Thursday, November 19, 2009

lion mail art

mailart2, originally uploaded by achathampally.

received some awesome lion mail art from Sherri in California.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


etegami1, originally uploaded by achathampally.

I've been interested in etegami ever since I saw Debbie's blog on etegami here:

Here is one of my first attempts. Etegami consists of a painting (watercolor), some words and a name seal. The objects painted are everyday objects. Learn more at Debbie's awesome site. Her pumpkin inspired me to paint the one I have sitting on the dining room table.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

photobooth 11/14/09

photobooth 11/14/09, originally uploaded by achathampally.

photobooth2 11/14/09

goofing around with mac's photobooth this morning

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Artsy Lizard Mail Art

mailart3 11.12.09, originally uploaded by achathampally.

from Nikki and her doggy Ziggy :)

Awesome Road Trip Mail Art

mailart2 11.12.09, originally uploaded by achathampally.

From Jes, who is also a fellow dog lover :)

mail art received

mailart 11.12.09, originally uploaded by achathampally.

Some nice mail art from J.T. Dotson in Albuquerque

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

mail art

going to Russia

going to Australia

Monday, November 2, 2009

Rice Pudding

Made this Saturday and it was easy and yummy. Adapted from an Alton Brown recipe.
I like rice pudding that is simple and has no eggs. The coconut milk adds a really delicious flavor.

Rice Pudding

1 cup cooked basmati rice (or other long grain rice)
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup coconut milk (I like Thai Kitchen brand)
1/4 cup sugar (you can use white or brown)
1/4 tsp cardamom
1/3 cup raisins (dark or golden or other dried fruit)
1/2 tsp vanilla
couple threads of saffron

In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, combine rice and whole milk. Heat til boiling and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir frequently. Mixture will thicken. Add heavy cream, coconut milk, sugar, cardamom and saffron and cook for about 7-10 minutes until mixture thickens again. Remove from heat and add raisins and vanilla. Transfer to a bowl and put plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent skin from forming.

Delicious warm, room temp or cold. Feeds about 4 depending on serving size.