Thursday, September 18, 2014
The box is made from Lost Lagoon cut 8x8 to make this box shape. I then cut a Smoky Slate 1 1/4 inches with a strip of 1" DSP on top to make the belly band. The Beautiful bunch flower is stamped with Lost Lagoon twice and punched out and
You can make a bunch of these and have it at ready for when you need a special little box. I did not glue the sides of the box and is storing it flat for just that occasion when I need a box. How easy is that? and I tell it it is much more prettier in person. I think I will make some more for some other occasions.....
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Thai Coconut soup. serves 4. Takes about 10 minutes to make.
1 can coconut milk (14 oz)
1 can low sodium chicken broth
6 quarter size ginger pieces
1 stalk lemon grass cut into 1" pieces
1 tablespoon each of fish sauce and lime juice (more or less)
1 teaspoon each sugar and Thai chili paste (more or less- depending on your hotness factor)
then add mushroom- any or all kinds, veggies- eggplant, zucchini works well, the original recipe calls for chicken but I like mussels (you can find cleaned and flash frozen ones ins Asian markets) or shrimp too. Bring it all together and simmer until veggies are tender
I've added potatoes if you like that, noodle and even poured the soup over rice and let it soak like porridge. You can garnish with basil and cilantro if you like.
I bought Lemon grass at the grocery store- it always comes in a bundle with 4-5 and I only needed one- so I got ones that had a little more root stock (if possible) and stuck it in a pot of dirt earlier this year and watered it regularly with fertilizer and now I have multiple baby stalks that are coming out on the side and I just cut one at the base when I need it.
I also bought Thai basil when it was just a little starter pot from Home Depot and now I have a big plant that I clip when I need a little of that too. I just planted a ginger root and hope to have a ginger plant next year some time!
I keep cans of coconut milk and chicken broth on hand and freeze ginger roots after peeling and cutting into coin size pieces wrapped in plastic a few pieces at a time and put them in freezer bags so ready to use any time.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The sentiment is from Brighter Tomorrow (Stampin' Up retired) and from PTI. The Lily of the Valley die is from Memorybox and the curlycue on the ends are from Cuttlebug.
Base card is Blackberry bliss with a layer of Pear
On the long card I added a knot of whisper white 5/8" organza ribbon to the base to anchor the flower.
I hope they find it comforting.