June 04, 2014

My Big Fat Handmade Diary - June 2014

June 03, 2014
Homemade high tea with girl friends.
5-minute artisan bread loaves, avocado & tomato spread, honey & almond butter and almond milk. All handmade by us. They tasted healthy and sooooooo yummy!

May 29, 2014

My Big Fat Handmade Diary - May 2014

May 29, 2014
Soap of the Day : La Vie En Rose
my studio smells like rose garden, ahhh.....

May 14, 2014
May project: chiffon cake without baking powder and baking soda.
This is my first time baking a chiffon cake without adding BP and BS.
I was kind of worried the cake may not be fluffy but it turned out great! :D

May 12, 2014
First member of our garden this year, pineapple!

May 11, 2014
Oh no, my lemon yeast starter grows mold.... Orz

May 06, 2014
Thanks to my friend for giving me a kombucha scoby baby.
I'm going to brew my own kombucha! :)

May 05, 2014
Soap of the day : Tuscan Orange.
Golden sunshine and citrus breeze, spring is finally here. ♥

May 02, 2014
My raisin bread is very happy today. See the big smile? lol

May 01, 2014
Craving for Boule bread, so I made a bucket of Master Recipe dough earlier.
It's risen so well after two hours. I couldn't wait to bake it.

Voila! A boule!

April 27, 2014

My Big Fat Handmade Diary - April 2014

April 27, 2014
Wrapping 200 wedding mini soap favors. Its a bit job by my two hands.
I love the wedding colors: royal blue and white, just simply elegant!

Daddy is helping Justin to do his Nobody Project, picking up garbage in our neighborhood.
April 25, 2014
With lots of stirring, so excited to see the soap mixture reaches "trace",
a thick and creamy consistency.

April 20, 2014
Just came back home, and, I'm burned! ha ha ha :D

April 07, 2014
Cutting charcoal soap from block to logs, then from logs to bars.

April 06, 2014
I accidentally broke my square plastic box couple days ago, then I found this nice, heavy-duty and BPA-free round container at Dollarama. It doesn't come with a lid, but it's still a perfect container for dough to rise once covering it with food wrap.
See how excited Daniel was! Ha Ha!

April 05, 2014
Soapmaking day!
Going to make Activated Charcoal Detox soap from scratch later.
This is gonna be a huge batch that weights over 25 lbs.

April 02, 2014
Filling up lip balms for a wedding favors order.
Coconut, orange and rose, hmmm, my studio smells like tropical island!
April 01, 2014
Believe me, never wear tankini, not even one-piece,
when you go on tropical vacation.
I know, coz I tried. Ha ha
So this year, these cute bikinis are going with me to Cuba!

March 27, 2014

My Big Fat Handmade Diary - March 2014

March 27, 2014
Kitchen experiment of the day : No-churn Avocado Ice Cream. 

 There are only four ingredients -
avocado 400g, sweetened condensed milk 400g,
whole milk 50ml and lemon juice 1 tablespoon.
Mix everything together (I used vitamix blender)
and send the mixture to freezer until solid. 

 Quick and easy. Creamy and super yummy! My family loved it!

March 26, 2014
Oops, a puffer bread. Ha Ha!

March 23, 2014
I used the method from "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" to make brioche dough and baked dinner rolls today. Oh my, I can't believe how easy it is and how good they tasted.
Thank You, Zoe and Jeff. You are the best!

March 21, 2014
I am so in love with this quick and easy way to make a loaf of fresh bread everyday! :)

February 22, 2014

My Big Fat Handmade Diary - February 2014

February 22, 2014
Kids woke me up this morning and asked to bake these "breakfast cookies" for them.
This is a wonderful recipe from my friend J. No flour, no sugar, no egg,
just lots of oats, nuts, seeds, mashed banana, peanut butter and honey.
Pretty healthy and high fiber. We love it! :D

February 21, 2014
Packing 75 mini soaps for a baby shower order.

February 15, 2014
Nothing better than enjoying a Korean hot pot Kimchi-Budae Jeongol in cold weather! ♥

February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine! 情人節快樂! ♥

February 10, 2014
A super busy weekend.
A big Thank You to my lovely customers!
Xoxo Anita :)

February 06, 2014
So thrilled my Two-gether Sweetheart Monogram Necklace featured on Etsy Valentine's Jewelry front page. Thank you Etsy! :D

February 04, 2014
Nice cappuccino, yummy crepe and homemade black sesame ice cream.
What a lovely date with my girl friends! <3 (Gotta do more exercises)