This was the first year I hosted a Chinese New Year party, and while there were a few ideas I didn’t get to bring to life, I did do a lot of them and we all had a great time with it. The general idea going in to this was to incorporate some of the… Continue reading Chinese New Year Fete
Happy Chinese New Year! Technically, today marks the beginning of the two week celebration (this time around, the year of the Ox), however my festive gathering wont be till this Saturday. A lot of people think it’s hilarious that I’m making such a big deal out of Chinese New Year this year and that I… Continue reading Gong Hei Fat Choi
With six of the seven January events on my calendar taken care of (not counting wee one #3’s impending birth, since we really have no idea when she’s coming), I’m feeling really on top of things for a change. I posted a few days ago with a pic of the bowl of veggies I’m making… Continue reading Six Down, One to Go!
One of the reasons I’m blogging again, as I think I’ve mentioned, is that I want to make something for every occasion and I think blogging about it adds some more pressure to do it. Right now, I’m 8 months pregnant with wee one #3, and basically on lock down. All I’m supposed to be… Continue reading Let the Birthdays Begin!
Before I get into showing off some neat stuff I made, I have to show off a couple of neat things my dear friends made and gave to me. Talea made me a knitted apron. This is exactly the kind of kitsch I adore the most, and since picking up stitches is the bane of… Continue reading Parade of Finished Objects ’08 Edition
Try not to be too jealous, but I got a long-coveted Kitchen Aid stand up mixer for Christmas this year. 😉 I’ve wanted one since I was a teenager and my mother got one for her birthday, I made my very first torte in it and most of my first attempts at baking were done… Continue reading Traditional Meets Modern – Kitchen Edition
Breakfast Pack Schmancy Toys Plush You Schmancy Toys is part of the Fancy-Schmancy-Pants ‘trilogy of awesome’, and is home to some amazingly neat gear. My personal faves are Moofia, a series of mini dairy product figures, and the Chumps mini series, which are tough little dudes so destined for a life of crime they come with… Continue reading Kristen from Schmancy/Plush You!
This year’s cookie exchange was full of Christmas cheer and a decent mix of ethnic, traditional and weird cookies – it also came with a head over heels surprise. First, the cookies! I made melomakaronia, a traditional Greek Christmas cookie, the usual sugar cookies and what Good Housekeeping refers to as ‘window pane cookies’. The… Continue reading Christmas Cookie Exchange ’08!
I was just going to jump back into blogging and totally gloss over the fact that I haven’t posted anything in 10 months, but since this blog is a little different I’ll make a quick intro post first. My last blog was mostly crafty, a tiny bit personal and lived on WordPress. This blog uses… Continue reading A Wee Intro
57. December 19 – Christmas Tourtiere 56. December 12 – Blueberry Pie 55. December 5 – Almond Ganache Tartlettes (no photo) 54. November 28 – Nutella Pie (no photo) 53. November 21 – Peanut Butter Banana Pie 52. November 14 – Mint Chocolate Chip Pie 51. November 7 – Lemon Meringue Pie 50. October 31… Continue reading Pies of 2009 – 57 Pies in 52 Weeks