Sunday, December 31, 2006

Originally uploaded by j_wijnands.
Happy 2007 to everyone. Over here in the netherlands we always eat oliebollen on new year's eve. Oliebollen:

They are made by using two spoons to scoop a certain amount of dough and dropping the dough into a deep fryer filled with hot oil. This way, a sphere-shaped "oliebol" emerges.

The dough is made from flour, eggs, yeast, some salt, milk and optionally some sultanas or currants and sometimes apple pieces. The dough needs time to rise for at least an hour. Oliebollen are usually served with powdered sugar.

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Monday, December 25, 2006

Esther enjoying a cup of tea

Esther drinkt thee
Originally uploaded by j_wijnands.
After christmas dinner. We had Esther's mother and grandmother over. Nice, not too crowded, kids in bed at a decent time. Not bad at all for a christmas dinner.
This year my christmas stollen turned out better than ever. I suspect it did because I bought flour at the old windmill in town. Best flower I've ever baked with.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

turns out I have a macro lens after all

Originally uploaded by j_wijnands.
This was shot with my old 35-70 in macro on manual focus. Crop of a larger pic. I'm stunned by the detail this old lens can produce.
Light from a SB600 on camera and bounced off the wall which it why there's a shadow on the face.