Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tea time

Carrot Cake


Recipe on my other blog 



Chocolate chip cookies


125ml butter
170g chocolate chips
250ml flour
125ml brown sugar
2,5ml bicarbonate of soda
1ml salt
125ml sugar
125g grated cadbury chocolate
314ml blended oatmeal
1 egg
2.5ml baking powder
2.5ml vanilla
125ml chopped nuts

Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Cream the butter and both sugars.
Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder and bicarbonate os soda- Add chocolate chips, grated chocolate and nuts. Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 180ºC.  Makes about 32 cookies.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Raku

Raku é uma técnica/forma de cozedura e pós cozedura de peças cerâmicas que envolve uma posterior "queima" das peças. Estas saindo do forno incandescentes (cerca de 1200 °C no máximo) são envolvidas em baldes cheios de serradura e automaticamente ardem e queimam. Caso a peça seja previamente vidrada, o resultado normalmente é um brilho muito característico e quase exclusivo do raku. Caso contrário, se a peça não estiver vidrada, depois de sair do serradura pode-se observar que fica completamente negra.


Esta é uma técnica com muitos anos e vinda do oriente mas já é usada há muito por artistas ocidentais e de todo o mundo.












Monday, August 2, 2010

Fish Cakes



Ingredients

1 lb of cod fillets
2 medium-sized russett potatoes
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped.
1 onion finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon pepper
salt to taste
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Oil for frying

Method


1  Boil and mash the potatoes, let them stand.
2 Boil the codfish – you should boil the fish until it easily flakes. Drain the water from the fish and then be sure to flake the fish with a fork. Whilst you are flaking the boiled cod you should also remove all the bones. 
3 Next, mix and knead the flaked codfish with the mashed potatoes and the rest of the ingredients (the lightly beaten eggs, the cloves, parsley etc…) together by hand. If the mixture is too crumbly, add another egg. 
4 Shape the mixture into cakes and fry them on medium high heat in a skillet coated with oil.
Makes 12 fish cakes. Serves 4-6.














Cutey Babies made of porcelain

Doggie prayer.

Some of the projects that I am working on

Clowns



Two clowns. One made from porcelain the other I used a plastic water bottle. 


     





THE SERENITY PRAYER

GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY
TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE;
COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN;
AND WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

LIVING ONE DAY AT A TIME;
ENJOYING ONE MOMENT AT A TIME;
ACCEPTING HARDSHIPS AS THE PATHWAY TO PEACE;
TAKING, AS HE DID, THIS SINFUL WORLD
AS IT IS, NOT AS I WOULD HAVE IT;
TRUSTING THAT HE WILL MAKE ALL THINGS RIGHT
IF I SURRENDER TO HIS WILL;
THAT I MAY BE REASONABLY HAPPY IN THIS LIFE
AND SUPREMELY HAPPY WITH HIM
FOREVER IN THE NEXT.
AMEN.

--REINHOLD NIEBUHR