A new skill

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These cute little cupcakes are decorated by my  daughter. The design is her own. My daughters had a cupcake decoration competition at their school this Saturday. And this was the result of their practice at home. Here is what the other one did

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For the chef cupcake decoration I learned to create modelling chocolate and for that purpose I learned to make corn syrup at home.
About the result… they both didn’t win, but I am happy that they participated. Their decoration in school was almost same to these, so I am happy that they could do all of it in the pressure of a competition.

WIP

Today I am sharing my wip(work in progress) projects. Normally I prefer to work on one project at a time as that way my focus is only on one work and I can finish on time. But at times I need break from the monotony of the work and I end up having more than one projects in hand.
Right now I am test knitting a tee with beading details on it.

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I got a request to fix a dress for my friend’s daughter; the dress has very deep neckline. So I am crocheting a collar for the same

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Along with these I am working on a crochet top and a five day workshop with kids in my society.
The workshop includes paper folding, cutting to make gift boxes, basic needlework  (running stitches, chain stitches) and to keep kids hooked we have fireless cooking. Till now we made a vegetables sanwich, vegetables salad and fruit cababs (fruits on a skewer). We all are enjoying this and kids even asked why can’t we have the workshop for more days:D

spinach cheese omelette sandwich

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A quick and tasty breakfast recipe. All you need is

2eggs

spinach 1/2cup

cheese 1/4 cup grated

salt to taste

chilli powder according to taste

1tsp oil ( to grease the tava/pan)

butter 2tsp

bread slices 2

method:

lightly beat the eggs, add salt, chilli powder according to taste. Heat tava/ pan and lightly grease with oil. turn the heat medium,  pour the egg mix, sprinkle the spinach and cheese.

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(I used cheese slices as I didn’t have other cheese)

cut the bread slices diagonally. put the slices over the cooking omelette, spread butter on the top.

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cover and cook for a minute. and it is done 🙂

cut the wedges and serve.

Colours

Today’s lunch for kids

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Beetroot rice: beetroot gave this beautiful colour to the ordinary steamed white rice and turned it into a special dish. Took just five minutes. A hint of lemon at the end balances the sweetness of the beetroot. My daughter called it red lemon rice

Spinach and cabbage salad: isn’t it lovely to be able to use your garden greens to make something healthy. I added a bit of grated coconut as well to the salad. A quick, healthy and tasty salad.

Crafting the food

I have always liked the cute decorated bento lunches and wondered if I can do something like that for my kids school lunch. I am surely not going to have time and resources to do decorated bento but for now a simple bento lunch box

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Contains  rice, fried green gram with coconut, cucumber and carrot salad, grilled capsicum, onion and paneer.