Monday, 19 May 2014

薰衣草芝士蛋糕 Lavender Cheesecake with Lavender Glaze


薰衣草芝士蛋糕


底层材料Crust:

消化饼                                150gm

黄油 butter                         40gm


蛋糕体 For the cake: 
                   
奶油芝士cream cheese       250gm
幼糖  castor sugar               50gm
蛋黄  egg yolk                      1
薰衣草汁 Lavender juice   40ml milk + 1tsp lavender buds
gelatine                                 4 tsp
热水                                      40gm
whipped cream                    250gm


薰衣草酱 Lavender Glaze:

牛奶 milk                             60gm
薰衣草芽 dried lavender buds    1/2 tsp
糖粉 icing sugar                 1-2 cups (我只放100gm)

煮法:
          ~ 把牛奶煮开后,加入薰衣草芽,盖着盖子约10分钟。
          ~ 过滤后,慢慢地加入糖粉,搅匀。
         
*原本是要加入2大杯糖才会变得浓厚,可是我不喜欢太甜,所以就加了1大匙的玉米粉一起煮,薰衣草酱才显得浓厚。         


做法:

*   做底层(6寸烤馍) 
*   消化饼压碎,加入已融化的黄油,拌匀。
*   压紧在烤馍底里,放进冰箱里约半小时。

*  40ml牛奶煮滚后,加入1小匙的薰衣草芽,搅一下,
      盖着盖子约5-8分钟,然后过滤。(我有加进蛋糕内)
*  奶油芝士(室温)加糖,隔水搅拌至发(没有颗粒)
*  加入蛋黄,拌匀。
*  热水倒进gelatine里,搅至溶解后加进芝士糊里。
*  加入薰衣草汁,搅匀。
*  最后加入whipped cream,轻轻搅拌。
*  把芝士糊倒入模内,冷藏至少4个小时或隔夜。









薰衣草茶的介绍
  薰衣草是一种馥郁的紫蓝色的小花,又名「宁静的香水植物」。原产于地中海地区,性喜干燥,花形如小麦穗状,有着细长的茎干,花上覆盖着星形细毛,末梢上开着小小的紫蓝色花朵,窄长的叶片呈灰绿色,成株时高可达80公分,通常在六月开花。
  薰衣草茶的营养价值
  薰衣草茶是以干燥的花蕾冲泡,取一大匙放进壶中,再倒入沸水,只需焖5分钟即可享用,不加蜂蜜和砂糖也甘香可口。 这道茶的浓香使人愉悦,不带副作用,并具有镇静、松弛消化道痉挛、清凉爽快、消除肠胃胀气、助消化、预防恶心晕眩、缓和焦虑及神经性偏头痛、预防感冒等众多益处,沙哑失声时饮用也有助于恢复,所以有“上班族最佳伙伴”的美名。薰衣草茶初泡好时呈淡绿色,而后渐渐变成蓝或紫色,若在茶汤中加数滴柠檬汁则转为粉红色,十分赏心悦目。怀孕时应注意用量,不可连续饮用。单独冲泡时,浓度不可超过两倍;混合冲泡时也以少量为宜。

熏衣草茶的作用与功效
  薰衣草茶能舒缓紧张情绪、镇定心神、平息静气、增强记忆力,对紧张和压力引起的失眠有效。安神,改善头痛及偏头痛,治疗咳嗽与失眠,缓和风湿神经痛。薰衣草同时对治疗尿道炎、阴道炎、白带异常非常有效,也可调节皮脂腺分泌正常,适用于油性皮肤和油性发质。
  1、薰衣草茶可安神助眠,缓解压力,改善头痛及偏头痛,发挥平衡伸张肌肉和协的效果;
  2、薰衣草茶治疗尿道炎、阴道炎、白带异常非常有效;
  3、薰衣草茶提神醒脑,增强记忆;对学习有很大帮助;
  4、薰衣草茶缓解神经,怡情养性,具有安神促睡眠的神奇功效;
  5、薰衣草茶促进血液循环,可治疗青春痘,去痘印;滋养秀发,健胃消食;
  6、薰衣草茶抑制高血压、鼻敏感气喘等;
  7、薰衣草茶调节生理机能、增强免疫力、可预防病毒性、传染性疾病;
  8、薰衣草茶维持呼吸道机能,对鼻喉粘膜炎有很好的疗效,可用来泡澡;
  9、薰衣草茶去除异味、净化空气;除蚁、除蟑、除螨,可放衣柜、枕头下。
  熏衣草茶的副作用
  不适合工作时间饮用,会使精神太过放松,适合睡前喝。
  熏衣草茶的泡法
泡花茶时如果您喜欢淡雅清香一小杯约220cc只需8粒熏衣草;如果您喜欢花香浓郁,一小杯约220cc使用份量约大拇指与食指抓一小撮。
  熏衣草茶的常见搭配
  薰衣草的花草茶与同类花草茶的疗效搭配,常见的搭配法,简介如下:
  *薰衣草、紫苏、葡萄干各一匙,橘皮、冰糖各适量。
  疗效:暖身,放松神经和身心。
  *柳橙花一匙、薰衣草一匙、安神菩提3枝、薄荷一匙、肉桂4片。
  疗效:松弛紧绷的身心,镇定神经,缓解神经紧张与焦虑。
  *安神菩提2-3枝、薰衣草一匙、小甘菊一匙。
  疗效:放松神经,缓解压力,镇定情绪,帮助睡眠。
  *薄荷叶4片、薰衣草3克,热开水300克。
  疗效:轻松甩掉脂肪,消除忧郁。
  *甜菊,柠檬香茅(或柠檬,或百里香,或香蜂草替代)、薰衣草、玫瑰各适量
  疗效:自然芳香回味,改善肠胃胀气,消化不良
  *薰衣草1大匙、洋甘菊2大匙、蜂蜜或冰糖各适量。
  疗效:排除体内毒素,美白润肤,释放压力,帮助睡眠。
  *薰衣草、干罗勒、欧薄荷、马郁兰、柠檬马鞭草共三大匙。
  疗效:能缓解压力,彻底放松不安的心情,缓解紧张性头痛。

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Please Be Patient - To My Dearest Son





My dear son, the day you see I'm getting old, I ask you
 to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand
 what I'm going through. If when we talk, I repeat the
 same thing a thousand times, don't interrupt to say: 
"You said the same thing a minute ago"... Just listen, please.
 Try to remember the times when you were little and I 
would read the same story night after night until you would 
fall asleep.

When I don't want to take a bath, don't be mad and don't 
embarrass me. Remember when I had to run after you making 
excuses and trying to get you to take a shower when you were
 just a little boy?
When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new 
technology,give me the time to learn and don't look at me 
that way ... remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do 
many things  like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing 
your hair and dealing with life's issues every day... the day
 you see I'm getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but
 most of all, try to understand what I'm going through.
If I occasionally lose track of what we're talking about, 
give me the time to remember, and if I can't, don't be nervous, 
impatient or arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most 
important thing for me is to be with you.
And when my old, tired legs don't let me move as quickly as 
before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine
 to you  when you first walked. When those days come, 
don't feel sad... just be with me, and understand me while I get
 to the end of my life with love. I'll cherish and thank you for
 the gift of time and joy we shared. With a big smile and the 
huge love I've always had for you, I just want to say,
 I love you ... my dearest son .

Original text in Spanish and photo by Guillermo Peña.
Translation to English by Sergio Cadena

Please Be Patient - To My Dearest Daughter



My dear girl, the day you see I'm getting old, I ask you to please be 
patient, but most of all, try to understand what I'm going through. If 
when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don't 
interrupt to say: "You said the same thing a minute ago"... Just 
listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I 
would read the same story night after night until you would fall 
asleep.

When I don't want to take a bath, don't be mad and don't embarrass 
me. Remember when I had to run after you making excuses and 
trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a girl?
When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new 
technology,give me the time to learn and don't look at me that way 
... remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things
 like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair and 
dealing with life's issues every day... the day you see I'm getting 
old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to 
understand what I'm going through.
If I occasionally lose track of what we're talking about, give me the 
time to remember, and if I can't, don't be nervous, impatient or 
arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for 
me is to be with you.
And when my old, tired legs don't let me move as quickly as 
before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you
 when you first walked. When those days come, don't feel sad... 
just be with me, and understand me while I get to the end of my 
life with love. I'll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy 
we shared. With a big smile and the huge love I've always had for 
you, I just want to say, I love you ... my darling daughter.

Original text in Spanish and photo by Guillermo Peña.
Translation to English by Sergio Cadena





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材料: ( A )            水     137g                    细砂糖   100g        奶油   50g                       炼乳      42g         ...