Crafty Pants

Kim Nori Seaweed Snack Recipe!
May 27, 2009, 9:45 pm
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So I’ve been buying these at the premium grocery store near my work, for about $2 a piece (yikes, major markup!). They are yummy, crunchy nori (seaweed) slices, sprinkled generously with sea salt. I’ve been meaning to buy them from Amazon, but decided to try making them at home tonight.

Wow, are they easy!

Sea Salt Nori Snack:

  1. Take a piece of nori, and lay it flat.
  2. Using a pastry brush or your finger, lightly coat the nori with toasted sesame oil.
  3. Sprinkle finely crushed sea salt on top of the oiled nori.
  4. Cut into bite-sized squares.


Obviously, if you don’t like nori, these aren’t exactly for you. But, if you love it, and have some laying around from sushi making, try this out! You wont regret it:)


Homemade Cleaning Recipes
April 21, 2009, 2:26 pm
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I’ve been trying to eliminate harsh chemicals from my cleaning routine. I’m very sensitive to them, and sick of the migraines they cause. Also, I’d love to eliminate the extra plastic that they add to the landfill!

Here are some recipes I’d like to try, that I already have all the ingredients for:

Vanilla & Cloves Air Freshener Spray : I plan on using this + some lemon peels + drop of dish soap to be my all-purpose cleaner. My current one (based on many recommendations) is 1 part water, 1 part vinegar, 1 drop of dish soap, but the plain vinegar smell is getting old.

Salt Packed Citrus Shells: DIY Air Freshener : I bought kosher salt in bulk for some bath recipes, so I’ve got loads to spare…

Make liquid soap from a bar of soap : I’m sick of paying $6-10 for a small bottle of moisturizing shower gel, and creating all that packaging. I weirdly collect soaps from the nicer hotels we visit. I plan on melting those first, and adding honey, olive oil and brewed green tea/peppermint tea. I will re-use the container that my current shower gel is in.

Crafting vs. Munchies
April 1, 2007, 5:52 pm
Filed under: Recipes

I love crafting, but sometimes in the middle of a crafty session, my tummy begins a rumblin’. It’s oh so distracting, so I have to stop what I’m doing and march downstairs to the pantry. Problem is, I don’t actually like most of the ‘snack’ foods offered in the grocery store. So, I’m always in search of quck, easy or exceptionally delicious dessert or snack recipes. I can’t cook worth spit, but that doesn’t stop me from collecting the most interesting recipes!

Bready in No Time

Apple Spice Cake

Spicy Pumpkin French Toast

Yummy Cake Cookies

Sticky Toffee Pudding

chocolate cake made from packet cake mix and diet cola
Diet Coke Cakes

Super Simple Spicy “Chai” Recipe
February 13, 2007, 9:54 pm
Filed under: My Projects, Other, Recipes

OK, I’m not going to go into excuses about why I’ve been gone for so long. Well, maybe I am. I am a full-time student in the throes of my Senior Project. I barely have time to sleep, let alone use the computer for recreation!

All this stress has given me a bad cold, and the symptoms are making me grumpy. I’m always chilly, and my taste-buds are on vacation. I decided I needed something hot and spicy to kick some life into me. I looked though my cupboards and came up with this super easy, college-life recipe:

Spicy ‘Chai’ Recipe:

  • 4 tsp. Loose tea (I used 3 parts oolong, 1 part vanilla roobios cause that’s what I had on hand)
  • 1/2 tsp. Pumpkin Pie spice (this contains cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice, but mostly cinnamon)
  • 1/8 tsp. Cayenne pepper (this is pretty spicy, so use less or more depending on taste)
  • 4 whole peppercorns or a dash of ground pepper (optional)
  • 1/4-1/2 cap-full Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. Brown Sugar or Honey

Stir together. The tea will be sticky or wet. Use 1 heaping teaspoon to brew one cup, adding milk if desired. Store in an air tight container. Serves 4.

I just whipped this together 15 minutes ago, so the proportions might need to be changed. I just needed something hot and spicy and this seemed to do the trick with what I had on hand.It is not extremely potent in flavor, because I prefer my tea to be pretty mellow. If it is too weak, double the spices.

If you do make this, I’d love to hear how you liked it!