Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Caramelized & Spiced Apples & Pears - Holiday Header Update

There's a big fat line between love and hate.

The Hate
Apples - yuck
Pears - less yuckie, but ew
Not a fruit person, aren't I?

The Line
Sugar and spice and everything nice, such as butter *grin*
...these stuff just make world a better place.

The Love
Caramelized & Spiced Apples & Pears

- 2 apples, peeled, cut into bite sized chunks
- 2 pears, peeled, cut into bite sized chunks
- butter
- sugar
- cinnamon, nutmeg

Melt butter on a skillet, add apple and pear chunks, add sugar, a dash of nutmeg, and lotsa cinnamon, cook until they are caramelized. These babies turned my hatred to love....after all, this is the season for loving, aye?

Holiday Header Update
By the way, did you guys notice my new blog header? I consider it an all-in-one Xmas-Bday-Hanukkah-Thanksgiving-New Year gift from my sis. I love love love it!

The design brief:
- Something Christmasy
- Something vintagey
- Something ME

The First Draft - Mochachocolata Santa

Loving everything, except the fact that my cheeks are too chubby to be a sexy Mochachocolata-Santa.

More drafts - Sepia watermark

Love everything about it!...so vintage, so me...but finally I went for the red and green version, as it is more Christmasy, and we changed "Christmas Special" to "Happy Holidays" for everyone to enjoy, cos Christmas or not...HOLIDAYS ROCK!

So, here's a Christmas snap for you....I hope to be able to post one every day until Christmas ^_^

This is a picture of a decorative glass wall at the footbridge between Admiralty Centre and Far East Finance Centre, Admiralty. Hong Kong.


Elsye said...

ooo maknyossss banget itu headernya :D....gelemmmmm apple nya, aku pernah bikin juga...:D ritaaa happy holiday..

Jescel said...

hey, i love your header... i think the one with you in it is cute- i don't know about your cheeks being fat, you look cute! anyways your caramelized fruits look amazing! yep, they're one way to eat them if you're not a big fruit eater.. happy holidays!

tigerfish said...

Nice Christmassy header!

mikky said...

what a great new header... love it, esp with your face on it... :) the pork chops, the ribs, the duck, marvelous!!! i love them... and your version of caramelized apples and pears look so tempting... great job rita... :)

Rita said...

Rita, you are absolutely nice about the fat line....My husband won't touch a banana for example, until you add the last name "split" to it...
Nice header, and Happy Holidays!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Love your new header! Happy Holidays to you too!

Heather said...

love the header. and the recipe sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

Hee hee yumm I love apples and butter/spices/sugar so it is a win win for me :D

And Mochachocolata Santa looks finnnee :) Happy Holidayysss!!

I really need a holiday X( haha