December 16, 2013

fishing toy

Take a few moment what these fish toys are made from....

There was cute post I found on Pinterest using old paint brush handle! Tim got excited with this so we pulled out our old brushes.

Used a saw to cut off and discard the bristle part of the brush.Drill a hole beside "eye hole" to put in wooden dowel through as fins(Used IKEA's wooden pegs instead). Painted in white and dipped in color paints for variation.
Fish hook was made with coat hanger and painted in red.

These turned out so cute I had to make a bag for storing!

white fish

how it's made
                                                                                                                    Photography by: Tim
fish on hook

colored fish

fish in a bag

fishing toy

crochet bag for fish toy

December 9, 2013

mini meat loaf

There was cute recipe I found in Fresh Juice(Sept 2013 edition), Portobello Turkey Meat Loaf! This was my first attempt of making meat loaf. The ground turkey really goes well with portobello mushroom with relish that tasted like thanksgiving dinner.


 Portobello Turkey Meat Loaf:
- 1/4oz - dried porcini mushrooms
- 2 tbsp - olive oil, divided
- 1/2cup - finely chopped celery
- 1/2cup - finely chopped onion
- 2 - cloves garlic, minced
- 1cup - chopped spinach
- 1tbsp - poultry seasoning
- 2tbsp - dijon mustard
- 1tbsp - Worcestershire sauce and hot suace
- 1 egg
- 1/2cup fresh bread crumbs
- 1lb/450g - extra-lean ground turkey
- 4 portebello mushrooms, stem discarded
- 1/4tsp - salt and pepper

Ruby Relish:
- 1cup - pomegranate juice
- 1 small onion, thinly sliced
- 1tsp - finely chopped rosemary

1. Preheat oven, 375F/190C
2. Reconstitute porcini mushroom with 1/4cup hot water for 10min, drain, reserving liquid, set aside.
3. In large skillet, add 1tbsp oil, celery, onion, garlic and saute for 4min.
Add spinach, poultry seasoning, mustard, Worcestershire and hot sauce; cook for 2min and cool for 5 min.
4. In large bowl, combine porcini mushroom, reserved liquid, egg bread crumbs and turkey.
Add sauteed veggie, mixing thoroughly to combine.
Divide into 4 rounds.
5. Brush portobello mushroom with remaining oil and season cavities with salt and pepper. Stuff with turkey patties. Arrange on baking sheet and bake for 35 to 40min.
6. Relish: in small pan simmer with pomegranate juice, onion, rosemary until reduced to syrup for 10min.
Serve with meat loaf.

making of mini turkey meatloaf
                                                                                                                         Photography by Tim
pat on top of portobello mushroom
                                                                                                                         Photography by Tim
mini turkey meatloaf

December 1, 2013

paper snowflakes

Did a small fun project with Tim to make many paper snowflakes as we can. I can't remember the last time I made paper snowflakes.

Forgot how fun it was to cut out a pattern not knowing how it's going to appear until you unfold that paper.

Here are few patterns of  my favorite snowflakes. Share your snowflakes!

 60 snowflakes

make your snowflakes!

mini snowflakes

snowflake patterns
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