Tuesday, 31 July 2012

DIY: White board

An essential for the university home is definitely a white board. Now that I'm going into my last year of university, I figured it was time to take a step up from the traditional white board. 
I was lucky enough to have this poster frame lying around the house, so for me it was free but you could easy go to a second hand store or your local VV boutique (aka Value Village, but doesn't boutique sound nicer?) and find a large frame, just make sure there's glass or plastic in it. Next, I went to Dollorama and found some nice wrapping paper... and that's it! Remove the picture from the frame, cover the backing with the wrapping paper reinsert into the frame and voila! Could it really be any easier?! 
The supplies: Frame & Wrapping Paper

Finished Product... Almost!

If you're like me and lose anything that's not directly attached to my body, it might be a good idea to use some velcro strips to attach the markers to the side of the frame... again, very simple. 

Voila! .. Please ignore my spelling mistake. 

Friday, 27 July 2012

Simple Italian Wedding Soup

This is one of the most simple soup recipes I make, and I have my mom and East Side Mario's to thank for it! After devouring the soup, salad and breadsticks combo my mom and I fell in love with Italian Wedding soup, so we asked for the recipe and to our surprise it really couldn't be any easier! I don't use measurements when making this soup, because, well, we were never really given any. If you're stuck on recipes, just relax and remember you can always add more of an ingredient.

What you need: 
Chicken Broth 
Spinach (fresh or frozen) 
Italian Seasoning 
Acini de pipi noodles
Salt & Pepper

Total time: 10-15 minutes

1) Bring your Chicken broth to a boil
2) Once your broth is heated add the noodles and spinach. For one serving I usually add about a handful of noodles, and a large handful of fresh spinach. If you're using frozen spinach I find that 1-2 balls (or pucks, depending how you get them) is enough. 
3) Add your Italian seasoning, about a tsp. Then, salt & pepper to taste. 
4) Let simmer for 5 mins or until noodles are fully cooked

The make shift measurements here are for a single serving. 

Traditionally, Italian Wedding Soup also includes small meatballs. Like meatballs? Add some in when you add the noodles!