Thursday, July 12, 2012

Another cup

as my computer is frustrating me (as usual, nowadays) i dont even want to get it out of my bag, and am just using tims. and there i have only a limited number of photos to choose from. so... another cup, taken last sunday. i think this is some electricity pole, and someone thought it was best to just stuck his/her cup there. as you can see, also this one is not empty. they usually arent empty, it seems. is it because they are too big? they realized how gross the milky ice-coffee-water actually is? or...? 
talking of milk and stuff. last night i made the easiest dessert ever, and it was very good! (we just ate the 3 i made, for the 2 of us, haha). even though i made it only once, its so simple i still remember it; over medium heat, dissolve 1/4 cup of sugar into 1/2 cup of heavy cream, add 1t vanilla extract, and if you like, a little bit of almond extract. in a small bowl, mix 1t powdered gelatin with 1T water. once the sugar is dissolved, turn off the heat and add the gelatin/water mixture. stir to dissolve. let it cool to room temperature. once cooled, stir in 1 cup of buttermilk. strain it through a mesh sieve into cups (this is enough for 3, or so it was intended... ;) ), cover them and chill them for at least 4 hours. easy! and very good! 

Water fun

there are several fountains in boston that provide a lot of fun during summer. and ofcourse a break from the high temperatures.... unfortunately, i am too old to run around like this... instead i take pictures... ;)
this is at the christian science center, close to prudential and the symphony (our original destination, but it turned out the office is closed on weekends during the summer. grrrr!!)