August 21, 2016

Homemade Mayonnaise

One good thing about making your own mayo is that you only make the amount you need to not waste them. I found the recipe here for original recipe that you can try.

The recipe here, I modified based on what I have in my cabinet, and it still tasted good. The biggest change I made in the original recipe is that I reduced the oil amount to 1/4 cup instead of 3/4 cup. So essentially this is low-fat mayo recipe that I modified to my taste.

To add more flavor I used my taco seasoning recipe for fish taco.

Fish taco with homemade mayo

Seasoned Mayonnaise:
-1 large egg yolk
-1 1/2 tsp lemon juice or lime juice
-1 tsp white wine vinegar or rice vinegar
-1 1/4 tsp dijon mustard or honey mustard
-1 tsp salt
-1/4 cup canola oil

-1 tsp taco seasoning, add more for preference

1. Whisk every ingredient except for canola oil. Whisk for 30-40 second.

2. While whisking, add canola oil 1/4 tsp at a time until it's nice and thick. Add more salt if needed.

3. Then add taco seasoning for more flavor.

Fish taco with homemade mayo

It's bass season right now so we decided to have nice chunky deep fried fish taco with the mayo!
You can check out here for more bass fish recipe!

Fish taco

August 13, 2016

How Many Expressions Do You Have?

Have you bought so many frames(like me) because they were on sale or you don't have picture to frame yet?

Here is a little activity you can do with your kids or couple do together!

Expressions: framed

I bought this poster size frame from IKEA that I wanted to put on the wall but didn't have picture to frame it. So what Tim and I did was reuse the back side of the paper that comes with the frame, painted yellow circle and each of us took turns to draw faces.

It ended it up being fun mini project so I wanted to share this!


Expressions: poster size

Expressions: materials

- Yellow marker or yellow pencil crayon
- Black marker
- 1 photo frame

1. Flip the paper that comes with the frame and measure how any yellow circle you want.

Expressions: marking

2. Fill in the circle. You can remove the matte board in case it gets dirty.

Expressions: draw

Expressions: circles

3. Take turn with your partner to and draw funny expressions in the each circle.

Expressions: faces

Here is a temporary art piece that you can frame on the wall until you want to replace them. Because this was an activity we did together back in 2014, even still we have it framed.

Give it a try!


Expressions: close up

August 5, 2016

Gift Wrap Decoration 7: Olaf

For this envelope decoration I drew Olaf for summer birthday girl.

"Put me in summer and I'll be a happy snowman"

Gift Wrap Decoration 7: Olaf

August 1, 2016

Outfit Inspiration 5

Stripe is one of my favorite pattern.
Anything to do with stripes I would love to wear!

This jeans used to be bootcut then I converted to skinny pants and ripped the jeans. It was a pants that was in the closet for years and now it's my favorite pants!

outfit inspiration 5

Bluenotes : black and white stripe cardigan / Garage Clothing : stretch bootcut jeans / ZiGigirl : leather boots / Necklace : handmade lock

July 24, 2016

Adult's Fried Chicken

I follow Tastemade Japan at Instagram and Facebook. There was this recipe that stand out particularly so I gave it a try!

Translation in English always sounds weird but I'm not lying! If you want super crunchy skin with juicy chicken on the inside, this is the recipe for it!

Adult's Fried Chicken

Adult's Fried Chicken
- 5 Chicken Drumsticks, skinless
- 50ml Kaki No Tane(small crescent-shaped fragments of senbei), crushed
- Sliced Lemon for garnish

- 1 tsp Ginger, gound
- 1 tsp Garlic, gound
- 1 tbsp Sake
- 1/2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tsp Sansho(Japanese Pepper) or Ground Pepper
- 1 tsp Hanasansho(Sichuan pepper) or Crushed Red Pepper

Tempura Batter:
- 50ml flour
- 50ml cold water

1. Cut drumstick into "tulip cut": With scissors, cut the meat from the inside so you're able to flip the meat inside out.
** You can skip this step if you want to speed the process then start at Step 2.

2. Marinate for 30min or overnight.

3. Pre-heat oil in a pan at medium-high. Prepare tempura batter.

4. Dunk chicken into tempura batter, then into Kaki No Tane and then deep fry.

5. Deep fry for 7-8min or until it's fully cooked.

6. Drizzle with lemon to serve.

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