Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Luscious Lavender and Elegant Baby-Cakes Blue Apron

These aprons are so much fun to make. I decided to use different colors and give them a name. :)  This is Luscious Lavender and my beautiful daughter is modeling it for me.

Elegant Baby-Cakes Blue is my son's favorite. He is seven. :)

I like this black fabric because it's thick, form fitting and very
nice to work with.

 The Sassy Hot Pink Apron was my first creation and I think it is going to be the favorite.

Please visit my my Etsy Shop where these aprons are for sale at the super low price.  Hurry, they are going faster than I can make them.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Beautiful Sassy Apron

 This pretty apron is black with pink, blue, green, and yellow pastel polka-dots, with a hot pink satin ruffle surrounding the bottom.  The pockets are also trimmed with hot pink satin.  This would make a perfect little Christmas gift or a nice addition to your own kitchen.

This is a close up of the fabric.  A you can see the shiny hot pink satin compliments well the black fabric used for the apron and helps to give it that sassy look ;)

This apron and other handcrafted items are available for purchase at my Etsy shop here.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Oat Flour Pancakes Yum-Yum

 This is what we had for breakfast this lovely Thanksgiving morning. Oat flour Pancakes with fresh fruits and homemade strawberry syrup, Yum-Yum.

Here is what the pan cakes  look like right before they need to be turned over.

 1 cup Oat flour
1 cup wheat flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoon honey
2 cups almond or rice milk
1 fresh squeezed lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract

To make the oat flour, grind regular oatmeal in a blender (or I like to use a coffee bean grinder, it works wonderfully). In a bowl put all wet ingredients and stir, let sit for about 2 to 3 minutes, add the dry ingredients  and whisk lightly until smooth. On medium heat, in a pan sprayed with olive or coconut oil, pour the desired amount of batter; cook until bubbles form, flip over, and cook until golden brown. Serve.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Eco Friendly Sandwich Fold and Cool Pack

Here's my latest creation. This little sandwich fold is so practical. I especially like it when we go to the park to play. The matching cool pack filled with flax seeds keeps the sandwich cool enough until we start our picnic. The inside is lined with my favorite fabric - Osnaburg.

Most parks have a picnic area were we can sit and eat, but I always had to take a place mat or something to put under my children's food since the tables are not clean. Now there's no more extra stuff to take to the park. I just place the sandwich fold on the table, open it up, and eat. Afterwards it serves as a napkin. When we get home, I simply toss the cool pack in the freezer and the sandwich fold in the laundry; done! No more paper or plastic anything; I like that.
I wrapped my sandwich in butcher paper before I placed it in the sandwich fold, but that is not necessary. The Osnaburg fabric serves as a fine food-safe wrapping for your lunch items. The fabric is machine washable, which makes this another eco-friendly, reusable product for your kitchen.

 Just fold in the sides and it closes with a sewn on Velcro strip.

I placed a small sew-on Teddy on top to give it a special look for my son, Tristan.

Watch for these handy sandwich folds to be available soon on my Etsy shop.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fall Picnic "Food and Fun"

This is what I brought to our church family picnic.  My husband likes this orzo salad and it is so easy to make.

1 pound green beans, frozen
8 oz dried orzo pasta
1 cup corn, frozen
1/2 cup white or red wine vinegar
1/2 extra virgin olive oil
2 green onions, minced
2 tablespoons mustard
2 teaspoon dried tarragon or parsley or cilantro
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

Cook orzo noodles as directed on package; rinse. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, olive oil, green onions, mustard, and tarragon.Season with salt and pepper. In a large bowl combine green beans, orzo noodles, corn,and tomatoes;. pour the dressing over it and mix. Refrigerate until ready to eat.

Deviled eggs and salami roll ups are quick and easy to make in a time crunch. You can use your own deviled egg recipe, place some cream cheese in the center of a salami slice, roll up and you're done.

This was a little more time consuming. Cheese cake with a raspberry swirl.

and brownies of course, what would a picnic be without brownies.

We had a wonderful time of fun and fellowship with friends and family at our church picnic.

Yummy Potato Soup

 My family absolutely loves this wonderful easy to make potato soup recipe and I'd like to share with you.

1 pound ground turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
10 to 12 medium potatoes,peeled and cubed
3 cups water
1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups almond milk( you can also use regular milk)
1 cup of corn fresh or frozen
2 teaspoons dried parsley or 1 tablespoon fresh parsley minced
1 cup sour cream (optional)
In a large pot ( I use my cast iron pot) cook turkey and onions until no longer pink;drain. Add the potatoes, water, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in milk, corn and parsley; cook for 5 minutes or until heated through. Add a small amount of hot soup to sour cream. Gradually return all to the pot, stirring constantly. Heat through but do not boil.

This is all what's left after seven people enjoyed this meal. Please let me know if you like this potato soup as much as we do.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Re-usable Cover's for Bowl's or other Thing's

 I made these covers out of 100% cotton fabric lined with PUL, a washable and wipe able  fabric.  The covers are easy to make and almost look like shower caps . I find my Eco-friendly bowl covers to be very useful and cost effective(especially, when compared to plastic covers and saran wrap.) In addition the PUL fabric helps keep the food cool or warm when covered and,should something spill,will prevent leakage to the outer fabric.

 You can make these in any size or color as a gift or to keep for yourself.

 This is the cover for the smallest bowl, but you can see it will stretch to fit even the largest bowl.
                This is the medium size cover and fits as well onto a larger bowl.
The bowl covers are now for sale in my etsy shop.

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