30 September 2009

corner view "white"





When I thought of this week´s Corner View theme, the first thing that popped into my head was meringue. (Thank you Natsumi!) A friend of mine gave me this recipe. It was a typical after- school snack growing up in her home.

It got me thinking about how different our childhoods, one in Spain and one in the US, were...

She grew up in a small town.
I grew up in a big city.

She went to private school and was taught by sweet nuns.
I went to public school and was taught by recovering hippies.

She grew up on produce and milk delivered daily to her home by local farmers.
I grew up on food bought from a large supermarket.

She collected animal trading cards.
I collected baseball trading cards.

Her aunties knitted all her sweaters, made all her dresses, and crocheted all her undergarments.
My clothes were store bought... Day of the week undies.

Our upbringings couldn´t have been more different. I often wonder how we turned out so similar...

Happy Corner View! Epe, do you mind choosing the next theme? Thanks!

P.S. The updated CV list is on the sidebar.

¡Dos besos!





93 comments:

ibb said...

Lovely white corner view.
Sometimes so different walks go to the same place.

Daan said...

MmmmmmMerengues!

and the story is beautiful.
I'll update my CVList!

Happy, happy Cv to You, jane

-xxx-

pien said...

yummmmmie!!!!

l i s e said...

lovely shots, i love meringues!

Di said...

I love the meringues! My mum makes them too and I used to love licking the bowl!!

Too true - it's amazing how we can find friendship in places you wouldn't think you would - as a child your friend would probably have seemed too different but sometimes it's the differences that make us the same!

la ninja said...

¡merengue! ¡caramba!
my own language (with a latin twist) but these words still make me giggle (I know...)

haven't had any in yonks. thanks for reminding me. time to leave the terraces and go back near the kitchen stoves, innit? :)

musus

Jennifer said...

Meringues...like fluffy little clouds
perfect in white

Francesca said...

Lovely edible whites.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I like this "gourmand" white !!!! Miam ! And thank you a lot Jane for "my" photos ;) I'll send you one of mine soon ;)

Kari said...

love the pictures and isn't it amazing how different our lives can be but somehow food brings people together.
Great post.

isabelle said...

my grandfather was our meringue specialist (and he was spanish !!), I will have a thought for him ...

Cabrizette said...

Lovely friend... the difference makes the life more interesting ! and lucky woman, you can eat meringues !!!! Bises

Ian said...

I'm curious about what the recovering hippies taught you.

Ritva said...

hello jane!
perfect white!

- my teachers were more like prehistoric remains.

pödane said...

oh ,je vois la même chose en ce moment dans ma cuisine ...pour mes mousses au chocolat!
superbe!

Ma life à moi said...

Yummy! I do love the cream which usually goes with meringues especially the swiss one!

victoria said...

I LOVE merengues!!!! what a yummi whiteness :)

Catalina said...

Perfect white!!!

My aunties and my mom also knitted all my sweaters, made all my dresses, and crocheted all my undergarments. And I hated it!!!
However I adore the absolutely fantastic handmade crochet Catalina's underwear.

Dos besos

B said...

Yummy corner view! I frequently ask the same about me and my English friends, and even some of my South American friends!

Lollipop said...

it seems like clouds! So nice, so sweet, so beautiful. I'll try to play. Deadline? End of the week? take care jane XXX

MyrtilleD said...

I love your pictures - so appetizing - and i love your story so sweet and wise. My corner view is much different but ready.
Have a good week!

PS. I try to translate my texts. Please tell me if it's terrible

Anonymous said...

delicious shots.

have a nice day!

MUS said...

that was me above

Bonnie said...

I looooooooove meringue !! Have you have Pavlova ? It's a huge meringue covered in freshly whipped cream and lots and lots of tropical fruit. I'm sorry, I think I've died and gone to heaven ! That's what I think every time I eat Pavlova !!

Cole said...

Jane- Mind if I join in? I finally had gotten my own family blog up about the time you took a break from CV. I was so happy to see it back in the mix this autumn!

Please drop by and visit our little family in the blog-o-sphere! Lovely post and pix- Would love the merengue recipe! My Zuzu would love that as an after-school treat!

Kari said...

What made you a gorgeous pictures of the merengues.I would like to make them too,mmm today???
greetings Kari

24 rue L said...

