Sunday, October 28, 2007

A breather....

Daylight savings has started in Melbourne and I actually missed it... waking up really late (thinking it's still early). :P Anyway, since my work from the research is on track, I've been able to cook and experiment...and of course knit! ^^

Reasons to love Ikea: Swedish Meatballs!!!

I have to admit, I'm one of those person who loves going to Ikea, imagining what my ideal house should look like (including a walk-in wardrobe!). One other reason I love Ikea is for their Swedish Meatballs... it's cheap and yet filling. ^^ Imagine my happiness when I discovered we can actually get them frozen, the sauce in packs and cook them ourselves. Hence, my version of the Swedish Meatballs courtesy of Ikea and frozen fries. Real easy, and affordable too... ^^

Oh Flour, Flour Everywhere

Mochi made with Rice Flour

Mochi with Green Tea Ice Cream

Was exploring Shanwen's blog the other day, and through her links to cooking blogs, found a recipe for making Green Tea Daifuku. I decided to modify it with green tea ice cream filling instead. The first batch I made was hard... and I was thinking this can't be right. Yep... I was wrong... I used rice flour instead of glutinous rice flour. Tried a second batch and it was much much better. Only thing though, I had issues with the ice cream. So instead of filling it with the ice cream, why not just eat it with the ice cream? The green tea ice cream is from Baskin Robbins Melbourne Central @ Lower Ground Floor. ^^

Oh Juliet, Wherefore Art Thou?

On my knitting needles apparently! ^^ Inspired by Melita and Shanwen who are knitting this cute top, I've finally jumped in and started my Juliet from Zephyr Style too. ^^ I am knitting it in Bendigo Woollen Mill's Classic Venetian in 2x 8 ply. Hope I'll be ok when I've reached the lace bit...considering I don't do laces at all... but so far it's a quick knit. ^^


  1. yum love ikea meatballs - the japanese dessert looks good too, hey I really like the colour of your juliet! Do you like working with the bendigo wool?
    Youve just given me ideas on loose pattern storing - that ring binder sure can take a lot. I currently have mine in normal plastic pockets display folder.
    BTW webs - an online american yarn store is having a sale on pure cashmere debbis bliss for $8.90 a hank I think,its relatively cheaper than normal. If youre interested let me know and I might put in an order myself.

  2. Jen, we are soo alike.. i realised. I love going to ikea for the very same reasons as well as the meatballs. i love their cranberry sauce too.. soo yummy, i f you, we can go together the next time and you have started juliet !! good on you..hey i love the mochi balls too, go to asian groceries store to get the highly unattainable glutinous flour.. the only place you can find.. yum !!!!!!

  3. OK, I'll order 5 hanks of the Pure Cashmere. Let me know what colour. Once it arrives here, I will let you know.


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