29 Mar 2013

Happy Easter!

{ it is almost Easter}

I love Easter! It is my second favorite holiday of the whole year and this year as usual I was looking forward to Easter - to decorate the house again, to dye Easter eggs with my girl, to tell her the story of Jesus and to actually wave goodbye to that long horrible winter. Well, the horrible winter doesn't seem to have any intention of going away, it was in fact snowing today here in Frankfurt. I mean, come on, its almost Easter...

And than I realized that I haven't blogged for the whole of March. Noooo! I have been doing so many things...mostly baking and crafting. I just didn't seem to have the camera handy or the time to put any photos on my blog.

So this year as every year, on the Thursday before Good Friday we colored some eggs. We didn't do any of my "famous" cotton pads eggs but we tried leaf printing and the old method with the lace tights. The colors turned out really rich and vibrant (despite the last yellow egg which didn't color very well, but for some reason it has found its way right on top of the basket . Better attention to detail next time).

And here is our Easter tree... It actually stays on the ledge of the big window.
It's in the middle of the room just for the photo.

And as Kindergarten was closed today and I had too keep little fingers away from mischief Lovely Little Big Daughter and I baked some chocolate chip cookies. And boy, were they absolutely chewy and delicious.

Here is the recipe if you'd like to make some. The cookie dough takes 5 min to make and it was enough for 16 cookies. I guess you can double up the recipe if you have lots of visitors over the Easter break.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies ( from Cooks.com)

1/2 cup butter (about 100 gr)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup of chocolate chips
1/2 tsp.salt

Mix all ingredients well and use an ice-cream spoon to scoop out balls from the dough. Line a tray with baking paper and put about seven or eight little balls. Bake at 160C for about 8 min. ( Time could vary but it will be between 6 and 10 min).

If you are not sure how to get that lovely rounded edge on your cookies than check out this post by Design Mom on the ultimate chocolate chip cookie. As you can see mine have the yummy edge but I guess it's only begginers luck.

Wishing you all a lovely Easter!

Irina xx