Superb meringues, this gives me hunger!
It is posted, there is the white to me also! Have a good day!

likeschocolate said...

It is amazing how we are more similar than we think. Great story!

malo said...

Meringues are my favourite. Easy to make, beautiful and delicious. Great written about friendship.

Dorte said...

Oh ... those merengues look so delicious!
Many of my teachers were not yet recovering hippies :-)

Franny said...

Great corner view! Your pictures make me want to scoop up some of that meringue and eat it. I love the contrasting friendship story. It's so beautifully written. :+)

Kasia said...

I love meringues! Lovely photos, as always. I must admit this CV theme is chalenging!

Un bacio,
Kasia

Crescent Moon said...

Meringues were my first thought when I read that the theme was white, too, but since the hand mixer died in a really dramatic fashion and hasn't been replaced yet, I decided I wasn't ambitious enough to beat the egg whites by hand. I do love them, though!
I had some of those recovering hippy teachers, also. I remember being in high school and my mother was watching some alarmist program on t.v. about the state of American schools and she turned to me and asked, "You don't have any teachers who are teaching you humanism, do you?" I remember feeling shocked at the question. All my teachers had, and all those years I had never realized my mother might not agree with their liberal views.

ladybug-zen said...

mmmmm! delish!

big hugs!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I love meringue! When I was growing up, my best friend's teenage sisters used to bake these for us as treats. Yum!

sophie said...

sweet corner view!
This no colour is wonderful !
A little white corner in my last post.
Besos Jane

Puna said...

This is wonderful. I want to know, how do I play?

Erin said...

Oh fluffy sweetness! I love the comparisons.. it's always amazing to me how two people can grow up so differently and yet end up in such a similar place.

Lisa notes... said...

I love your pictures of meringue and your story of friendship. This has been a unique corner view - I loved being challenged to think outside the box.

Jodi said...

So much to remember and laugh about and enjoy. I love the difference. Great reminder of how we PICK our friends. nice whites!

Line said...

I love theme!!!!!

Jenna said...

Amazing pictures! I am looking forward to doing a corner view every week!

sealaura said...

what a nice trip down memory lane! love the whites.
day of the week underwear LOL!

lobo said...

Sweet merengues....sweet story!

Lisa - The Heller Family said...

Jane, Thanks for the gorgeous prints. Your work is inspiring. On my way to purchase frames as soon as I can pull myself away from your fb blog! Again, thanks! Lisa

jgy said...

I love the image of you making the merengues and thinking of your friend.
Sweet and elegant reverie in white..!
xx

Kwana said...

Thanks so much. This was a treat.

pödane said...

biensur tu peux mettre mon lien ,pas de problème Jane!
désolée ,je suis nulle en anglais...

marinik said...

mmmmmmm meringues love em

laméditerraine said...

Mmm...Meringue looks so creamy but suddenly becomes into such a dry thing!I don't like it xD

I always thought americans were exactly how they seem on movies... and I proved it by reading this hahaha
Did you really collect those baseball things?
By the way,I think it's GREAT that your parents were kind of hippies, you'll have to explain that to me someday xD
Hope your week was awesome and that your daughter began school so well :)
UNOS BESAZOS!

christyn said...

Je participe pour la première fois à ton Corner view : l'idée me plait beaucoup
et puis ce blanc onctueux de tes meringues a quelque chose de d'affolant sur nos papilles..!!!!
je te mets dans mes liens.
à bientôt
christyn

christel said...

Thanks for the story ! It's nice to see how tiny things can remember us nice part of our lives

Elizabeth Prata said...

mmm that meringue looks whiter than white and lighter than air. :) nice photos!

liza said...

Oh, I love your white! And I love meringue - we make it for Easter. I love that you were taught be recovering hippies. I think it is so hard to photograph white. You did wonderfully!

nicola said...

oh, yum.
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Kaylovesvintage said...

that is sooooooo white&yummy

caitlin said...

Mm, love this. Love the pictures.. they are making my mouth water. And loved the words. Great post!

janis said...

I wish I was taught by recovering hippies!
Jane - your photographs are good enough to eat - magazine worthy! Big besos...

Elizabeth said...

Those are about the most beautiful photos of meringues that I've ever seen! Thanks for the corner view, Jane.

travelingmama said...

Your photos and sentiments are just beautiful! I hope you don't mind me jumping back in... I didn't realize we had started back until I saw your post last week! Hugs from Morocco!

n a t s u m i said...

These looks so beautiful and delicious!! I love your white corner view!!

april said...

beautiful photos my friend! i have to learn a lot from you ;-) happy week*

aimee said...

MERINGUE! my husband loves it and i'll have to show him this post. whew, glad to see you haven't deleted me from the CV sidebar. i've been terrible about posting since you got back from break. i guess i'm still on european vacation even though i don't live in europe. i really WAS going to post today but i got sidetracked as always.

SHOKOOFEH said...

I did it! and so excited about it!
thank you!!!

:)
xo

vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

when I first saw that top photo I thought it was antlers, it took me a second to really see what it was!

not a big merengue fan, don't know why. but they sure are pretty.

Mulot said...

Beautiful and so "gourmand" - hummm, I like your croner view ! Miam !

trinsch said...

those photos look yummy! i'm just about to lick my screen.

i love the way you illustrated the differences. i guess soulmales can overcome even the most different upbrinings :) (oh, and the weekday underwear. i almost forgot. i had that too, but i never really managed to actually follow the week :)

MODsquad said...

Oh, beautifully yummy!

Don't you think we somehow got ripped off living in America... ;)

Hayley Egan said...

Yummmmm. Nice reflection too...I've often had similar thoughts about me and my partner and... I played this week! X

latisha said...

wow. that first image looks like a porcelain sculpture. had to read before i figured it out.

spudballoo said...

Wonderful! 'Recovering hippies'...giggle....xx

McGillicutty said...

Just so simple and beautiful. I'm not sure if hippies ever do recover though!

Grey Lemon said...

I love your photos and am crazy about meringue!! The first one looks like a beautiful abstract sculpture!
I follow the "Corner View" for quite a time and propose one today!

adrienne said...

pictures gorgeous as ever, jane! as are everyone's...i think this may be my favorite corner view ever!

Anne Marie said...

I absolutely LOVE those photos. The texture, light and the movement. And I second Di. Have a wonderful Thursday!

Brit said...

Lovely pictures! Mmm meringues... Never attempted to make them myself... But do enjoy eating them!

A Captured Reflection said...

Great photos and yum too!

epe said...

hi jane! mi propuesta para el CV de la semana que viene es "typical souvenir of your city" (becasuse each city has its own typical souvenirs).
tres besos!
epe

Courtney said...

Delicious! I love it. Today is the first day I've come across any Corner Views, but I'm addicted to them now. What a fun idea, and they're all so beautiful!

Ida Nielsen said...

Yum, yum, more food. It looks delicious!

Joyce said...

Love the photos! But when do we get our afternoon snack? LOL... xoxo

A Day That is Dessert said...

I love this view of white!

Jane, I left you a note some time ago that I wasn't going to continue with corner view (sorry). Would you mind taking my name off the list so people aren't disappointed when they visit my site? (Someone today left me a comment that I had the 'wrong color') Thanks. xoxo

A Cuban In London said...

This photo brings a rush of memories to me. I used to buy meringues after school when I was a child in Havana. They cost 5 cents each. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

juanita de la vega said...

I love meringue...before they are cooked!!
besos

ticklishfromadistance said...

Love this post. Yum!

denise said...

I love the look of merengues! Nobody in my house will eat them, but they are lovely to look at!

C.T. said...

At this moment I'm on the sofa eating chocolate...now I want merengues. You're killing me Jane!!

Cris said...

hum jane
i love meringe... i really love that!!
and the post was so lovely!!
happy weekend

beijos

Cherry B said...

Delicious!!!

And isn't it so funny how grew up similarly turn out to be so different?

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Jeannette said...

Life has been hectic and chaotic so I´m late with my CV.
But boy do I like yours! Such a touching story about friendship. Isn´t it great to have friends like that?
Have a wonderful Sunday, Jeannette

Tiphaine said...

hey Jane....late again for this corner view (was moving) but here it is.... Yours was so delicious....

www.d-un-bout-du-monde-a-l-autre.com

Cate said...

yum. jane. i'm going to make meringues with the kids this year. wish you were around to swing by our cooking class and have a taste. trip to nyc?

xoxo

lovepics said...

beautiful white! here in switzerland, we looove meringue, we eat it with a very "heavy" cream!

pink

I knew a girl who was blue. So she painted her world pink. xoxo