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Inspiring cooks, nourishing homes

Inspiring cooks, nourishing homes

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Look. Listen. Smell. Eat. Quilling - Turning Paper Strips into Intricate Artworks | Oddity Central -... - StumbleUpon Quilling has been around for hundreds of years, but it’s still as impressive and popular now as it was during the Renaissance. The art of quilling first became popular during the Renaissance, when nuns and monks would use it to roll gold-gilded paper and decorate religious objects, as an alternative to the expensive gold filigree. Later, during the 18th and 19th centuries, it became a favorite pass-time of English ladies who created wonderful decorations for their furniture and candles, through quilling. Basically, the quilling process consists of cutting strips of paper, and rolling them with a special tool. Because it requires so few supplies, quilling is available to anyone with enough patience to give it a try, and with a little bit of practice you’ll be creating some pretty amazing paper artworks, just like iron-maiden-art, whose works I think show the beauty of quilling. Reddit Stumble

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Food News and Opinion on The Huffington Post Kitchen Helpers - StumbleUpon I found these helpful charts last week and just had to share! Both of these beauties are from Chasing Delicious (aka one of the most fab foodie blogs out there)! Aren’t they faaaaabulous?! I love tea, but I’m no expert. For people of the UK, have this one with you while you’re meal planning or grocery shopping! I’ve fond some other helpful charts that I’ll share in another post! Yay charts! Gratin de lentilles corail aux noisettes grillées Je me demande si je ne me suis pas fait piquer par la mouche tsé tsé. En ce moment, je dormirais bien du matin au soir et du soir au matin. J’ai l’impression d’avoir une petite voix près de mon oreille, qui me souffle sans arrêt : « vos paupières sont lourdes, louuuuuurdes… » Ca doit être la neige. Ou le froid. Ou mon diffuseur d’huiles essentielles qui marche trop bien. En tout cas, rien n’y a fait : ni le café, ni George Clooney, rien, non, personne. Allez courage, de toute façon c’est bientôt les vacances, qu’y paraît… Gratin de lentilles corail aux noisettes Pour 4 personnes en accompagnement d’une salade, par exemple 150g de lentilles corail 1 algue kombu (facultatif) 200g de tofu aux herbes ou aux olives 1 grosse poignée de noisettes 1 oeuf 10cl de crème d’avoine liquide Verser les lentilles corail dans une casserole et ajouter 1,5 fois leur volume d’eau et l’algue kombu.

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