Sunday, December 23, 2012
If you've ever been to Thailand, you have tried the sticky rice with mango! Adults and children love this treat.
Cooked very simple and will be a great holiday dessert for your family. Perfect for breakfast in holiday morning.
Recipe for Mango Sticky Rice Dessert (Khao Niaow Ma Muang)
We will need:
1 cup thai sweet rice. Also called sticky rice, you will approach the sushi rice.
1-2 ripe mangoes
4-5 tablespoons palm sugar or brown sugar
1/4 tablespoon salt
200ml coconut milk or cream
1. Wash rice and cook in a double boiler
2. Heat the coconut milk and dissolve sugar and salt in it
3. Mix the cooked rice and coconut milk and leave to soak up for 10-15 minutes
4. Peel and slice the mango. Serve with rice.
If desired, add coconut cream, nuts, candied fruits.
In Thailand, rice dyed with natural food dyes.
Bon Appetit and Merry Christmas!
Friday, December 21, 2012
Amazingly beautiful women walking the streets - in bright clothes painted in batik technique. Their skirts are painted the same flowers that grow in the streets. Exotic and colorful!
In the Thai province of Krabi, where I live, a sarong is a very common casual wear for women. Men wear a sarong primarily as home clothes. Muslims and Buddhists wear sarongs.
A sarong is a large tube or length of fabric, often wrapped around the waist and worn by men and women throughout much of South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, the Horn of Africa, and on many Pacific islands. The fabric most often has woven plaid or checkered patterns, or may be brightly colored by means of batik or ikat dyeing.
This consists of length of fabric about a yard (0.91 m) wide and two-and-a-half yards (2.3 m) long. In the center of this sheet, across the narrower width, a panel of contrasting color or pattern about one foot wide is woven or dyed into the fabric, which is known as the kepala or "head" of the sarong. This sheet is stitched at the narrower edges to form a tube. One steps into this tube, brings the upper edge above the level of the navel (the hem should be level with the ankles), positions the kepala at the center of the back, and folds in the excess fabric from both sides to the front center, where they overlap and secures the sarong by rolling the upper hem down over itself. Malay men wear sarongs woven in a check pattern; women wear sarongs dyed in the batik method, with, for example, flower motifs, and in brighter colors.
I also love to wear sarongs, but wear them only at home.
Secret comfort of sarong is - to bear it without underwear. Fabric protects your skin from the sun, and inside ventilation.
And of course, many products can be made from this beautiful fabric - bags, toys, home decor and even pictures! I'll show them to you next time. :)
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Hi! This is my first post in this blog.
I am Marina Vita. The Artist. The Creator. The woman.
My family lives in a journey, now we are staying in Thailand. Thailand inspiring. My beloved husband and my little daughter Anna helping to create.
I am interested in different kinds of art. Now, I enjoy watercolor painting. Later I'll tell you about my other talents may be ;)
English is not my native language. I study it, and sometimes make mistakes. I will be really grateful if you point me to my mistakes.
In the blog I plan to write about women creators.
About the women that create beauty and harmony.
About crafters, hand maders and their works.
There will be interviews with successful women and stories of their career.
Hand Made ideas and inspiration.
Here I am . WELCOME!
Your Marina Vita.