|Posted on June 5, 2009 at 4:17 AM|
Once in a while, it's nice to make scones or waffles at home. My sister who is a pastry chef in Tokyo often makes waffles or scones for her son, Hayato, in the morning. You think she would have enough things to do on a school day. But she likes to put a smile onher son's face, so she does, plus she irons his clothes (I never did that for my son when he was little), makes him a bento box for lunch and gets ready to open her shop.
This morning, I was in the mood for making scones for my friend Marisa who spent the night at our house. Putting the scone recipe together was not that much work. I even started the washing machine. With the scones baking in the oven, my kitchen began to smell like a bakery. While waiting for the scones to bake, Marisa showed me how to work my new digital camera. My new camera came with three booklets worth of stuff to learn. I am willing to tackle almost any complex recipe but when it comes to reading any kind of hardware instruction manual, I fail. In contrast, Marissa is very patient. She put her reading glasses on, read the instructions and showed me how to make the camera work better. I learned some new tricks. Her advise was " Don't use the Auto setting. Digital cameras have a mind of their own." So true. Ineed to play with the camera. Learn the manual way. It will take time but I will have better control of the camera. By the way, the scones turned out great. Marissa took some home. There is still more for later.
SCONES WITH ORANGE ZEST