I always loved to do something by my own hands. Since I was a girl I loved sewing, doing applique and creating somethings with all stuff I found around.
I`m older now, but still can not stop creating new hand made things.
Here is I creating the Box with Pretty Things. The first pretty thing will be a Romantic Lamp, made from rice paper and bamboo sticks.
Hand made rice paper is very popular in South East Asia, and specially in Thailand. The paper is made from rice flour and dry flowers and leafs.
For making lamp shade I used two of my favorite colors: pastel blue and pink. To hold the shade above the bulb I used four bamboo stick that I took some time ago from local burmese restaurant. The socket, the bulb and wood stand I bough in local “everything for your house” shop. The paper is Ok with 25W, but not more.
It looks pretty nice I think, and it provide very mild light in my bedroom, just what romantic couple need.
Yesterday was beautiful sunset on Ko Phangan.
I was thinking about to make a cookies for a few days, but every time something disturb me from baking. Yesterday I baked them for a first time (I never baked the cookies before) and I still admire how easy it was and how testy the cookies are! The most important thing for me was that the cookies are very healthy, made from fresh eggs, finest oatmeal and little of sugar.
For 45 medium piece I put:
300 g of all-purpose flour
250 g of sugar
250 g of crushed oatmeal
250 g of butter, softened
1 spoon of baking soda
3 spoon of cocoa powder
As extra you can add some honey, raisin, nuts etc.,
I put frozen butter to the oven for a 10 minutes to be softened. Oatmeal I crushed in a blender.
With soft butter (it can be a margarine as well) I mixed sugar, eggs and flour with soda. Then added oatmeal and some cocoa powder.
Divided into small shapes and put 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Baked the cookies for a 15-17 minutes in 200 C.
Easy recipe and grate taste.
I loved them, Dima loved them too!
Yummy and Crispy!