I hope you are enjoying the first days of Spring… or staying at your place making a ton of crafts! I prepared a series of articles to show you how to design original leather clutches — with no sewing! Those who follow me on Facebook or Twitter have already seen some examples from when I was still living in Lyon. I bought these leather falls “Chez Boudin,” which literally means “sausage” in French XD
Anyways, though it may not sound like it, Boudin is one of the suppliers for some famous Parisian “Maisons de Haute Couture.” Boudin is a great location to find excellent quality leather for only 10€ per kilo. Inspired by these great materials, I started making clutches without sewing. My tip? Neoprene transparent glue: it stays supple and dries quickly.
The tutorial for this scaly clutch is right below. See you soon for the second episode of this series!
… In next article, we will see how to make this clutch!
If like me you are fond of Japanese cuisine, you will certainly enjoy this chirashi recipe. The chirashi is a dish based on cold sushi rice served with a side of raw fish, shrimps, veggies, omlet, sesame… According to your taste. All the traditional ingredients of sushis, makis and rolls are gathered, but the chirashi is was easier and faster to make. Most of the time, it is served in a bowl of vinegary rice, with the other ingredients on top. But I wanted to serve it on a more creative way, in the shape of a dome. Enjoy! In Japanese: “Itadakimasu”!
Scroll down for the recipe!
Ingredients – For 2 people
– 100 g of sushi salmon (ask for it at the fish shop at the market) or pink shrimps
– 1/2 cucumber
– 1 avocado
– 1 branch of green onion
– Sesame seeds
– 200 g sushi rice
-100 ml rice vinegar
– 2 large spoons of sugar
– 2 hints of salt
– Soja sauce
Preparation – 20 min + 30 min to let the rice cool down
– Thoroughly rince the rice until the water is clear
– In a pot, pour the rice and cover it with 2-3 inches of water. Cover the pot and cook slowly until the water has disappeared
– Spread the rice in a large dish to let it cool down. It should be sticky but firm
– In a pot, heat the rice vinegar and add the sugar and the salt until they are dissolved
– Pour the vinegar on the rice and mix it with a spoon to soak it in
– Cut the other ingredients (salmon, shrimps, cucumber, avocado…) in little cubes
– Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, and compress them with a spoon
– Demold on a plate and decorate with radish, green onion, sesame seeds…
– Add a little bit of soja sauce, and eat fresh!
Ladies and gentlemen, Halloween is coming. And let me introduce to the MONSTER SMOOTHIE. The smoothie is healthy but doesn’t seem to be. The smoothie will make all your guests shiver with its awful protruding eyes that stare at you and freeze your blood. To get rid of them, only one solution: gulp them down!
To make this smoothie, and scare your guests, the recipe is simple: blend together one pear, one apple and one kiwi, then add a tiny bit of pear nectar and cinnamon.
The smoothie needs to be thick enough so the sugar eyes don’t sink down. Little tip: if you want to boost the green color, you can add two drops of blue food colorant. Here you are! You just have to decorate it as you wish. I had an extra kiwi and made a skewer out of it, but it is possible to add hair with parsley or mint, or add a slice of orange for the Halloween touch… Let your imagination guide you!
So, is it: horrifying? Disgusting? Repulsing? Chocking? Hilarious?
MY GOD, the monster is ALIVE!
If you are looking for inspiring ideas for Halloween, I invite you to visit my Pinterest. I just created a board with Fall decoratios and recipes. On my to-do list: pumpkin religieuses, apple chips and squash humus!
I’ll see you soon for a new post in which I will reveal my Halloween costume… Will you guess what it will be? Hint: it’s a blonde Disney villain.
Look at this awesome flashy purple color! I have named this smoothie “Atomic Purple”!
Did you guess which ingredient hides behind this color?
It is the“Dragon Fruit”, also named “Pitaya”, a weird fruit with a kiwi flavor and a super bright pink color. My parents live in French Guyana, we just gather in France and they brought these with them. As soon as I saw it, I was yelling and excited (I am happy easily!).