Wednesday, 20 November 2013

[Recipe] White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Do you remember when I told you about my failed attempt of making a nice thank you gift for the doctor and the staff that I've been working with for the last couple of weeks? (Hint.) Well, I was given a chance to make it all good because I have to return to the health center tomorrow for some unresolved business (the doctor borrowed me a book that I now no longer need)

Monday, 18 November 2013

[Recipe] Braised Red Cabbage with Apple and Onion

Braised Red Cabbage with Apple and Onion
Everybody says you should eat seasonal food that you can find and buy locally, in your neighbours garden if possible. So I decided to do just that. Since I live in a big (disclaimer: the adjective is debatable and depends on the reader's perspective) city (the lovely Ljubljana) and my neighbours don't have gardens (they live in their own crowded appartements just like I do) I chose to go to my parents' house and steal their food. They have a lovely garden and, this time around, plenty of cabbage.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

[Amateur Hour] DIY gem sweaters

After watching dozens of different Youtube/blog DIY gem sweater tutorials I finally decided to put my mom's old sweaters to a better use (you cannot really ruin an otherwise totally non-wearable sweater which is just a second away to be buried in the Clothes Cemetery).

What you need: 1. An old sweater.
2. Gems.
3. Gem glue.
I made quite a lot of these and all you really need is some old sweaters, some gems and a special glue for the gems.

Firstly, I positioned all the gems on top of the sweater in the form of an owl (of all of the animal trends going on, I find the owl to be the cutest), just to get a general idea of where all the thingies should be placed and how many of the bigger or smaller stones I'm gonna need.

There gems are not glued yet! (I hope your eyes will forgive me for all the shininess emerging from this photo.)

After that I just glued every piece in its arranged space... et voila!

The final product.

And here are some others that I made:

Green sweater with triangle-shaped square gems.
Bordeaux sweater with a gem collar.

[Review] Apple Toffee Pudding Cookies

My chewy pudding cookies

There is a tradition (at least in France, where I lost my official 'clinical rotation virginity') that every time a student ends his clinical practice in a hospital/with a GP, he prepares any kind of home-made baked goods and brings it to work on the very last day, to thank the mentor/s and all the other staff who helped him train to become the perfect doctor for the last couple of weeks. (In France, this seemingly very polite action is mostly driven by the subtext of making the very last effort in convincing your mentor to give you a good mark for your work).