Friday, February 22, 2008

Don't these look scrumpious? And all the possibilities of what you can put in them makes your head spin. (around and around and around...eek)
Aebleskiver are a delicacy, supposedly invented by some Dane back in history. They are like a waffle or a pancake formed like a tennis ball. The name makes people believe that there are slices of apples inside, which is correct-if you put apple slices inside!
You can find them served several different ways. The most common way is with powdered sugar sprinkled over them and then topped with raspberry jam. Sometimes people have ventured to ask me how aebleskiver were invented and here I am always at a loss, because it is a very old invention. One theory is:

Back in the good old days, when the Vikings were roaming up and down the coasts of Europe and the waters of the Atlantic, one band of these Vikings had been particularly hard hit in battle, so, when they got back on their ship with their horn helmets and shields all dented and banged up, they decided to have one of their favorite dishes to help them regain their strength ---- pancakes!!
In those days they did not have modern conveniences such as frying pans, so, they greased their shields and poured the pancake batter on them over the fire but, guess what!

More info from Wikipedia and more with a video!
Some ideas for different fillings: Bisquick recipe for pancakes, sausage, cheese, apple filling and maybe a little chocolate. The possibilities are endless, from meats to vegetables to fruits and assorted cheeses.
And I love the pan that you cook them in. But reading about the pan I realized that they are tiny - donut hole size. Oh well I guess you just eat a lot of them. Although in the photos of the aebleskiver they look big (and delicious).

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Some thoughts

"In retrospect, Earl should have married his other cousin."

Catharsis (Κάθαρσις) is a Greek word meaning "purification" or "cleansing" derived from the ancient Greek erund καθαίρειν transliterated as kathairein "to purify, purge," and adjective katharos "pure or clean" (ancient and modern Greek: καθαρός).Dramaturgical uses The term in drama refers to a sudden breakdown or climax that constitutes overwhelming feelings of great sorrow, pity, laughter or any extreme change in emotion that results in the restoration, renewal and revitalization for living.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Mercury retrograde?

Mercury Retrograde - Could this be the source of my problems?
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