viernes, 23 de noviembre de 2007

Getting ready for Winter.

Hello again! This time I want to share with you a small project that took less than 3 hours to knit and helped me put my mind a bit away from the other knitting projects I am currently working on. I do not consider myself to be a fast knitter, but I am also not that slow. It depends on the project, still, this one was so much fun to knit!
It is from Vogue Knitting Holiday '06 issue and it has already setup my mind for the coming winter season. Gosh! I wish there would be snow in Mexico City.

On other more delectable things I finally learned why we name peanuts in a particular way in Mexico. We call them "cacahuates" and more than once people abroad would find it funny that they were called that way as, for example in italian they are called "arrichidi" and in french "arriquides". Spanish being also a latin language I never understood why we would call them with such a particular name, but now I know. It is because of the aztecs and this fact made me smile. The aztecs language, the "mexica", was very interesting. All words were composed of particular roots with a unique meaning. In the case of peanuts the aztecs would call them "tlalcacahuatl", tlalli meaning "earth" and cacahuatl meaning "cacao bean", resulting in "cacao bean from the earth". Nowadays we just call them cacahuates!

Rita, this one is for you,

Chocolate Glaze
(from Margaret Fulton´s "Encyclopedia of Food & Cookery")

Melt together 60 g/2 oz (4 tbsp) butter and 60 g/ 2 oz (1/3 cup) dark chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Gradually beat in 2 tbsp boiling water, 140 g/ 4 1/4 oz (1 cup) icing (confectioners) sugar, sifted, a pinch of salt and 1/4 tsp vanilla essence (extract). Use as a glaze over chocolate cake.

5 comentarios:

ladyr dijo...

Thanks very much for the recipe Marie.
That cap is so pretty and the colour is lovely too. Well done, did it really take you 3 hours to make? Wow!!

Lucy dijo...

Your beret is just gorgeous and looks fantastic on you! Beautiful colour too! Congratulations!

Charlie Chuckles dijo...

I really love your beret! The colour and the pattern are perfect and it really suits you!

Thanks for the comments on my running blog! I am hoping to start training again after Christmas and my friends and I are aiming to do another marathon either in Finland or Iceland in August!!

marie c. dijo...

Rita, Lucy and Charlie, Thank you so much for your comments!
You are so nice!

Patrizia dijo...

Hi Marie,

I noticed you haven't blogged for a while... I miss your blogging!