Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I then mixed 2 cups of the starter with the 1tbsp butter (I used olive oil), 1/2 C warm milk, 1tsp salt and 1 tbs sugar (see below). I poured this mixture and the flour into my bread machine.
After all the mixing, I put the dough into a bread tin and let the former rise until the top of the tin. Bake at 375F for 10 mins followed by 350F for another 30-40 mins. Yummy!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
If you get tired of the game, you can redesign it with another month of the calendar! To make it more exciting for the whole family, the large floor tiles can be designed as the board game with washable crayons. Each member of the family would be the moveable piece :-) There won't be a giant dice, but fun all the more !
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I have 13 reusable bags (see pic below), and they all came free. I don't know why we were handed out teeny reusable bags as gifts, and I told colleague 1 that I didn't need one (why do I?). My other colleague decided that she didn't need one either, to which colleague 1 said "Are you sure? It's free?".
Top row - ACCA bag from a tax seminar I went to; KK hospital after I gave birth (4 yrs old and still sturdy); 2 freebies from ??
Middle row - light blue bag from an insurance org; burgandy bag with extra padding from Maxims HK (good for my lunch box); green drawstring from Toto; AVA bag advertising the benefits of eating frozen meat (good for the supermarket)
Bottom row - freeby from office; bag from Hang Seng Bank HK (from sis-in-law); from a friend who chose to gift wrap my pressie with a reusable bag; Recycling Day bag from NEA; bag from Hang Ten (don't think they give them anymore, this was 5 yrs ago)
I think it's time to stop taking them. In fact, I think the industry should stop manufacturing them. We have too many and eventually most of them will sit in our drawers and never get used !
This post is inspired by : How big is your bag-for-life mountain?
Friday, January 15, 2010
I have no time to finish my latest project. My trip back to HK for Chinese New Year is approaching and I'm tearing my old coat from uni years (for those who know me, yes, it's THAT old) and trying to get it to fit me. I'm leaving in 3 weeks time.... if I don't complete it now, it will have to wait another year .... Nooooooo.....
My son's preschool is doing a recycling project, or rather an arts & crafts project with recyclables. They are tasked to take 2 toilet rolls (minus the paper) and an empty milk carton. I hope they do explain what recycling is. Maybe it's time to whip out the Charlie & Lola video. Have a nice wkend all!