18 April 2013
One of my favourite things about living in Germany, is the Spargel Saison every Spring, where the whole country goes mad about white asparagus (I wrote about it in more length last year).
So I was really happy to see this advertisement on the way to work the other day:
You can find some tips on how to cook the perfect Spargel in my previous post. Yum yum.
20 April 2012
One of my favourite times of year in Edinburgh is when all the cherry blossoms are in full bloom in the Meadows:
Usually that’s around mid to end April and they were just beginning to show at the end of our holiday. I’m really sad that we missed them, but luckily one of my Japanese friends once showed me how to make paper cherry blossoms, so I’ve been re-creating the cherry blossom look back here in Berlin.
Have you heard of kirigami? It’s a variation of origami, where you typically start with a folded base, just like in origami, but then use scissors to cut (from “kiru” - to cut + “kami” - paper) the final shapes which are most often symmetrical. In fact, if you’ve ever cut paper snowflakes, you’ve already done some kirigami. Here’s how to use the same principle to make cherry blossoms.
29 March 2012
Spring is in full swing. The sun is shining (well, most of the time). Put on some happy music, let your ‘hare’ down, and dance around like crazy for half an hour! Here’s a wee playlist to help you along. Bring on the weekend and the Easter holidays!
27 March 2012
So, have you all been busy practising your paper napkin flowers ;-) As promised, here is the tutorial for a deluxe version. I experimented a little with different options for making different coloured centres for the flowers and making everything a bit more neat and secure, and found that this was the one I liked best: