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Mine is 10 x 4 in or 27.5 x 11 cm.
Ooh, what a nice idea! Thank you.
Thank you for being kind and lovely readers!
Yes, it's been a crazy year! The one with Joe is not up yet - as soon as it is, I will let you know! :) xx
Vielen Dank!!
I hope you love it. And yes to your mom's reminder about nuclear annihilation - did you see this in the NYT today? Take this, too, for what it’s worth: News is bad as bad news sells. There’s a lot of it about From ISIS slaughter to seas that swell. But don’t forget how far we are From Verdun and Hiroshima. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/09/opinion/roger-cohen-annus-mirabilis-2014.html?_r=0 That put a rueful smile on my face.
Sadly, it's not! We're moving to Wilmersdorf. I'm gutted to leave our neighborhood, but the one we're moving to is nice, too...and five minutes from my mother's house (weird? good? both?). I agree that Berlin is a wonderful place to be. I worry about the safety bubble being punctured one day -I think 9/11 definitely traumatized me for life - but on the whole it's a good, good place to live, flourish and raise a child. The past several weeks were indeed nuts, but I'd love to meet you next time you're in town. Send me a line!
It's going to be our house-warming present to ourselves! :)
Thank you.
Oh, lovely. Thank you for that!
thank you!
It is so good to know that others feel the same way, such comfort. Thank you for your kind words about the videos!
Thank you, thank you for the book tips! And hooray for meatballs and their journey around the world. Thinking of you xo
Isn't it nuts? It's like you're suddenly transformed into a bird and can see all of life as if it were a speck on the earth while you fly above. Very disconcerting.
Ha! :)
They ARE helping. The comments here always do. I am so grateful.
I love the darkness (gemütlich as long as you're baking cookies and buying presents!) until about January 1 - and then the gloom sets in! :)
Yes, that was an unspeakably awful thing. Humans are so awful, yes? And yet, there is still goodness. I try to keep that in mind, and this great site has helped me with "perspectacles" this year: http://momastery.com/blog/
Yes, still in the west! :)
You are so welcome! Lucky mom!
Thank you!
I want to read it all over again, I loved it so much.
You are so welcome! Thank you for your lovely note. I did make my own squash purée - I always do. I split a butternut squash in half lengthwise and roast it in a hot oven, cut side down, on a baking sheet with a little water poured in until it's soft when you poke it. Then I just peel off the skin and use an immersion blender to blitz the flesh to a creamy pulp. You could also use a food processor. It works perfectly in any recipe that calls for pumpkin or squash puree. Any further leftovers can be frozen in portions or turned into soup (I like adding grated ginger, chile, fish sauce and coconut milk for an Asian take on it) or croquettes even!
So happy to hear it!
You absolutely can. The crumb will probably be a teeny tiny bit less delicate, but I think relatively imperceptible. It's such a small amount. Report back! :)