Monthly Archives: February 2014
We managed to raise even more than last year’s international festival! $5000 from the auctions alone! Auctioning off one of our male professors for board review sessions sparked an all-out war between two groups of girls (he has many female admirers). He went for $800. Twas an awesome idea and I’m super happy for the club. :D
We also auctioned off a dinner with one of our really attractive female professors, but since guys are hella cheap, that went for $150. $5k pays for 1/2 the amount of medications and supplies that we’d like to bring with us on the trip, so if anyone has anything they can spare…
(Every bit helps!)
For the occasion, I made three different dishes to represent 3 different countries (from right to left).
They were all rather well-received and I ran out of food pretty quickly, although not quickly enough to be able to sample all the food from everyone else (sigh!).
(The tutorial for the belts can be found here!)
I’m waiting on the pictures taken by the photographer so I can add to my stash of “pictures where I’m not eating.” (That’s mainly all she has of me.)
I’m still on a mission to convince myself to like cottage cheese, but have come across the sad realization that it’s a really terrible idea to be eating it while you’re studying STD’s (C. albicans, I’m lookin’ at you >:[ ). Urgh.
Anyway, I’ve discovered that dressing up cottage cheese works wonders on tricking me into liking it, so hooray!
Apple Coco-Almond Cottage Cheese
-1/2 cup nonfat, small curd cottage cheese
-1/2 banana, sliced
-3 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
-1 tbsp almond butter
-1 tsp toasted coconut
-1 dash cinnamon
1) Combine everything together, mix and consume!
Ti Leaf Hip Hei
-6 1-inch longgggggg strips of black fabric (long enough to go around where you’d like the belt to sit, aka hip-level ~1.5 times)
-2 bunches of silk ti leaves
-a good amount of patience
-the ability to braid
1) Cut the ti leaves diagonally into parallelogram shapes. The longer and fatter ones will make the belt puff up more, but you can definitely throw in some smaller/shorter pieces for variety!
2) Tie a knot on the end of the fabric. I usually like to make a loop and then knot it so that you can hang it off your big toe (or a chair leg) to give it some tension as you braid. (The tighter the braid, the better it’ll look!)
3) Divide the fabric into 3 2-strip sections and start braiding! Give yourself about 8 inches so that you can use the braid to tie it around your hips.
4) Tie a knot just to make sure the braid will stay put.
5) Fold a ti leaf piece in half (hot dog style/whichever way makes the piece longer) and add it to the braid.
6) Cross over the leaf with your left hand and pull it tight! Then add another piece of leaf* and cross over with your right hand and pull it tight. You’re pretty much still just doing a regular braid, but adding a piece of leaf each time.
7) Keep braiding until it’s long enough to go around your hips.
8) When you’re done adding leaves, knot it off again, then braid the rest and tie it off.
*If you want a fuller belt, you can add multiple leaves per braid, but I was afraid of running out, so I didn’t. I ended up having enough to make a full belt though (I originally thought we’d only have enough to make half of one)! :]
And…just for kicks, here’s the close-ish-up of the armband and headpiece we made!
See what they look like on people! <3