I had a great idea for a new blog when I was down in Jackson Hole WY. The story goes like this: I met this guy of many talents, one of which was a unique skill of playing the Hammered Dulcimer. Now this instrument looks like something a nice old man or lady would have mastery over (see provided image), not a 19 year old young man! Anyways, after only 5 mins of hearing him play, I was enthralled! Such a totally melodious instrument, smooth like butter, yet quick and upbeat, like...springtime!! lol He has some CDs, (that we now own hehe) and you can even purchase his songs on itunes! Look up Cort Tangeman. (promise i'm not getting paid for this). So, back to the Hammered Dulcimer. I'm looking at this odd contraption, thinking, whoa this must have a cool history! Resolving then and there to write my next blog about it.
This all to say that once looked up, I decided the Hammered Dulcimer history is not all that exciting. Except maybe that it came from Persia, which is only cool because I really like the movie Prince of Persia (and I only really like the movie because Jake Gyllenhaal is gorgeous!). So here is my blog about not blogging about the Hammered Dulcimer. Seriously though, look up Cort's stuff. It'll blow your musical senses!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
I am on a mission to be the master of Cheesecakes. Ihave discovered recently that this is a rather deceptively easy dessert to create, with endless opportunities (muhaha). The ingredients aren't much and don't require special talent or technique. No, the devil is in the baking. I am stuck. All my cakes (I've worked on/helped with 3 so far) have come out with cracks! This is just getting annoying now. Though I did learn a trick to get rid of small cracks and uneven sides, I now have cracks and it sunk (insert pouty face)! I am determined to show this cake who's boss!
Enter our White Chocolate Raspberry cake. Don't it look just lovely? It's not finished yet but I thought it looked so pretty with all the swirls...sadly it is VERY cracked and looks not so good all sunk in. So, the lovely marble affect will have to be covered up. But, don't be too sad Self, because I have a master plan to fill in the top with a delicious raspberry glaze! Yum.
Have I mentioned how much I love Google?? (probly have, since it is one of the instigators of my blog)...anyways, to solve my cracking and sinking problem I have done some research. Turns out there's loads of advice right at my figure tips! Goodbye lame and sad, here comes perfect and beautiful!
Ta Da! The finished product. Not too bad if I do say so myself! :)
Posted by Janelle Joy at 3:03 PM
Monday, May 2, 2011
It has been said (on a favourite dairy farm sign) that "everything is better with ice cream". I am of the opinion that this is a very correct statement, especially when it comes to Edaleen Dairy's ice cream!
Upon extensive thought and serious research, (cough, cough) I have also come to the conclusion the everything is better with....a hat. Yes my friends, take your pick! Doesn't matter what your style is, straw or, felt, western or french....any one will do as long as you own it with all you got! I have my sights on the straw Fedora beach hat. I have admired this small brimmed number from afar, never believing my dreams of owning one would ever be fulfilled. Now, I have three. He he, those who know me will simply shake their head and smile at this, but the third purchase was fully my mothers fault, lol.
I am stubbornly devoted to these hats, and I will wear them all summer! Ha! I am determined to convince all non-hat people that if you have the will, anyone can be a hat person! I was once one of those melancholy folk, but I have seen the futility of waiting for satisfaction, and decided to grasp my chance at this new fangled fashion! Both adorable and practical. So I hope you have discovered a new appreciation for hats and I do not actually care if you haven't, so moving on to bigger and better things like...
Voting! Have you voted yet? I voted for that Marksist-Lenniest person......JK!! I'm a conservative all the way man! Fist pump! GO VOTE.
Posted by Janelle Joy at 6:28 PM