Saturday, August 9, 2014

Clay Jewellery

Well well well... i would post more stuff but its time to hit the pans...
bye bye dears and darlings...
luv youuuuu
I'll leave you with this selection of rings i made out
of polymer clay

Clay ring

And this was the very small end to a pile of clay scraps (translucent, black, white, pearl, green clay)
Im happy 

Polymer clay rings

Love this green
twisting and turning the canes i get these cute shapes
I can make rings for hours and hours
my oven must hate me s much hehehe

Mini bowls (Polymer clay)

Playing with my camera...
i like this photo, makes me think about the middle age
Again one of my mini bowls and this soap was made by a dear friend (Helena Barroso).

Grrrrr...i am still fighting with this blog's layout, dont really like it, so if you see changes in it, mind me. 

Polymer clay mini bowls

I love making these small polymer clay bowls to gift people with some nice handmade soaps
I always put away some clay to mix with my pearl clay to get these.

Home made cheese

I like making cheese at home for many reasons, because its fast, i get to choose the flavour i like an for the fun of it.
Nothing to it, i put 2 liters of milk in a pan to heat, not boil it, just plain milk
so when its really hot you pour the juice of a lemon and a few (4 to 8) tablespoons of vinegar inside the milk and instantly you'll see curds forming, turn the heat off
Now get a skimmer and start taking the curds of on to a table cloth inside another pan to filter all the remaining whey
close the table cloth and squeeze all the whey, then open it again on a plate, season it with what you like, i use diced garlic, origanum, chopped parsley and sea salt
Roll up the table cloth again, i normally push it inside a big plastic cup to give it this cylindrical shape and let it sit overnight OR you can just eat it straight away as ricotta cheese.
Once you do the first and second time you'll just wont stop
"Who wants some cheese?!"

Prawn Salad

Now this is the kind of food i love to have on a weekend and since i live next to the sea i get really fresh seafood ALL the time...oh lord, thank you.
All i do is assemble some nice and fresh fruit and veggies i like, to go down with the delicious prawns boiled in sea water...for this one i got sliced tomatoes, small melon balls, sliced cucumbers, lemons, green olives and lettuce
As a dipping sauce i chose to make my own mayo (i can give you the recipe next time ;)
but you can use industrial mayo, ketchup, mustard or any other sauce of your choice
Bon Appetite.

Haupia - cold dessert

It wouldnt be me if it wasnt again a very easy dessert
i hate sweating in the kitchen but i love good food hehehe
So, this is a sweet you will always find in a Hawaiian luau... its nothing but a cornstarch cold pudding
Here's the recipe darlings:
Stir 4 cups of coconut milk with 1 and 1/2 cups of water and over low heat add 1 1/2 cups of sugar, 2 1/2 cups of cornstarch until it reaches a pudding like texture, shiny and smooth. Cool it in the fridge and then cut it into squares, sprinkle some grated coconut and enjoy .

It is just so good, try it!

Strawberry gelatin in melon peel

Easy to do and very cute for a kid party, you can use various fruit gelatins to get different colours, like one melon with red, others with yellow, green and so on
The only thing you need to do is cut a melon in half and remove and discard(eat of course :) all the kernel and then place the half ball shaped peel facing up into a bowl...prepare the gelatin according to the instructions on the package and then pour the liquid inside the melon peel
Take it to the fridge for 2 hours and cut it into slices to serve

Salt crackers (bolachas de água e sal) day...hello hello guys and girls
I start the day with something nice and easy, some salt crackers to go with a nice jam or cheese
I promiss you they are goooood. 

2 cups of wheat flour 
1 table spoon of Salt
 1 cup of cold water, or enough for it to stop sticking to your hands
 3 table spoons of olive oil.

 Mix everything together until you have a dough that doesnt stick to your fingers. 
If you want you can use a tea spoon of dry yeast. when its all mixed, let it sit for 30 to 40 min. 
Roll the dough into a rectangular thin sheet and cut into the shape you desire. 
Make a few holes on each cracker. 
Pre-heat the oven to 450°f pur a tratar or pan with water under the tray with the dough so that the steam goes up on them. 
Bake for 10 to 20 minutes, keep an eye on them because its very easy to overcoock them. You can decide if you sprinkle some herbs on the dough while you are mixing the wheat or before they go to the oven.