Can someone please tell me how to weigh things using spoons?

I made some semolina today from a box that i brought back from the UK...and it was lovely...but it was yellow and turned into a brick when it cooled! i guessed the weights of the semolina and sugar (and the amount of milk...).

I've found some wonderful recipes for microwave cake too, so i'll be giving those a go as soon as i work out the Chinese for 'Self Raising Flour'. Sawyer keeps translating it and laughing and telling me that flowers always raise themselves in the sun...

I might have to cave in and buy some scales...

I will have to make some banana bread at some point. When i was ill, Mark bought me a huge fruit basket, and the bananas are going from green to rubbish...there's no spotty ones! I like my bananas spotty! It did have dragon fruit in it. Dragon fruits are so pretty, they're oval, pink and spiky. The inside looks like it should be like sorbet, but its like a solid melon consistency. I'll take a pic of the remaining half.

Must buy a whisk...i feel bananas and custard (and baked apples...everyone seemed to get me apples when i was ill!) and i need a whisk to make custard!

I'm so glad that i've found some microwave baking recipes. it makes me feel like i can cook real food again. Can't find any recipes for microwave biscuits though...if you have one, put it in the comments!

Ooooh...oooh....drama today! I was cleaning the bathroom and i broke the sink...the pipe that goes from the plughole to the floor drain...broke it clean off! Luckily, it got fixed pretty quickly! I think they had visions of my bathroom flooding!!

I've got to go and see Mark this week, i'll probably go after class tomorrow. Apparently, he can help me get a job next year. I can't stand Mark, but i'll have to suck it up and go see him to see who he knows in Xi'An. Then i've got to work out how to get all my stuff to Xi'An in July.

I'm still trying to work out whether to change my flight to come home in July. If i come home as soon as college finishes in June, then i can get a job for a couple of months in the UK to earn money to come back. If i come home at the end of July, as is the plan at the moment, then i only have a month to earn lots of money.

Does anyone know of a temporary job for July/August?



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