As a teacher, I always try give my little students a surprise for our last lesson of the year together. I have made cakes, cupcakes and chocolate brownies, all proving to be greatly appreciated, but very crumbly and messy. This year I made cookies, but not just ANY cookies. I wanted these cookies to be [...]
Use large ice-cream sticks, paper plates and balloons to create an up-cycled version of the ever-popular ‘Bats-and-ball’ game for your children. The lightness of the balloon will slow the game down,thus making it suited to youngsters, even toddlers!
Bring a touch of architectural design to the simple side salad. Method Slice up 2 or 3 tomotoes, an onion and a few pieces of mozzarella cheese. Build your tower in the following order, Tomato slice Mozzarella slice Onion slice Basil or rocket Repeat until you have about 3 layers Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and [...]
Here are a few images of some of the cupcakes I have made and decorated. I know I should probably stick to decorating all of one batch in the same style, but I have too much fun and end up giving each cupcake its own, individual character! [...]
Ingredients 400 grams wild mushrooms 3 tablespoons olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/2 lemon, juiced 455 grams tagliatelle A small handful grated Parmesan/Pecorino 1 handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped 55 grams butter 1 clove garlic, minced 1 small handful thinly diced chives 1 or two dried red chilies, very finely chopped Method [...]
If you are anything like me, salmon roses are at the zenith of the sushi sphere. My impression of a sushi restaurant or take out is heavily dependent on these dexterously rolled rosettes and they are always left on my plate until last, to be savored and to hopefully multiply! I have come to realise, [...]
Ingredients • 1 and 3/4 cup flour • 1/3 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon baking powder • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard powder, or to taste • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (red) pepper or 1 teaspoon Paprika. Or both! • 1 and 1/4 pound sharp cheddar cheese, grated, room temperature • 1/2 cup (1/4 pound) butter, softened [...]
At the end of the third term we hosted a Mosaic Club for the Grade 6′s and 7′s. Considering the fact that many of us were first timers, including the supervisors, it was a risky yet exhilarating undertaking.