in diamond bottles and roll around in hundred dollar bills. I admit it, I've come to accept it.
But I also adore Loreena McKennitt, and honestly, that makes me think better of myself.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Another success

No, this is not slowly becoming a cooking blog, but lately, I'm really into trying new recipes and cooking. The cold temperature does that to me.
And it's called the Silly Kitchen Witch after all, so I'll share what I'm all excited about.

This one is super healthy, easy, and a good way to eat veggies. I don't really like zucchini or carrots, but this is excellent. (Pretty too, that always help.)

Garlic-y Zucchini and Carrot ribbons
(for 2 persons)

1 big carrot
1 zucchini
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 garlic clove (minced)
salt and pepper

Using a potato peeler, slice the veggies to get long, thin "noddles".
In a pan, heat the oil and minced garlic then add the carrot and let cook for a bit.
Add the zucchini later since it's quicker to be done.
Mix well and let cook until "al dente".
Serve hot! Hmmmm.

Bon appétit!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Amazing Scones

Just a few months ago, I had no idea what Scones were. Then I read a Kate Winslet interview where she talked about them and I got curious. Now the typically British tea-companion cake seems to turn up everywhere.
So I found a recipe for Classic Scones and finally tried it yesterday. They turned out great! Even though I made a few changes and was very unsure about the results.

Classic Scones (à la Lily)

2 1/2 C. flour (needed more! Only had pastry flour left in the end...or was it self-rise??)
1/3 C. sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 C. diced cold butter
1/2 C. milk
1/2 C. 35% cream (didn't have any, used vanilla yogourt instead)
1 egg yolk

1-In a big bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

2-Add butter cubes and work in with two knifes (hate to do that, wish there was an easier way.)

3-In another bowl, mix the milk, cream and egg yolk.

4-Blend with the dry ingredients.

5-Knead the paste a few times (this is where I had to add a lot more flour, it was sticky as hell.)

6-Roll it out on a floured work space (about 1/2 in. tick) and cut into wedges.
(Or make kiwi-sized balls.)

7-Place on a baking sheet, with a bit of space between each scone.

8- Bake at 400F for about 12 minutes.

The great thing is that they are so quick to bake.
I don't know if the self-rising flour made them more fluffy then they should have been, I'll see that next time, but like that, they were perfect.
The yogourt makes them less caloric wich is always a good thing.

Maybe I'll try adding almonds, raisins...or a don't know lemon peels or cherries next time. But these, I ate them plain with yogourt and it was divine.

Also, be careful, you'll be tempted to eat them all five minutes after they come out. They are THAT good. You've been warned.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My 2 Cents about Miley Cyrus

All I knew about Miley Cyrus is that she is the actress behind Hannah Montana. I know kids love her and she got hella rich from that Disney Show.

Seen a few pictures, and I thought she was a cute 15 years old...

I didn't really understand why some people found her annoying and disliked the girl.

Then I stumbled upon that video....the first time I saw Miley Cyrus in action and heard her talk....and now, I understand....

Well, I guess it's all right...teenagers are like that, right?

Friday, November 07, 2008

The Photo boot-shoot

I love photo boots.

In this era of digital photography, HD and Blueray (not at all related I think, but they seemed like the logical choice of examples of modern technology for someone such as myself, who knows nothing about it.)...(OH! I just got one of them cellphones, too!)

The simplicity of these little cabins sitting in the middle of malls the world 'round has it's charms.

Last time I did it was years ago, with my sister. But it was high time I tried again with BF this time. It was even HIS idea, just to show how much we think alike.

So we went one rainy day and there isn't much of a story really...only that I was very confused about the flash going on real fast. Not used to that. And that's why a few shots look strange or half-assed. We had picked a few poses before we put the coins in, but it ended looking very random.

Hope my Love won't mind that I posted those, we DO look silly. (Although it's mostly me that looks half-crazed and like I've seen a camera for the first time.)

But that's what Photo boots are for right? Letting the wacky out! I recommend it to anyone.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I did it!!

I finally cut all the broken parts of my hair. I did it mostly because of that...the bleach did what I expected it would do and fried it good. Even though I still like the color and I don't regret it.

But ever since I saw it around, I always wanted to try that Concave Cut that looks so stylish. Short at the back and longer around the face.

I was never game to do it when my hair was long and healthy, it was too drastic, but now was the time.

So I went and got a very cheap cut under 20$ and I love it!

But now I'm letting it grow natural for a bit. Give that poor hair a rest. So it becomes shiny again.

Also...Americans...Go vote! Make the right choice! I read ya'll can get free Starbucks and Krispy Kremes when you do. So why not.
I'm really not into politics, but something tells me that Obama would be better then the McCain guy....