It Was One of Those Weeks

I had something planned for this week’s Handmade Monday, but a couple of things worked in concert to thwart me. First, I was sick all last week. I thought I had a migraine or headache from the Florida weather changes, or even allergies (which I don’t really have). A cold didn’t really occur to me because I rarely get colds or flu. However, my husband came down with it too, so, I guess it really was a cold. All of that is to say, I haven’t felt up to snuff and have been dragging around a bit.

Secondly, this weekend is a 3 day weekend for us (President’s Day) anyway, and I hated to spend the whole thing on crafts, so I worked on a cooking thing (which I needed his help for, lucky him!) and I just didn’t get the craft done. So, I can only offer a food item for my Handmade Monday offering, which feels like cheating, since it’s food and it was really put up on Saturday. However, it’s all I have until later in the week. 🙂

But, the truth is, mochi really IS wonderful, and for those of you bloggers and crafters who need a little treat, this is a fun thing that is pretty easy to make. 🙂


  1. Kat says:

    Nom nom nom. Why is everyone posting yummy food stuffs this week? What diet… need more yummy food stuffs. Gonna give this a try! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wendy says:

    Ah no, it’s not cheating at all! If it’s handmade, it fits and I definitely believe food often comes under the handmade banner! Anyway, I hope you’re feeling well again now!

    Thanks for popping by Handmade Monday again! x

    • Susie says:

      I am feeling much better, but I will now have a lovely cough until spring. Oh well. There are worse things. Thank you for asking.

  3. Francesca says:

    Gald you are feeling better now 🙂 and in case you hadn’t noticed by now I sneak food into AT LEAST one blog post a week 🙂

    Looking forward to reading your blog again next week 🙂

    • Susie says:

      I noticed this time that almost EVERYONE seemed to mention food, so I guess I was right on track (is there some sort of psychic connection we are beginning to share?!) hehehe I am so enjoying this, and getting to know everyone, and the funniest thing is, I read your blogs with an accent (even tho, btw, ya’ll should know I speak with a Texas accent, if you can manage that!)

  4. Lau W says:

    I hope you get well now Susie ! Migraine is horrible and flu wow, oh no !
    I don’t know the traduction of Mochi in french, but OMG it seems so yummy !

    • Susie says:

      It is maybe something you could only find in a Japanese or Asian market, but it is well worth making (and really very easy, I was very surprised). It is starting to be popular here at the trendy yogurt places as a topping, which is where I saw it. But I think the homemade stuff is much better! And thank you, I feel much better today. I actually did a craft AND worked on a food blog thing. 🙂

  5. Handy Woodcrafts says:

    OOh no not more food, i need to raid the fridge. Looks very like turkish delight. Hope your feeling better soon.


    • Susie says:

      Thank you, and to the Turkish Delight, I have never tasted it. I need to check it out, I remember hearing it come up in the Chronicles of Narnia.

  6. Caroline says:

    More food?, just yummy looks like Turkish Delight, thank your sharing and I love coconut

    • Susie says:

      I don’t really taste the coconut in this at all. I was surprised, to be honest. I checked a Turkish Delight recipe. It appears that the only real similarity is the starch and btw the Turkish Delight recipe looked MUCH more difficult. I may NOT try it after all. I’m sort of about simple. 🙂

  7. looks very tasty!!

    • Susie says:

      Thank you for stopping by, I wish you were here in person I would give you a sample and a cup of coffee (or tea, or whatever). 🙂

  8. Looks like Turkish delight. Does it taste like it? Hope you are feeling better soon.

    • Susie says:

      I wonder if I can find some Turkish Delight to taste test? It looked very tedious to make from the recipe I found (cook an hour on the stove stirring often or constantly or something). I would only do that if I knew it was so awesomely good I couldn’t NOT love it. I’ll see if anyone carries it.:)

  9. lisa says:

    Food certainly comes under the title of handmade so keep the recipes and photos coming!!
    As the others said it has the look of turkish delight.
    I havent heard of potato starch before, that’s a new one on me. I will ask my workmates tomorrow if we have it here.
    Great post x

    • Susie says:

      I was vaguely familiar with potato starch because I cannot have wheat. It was actually easy to find, I think it is used as a thickener. At least in the US (I think some things are more common here, or not there, or visa versa!) But, if you can’t find it don’t worry, you can use the rice flour instead for that step. It’s simply to keep it from sticking together. I think you could use something else, even corn starch would most likely work fine. I think you will probably have MUCH more trouble finding the sweet rice flour. Bet on it! 🙂

  10. Anita Mistry says:

    Oh more food lol it seems to be a week of food and its all been handmade. The finished pieces look like turkish delight. Hope you feel better soon.

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