I sent! Not too happy with my package, but I'm trying to stay positive, I put the effort in and hopefully my partner enjoys it!
Boy, am I behind the 8 ball! I'll LOVE your package no matter what! And I'm totally the worst swap partner EVER as I haven't even sent yet, meaning I'm 10 days late!! I am at least 75% done though, so a day or two and I'll be posting to sunny NZ!
My favourite way to cook tofu, and what I think gives the best texture is to use a sandwich press (or like a George Foreman grilling machine!)...I know it seems kind of random if you're stir frying everything else, but for any meal that requires fried tofu it's the healthiest option too. You want firm/extra firm tofu in a stir fry/curry, I squeeze the tofu gently over the sink, then slice into 1cm slabs which I half/quarter into triangles, and grill on the sandwich press. The motion of squeezing the lid down seems to get rid of the exces moisture, there's no splatter, the texture rules, it's quicker than conventional frying, and you only need spray oil so it's low fat.
And that's the long winded description of what I find to be the best way to prepare tofu! Hope this helps, even though you seem to have mastered the splatter
1. thanks bint for posting those pictures!!! I've borrowed a camera from a friend so I'll put mine up soon! I really do love everything, and you thought of the most practical gifts
2. Everyone got the most wonderful stuff!! Wow, we all totally got spoilt, this has been such a fantastic swap - now I just need to get to a machine to help me finish mine!!! I'm sooooooo sorry that you have to wait Bint. I feel like such a bad person, but it's on my mind everyday and I think I'm doing all I can, I just really hope you like it when you get it all.
3. That cupcake fabric is the best. Like THE best. Amazing! And on the apron! Wow!! So sweet
see i'm just impatient for my parcel to get there - it takes a long time to travel half way around the world!!
I received!!!! It's amazing, you are lovely! My kitchen is well adorned already, I jsut haven't had time to take photos of everything in their pretty new homes !! (Although, as I type this, I'm drinking English Breakfast Tea - yum!!!!!!)
Thankyou thankyou thankyou!!
And...as for your parcel, I am potentially spending this long weekend (3 days off uni/work woooooh!) crafting for you so I can send by the due date!!! My fingers will be sore I am imagining!
I looove all the teasers we're getting, can't wait to see the final products, and definitely at home in their natural environments
In my news, I only just picked up supplies from the craft shop, and will hopefully spend my weekend creating like crazy! I might start on one bit tonight, have some spare time to fit some embroidery in ( +hinthint+ hellobint!!) haha...you totally know what I'm making you anyway
Wowzers, I really better get cracking!! All my thoughts and efforts lately have been focused on other stuff (going back to uni this week, my band recording our first EP)...so I'm sorry it's not early for my partner, but I'll definitely get it done on time!!
Ha! My husband would love you, skankin kiwi!! He has one exactly like it!
My boyfriend has yoda on one foot, and darth on the other...! If I was allowed to, I'd post pictures. We also have an amazing piece of Star Wars inspired artwork, that is also tattoo-inspired, hanging over our TV. Once again, would post pics if I was allowed Oh, and our cat's called Elvis Vader! Haha...
Either way, yay, Star Wars!! And Star Wars tattoos!