Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
|Burda Style Magazine picture for the dress|
I loved this pattern. It was super simple. The neckline is my favorite part, and the invisible zipper is my best ever. Now I only need a white belt! The black doesn't really match, and I think it looks best with a belt so the gathering doesn't poof at all. This fabric hangs very well. I love it!
The dress is fully lined--the bodice is lined with some leftover batiste from another project, and the skirt is just lined with the rest of the pretty floral fabric from the outside. The instructions said to use stay tape around the armholes and neckline, but I didn't have that, so I ironed on some interfacing to the lining:
I have cherry tomatoes, roma tomatoes (San Marzano on the packet), dill, and cinnamon basil. Cinnamon basil sounded really interesting, and since I can never have enough basil, I bought the seeds.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I bought this bamboo steamer a while ago on Amazon. When I was looking to purchase it, I had a lot of trouble understanding whether I needed to buy something else besides the steamer itself. A few weeks ago, someone asked if I had found any pictures to help me (since that's what I commented on in the review).
So anyway, here's how I use my steamer! I use it all the time to make Trader Joe's frozen wontons and sometimes for veggies like broccoli. Here's my how to:
|Place the steamer into a wok or electric skillet filled with about and inch of water (I use an old electric skillet). You don't need a rack or anything underneath, the bottom of the steamer is elevated from the water.|
I made Cooking Light's Red Flannel Hash the other day! It was DELICIOUS! And the best part is that I made 4 servings, so I ate one, had leftovers for lunch two days later, and froze the rest.
Here's the recipe: Cooking Light link. I followed the recipe exactly.
I wasn't really sure how to shred beets, so I used the food processor. Look at all that red!