Friday, August 27, 2010

DONE!

My thesis was appoved, and I submited today, yay!
-Doing the celebration dance now, and getting ready for the future of possibilities-

Monday, August 16, 2010

the B.E.S.T. meringue recipe EVER!

Hard Meringue Shells
(Makes about 12 shells)
4 egg whites
½ teaspoon (2 mL) cream of tartar
1 cup (250 mL) sugar
1 teaspoon (5 mL) vanilla
Beat egg whites until frothy in a large bowl. Add cream of tartar and continue to beat until whites form soft peaks. Add sugar gradually, 1 tablespoon (15 mL) at a time, beating constantly until sugar is dissolved and whites hold stiff, glossy peaks. Beat in vanilla.
Using about 1/3 cup (75 mL) meringue at a time, shape into "nests" with a spoon or pastry bag on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Meringues should be about 3 inches (8 cm) wide, with the edge built up to form a rim.
Bake in a preheated 250F (120C) oven until firm, about 1 hour. Turn off oven and leave meringues in oven with the door closed, for one hour.
Remove from oven and from baking sheet. Store meringues in an airtight container at room temperature or in the freezer.
To serve, fill shells with fresh fruit, custard, pudding or ice cream. Spoon a favourite sauce over, if desired.


Thank you Egg farmers of Ontario: http://www.getcracking.ca/tq-meringues.html

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thesis revisions 101

Study combo 101
1) Creating a very changeable playlist, including Depeche Mode, Tool, Placebo, Puscifer, NIN, a track or two of Radiohead and let the "radio" option surprise you: Grooveshark - Listen to Free Music Online - Internet Radio - Free MP3 Streaming

2) Carefully timing your accomplishments, no matter how small or big they are: mytomatoes.com

3) Icream and Coffee.... lots of the latter yummm yummm

4) Relaxxxx and keep breathing, you still have 11 hours more of work until the next deadline.

4) Think about fun times.....hey, after I finish THIS, I'll have to find some nice hikes to keep me sane. Beyond the multiple activities I have in my mind: job hunting,  moving, and the 10000 x projects I have stacked in my imaginary to-do-list)