There is nothing better than iced tea made from Earl Grey tea. It is dark and fragrant and it doesn’t even need any sugar. It’s almost October here in Southeastern Louisiana and it is still hot enough to really appreciate sipping on a glass or two.
I have a friend that has a child with a peanut allergy. I made this for her. I created these to be similar to the famous peanut butter cookies that have a similar super-simplistic recipe. These are easy to make gluten free too if you use coconut flour. The get softe the day after, but they also get even better.
Awwww YEAH, Son. That is some Frito Pie! This is a piece I made for Frippery and Fop's miniatures. It is highly detailed and full of yum (imaginary, because it is made from clay instead of fritos). So tiny and cute, I am going to work this idea into some jewelry somehow soon, I just need to sell some of the stuff I have now so I can buy some new supplies. The beans and onions were the most fun to make. I hope you like it. You can see more of it here. Would you wear a frito pie pendant necklace?
I am so excited about these. Raw steak earrings! they look awesome in real life and are just so much fun! Definitely gonna make some into plugs for myself. You can view them here
One of the items I listed on etsy today. I have more to list but I am taking a break. The crisply buffalo chicken strips basket can be purchased here. I love this piece so much, it took forever to get it “right” and it even looks real magnified. I am seriously craving some of these right now with my sugar cane syrup and sriracha sauce. ! I must make that happen this weekend.
Cilantro & Lime Meatballs with Pestochurri Pearl Couscous
Super busy today, but wanted to post this recipe for you. I created this in order to clean out some ingredients I needed to use. It’s fabulous. pestochurri is just like it sounds, it is pesto with elements of chimichurri sauce tossed in for good measure. Divine!
The meatballs have no filler in them. No bread or egg, just MEAT. They come out perfectly. You don’t even really need the cheese, if you wanted to make this meal dairy free. Just add more onion if you do that. These meatballs are good on their own, in mexican lasagna, on sandwiches, or crumbled on top of your chilakristis (chilaquiles).
Ah, gotta go. The laundry beckons and I want to make a tutorial on making miniature food trays and I have some new stuff to photograph that I made.
I have two more things for sale on Etsy at my shop, Frippery and Fop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/FripperyandFop) I have made an earring set available for regular pierced ears that features a two piece chicken dinner and a free roll charm. I love the chicken wing! It looks tasty. The top picture shows the little wing on top of a dime for scale.
I also made some miniature cheeses, a knife, and a cutting board available for dollhouses or whatever you fancy. I made the cheeses and the knife from polymer clay and the cutting board is some wood that I sealed with linseed oil. The knife was hard as crap to make, I kept squishing it.
I am also trying to come up with a set of fried chicken plugs. They didn’t come out as nice as the earrings, but I think I know what I am doing now so maybe I will remake them soon.
Tomorrow is grocery day so I think this weekend I may be able to share my meatball recipe with everyone (made of actual food, not clay!). Here is hoping I will sell a few things on either ebay or etsy so I can buy a better lighting setup!
Oh and this weekend I am making some more post earrings and one of you lovelies (US only, sorry) are going to win them! Contest details to come. What kind of miniature food would you like earrings made out of, I am up for a challenge!?
Hey. Do you like juicy delicious steak, famous paintings of the “Dutch Golden Age” and bespoke jewelry?
Then today’s post is for YOU!
Today I was inspired by the Dutch painter Johan Vermeer and his famous painting Girl with a Pearl Earring (see top photo). I was hungry too, so instead of pearl earrings I decided to go with steak, and since I have my lobes stretched I went with plugs. I give you: Woman with Steak Plugs. I think I captured the essence of the original work.
The plugs are magenta silicon 0g tunnels that have been filled with polymer clay for stability and comfort. The “steaks” are made from my own special blend of colored and translucent polymer clay and hand painted with chalk, MAC eyeshadow (shroom and charcoal brown) and paint. They have been fastened to flatback stick (regular) earrings and then pressed into the polymer clay tunnels so they sit flat instead of weighing down the plug.
It isn’t perfect. Yet. I am still working on making these look more realistic, but for now I am pleased. And hungry. I want some of this now!
Oh, and Yes. That is me and not Scar Jo.