Friday, May 22, 2009

Potato, Fresh Bean and Herb Salad~~~

This time I try to make my food drawing in a bit more cartoon way, as I love the entries of other artists in this book, they are all presented in a happy way :)

So let's start and see how the salad is prepared!

200g/70oz potatoes, peeled and cut into 1.5cm 3/4 in cubes

300g/1oz sugar snap peas, trimmed

300/1oz French beans, trimmed

200g/7oz broad beans, shelled6 tbsp finely chopped mixed herbs, such as tarragon, dill, parsley and chives

For the dressing:
juice of 1 lemon

1 tsp runny honey

1 tsp Dijon mustard

8 tbsp fat-free vinaigrette or French-style salad dressing salt and freshly ground black pepper

To garnish:

lemon zest (optional)

finely chopped red chilli (optional)

1. Boil the potatoes in a large pan of lightly salted water and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until just tender.Drain well and set aside.

2. Bring a large pan or lightly salted water to the boil and add the peas and beans. Bring back to the boil, then drain and refresh under cold running water. Drain again and place a salad bowl with the potatoes andchopped herbs.

3. Mix together all the dressing ingredients, season well and pour over the vegetables. Toss well and garnishwith the lemon zest and red chill, if using, before serving.

Another simple but tasty entry, hope everyone enjoy~~~

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Pina Colada (Michael's Book) Molyx57

Here is my illustration for Michael's Book! It's Pina Colada, I love it... it makes me wanna go to a beach..

Monday, May 11, 2009

Posting time?

Ok folks....we need a quick update.....who has whose moly and will you be ready to post on the 15th?
please lets not post on until everyone has posted their book...perhaps Calvin, Michael and Morrisa will need extra time? we could post on 23rd instead?

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Pumpkin Butter

For Cavidanny's moly, my addition is Pumpkin Butter. I love pumpkin pie and all the yummy spices that goes in it. This is a version you can spread on your toast. Yum!

Pumpkin Butter

16 oz. solid pack pumpkin (I use from a can but you can roast a small sugar pie pumpkin too)
2/3 C. brown sugar
1/4 C. honey
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. cloves

In a medium saucepan, combine the pumpkin, brown sugar, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon and cloves. Bring to a biol over medium high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until thickened. Stirring occasionally.

Ladle into clean jars or freezer containers. Cover with lids. Store in refrigerator for several weeks or freezer for several months.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


we all know and love chai tea, so this is a great recipe for chai tea cupcakes! i used gold, bronze and colored pens

1 cup soy or rice milk

4 black teabags or 2 tablespoons loose black tea

1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup plain or vanilla soy yogurt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
pinch of ground white or black pepper

For topping:
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg or ground mace

Preheat oven to 375 and line tin with cupcake liners. In a small saucepan heat soymilk till almost boiling, add tea bags, cover and remove from heat. Let sit for 10 minutes.When ready to use stir teabags and thoroughly squeeze to insure as much tea is dissolved in milk as possible.

In a large bowl wisk together oil, yogurt, sugar, vanilla and tea mixture until all yogurt lumps disappear. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and pepper into wet ingredients. Mix until large lumps disappear; some small lumps are okay. Fill tins full and bake about 20 to 22 minutes until a sharp knife inserted comes out clean.

Make sure cupcakes are completely cooled before adding topping, or the sugar will melt and not look pretty or powdery.

To assemble, sift confectioners sugar over cooled cupcakes first, then mix cocoa, cinnamon, and nutmeg together and sift onto each cupcake.


Friday, May 1, 2009

my 4th entry - tiramisu

this is my contribution in jens book. here's a link to a classic recipe