Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Piano Solo ("Caruso" by Lucio Dalla)

This is a video of myself playing the song "Caruso" by composer Lucio Dalla :)

video

Monday, November 29, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Here's the Pumpkin Pie Recipe I used for Thanksgiving this year.  You can serve it with either vanilla ice cream or some whipped cream on the side ... it's so good!





Ingredients:
 1 cup sugar
 ½ cup packed brown sugar
 ¼ teaspoon salt
 2 tablespoons cinnamon
 2 eggs
 1 can pumpking (15 ounce)
 1 can evaporated milk (12 ounce)
 1 9-inch prepared unbaked pie crush

1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. Stir together sugar, brown sugar, salt and cinammon
3. Add pumpkin and evaporated milk
4. Transfer to pie crust
5. Bake for 1 ½ hours
6. Toothpick comes out clean when pie is done
7. Cool before serving.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

PVC Pipe player?!

My sister gave me the link to this video of a college boy, who engineered an entire instrument made of PVC pipes! He performs a show, playing songs in this order:

-Office Theme Song
-Linus and Lucy
-Turkish March
-Mario Brothers Theme
-In the Hall of the Mountain King
-Bad Romance
-Viva La Vida
-Like a Virgin
-Crazy Train
-Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
-James Bond Theme
-Pirates of the Caribbean Theme
-The Final Countdown

Very talented! I wouldn't want to be the one who follows him...


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Great Chinese State Circus - Swan Lake

This is an amazing video from the 'Great chinese state circus', playing Swan Lake ... it's a mix between acrobatics and Ballet.... take a look!




Friday, November 26, 2010

The Ultimate Gift Guide @ Sephora





Sephora has published their holiday catalogue for the Christmas Season!  It has many great ideas for gifts, so take a look : http://www.sephoracatalogue.ca/index_en.html

Also, I highly recommend signing up to be a "Beauty Insider" on Sephora's website - it's free! You'll receive e-mails keeping you up to date on special offers or new products, and you can customize your profile so they can inform you of personalized products that would suit you, and they have beauty advice on their website!  Whenever you purchase something from the shop, you get points added to your account, and when you reach a certain number you get a free gift! 
As a bonus for being a Beauty Insider, you can also pick up a free gift 2 weeks before/after your birthday! Last year I got a set of lip glosses by Sephora... the colours are very nice! 




This year, they're giving away this set:

I also went to the Sephora store recently, and purchased a few items: Urban Decay's Primer Potion, a Sephora foundation brush, and a Fresh Sugar Rush Set christmas gift for my sister:


Have fun!

Laughing With --- by Regina Spektor

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pxRXP3w-sQ


No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one's laughing at God
When they're starving or freezing or so very poor

No one laughs at God
When the doctor calls after some routine tests
No one's laughing at God
When it's gotten real late and their kid's not back from the party yet

No one laughs at God
When their airplane starts to uncontrollably shake
No one's laughing at God
When they see the one they love hand in hand with someone else
And they hope that they're mistaken

No one laughs at God
When the cops knock on their door
And they say we got some bad news, sir
No one's laughing at God
When there's a famine or fire or flood

But God could be funny
At a cocktail party when listening to a good God themed joke or
Or when the crazies say He hates us
And they get so red in the head you think they're 'bout to choke

God could be funny
When told he'll give you money if you just pray the right way
And when presented like a genie who does magic like Houdini
Or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket and Santa Claus
God can be so hilarious

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one's laughing at God
When they've lost all they've got and they don't know what for

No one laughs at God
On the day they realize that the last sight they'll ever see
Is a pair of hateful eyes
No one's laughing at God
When they're saying their goodbyes

But God could be funny
At a cocktail party when listening to a good God themed joke or
Or when the crazies say He hates us
And they get so red in the head you think they're 'bout to choke

God could be funny
When told he'll give you money if you just pray the right way
And when presented like a genie who does magic like Houdini
Or grants wishes like Jiminy Cricket and Santa Claus
God can be so hilarious

No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war
No one laughs at God in a hospital
No one laughs at God in a war

No one laughing at God in a hospital
No one's laughing at God in a war
No one's laughing at God
When they're starving or freezing or so very poor

No one's laughing at God
No one's laughing at God
No one's laughing at God
We're all laughing with God

Cinnamon Butter Cookies!

This is one of my favourite cookie recipes!  You can add some icing on top if you like, and adjust the amount of cinnamon depending on your taste:
Makes ~ 16 cookies

Ingredients:

 1 cup white sugar
 ½ cup unsalted butter, osft
 3 egg yolks
 2 tablespoons milk
 2 cups plain flour
 ½ teaspoon baking powder
 ½ teaspoon salt
 2 teaspoon cinnamon


1. In a medium bowl, cream together butter & sugar.
2. Beat in egg yolks, then stir in milk
3. Another bowl: combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt
4. Stir into wet ingredients
5. Wrap dough & chill for at least 2 hours
6. Preheat ove to 175C
7. On a slightly floured surface, roll dough into ¼ inch thickness
8. Cut out cookies with cookie cutter
9. Place cookies 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet
10. Bake for 10-12mins until brown.

(Source: nigella.com)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

New Blog!

Hello!  I've decided to create a new blog where I will be able to post about anything I'm interested in!  It's going to cover anything from Health & Beauty, to Music, to Cooking & Recipes, to books or movies that I like/recommend ... perhaps some photography too!
Enjoy!