Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Click: Berryliciously Spring

Summer Berries 02 framed

 

I love this time of year. Nature is alive and the air is perfumed with rapeseed, cherry blossoms and fresh clean air. New budding beginnings! The best part of Spring is certainly the impatient wait for the delicious variety of berries to ripen quickly so I can sit in my hammock, lazing in the warm sun and pop jewels of juicy blueberries, blackberries, gooseberries or cherries.

Click this month is celebrating Spring (Autumn for those down under). I could not miss this party. So I am sharing my epitome of Spring – mixed berries for all to enjoy!


Details

  • Camera: Nikon D70s
  • Lens: Nikkor 18-70mm
  • Tripod: Bilora 1211
  • Focal Length: 62 mm
  • Exposure Time: 1/125 sec
  • Aperture: f/7.1
  • Lighting: Natural light from right using white bounce from left.

 

Read my latest article on FoodieVIew – A Sampling of Seafood. A must for seafood fanatics!


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Monday, April 27, 2009

Daring Bakers: Creamy Dulce De Leche Cheesecake

Dulce de leche Cheesecake (01) by MeetaK

April 2009 celebrates my 2 year anniversary with the outstanding group that call themselves the Daring Bakers. Back in April 2007 we were just 30 members and my first ever challenge was the tough but rather yummy chocolate crepe cake. Today the group is pushing it’s 2000 member mark and we have our own Daring Kitchen, where we get together to discuss the ups and downs of any given challenge.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Salted Macadamia Nut and Chunky White Chocolate Cookies

Cookies-MacadamiaChoc 01 framed

All the mummies in the house - raise your hands if you phewed! a slight sigh of relief and danced a jig of joy at the beginning of the week as you sent your kids back to school again. ;-) Ditto!
Raise your hands again if you had a tiny guilty conscious after that jig! Ditto!

Why is that?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monthly Mingle #32 – Spring Cakes

MM-Spring Cakes

Do you hear the birds chirping outside and the perfume of spring flowers all around you? It is officially Spring in the Northern Hemisphere folks.

For my part I am intensively enjoying the gorgeous colorful bounties of fruit readily available in the markets at the moment. I know this will be my last chance to enjoy real Spring fruit and vegetables in Europe for the next few years, as in Qatar I will get almost everything all year round regardless of the season we are in.

It's a goodbye party of sorts as this will be my last Monthly Mingle for a while. I have lined up a few fantastic guest hosts who will help me continue the mingle all the way till October. You can check out the MM Calendar for more details so that you do not miss out on the event when I am away.

I wanted to celebrate with cake and thought I'd invite you all to a Spring party of cakes. Rhubarb, raspberries, strawberries, apricots, and cherries - there is a plethora of fruit to choose from and with your great imaginations I am sure you will come up with explosive creations. Whether it's cheesecake, Bundt cakes, layer cakes devil or angel food cakes - a cake, gateaux or a torte is what I am craving. Not a tart or a pie but definitely a fresh, thick, moist Spring fruit cake.

So, I hope you will come over with your fruity Spring cakes, made especially for me, to celebrate my favorite season of the year - Spring. I am so excited about this that I can hardly wait to see your creations.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Create a dish that fits the Spring Cakes theme as described above.
  2. Post about it on your blog from now till 13 May 2009 (entries must be in English, please).
  3. Your creation should be prepared for the current Monthly Mingle theme and shared with a maximum of 2 other blog events. Let's try and keep the creations as fresh as the ingredients you use.
  4. You must provide a link to this post and/or the official Monthly Mingle page.
  5. Once you’ve posted your dish, please fill the Monthly Mingle form to send me your entries.

Note: The Monthly Mingle form is the new way to send all your MM entries to me. This ensures that I do not miss your submission if it lands in the spam folder. Please fill out the form carefully filling out the required fields (those marked with *). Upload your image - 300px and below 1 MB - and click on the submit button.

Please do not send me the entries via email. You can easily access the form via the submission button on the sidebar under the section "Come Mingle With Me" or via the official Monthly Mingle page.

If you have any questions, queries or issues drop me an email at:
blogmeeta[AT]gmail[DOT]com.

Never miss a mingle! Keep tabs as the Monthly Mingle travels around the world via the MM Calendar.

MMMMM! Come on get those cakes baking!


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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Caramelized Potato Leek and Brie Quiche

Potato Brie Quiche (01) by MeetaK

Up until Thursday we had picture perfect warm Spring weather. For two whole weeks the sun Gods were generous and along with peep-toe heels and sunglasses, the weather was perfect for barbeques and bike rides. Soeren spent afternoons with his friends outside playing soccer, enjoying picnics or on the playground.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cooking School: 5 Ways to Make Homemade Dulce De Leche

Dulce De Leche (01) by MeetaK

Dulce De Leche - that sinfully good and deliciously decadent thick syrup from Latin America probably makes a lot of Foodie hearts beat faster. I've had it on my mind for quite a few weeks and as I had the week off last week I finally got the chance to make it.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Kids’ Favorites: Cornflakes Coated Fish Fingers with Roasted Root Veggie Chips

Fish Fingers (01) by MeetaK

“We’re moving!” – Soeren and the move

One of the things I often get asked when people hear that we are moving away from Germany is “What about Soeren? How did he react to the news?”

Even my blog family, friends and readers have sent me emails or left comments asking me about this. When you have kids it’s definitely not an easy topic to tackle. So, how did we tackle it?

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Orange Mascarpone Quark Torte

Orange Tiramisu Torte (04) by MeetaK

Surprise – you’re 40!

An incredible 10 years ago we celebrated the big 30 and on Saturday it was already time to party into the 40s! It was just a little before his 30th birthday that Tom and I got together. I remember celebrating his 30th with a bang. We’ve done and experienced so much in the 10 years – it’s been quite a bit of fun.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Nutella Makes My Blog Look Good

Nutella 01ab framed DMBLGIT

meetaIt seems one can bribe judges with a spoonful of Nutella!

Nika of the excellent Nika’s Culinaria was the gracious hostess of this session’s DMBLGIT, a monthly food photography contest.

All submissions are scored in three categories:

Aesthetics
Edibility
Originality

My photo for Nutella Day was lucky enough to win the overall 2nd place! Yaaah! Thank you judges, thank you Nika!

If you all remember, I made these scrumptious Nutella Flakey Swirls with the spoonful of Nutella!

In other news: Brenda of Brenda’s Wedding Blog has featured my Pretty in Pink Rhubarb Raspberry Trifle in her Lime Green and Pink Bridal Shower. Simply fantastic - as I am all into planning our own vow renewing ceremony. Yesterday I found my dress – it’s drop-dead red!

Hugs!


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