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Chocolate balls

I’m having three of my knitting friends over for a get-together tonight. I spent yesterday preparing some goodies for us to eat. One can’t meet to knit and gossip without having something sweet on the table.

Cocolate balls
A whole plate of chocolate balls rolled in coconut flakes and cinnamon

I made a frozen cheesecake (with lemon flavour) and chocolate balls! I haven’t made chocolate balls in ages but they’re lovely! They contain oats, butter, cacao, sugar, vanilla sugar and some coffee. There’s no heat involved in making them (no melting of butter or using the oven) so it’s just a matter of mixing ingredients, make balls and roll them in either pearl sugar or coconut flakes. Easy!

I added cinnamon to the coconut flakes to make them a bit more interesting. That was a first for me but most certainly not the last. (And yes, I know this from trying one of them yesterday. Or was it two? Or maybe three? 🙂 )

My photo project for 2011

On January 1st, I told you that I started two different projects that day. And that I’d be back to tell you more about it.

Well, it’s been a month and I still haven’t said anything, have I? Guess I just wanted to see how comfortable I felt about the projects and to figure out how much I wanted to keep to myself and how much I wanted to share.

Anyways, I thought I’d tell you about my photo project. It’s nothing new. You’ve heard of it before. And I’m sure you know someone who’s doing it already.

I’ve challenged myself to take pictures every day. And to pick one photo every day to put in a photo book that I will have printed. At the end of this year I will have a real photo diary I can flip through with pictures from my every day life in 2011.

I’ve chosen not to do regular postings about it here on the blog as I don’t want to censor my own shots. I want a diary with people in it and I want to be able to recognize my surroundings. But I’ve decided to share some pictures with you. Occassionally. Randomly.

Here goes with some pictures from January.

January 2, 2011
January 2nd, 2011 – A sponge cake with cardamom in our kitchen

January 4, 2011
January 4th, 2011 – Walking to work at 8am

January 17, 2011January 17th, 2011 – Watching Denmark play handball against Serbia in 2011 World Championships (the guy sitting down to stretch is the team’s goalie Niklas Landin)

January 22, 2011
January 22nd, 2011 – Candle lights at friends’ house

January 24, 2011
January 24th, 2011 – Skorpan’s nose and whiskers
(This is my favourite pictures from January. My boyfriend thinks it creepy.)

January 26, 2011
January 26th, 2011 – Shadow on the whiteboard in my office