It happened when I put an empty jar that I used to put my minced garlic to wash. For a week, my washing machine stank of garlic. Impossible to make it go away even after several washing cycle. So I started putting my used lemons by sticking them on the upper level and the smell quickly faded. What’s left of it was a very pleasant smell and my glasses and dishes looks and smells cleaner.
Lemon is a perfectly natural deodoriser. When I keep leftover onions (wrapped in cellophane, of course) in my refrigerator, I also put a used lemon next to it to prevent the unpleasant smell. It has now become a habit and it feels good to “recycle” an used object before getting rid of it.
Have you ever taken the time to read the ingredients of the vegetable / chicken powder or cubes that we use? I recently did…and immediately decided that it’s time to make my own. No conservatives, no glutamate sodium, nothing artificial except real organic vegetables (dehydrated at home) and himalaya rock salt. The result was not bad, I still have some improvements to make but during this period of cold and humid weather, I was able to make plenty of wonton or noodle soup with no second thoughts because I know that there are only fresh products with no added conservative, and not being constantly thirsty afterward!!!
And I love so much my photo that I wanted to post it and let you know that among certain recipes in which I use bouillon, they have all been replaced by my homemade ones.
Wow! It’s been 3 years since my last post. In the meantime, I have oriented my passion from handmade crafts to homemade food. (more…)
Winter is finally here and I was worried that I would spend another cold season without a nice hat to keep me warm. I have been looking to buy a stylish cashmere hat for two years but couldn’t find any that suits me. Then one day I came across these super chunky cashmere and thought I could make for myself the beanie that I’ve always wanted. Got quite a lot of compliments for it and had already made several for friends and families.
This summer we spent 17 days travelling to Namibia and Botswana. This is one of the most unforgettable trip we’ve ever made. (more…)
No, no, no, I haven’t been lazy…here you go, I found some new colors for my chained bracelets. Aren’t they colorful? Can’t wait for Paris weather to get warmer so we can soon take off our jackets and show off our new accessories.
I wanted to experience other techniques, so I spent time learning how to loom beads and braid friendship bracelets. Hopefully the new techniques will inspire me to make more creative objects.
Had lunch with two girlfriends last week and one of them asked me if I can make a Valentine’s bracelet, her 9 year old son wants to “gift it” to his girlfriend. How cute is that?
Always happy when someone asks me for a special project. Thanks to the Attic 24’s blog, I was able to find this really cute tiny heart pattern. Please see here for the pattern: (more…)
I don’t spend much time cooking, but when I do, the recipe must be easy and quick. I can be VERY patient creating an object, but not for cooking. Especially on weekends, when we are at our country house, my children love to invite friends over for lunch. We share the house with my sister-in-law who has 2 boys, so for each meal, we’re always at least 6 or 7. What best than making a huge plate of fried rice or fried noodles? Everyone seems to enjoy coming lunch at home.
So here goes my first attempt of posting a recipe: (more…)
I was never in the habit of putting on lipstick or lip gloss except when I go to restaurants or on special occasions. A sweet girlfriend offered me this Tom Ford – Bare lipstick as a gift and I can’t seem to get enough of it! Once I’m out of the house, first thing I do now is not searching for my car keys but fishing through my bag for my lipstick. Several months ago I saw my friend wearing it and I thought it was just beautiful (so is she, of course). I love it for its color and the texture. It’s almost nude and moisturizing, gives a very natural look and have the effect of pumping up your lips.
When travelling to Peru last summer for vacation, I saw someone using this camera while visiting the Lake Titicaca and he took marvelous photos. I am definitely not complaining because I just love my Canon G11, which has taken tons of beautiful photos for me. However, the big screen, wide angles and beautiful colors from the Samsung Galaxy certainly seduced me, and I have been wanting to get one for quite a while. Anyway, I was thinking, to celebrate having spent more than a month working on my new website, I deserved something nice for myself.
And here are some thoughts since I started using it (more…)