Finally I managed to make meringues that were not chewy, too dark, or went into a thousand pieces as soon as you touched them 🙂 The meringue was perfect but the roses did not look like the roses in the Pirkka magazine. Check who photobombed my last two pictures 😉 Good he didn’t touch them 😀 I need to stop baking. Bad for my weight 😦
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Yay ! Sunny, warm winter day. Only minus one Celsius 🙂 Perfect for outdoor activities. I saw a guy kite skiing on the lake. He soon made good speed and disappeared in the distance. Weekends, if nice weather, there often are several skiers. Looks so nice nice with all the colorful kites.
I still do have plenty of blueberries in the freezer. Last fall many of our wonderful friends brought us blueberries they picked themselves. I saw a blogger, I follow, had made blueberry muffins which inspired me to immediately go make some 🙂 I dusted them with powdered icing sugar but because the berries on top were frozen they quickly melted and so did the sugar.
Last Sunday when I was photographing the Runeberg tarts Jacky was a bit too eager about what was going on. He almost had the backgrounds fall on them. I had to put him in the bedroom until I finished. As soon as I was done I opened the door and let him hop up. He immediately laid down and was ever so happy to finally get to do what he wanted. Of course I took a couple of pics of him too.
Look, also this year I made Runberg’s tarts ! Because today we celebrate the birth of the national poet J. L. Runeberg.
Hmm, I think I should have let them stay a few more minutes in the oven.
A dear blog friend of mine happened, during the week, to mention the Chinese New Year celebrations on January 27th in Helsinki. Thanks to her we were there. Second time for us. Last time was in 2008. This time the event was in a different place. It was nice and interesting. So colorful, dancing dragons, food stands, lanterns etc. Unfortunately we were able to stay only for about 1 ½ h. Later in the evening there was also a concert and fireworks. Maybe we’ll stay for those next year. It’s the year of the rooster. Online you can check what your zodiac sign is. I found out I’m borne in the year of rooster. I read the definition. Among other thing it says people borne in the year of rooster are often strangely stubborn. Hmmm, that’s what I’ve been told I am for as long as I can remember 😀 Nowadays I’m trying hard not to be too stubborn. In the car on the way home I said to my husband I, actually for once, didn’t take many pictures but I took an about 2 minutes clip of the dancing dragons. I think it is really nice. I was so excited about it I had to check it immediately. I checked it once, twice and a third time. Whaaat ? ! ? The clip was only 1 second ! ! So disappointed 😦