How to make wontons…

a.k.a dumplings…. dumplings and I go a long way back…when dd20 was a baby she was looked after by a Chinese sister, who not only cared for her as her own but also taught me how to cook….I remember most fondly the many hours we spent wrapping wontons in the middle of the night, after our dhs and babies were in bed ( she lived two floors below us)….but I digress and you are all waiting impatiently for the recipe so here we go….

Perfect wontons recipe

  1. Google the perfect wonton recipe….we are visuals over here so this one was the perfect match….
  2. Drive to the nearest Chinese Supermarket….we are regulars at Wing Yip…they have everything oriental you could possibly need and I mean EVERYTHING and then some more….
  3. Have some fun in the kitchen..don’t forget to take some pictures for posterity
  4. Serve them with your favourite dips…ours was rice vinegar, soy sauce and chili oil mix
  5. and ENJOY……

I swear they are easy peasy to make and so so so nice…..

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Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

P.S they freeze very well and you can fry, steam or boil them.

P.S.S…you can fill them with any mince …ours are mince turkey with cabbage and Chinese mushrooms

 

 

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Weekend plans…

Just arrived….

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I can hardly contain myself….gorgeous colours, don’t you think?

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All other weekend plans cancelled!!!!!….gotta make scarves for sisters in law and mama…..can’t think of a better plan…this yarn has the perfect amount of wool….so soft ….so lush……just perfect….

But first I need to block this…

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I very rarely block but when adding the second thread to create the spiral on top of the main work it has warped…..so if I don’t want a round cushion with a funny bump in the center it has to be done…..crazy colour combo but it’s going to look great against my blue wall outside on the patio bench…..planning to make a few more to jazz up the outdoors eating corner…..I know we are in the middle of winter but planning ahead does not harm…..oh pattern here….great tutorial….

Wishing you all a relaxed , peaceful and productive weekend…………

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

 

It’s a gift…

I’m really pleased with the end result….hopefully my sister will like the infinity scarf I’ve made her….I bought the alpaca-wool mix yarn ages ago and was waiting for the right pattern….

 

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I’ve started another one for my sister in law and I guess the other sister in law will need another one….no worries…plenty of time and they are very fun to make….insh’Allah they all appreciate them…..

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines