Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Flower and Texture

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A flower shot I took Saturday and processed with a texture yesterday.  It's a tad too warm/orange I think, but I tried several variations of reducing the intensity of the background and thought that it actually did not look better.  Hmmm...  It's OK to like the original better.

I made my second batch of ice cream yesterday in my new Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker.  It turned out much better than the first batch.  i followed the recipe correctly.  The first time I got confused and poured the ingredients in one at a time starting with the eggs.  This time I actually followed the directions and beat the eggs and then mixed the rest of the stuff together and added it all at once.  It may have helped that the bucket was in the freezer for several weeks and not just overnight too.  What a tasty treat!  Note I reduced the maple syrup to 1/4 cup down from 1/2 cup.

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The boys usually get milk before bed/after dinner.  Tonight they got a small serving of ice cream instead.  The nice thing about this recipe is that it doesn't make a lot.

The kids weren't the only ones that got a bit of a treat today.

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Remember, we've only had the cat, Kitty,  about a month, and Blaze is 12ish.  Honestly, Blaze has spunked back up some since we've been letting her have some real food.  Here they are enjoying some yogurt that I intentionally let drip out onto the door from the container I loaded for washing.  I realize everyone wouldn't let their pet lick inside the dishwasher, but honest the dishwasher sterilizes everything just fine...

1 comment:

Michael and Hanne said...

I like the original because the flower stands out better from the background. Maybe if you blur the texture just a bit?