Saturday, June 29, 2013

Football ice-cream cake for his 11th birthday!

My summer boy asked for a football ice-cream cake for his birthday and mama did it:)
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Happy 11th birthday!

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  • 25 chocolate'n cream sandwich cookies, any kind you'd like (crushed)
  • ½ c melted butter
  • Chocolate syrup
  • ½ gallon chocolate ice cream, slightly softened.
Mix melted butter&cookies. Place it on a nylon food bag and rolled by hand into a football-ish shape. Drizzle chocolate syrup all over it, then smooth softened ice cream over the football.
Freeze at least 2 hours.
The chocolate ice cream it already looked pretty football-like :) Decorate with food coloring.
Keep frozen until 10-15 minutes before serving.

Perfect for a hot summer's day spent at the pool=)
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Monday, June 17, 2013

Which eggs are old, and which ones are safe to use?

I confused last Sunday about eggs in the fridge since working long hours again and not good enough time to spend in the kitchen. They were out of the boxes and I had no idea which one is old, bought earlier, fresh enough for breakfast or not.
The best way is keeping them in their original box in the fridge then see the expire date..
Anyway,here is one easy way of aging eggs I want to share with you guys.

Fill up the glass with cold water and put eggs in it. As eggs age, they lose some of their moisture and  begin to float in water.

1- Really fresh egg  - Lies on the bottom the glass, flat.
2-At least one week- One end bobs up a bit, it is older, but still good. You might use them baking,   also ideal for hard boiling. Because fresh eggs are impossible to peel.
3-At least 3 weeks-  Top end touches to buttom first but won't sit on the bottom. It is getting old.       I personaly don't use floating eggs - No matter float low or high!
4-A floating egg is a bad egg. Don't use it!

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The picture doesn't belong to me. (Kadınlar Sitesi/Women's Website)
Aria wanted an soft boiled egg instead scramled last Sunday and this knowladge from the site was so helpful! I used the older ones for a chocolate cake and decorated left over cookie crumbs:) 
I seperated  the eggs and had 2 eggs floating. I don't like wasting food though:(
Do you know any other way of aging eggs?
Upcoming recipies. Bell pepers filled with rice, cucumber&yogurt salad, another eggplant recipe(since I learned eggplant helps prevent colon and stomach cancer cooking it often) and more...
Spending time in the kitchen relaxes me..

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Welcome Summer!

 If you are planning to shop online for an address plague, before decide to buy,
 I have some suggestions for you guys!
The Rose Oval address plaque is handcrafted from rust-free recycled aluminum
with one line of text. Mounting hardware is included - 2 brass screwswith
one line of text.

It matches well with the siding color, İsn't it :) 
You might prefer a solar-powered lamp address plaque and make it more visible,
even in the middle of the night.
No wiring is needed, and the light automatically
turns on at dusk and off at dawn.
Solar cell charges the batteries
for uniform lighting –
What else can you find at Mailbox And Beyond?
Mail Slots; solid brass and handcrafted with the word
"MAIL" cast into the flap.

The Butterfly Hanging Birdbath is also pretty! Address signshouse signs,...
Also some romance?
Tea lanterns, twilight lanterns to make your patio come alive with glowing candlelight.
Welcome summer!


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