Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Kitchen tip: organza dusting

I had a brainwave!
I spooned some flour into a organza bag and presto! its a cheap flour dusting tool! 
Goodbye to days of scraping dough off my hands to reach for more flour!  Now i just pick up the ribbons and shake away! 
And the flour tin lid doubles up as a plate for my flour sprinkler, reducing waste and spillage while travelling.

Works for icing sugar too!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bad Bertha

Isn't happy with the array of food before her.  She expected so much more.

Farm inspired bento

Tried the art of rolling bread. Fail. Big fail. But the two best ones became hills and the rest fell into place
Quail eggs make great chooks and the veggie patch complete the perfect picture of rural living

Monday, October 10, 2011

Goldilocks and the three bears bento set

Boys requested sandwiches.  Guess they were sick of rice ^^
I made the sandwiches, but I had no decoration intent, until I saw all my bear face cutters. The rest just fell into place from there.

Might do a fairy tale set.
But I'll skip Snow White... 7 dwarves!!! Really. 3 would have been fine!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Rabbit bento

Simple - vinegar rice, shapped and spooned into a rabbit. The pink ears made by ham and the eyes and bit made with nori.  Some salad greens shows u that he's playing in the park.

In the top tier we have some crunchy sprouts, beetrood dip, in a mushroom cup. Steamed carrots leftover from Stephs amazing pork belly dinner. Some quiche from my bento stash, and some boiled quail eggs. It was tasty and filling! 

Monday, October 03, 2011

Face bentos

Susie and Kelly are happy that its Monday.  They are flying today down to Hobart.

They skipped past the brocolli brush and past the radish mushroom, over the grape tomato pebbles by the tamago (egg) fence.

Their pink cheeks rosy as they shared a mini cupcake. It looked like a golden field, of Farmer Joe's planted corn.

The springy vanilla sponge was a perfect treat to remember the day.