Sunday, 7 January 2018

EARL GREY PATTY CAKES

fragrant and delicate homebaked mini cakes with Earl Grey tea

Ingredients - makes 12
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1/2 cup castor sugar
65g butter - I used salted
1 Earl Grey tea bag
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 cup SRF

Methods
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Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and dust mini patty pan with butter then flour.
Beat sugar, butter and earl grey tea until light and creamy. Add egg. Mix in flour and milk.

Bake in the preheated oven for approx 13 minutes.



Eat!

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Monday, 24 July 2017

Romertopf Braised Chinese Pork Belly - 红烧肉 - Hong Shao Rou - Chinese Red-Braised Pork



my dinner for a very cold wintery night in Melbourne, 24 July 2017.

Thank You so much to The Woks of Life for sharing your amazing recipe,  Braised Pork Belly.

I made some adjustments, added garlic, ginger, cinnamon stick and star anise.  I also replaced the rock sugar with palm sugar.

AND cooked in the oven in my wonderful Romertopf clay cooker for about 50 mins.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Felted Flowers from Kauni roving

Made these flowers from wet hand felted Kauni roving.













Crochet and felted this bag in 2012, but now repurpose to make the above flowers.





Saturday, 4 March 2017

My beautiful SINGER 201K Sewing Machine

Just showing off my beautiful Singer 201K Sewing Machine.  She is 63 years young.  


She came with an antique Brentwood Cover 


+ heaps of accessories and bobbins, original replacement light bulb + a tube of used 1954 Singer lubricant!

She is cleaned, oiled and now ready to 'rock'.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

HAND ROLLED MEN POCKET SQUARE / MEN POCKET CHIEF - Handmade in Australia

Hand rolled and Hand stitched Men Pocket Square / Pocket Chief. 

Each pocket square is individually cut, meticulously hand rolled and hand stitched.

♥ The whole process of making each Pocket Square is a Labor of Love from start to finish - about 1 hour, hand rolling then stitching between 160 - 170 tiny stitches and ensuring four 90º corners.