Monday, 21 September 2009

A long weekend

I had my sister over for a 4 day weekend. Dropped her off at Waterloo this afternoon. It was nice having her over, having the distraction and being able to just chat and be open. We really get along, although she can be a bit much at times. She's a very affectionate person, so likes cuddling and leaning on people etc. Things I hate. I'm very protective about my personal space, and she likes to invade it. Although I know it's because that's her way of showing affection it still gets too much at times. And I don't know her well enough to be able to just be like "Fuck off out of my space".

You see, this is my half sister, from my fathers side. She's 4 years younger than I am and although I've always known about her I only met her a few years ago. One of those soap opera stories of she was an illegitimate child, my father wasn't suppose to have anything to do with her, another man raised her as her own and then my brother found her on MySpace, sent her a message along the lines of "Hey sis! Crazy we have the same Dad huh?" And totally shook her world (She didn't have a clue about us or that the man who raised her was not her real father)... It was a rocky few months. She's fit into my life well now and because I always knew of her I never found it of a shock to have "another sister". She's very similar to my siblings and I too, so she feels like part of the family.

Anyway, enough of the Soap Opera like life history... I made the Rhubarb Sour Cream Pie from Closet Cooking the other day and I must give a review. Firstly, I found it a joy to make and an even bigger joy to eat! My god! Without hesitation I can say this is my new favorite desert. Now, sure I do have a weakness for Rhubarb, and anything with a crumble topping is good in my book, but this desert was SO good that I ate all but two slices of this pie. Am I ashamed? My thighs are a little, but mmm mmmm MMM. Rhubarb season is my favorite season.

Husband loved the pie too though he felt it was too sweet for his liking (IS there such a thing?!).

I'm making this again. For sure.

Yesterday I made Natalie's Killer Carrot Cake over at Natalie's Killer Cuisine and again, YUM. Carrot cake is generally my favorite cake and I always think it's something that can't go wrong with. There are a few things I would do differently next time. I'd use more carrot's. I think I only used 2 cups although the recipe calls for 3 (my son was helping with the measuring) and I found the frosting was too wet. I, like Natalie suggests, used 3 cups of icing sugar (powdered sugar) but my icing seemed to stay creamy and wet despite Natalie's looking very...fluffy almost.

I assume this is my mistake, though I'm not sure what I did wrong. I used an electric whisk to mix it... Maybe on too high a setting? Would that make a difference?

Practice makes perfect as they say. Considering making fig tarts later this week, though I do still need to have another go at that damn cheese cake.


Heavenly Housewife said...

I was wondering y u were so quiet :D this week!

Eve said...

I actually got anxtious thinking about my blog! I don't like leaving it alone for so long! :)