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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Uncertainty



We are stuck in the middle of the Kasert flyover bridge. A few cars in front of our van have decided to turn back instead of waiting for the traffic jam to loosen up. It is just depressing since we don’t really know what is going on up front, is there an accident? Apparently there is this big uncertainty before us. Are we supposed to wait in patience or turn back and find another better way? We don’t know!



In life it is pretty much like that. Sometimes we are stuck and don’t know what to do. This traffic episode was preceded earlier by a confusion over unresolved ending of the movie “A Serious Man”, a movie about Larry Gopnik, a physics professor who was caught in problematic life tornedo, didn’t know how to get out of it and decided to get advice from his rabbies only to find disappointment of what he expected to know. He just couldn't manage to make sense of all that were happening.



Life in his case was all about problems and uncertainties and no matter how hard he was trying to deny facing some of them, they always come back to haunt him. The movie was ended with another disaster episode of the professor’s life when his doctor called requesting an immediate meeting to talk about his overlooked chest x-ray results, meanwhile his son and the entire group of classmates most probably will be hit by the approaching massive tornado.



And just like that, the screen was filled with the rolling credits suggesting the movie has ended, again it is like telling the audience to grab another idea of life uncertainty, go figure!





Meanwhile I like to thank Renata of Testado Provado e Aprovado for the One Lovely Blog Award and Nale of Coolinarija for the Me Encanta Tu Blog Award!

HONEY PARFAIT ON GREEN APPLE JELLY
Makes about 4 wine glasses



1.Apple Jelly

Ingredients:
- Apple flavoured gelatine dessert mix > 100g
- Boiling water > 1 cup
- Cold water > 1 cup



Method:
- Place gelatine dessert mix in a bowl. Pour in boiling water and stir until gelatine is completely dissolved.
- Add cold water and stir well.
- Pour equally into 4 wine glasses. Leave to cool. Refrigerate until firm.

2. Honey Parfait

Ingredients:
- Honey > 90g
- Water > adequate amount to make honey runny
- Egg yolks > 4
- Whipping cream > 300ml
- Grand marnier > 1 tablespoon



Method:
- Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Set aside.
- Combine honey and sufficient amount of water in a saucepan and bring to boil. If honey used is already runny, do not need to add water.
- Beat egg yolks until thick and pale. Add hot honey in gentle stream into egg yolks while continue beating.
- Mix in whipped cream and Grand marnier. Stir well.
- Pour parfait on top of refrigerated apple jelly. Chill overnight until firm.
- Garnish with green apple slice. Serve.

30 comments:

  1. Che meraviglia.........e come al solito, le foto: Favolose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. A lovely dessert! I love it's color.

    Congrats on the awards.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. It's steaming hot here in Brazil now and this parfait would be so refreshing! Beautiful and delicious. Great photography, as always!
    You deserve all the awards for your blog. You do a really stunning job here!

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  4. even we know life is always uncertain, but let we never lost sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way :) that will make you strong day by day.

    Beautiful posting and picture as always Kris..

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  5. Wow that dessert is simply stunning. I have a fondness for green foods and well... that jelly is just mesmerising. I love the sound of apple and honey.

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  6. Congrats on your newsest awards! I love the bright green of this gelatine; it's so festive! I can imagine it's a treat for the senses combined with the honey parfait. It's beautiful, Kris.
    BTW, I don't like when a movie leaves you "hanging" at the end either! Have a great day!

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  7. THIS IS FABULOUS IDEA! It also so super gorgeous of course because YOU made it. Just super lovely shots really - I have to check this movie out too.

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  8. Fantastic presentation of green, the favorite color nowadays. So refreshingly delicious! Marvelous photos!

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  9. Another lovely post, kris! Those apple slices in the parfait look so perfect!

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  10. Lovely snaps. Couldn't take my eyes from them. Great..

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  11. Love love the color Kris! Apples are one of my favorite fruits!

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  12. Uncertainty indeed! Sometimes I find a nice cuppa is all that is required to help find the way forward ;0)
    I too love the colours of this treat, your photos are amazing. Congrats on your award too!

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  13. Wow that dessert is simply stunning! when i saw it i was like got to try it!..

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  14. What a beautiful dessert. It's so unusual, too. I'd love to try something like this.

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  15. Ah yes, is anything in life ever really certain?
    That green color is absolutely amazing! Looks gorgeous..

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  16. Un colore decisamente delizioso, ciao!

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  17. How funny. I was just reminding myself of your panna cotta recipe and photos. And you surprised me with a green one! Fabulous :)

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  18. Lovely arrangement of the apple slices, Kris! I just want to gobble these up. Yes, life is full of uncertainty. I think we really have to embrace that and live fully despite the knowledge of that fact. I'm still working on that for myself.

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  19. Looks like a mad scientist's dessert--love it! I would taste this with no uncertainty at all ;)

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  20. A beautiful verrine, Kris. The color is a delight and your photos are art.

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  21. Congratulations on awards!
    I'm a huge admirer of your blog. Your photos make me feel otherworldly. Thank you for sharing…always enjoyed!

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  22. This looks beyond amazing, Kris! I wonder, do you eat everything you make after the photoshoot? Does it kill to eat something so perfect and beautiful?

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  23. Honestly, Kris, there has got to be no one else like you who can present food the way you do. I it makes me want to get on the next plane to come over to see your food and enjoy it! This is gorgeous and what you did with the crostata is nothing short of brilliant! I'm sorry I haven't popped over for a while. I love visiting your blog!

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  24. The colour of the apple jelly is stunning! And I love how creamy the honey parfait looks, you're photos are always so beautiful!

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  25. What can I say... certainly stunning pictures... and uncertainty is the only certainty in life...yup I got that ;)

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  26. Kris, congrats on your awards!! Those green apple jellies are just mind blowing..I can't stop staring, seriously. Bravo on yet another amazing and visually phenomanal 'Krisation' :)

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  27. I love those parfaits! You have a wonderful blog. :)

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  28. Such a simple recipe, but your styling and photography raises it to new heights. Congrats on the awards. A mind searching post, too.

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  29. It must be delicious! I love the presentation... And the green colour... Can't believe it's real! Isn't it artificial? Looks so special... Fantastic! Like all your recipes...

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