Saturday, July 30, 2011

music: pigeon john

I found a new song to rock to this summer: "so gangster" by pigeon john.  I love it!


social networks: why i stopped facebooking

I stopped connecting to Facebook (the only social networking account I had) last year.  I don't remember exactly when but it feels like it was ages ago.

At first, I questioned whether I would 'survive' not seeing updates from my family (who live on another continent) and friends.  It was fun to browse through their photos but this activity would usually last hours.  During these hours, there is so much that can be accomplished.  And, I have lots on my to-do list that I would postpone when facebooking: reading books, studying, spending time outdoors, improving my baking skills, blogging and more...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

fried plantains

I love these!  I grew up eating Haitian food and it's usually one of the side dishes or snacks.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A walk by the lake: Lac Léman, Switzerland

I love walking by the lake during my lunch break.  I work very close to this beautiful place.
Yesterday, it was very warm outside.  There were some people swimming or just lounging in the shade.


This lake is named Lac Léman and is located in Switzerland.

Where I take my walks is in Ouchy.  As you can see, the streets are very clean.  This is how it is in the majority of Switzerland.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Gluten-free, lactose-free: a baking adventure

This week, I baked a lemon cake with gluten-free flour and lactose-free butter but the result was not so tasteful.
The cake was not as moist and fluffy as I expected it to be.

I realized that it's probably due to the type of flour I bought.  

On the package it is stated that it's great for crêpes, pasta or a sauce thickening agent.  However, I didn't notice it until last night because on the front of the package it is stated that the flour is great for all culinary applications.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

7 things about me: Stylish Blogger Award

I'm very happy and grateful to have received the Stylish Blogger Award from merely marie.  Sweet of her to have chosen me.  Thanks, Marie!  This motivates me to keep blogging.

The rules of the award are to: 
• Thank & link back to the person that awarded you this award
• Share 7 things about yourself
• Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
• Contact these bloggers & tell them about the award


 
Seven things about me.  What can I tell you...
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