Monthly Archives: November 2010

Christmas Food Craft Ideas

As food is on my mind 24/7 and my longtime fantasy of living in a gingerbread house, I am inspired to make my own Christmas tree ornaments with materials none other than, edibles! I am hoping to make popcorn garlands and maybe one of these super adorable and unique ornaments that is drool worthy! Oh I’m feeling all “crafty” alright! :D

1. Cinnamon Stick Bundles

2. Gumdrop Christmas Tree Balls

3. Christmas Popcorn Balls

4. Pasta Snowflakes

5. Peppermint Tree

6. Lollipop Tree

7. Cinnamon Christmas Star

   

Pumpkin Pecan Pie with Cornflakes Crust

I’m so proud of myself right now. I can’t help it, just look at the pie, my very first pumpkin pie. Oh, did I mention the filling is made from scratch too?

Despite the idea of  making things from scratch is impressive in my book, I’m convinced that I’ll need a shortcut for the filling next time. Some of you will agree that peeling through the stubborn exterior of a pumpkin (actually about a quarter of a  Japanese pumpkin) and cutting it into pieces are no piece of cake, especially when you’re relying  on an old and blunt generic knife to do the job for you. I should have used pre-made pumpkin puree instead. I should have. At the end of the day, I don’t think it’ll make much difference, am I correct? Even if there is any difference, there’s nothing nutmeg and cinnamon can’t fix right?

   

Curried Meatballs with Lentils (shortcut version)

I hope you wouldn’t mind me sharing a curry recipe using pre-made curry paste. Today I was swamped with errands and unfortunately, the day has gone by without me realising.

Uhm, the truth is  my supposed “errands” were  I got sidetracked when I was on my way to get some groceries. And I have a good reason: there was a warehouse sale where all books were selling for AUD $5.00.  The first thing that came to my mind was “recipe books!!!”. So yeah, I was deeply absorbed into the sale frenzy without realising hours had passed.

   

Jill Dupleix’s Mustard Chicken Wings

It’s pretty obvious that I have a problem with leaving my blog layout alone.  My initial layout was 2 columns and eventually I’ve changed to 3 and now I’m back with 2 again. Similarly, this is the 9th banner I have created.

Never had I thought there was so much fun in creating banners. I truly enjoy the process of taking pictures, cropping them, tweaking their sizes and adding fonts to them. That said, my beloved reckoned that I  have gone nuts with my recent obesession. I had a  feeling that he grew tired of me kept asking for his feedback. :P