Monday, June 17, 2013

Disney and some baking lessons

We did some mall-ing on saturday. It's the one closest to our place and also the newest one in town. As it's quite close to where we live (about 10 minutes by vehicle during off-peak hours), we decided to take our motor-bike. I think that was a very bad decision, as it took us about 45 minutes to reach the place!! We were totally dead by the time we even reached there.

Disney channel had a lot of activities planned the whole of last week at the mall starting on the 7th. We just decided to visit and see if we could take a few pictures. V was quite put off by the queue and did not want to take a picture with them. I managed to take a picture of them anyway

Disney's brings out the kid in each of us, doesn't it? There were a few stalls where the girls could be dressed up as their favorite princess. Again the build up of queue was quite long. So, just took a picture of V along one of the "walls"

By the end of it all we were famished and wanted something to eat. Again the coffee shops were full and no place to sit!! Finally managed to get a few seats in one of them. After being refreshed it was time to go grocery shopping at the new hyper market in the mall. Auchan (a hypermarket chain from Europe) has opened a branch here, and obviously we have to check that out, don't we. I was expecting a few imported brands, but was disappointed there. I am happy with the freezer section though, as I got some varieties of cheese and Khoa there.

V and I are back to our baking days, and no more cold desserts, as school has started. V wanted to bake something completely on her own. So we picked up a recipe from Rachel Allen's bake series - peanut butter and white chocolate blondies

V worked on it completely, with me only helping with checking if it was done. It came out quite well, except that I think it could have been baked just a little longer to be completely done and be firmer.

The recipe for these can be found here

I have put in the first few stitches on December cottage, but not enough to post a picture yet.

Well, that's all I have this week. Till next time.. Take care.. Be happy.. Keep stitching.. Au Revoir

Sunday, June 9, 2013

TUSAL and a finish

It's once of those few months when I post the Tusal on time!!

All orts this month are from November cottage.

Speaking of which, I managed to finally finish November :)

Isn't it a beauty? I am all set to start December. When I was kitting for December, I realized that I miss one of the shades - a crescent Spinach!! Yikes!!!! I have to figure out a way of getting that.

Last night I baked these "emergency brownies", which is a blessing for sudden chocolate cravings and for people like me who are constantly craving for chocolates

Here's the recipe

That's the latest from me

Monday, June 3, 2013

Mid-year post

We are in the 6th month of the year already!!! And so, time for me to put up the next month all done up

I almost forgot that May was over and I had to finish up June. I had just enough card board for the finish, phew.
I am not very happy with the red cord finish. By the time I could stick the cord to the piece, it losened up a bit :(

I tried another mango dessert over the weekend - Mango mousse

The recipe source was an old newspaper cutting.

I have cut down on my gaming time and have made a little progress with November. I now have only the border at the bottom left. Will post a finish soon.

That's about it from me today friends. Till next time.. Take care. Be happy.. Keep stitching.. Au Revoir