Saturday, February 27, 2010

"Do I know you?"



"Let me guess. Valentine's Day clearance sale at Target. Great."

Simply heavenly...


*drool* The only place I've seen these so far is Walgreens, and they seem to hide them under the displays for those icky new 3Musketeers "truffle" bars. I find them every single time, though! Bazinga!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

It's the Olympics, eh!


Winter Olympics in Vancouver: I actually followed almost all of the opening ceremony on tv. Loved the polar bear animation rising from the ground, and the 3-D whales! And the mascots, bwee! Now I'm looking forward to some spectacular bobsled crashes...

Somebody REALLY enjoys gift tissue...



"For me? For Valentine's Day? Aww, you shouldn't have!"

(reminds me of this one:)


Monday, February 08, 2010

In the (Old) Navy...


I tackled the Old Navy 50% off clearance sale. It was so great, I had to go back for more the next day. 14 tops for $19, woot!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Happy Nutella Day!


Yes! It's World Nutella Day! And to think that I almost missed it...

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

DIY Headboard!

  • 4x8 plywood piece from Home Depot, sawed into three parts: $12
  • old, thick acrylic blanket to cover the wood with: $0
  • awesome silk fabric (souvenir from China given to us): $0
  • duck tape & a borrowed staple gun: $0
= Awesome DIY headboard: Awesome!

(It's all duck taped and stapled together! Didn't sew a single stitch! Oh, my mother would be SO proud of me (NOT)!)

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Indian Lentil Curry


I realized I had some green lentils of dubious origins in my pantry, so I decided to use them for some sort of curry. Googling brought me to a post on this site (part of a forum on GardenWeb) that I adapted a little:

2 cups green lentils, soaked overnight
1 medium
onion, finely chopped

3 cloves of
garlic, finely chopped

1/2 piece of
ginger root, finely chopped

2 tsp
cumin seeds or powder

2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped (I used canned)
1 tsp each ground
cinnamon, cloves and black pepper

1 chopped jalapeno
pepper (I used very few red pepper flakes instead)

1/4 bunch chopped cilantro (
parsley here)

salt
to taste
4 tbsp cooking oil

Boil the lentils in water until tender (took about 20 minutes; do NOT add salt!).
In a separate pan, add the 4 tbsp of oil. Once the oil is hot, add the onions and saute them until golden.
Then add the garlic and ginger and saute for another couple of seconds.
Add the tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, cumin, ground spices and salt, and pour in the cooked lentils.
Let it cook for 30-40 minutes; garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with plain white rice (Basmati preferred, but I used brown). Yum!