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Green Onion Pancakes Recipe

February 27th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Green Onion Pancakes

When my camera died, we got a new one- a Nikon D5100. It has a food option. I am now motivated to cook/bake more and it will be blogged. I followed a recipe from a Chinese cookbook I bought from the Philippines the last time I visited. I always wanted a Pei Mei cookbook and I found one in English. It’s not perfect but it is readable. I’ve modified the recipe a bit and it turned out pretty tasty.

This is dedicated to Miz Karen Gunter- an amazingly, talented artist and a wonderful friend.

Green Onion Pancakes

Ingredients:

3 cups of all purpose flour

1 cup of boiling water

1/2 cup of cold water

6 tsp of green onion oil*

A bundle of green onions

1 cup of olive oil

Sea Salt

3 tbsp of corn oil

 

Before we start, I want to address the green onion oil. Take your bundle of green onion, chop finely, and divide it into two portions. One portion will go into the pancakes. The other will make the green onion oil. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan on medium and toss in one portion of the chopped green onions. Simmer for 7 minutes to infuse the oil with the green onion. Let it cool then use a strainer to separate green onions from the oil. Place oil into a small bowl and set aside.

Place the flour into a bowl and add the boiling water. Use chopsticks to mix and allow the mixture to cool for 3 minutes. Add the cold water and knead the dough well until it is smooth. Cover the bowl with a large plate and allow it to set for 25 minutes.

Divide the dough into 6 even portions. Knead each ball flat and spread it out like a pancake. Drizzle a tsp of the green oil mixture over it and dust it lightly with sea salt. Use the second portion of green onions and add as much as you like on top. Roll the dough like a cigar and tuck it into a snail shape. Use your palms to flatten it out or use a very greasy rolling pin to do so. Lightly dust each side with sea salt.

Heat up the corn oil in a shallow frying pan on medium heat. When the oil is ready, place a pancake onto the pan. Two minutes for one side and one minute on the other. You’re aiming for golden brown like the picture above. Shake and jiggle the pan to increase the crispiness of the pancake.

I like to serve this with a dipping sauce made of garlic, red onions, soy sauce, and vinegar.

I hope you enjoy the recipe!

— Rosey

Almost Back to Work

February 26th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

 

Shelby's New Eyelids

I’m getting there recovery wise. I should be back to embroidery, sewing, etc. by next week. In the meantime, I’ve been overdosing on Mass Effect 2 and playing with my Blythes. I just redid Shelby’s eyelids. I’m so happy with the new lids. I also replaced her faceplate and redid her faceup with a more subtle look.

I am going for a post-op appointment sometime this week. I hope to stop by Chapters and pick up a book or two on plushies. I figure I’ll need them to help me figure out what I need to do to make my Coraline doll better.

I hope you are all well!

Are you as anxious as I am about spring being around the corner?

— Rosey

Recuperating from Surgery

February 17th, 2012 § 2 comments § permalink

Givenchy

Hey!  I’m still alive. I’m just recuperating from surgery I had on Valentine’s Day. I’m still a ways away from recovering. I can’t pick Natalie up until next Tuesday at least. I’m sewing a little bit Blythe wise because it’s so small and easy to do. I haven’t been doing much else.

In the meantime, I’m taking it easy playing Mass Effect 2 which Robert gave me for Valentine’s. He definitely knows the way to my heart. I have a ton of projects ups in the air. I’m not too happy about it but I need to rest. I really have to just take it easy. Yes, I keep telling myself this. I know I pulled a muscle overexerting myself yesterday.

List of Projects Until May:

– Coraline Cosplay

– Coraline Doll

– Doll North Cosplay Contest Entry

– Doll North items for sale

– Snow White

 

I hope you all have been well! What were you up to on Valentine’s Day?

 

— Rosey

 

NB. My DSLR kicked the can. I’m waiting on a back ordered Nikon. 🙁

Mini Puff Quilt Project

February 6th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Mini Puff Quilt

Mini Puff Quilt

Mini Puff Quilt

 

It’s done! It measures about 5″.  I totally overstuffed the puffs. Next time I know I need even more rows- possibly seven across and down. It serves as a perfect lap quilt for Blythes and Pullips.

How was your weekend?

— Rosey

Shelby – My First Custom Blythe

February 5th, 2012 § 6 comments § permalink

Shelby

Shelby

Shelby

Shelby

Shelby

Shelby

I learned so much from customizing her. She has a slight worried and scared expression which I love. I did gaze correction, boggling, sleep eyes, hand-painted eye chips, carving, and the faceup. I really loved the process and am saving for another doll or two. I have two in mind- Snowflake Sonata and My Little Candy. I want to get a stock one last which I want to reroot with strawberry red mohair.

In other news, I’ve finished my doll quilt and am starting to work on Coraline again. I’ve been pretty sick recently and haven’t been able to do much.

Keep the germs away, my friends!

 

— Rosey

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