February 23, 2011

J E L L - O

I made Jell-o over the weekend~ I love coming up with decoration that make things a little more interesting to look at. I thought of layering jello with different color. Stripe is my favorite design element~
Next time I want to do 1cm thickness so it's looks more psychedelic and maybe more color!

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February 19, 2011

baked pasta

Baked pasta is one of my favorite food! I like making my own cream sauce that doesn't require too much cheese and butter.

2 serving cream sauce recipe
- 2cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1-2tbsp unsalted butter
- 2-3cups milk(any kind)
- 1/2 cup flour(this makes it creamy)
- salt and pepper

1. In the sauce pan melt the butter.
2. Pour milk and flour and mix well. In low medium heat so the milk doesn't burn.
3. Then pour cheddar cheese, mix well.
4. Add salt and pepper for flavoring.
* Add flour for extra creamy texture and add milk if it gets too thick.

Baked pasta:
1. Mix boiled and strained pasta and sauteed veggie(optional)into the cream sauce.
2. Pout the mix into ceramic pot.
3. Sprinkle panko on top and drizzle with olive oil.

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February 15, 2011

be my valentine

Happy belated Valentine's day~ Hope everyone had wonderful day~

On my valentine, I baked a small heart shaped cake for Sir Charles. The inside cake was epic fail, it didn't bake fully so the texture was dense.... I was making baumkuchen cake with chocolate cover that tasted almost like Timmy's chocolate dip donuts~

I tried not to waste the cake by finishing off the decoration and take picture so at least I have something to remember.
The top layer of the cake was fully baked so we sliced off the unbaked bottom layer and just ate the top. It was still yummy~

happy valentine's day

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February 9, 2011

celine kim

One of my favorite photographer and my gorgeous friend, Celine finally opened her wedding photography site~ Please check out her photos because they look fabulous!

Her personal photos has cozy and warming feel to it, it's very mesmerizing~ Always updates in her blog! Hurry and check out her site~

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February 6, 2011

Pickled Sweet Vinegar Garlic

My mom has a Japanese magazine with interesting topic about pickled garlic. It has a recipe of how to make it in quick time and the benefit of eating it.

So here is the recipe:
Ready-in-One-Night Pickled Sweet Vinegar Garlic
- 4-6 whole garlic(each cloves peeled)
- 1 cup vinegar(any kind)
- 1 cup brown sugar(or any other kind of sweetener (if honey use 2/3cup)
- 1-2 tsp salt
- 1 empty Classico Pasta sauce jar or bigger jar.

1. Mix vinegar, sugar and salt until they're all dissolved(you can do directly in the jar or separate microwave safe bowl).
2. Put in garlic cloves into the jar(or bowl) until it's all packed in.
3. Put jar into the microwave and nuke for 2.5 min(It will bubble and overflow so you might want to put a plate or paper towel under the jar)
4. Pull it out of the microwave(jar is piping hot) and ripe off any excess water and quickly close the jar with a lid. Let it sit until the lid makes the "pop" sound(takes about 20-60min).

The garlic will hold in room temperature for a month or 1 year if it's in the refrigerator. You treat this garlic as regular garlic for cooking.

Some people drinks the liquid after you finish using up the garlic in the jar. It's just as healthy as drinking garlic sake. In a 1/2cup garlic liquid, add 2.5 cup water or more(just don't drink it with empty stomach).

Reduces:
- cholesterol
- high blood-pressure
- blood sugar concentration
- weight loss
- knee inflammation

Try it when you have time!

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February 2, 2011

new layout

I worked on a new layout for me site~ I always wanted to try re-sizable background image using CSS, it was quite fun!

I enjoyed drawing "Wind" so I wanted to do another version of that.
What do you think?

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