Saturday, September 24, 2011

New painting and some peach clafoutis-

Reading by the window
Acrylics on masonite- 8 x 10 inches

Ok. So I am the Queen of the Snail's Pace.
All my life, it's true.
I am not bothered by this anymore (sort of). I try to work with it.(try)
Like  I seem to dicscover some good things very late in the game .
Such as making a super moist, not too sweet, very peachy, peach clafoutis.
Of course I should have been making this already for years now.
Still...maybe it's sweeter that way... 

And I made this darling treat, because I was so very
inspired by Alicia's blog from the thoroughly delightful 'Posie Gets Cozy'.
Again I am probably the last person in the blogging world to have come across her blog,

but maybe I came about it just at the right time.
You see apart from being 'slow', I am also very happy to be home and
stay home, and sit quietly in my corner and do my thing, paint. I don't need parties, or
too much social interaction at all. Indeed all activities that are out-of-home, are almost painful to me.
 This always caused me great amounts of guilt, which
 Alicia has totally thrown all out
the window for me, she had indeed 'healed' me from a load of nonsense it seems.
Thank you Alicia, you are indeed so very clever, and so very talented, and so
very happy at home...!
As for the clafoutis (Alicia seems to like clafoutis too),
 I read three or four different recipes, and then did my own thing.

5 peaches
1 cup half/half
1 cup all purpose flower
1/2 cup brown sugar
1,5 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
pinch of salt

Easy, peasy:
Preheat at 375*
Slice the peaches and put them on a greased round 9inch baking dish.
Mix everything else starting with the sugar and eggs.
Pour gently over peaches.
Bake for ten minutes at 375* and then lower the temperature at 350*
for about forty minutes .
Some people cover the baked clafoutis with icing sugar.
I just put a nice spoonful of whipped cream over each slice.
Now all are content and happy (at home)-

Annamaria Potamiti


Erin said...

Hi Annamaria,
I can very much relate to you when you say that you are "very happy to be at home and doing your thing....Indeed all activities that are out-of-home, are almost painful to me."

I have spent too many years not living the life I want because of unnecessary feelings of guilt. But no more. :)

Both your peach clafoutis and your window space (annamariaswindow :))in your new painting look gorgeous and happy!
Thank you for your inspiring blog. Have a nice day!


annamaria potamiti said...

Thank you Erin! I am so happy to finally be at peace with who I am, and it is very very sweet to be able to share it, and have it reflected positively in other people like you and like Alicia!Thank you so much for your kind words.xx

Carole Reid said...

I love your painting. It looks so comfortable and cozy. We've been away for 5 days and I am so happy to be home again. Tomorrow is a day on the couch, reading, petting my kitty who missed me, and not answering the phone.

annamaria potamiti said...

Hi Carole, thank you for dropping by..I *love*not answering the phone...:)

Sophie Munns said...

Wow Annamaria,,, you are such an inspiration!
Funny thing is that this is the kind of real conversation I would be happy to have at a party instead if the usual party conversation,
Know exactly what you mean ...
Love the way you wrote this post and the story about the clafoutis...
S x