Cut tofu into eight 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange on paper towels; drain 10 minutes. Spread both sides of each slice with mustard.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and ginger; sauté 1 minute. Add kale, sweet potato, and lime juice. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until potato is tender and kale is wilted, about 12 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in another large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tofu; cover and cook until heated through and crisp, about 2 minutes per side (some mustard seeds may fall off tofu).
Arrange kale and sweet potato mixture on plate. Overlap tofu slices atop vegetables and serve.
This simple tote was made entirely using remnant fabric. I used vinyl for the lining so that I could use this tote for groceries if needed.
But Candace, how can I make this tote?
Glad you asked! Here's how it's done:
I chose a grey blue remnant I purchased for $2.00 and some left over (came by honestly) remnant vinyl in grey-blue with a white pattern. For the handles I chose some scraps of linen I had lying around in a darker, contrasting colour. I had to sew these handle scraps together to get the length I needed.
All cuts include a 1 inch seam allowance.
Front/Back: 20 x 15 (cut four times, two exteriors and two interiors).
Sides: 8 x 15 (cut four times, two exteriors and two interiors).
Bottom: 20 x 8 (cut two times, one exterior and one interior) I did my interior and exterior in vinyl.
Handles: go nuts, whatever you want, however you want
Once you have cut everything you need, sew you interiors to their matching exteriors and trim edges neatly. Now you have five pieces (excluding handles). Set aside the bottom, and prepare to sew a fold over on the top edge of each side and front/back. The fold will eat up two inches of fabric: fold over one inch, and then fold another, pin.
Sewn down the edge twice for good measure, as seen in the above photo.
Once you have all of your top edges folded and sewn prepare your handles. You will need two. You can play around with the length and where they will be attached, or how thick you want them.
I folded them in half and then tucked in the edges, pinned and sewed them up with just one off-centre seam. No need to worry about symmetry, you will have better seam balance when they are attached to the bag.
Placing your fabric front to front begin to join front to side to back to side, and finally, bottom. Trim your seams as small as you can and turn your bag inside-right.
Pin your handles the way you like them and sew them on. If you have them attaching much closer to the top than mine are, you may just want to reinforce the ends with some X stitching.
Staining the wood before assembling is best. A second coat afterwards and then finishing does the trick.
Constructing the notches is really the hardest part. After that it's all smooth sailing.
I worked on both the kitchen table, the dining table as well as the bench seat and all eight parson chairs together, so it took over a week to make this. I think if you were just doing the table you would be looking at a weekend project. Go hard or go home, unless you are home...
This is really a lot like building canvas stretchers. same rules apply for squaring off.
I distressed the underbits of the table before assembling them because the violent nature of chaining the table until it screams our safe word would only make it unstable (physically and emotionally) after the fact.