Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Makeup bag view 2

Full of lotions and such.

Makeup bag

I have shamelessly been carrying lotions and makeup in a ziploc bag in my purse. I decided that with my excess of fabrics there was no good excuse for not having my very own homemade makeup bag.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Finished product for in laws...or for me to sip on in secret. I kid I kid.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Avery labels make the world go round

Made labels for my homemade vanilla...fancypants I know :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sky high meat

Let me start off by saying that I can't stand buying meat from a grocery store any more.  But alas, I'm terrible at planning ahead....when it comes to groceries at least.  I was at the store yesterday and I was craving a certain filipino dish that requires oxtail.  As I make my way to the odd cuts section of beef I'm astounded that the lesser cut I was thinking of purchasing is almost $6/lb!  Really...I mean this is not organic grass fed beef.  Right next to is was some beef shanks at half the price.  You know beef shanks...osso bucco?  Both cuts are best braised or slow cooked.  Sounds like a winner to me!  Best of all...hubby can eat it since he is not a fan of oxtail.
Kare-kare was made today for lunch.  It's like a peanut butter based stew with beef and veggies.  There is no replacement for oxtail in this dish, but the beef shanks served their purpose.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Microwave brownies

I'm a huge fan of microwave desserts, because there are times when I want something sweet and don't want to bother with baking or doing the dishes involved. Here's a link to one I just made and can vouch for as far as flavor.
I did add vanilla powder to mine but everything else was followed to a tee. It's also vegan friendly :)