Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I'm on a new laptop!!

My other laptop, maybe all of one year old, was driving me apeshit!! We brought it in for servicing for the THIRD time, and mom surprised me with a brand spanking new one!! I've spent the last several hours (or more) installing all my apps and tweaking like a maniac, when it dawned on me that I haven't blogged in.....TOO LONG!!!! The reason why is because I have been in tunnel vision mode, making as much as possible, both due to commissions, and the fact that I won't be actively claying starting February 13, and I've got some friends in town. That's quite a stretch for me :-/. So, here are a couple seafoody things I've made recently (I would have more pics, but there on my other laptop!).

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Moroccan Flat Bread and Stuffed Dates

I love bread (this one has carrots, oddly enough)!!! As for Dates? Hmmm...not crazy about them, but when I saw this recipe, my mouth started watering a wee bit ;-). Me rikey the sweet and the salty/creamy combo!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Japanese grocery heaven, Chicken Kebabs, and Apricots

We were driving not far from my abode a few days ago when I looked to my right and nearly jumped out of the car. It was a Japanese market I was very familiar with: Nijiya Market, one of my regular San Francisco haunts! It's not the biggest market, but it's chock full of earthly delights!! I go ape shit over bento box lunches, so this will be another spot when I'm craving fish and rice. Gee, how unusual, me eating fish and rice....NOT.

I'm still doing Moroccan (the Chicken Kebabs are simple, just straight up meat with some onion), along with a flood of commissions, so quality sleep has been a bit scarce. I'm taking a vacation in a few weeks, so I need to crank it!! .

Friday, January 7, 2011

Moroccan Lamb Stew and Couscous and....

YEA!!!! Rosanna got her package!!! This news put me in such a great mood today because I was so worried!!! I sent her something in the end of  November and it showed up TODAY :-D!!!

Ok, still kind of doing the Morraccan thing, although I've been asked to do Paella, so that's the next project. This is Lamb Stew and a bowl of Couscous. I thought rice was a pain in the arse, but Couscous was a bloody....I don't know what :-/. There was no way I could chop my way to making it, so I had to think of something else to do. I only wish I had a miniature Tagine to put the stew in!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Oyvey!! Three years later :-/

I took a bit of a break, did the holiday thing, made some miniatures....but now I am back in full swing. I have a couple customers who have requested Moroccan food, so I'm on a kick. Sometimes that dreaded rut rolls around, and I feel a little uninspired (and preoccupied), then something will hit and it will renew my enthusiasm.  Not much so far, but I'm still chugging along!