Monday, January 25, 2010

sushi tonight

I made sushi again-this time with the help of my friend kaori. I marinated Salmon and then baked it(see it's not all raw fish). Then I cut up some cucumbers and bread and butter pickles( i know enough with the cuc's already) and some fat free cream cheese. I was inspired by my favorite sushi roll from tenske(spicy crab roll). Oddly it was the vegetarian roll(cucumber,pickles,cream cheese) that I like the most. Pair this with soy sauce and you have a lovely afternoon lunch. I ended up making enough for my friend and I and her two children. I hope you'll try something you've always wanted to do. There's no time like the present!


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Memory lane

I absolutely loved slim goodbody. Who wouldn't love a man in a body stocking. It would take a man extremely confident in his masculinity to wear a body stocking. Looking back now, it's hilarious but I truly loved this show.

You can't have Slim without some nutritional advice from a cheese puff in a 10 gallon hat! I hanker for a hunk of cheese! I learned how to make cheese and cracker along with Popsicles from this little guy.

You can't tell a hero by his size He's just a little tiny super guy. They don't make television like they used to.

I have been searching for this segment forever. I just couldn't remember the name of the character I loved. It's full of all the jive talking and slick walking that went on during the seventies. I just loved the alliteration in the names of the characters. From Smart Susie Sunset to Bad news Barton and Wrong Way Willie there's no end to the smart and imaginative ways language can be used to interest young learners.

I've now become saturated with 1970's tv show memories. Maybe I need to watch something new a vibrant to get my mind off of the past.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Game day leg warmers

I finally finished my game day leg warmers. I found this pattern in Stitch and Bitch nation. I just happened to have some left over scarlet and gray yarn respectively to finish this little project.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Bark: The untold story

Bark is fantastically easy. All it takes are a few items from your local Super Marche (That's french for Super Market,Mai Oui!). I found some 62% cocoa girhadelli chocolate chips. I paired that with some unsweetened chocolate, some semi sweet chocolate chips and cranberries and walnuts. What you end up with is not only suprisingly good but also good for you.

Here's the Recipe (See the closet kitchen for the white chocolate version)

1 bag dark chocolate chips(62% cocoa rocks!)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
half a square of unsweetened chocolate
1 cup cranberries
1 cup walnuts

Most people use a double boiler. I let mother neccesity inspire me. I put about a cup of water in deep sauce pan. I covered that with a glass mixing bowl that fit in the pan,but just fits.

Pour the chocolate chips(dark and semi sweet)and the unsweetened chocolate into the mixing bowl. Over medium low heat melt the chocolate. It should look something like this.

Remove the pan from the heat and pour the cranberries and nuts into the mixture

Spread either wax paper or parchment paper(wax paper is infinitely cheaper) over a cookie sheet. Pour the mixture onto the wax paper,smooth it out but not too thin.

Then either let cool on a counter top or if you have room put in the fridger over night.

Peel the bark away from the wax paper and break it into pieces-great stress reliever.