The best Christmas present

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What could this be? Any idea? A hint: It’s one of a kind and super useful in the kitchen. Everyone should have one.

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Do you recognize it now? Come on…

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Ha, did you guess right? It’s a rolling pin. A custom-made rolling pin, if I might add. So why did this piece of wood got me so excited?

Lately I’ve been really into trying out new savory dishes. While I tend to test at least one new recipe for dessert in a month, I haven’t much expanded my culinary horizon on the savory side. But I’m determined to change that! So far I’ve been trying my hand at making gyozas and tortillas from scratch. Unfortunately my attempts weren’t very successful. In both cases, the dough needs to be rolled out – and I didn’t own a rolling pin. Instead I had to make do with a jar which didn’t go well. I needed a proper rolling pin. My mom has one, steel body with wooden handles, but I find it heavy and hard to wield.

I wanted something like a French or Asian rolling pin: a simple wooden body, no handles. Sadly, rolling pins like these aren’t sold anywhere I live. And I didn’t want to order one online since with things like this, I find it better to actually test before buying. So what now? My brother then offered to make me one for Christmas. He bought a plain broomstick, sawed off a piece, sanded everything until it was super smooth and voilà! My very own rolling pin! He even added my initials on one end with wood burning. Pretty neat!

And how does this rolling pin fare, you might ask. It’s awesome. I made some tortillas last week and it was easy to roll them thin and even. I still can’t roll them into circles though, they end up as squares! The rolling pin is 2,5 cm wide and 28 cm long which means it doesn’t take up much space in the cupboard. And since it’s wood, it’s also very lightweight. And it’s handy for knocking out thieves if they come to rob you of your cookies in the middle of the night.

Christmas

Christmas is over. This year me and my family, we celebrated it quietly. Roast chicken, Sprite, fried potatoes, that was all.
Mum liked my present, a green turtleneck, which she wore the next day on a Christmas party.
Christmas, that’s always a occasion to wear nice and festive clothes. This time I wore a red shift dress and my high heels.
The photos turned out quiet shaky, my brother was already sleepy. And then he dropped my camera. I already thought of getting a new one but luckily, Mum was able to fix it with sheer force.

Noel est fini. Cette année ma famille et moi, nous avons tranquillement fêté. Du poulet grillé, du Sprite, des pommes de terre du four, ce sont tous.
Maman a aimé mon cadeau, un pull-over à col roulé vert. Le jour prochain, elle l’a porté pour aller à une fête d’une copine.
Noel, c’était une occasion pour porter des vêtements un peu plus chic. Cette année, j’ai porté une robe fourreau rouge et mes hauts talons.
Malheureusement, mon frère prenant les photos était déjà très fatigué, ainsi les photos sont vagues. Puis, il a laissé tomber l’appareil photo et j’ai déjà pensé qu’il faut acheter un nouvel appareil. Heureusement, ma mère avec ses fortes mains a réussi au réparer.

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Gentlemen Of Snow

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While I was on the way to thee post office to send my self-made Christmas card I met this handsome gentlemen at the left. Very chic with the stylish bright yellow hat, isn’t he?
And this gentlemen at the right is a present I got from a friend. His head is made of a Raffaello, the Christmas tree of colored hazelnuts.

Merry Christmas!

En allant à la poste pour envoyer une carte de Noel j’ai rencontré cet homme à gauche. Il a du style, n’est-ce pas? Avec ce chapeau jaune.
L’homme à doite était un cadeau d’une copine. Sa tête est faite avec un Raffaello de la marque Ferrero. Et la sapin des noisettes colorées.

Joyeuses Fêtes!