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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bantha complete!

It looks like a big sheep but the kids like to climb on it and pretend to be Tusken Raiders.

Monday, August 15, 2011

up next...

When I have the time to finish it I will post pictures of the cuddly bantha that we (the kids and I) made as inspired by the Star Wars Craft book.

This book is awesome and a must for both crafter nerds and Star Wars nerds....

ah nerds .

Food....food, OMG.....Food.

So I have said it before but I am thankful that we can afford to be members of a CSA. We get awesome boxes of fresh organic veggies from the spectacular farm down the road, Kirsop.

Today I made fennel slaw, potato salad and chicken veggie stir fry.

Fennel slaw from Kirsop Farms Newsletter
2 tbs cider vinegar
3 tbs olive oil
1 tbs sugar
2.5 tbs lemon juice
3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1/4 cup celery leaves
2 fennel bulbs thinly sliced
1 tbs fennel fronds
1 crisp firm apple Julienne.
Combine, enjoy.

Potato salad
eyeball it.....boiled potato's minus skins (two hands worth works). Diced onions, a couple hard boiled eggs, MAYO!!! a small, I mean, small bit o mustard (like less than 1tsp) and salt and peppa. YUM!

Chicken veggie stir fry
one sliced long squash
three chicken breasts marinated in apple juice and cut into bite sized pieces
broccoli (she's choppin Broccoli! Shes choppin Broccoli! Shes choppin brocoli-he-he-he he)
carrots slices
Cook it up adding hardy veggies once chicken is cooked. Right before taking off heat, add softer veggies.
For lunch I tried a newer product, Kale Chips all done up by Rhythm Foods. Not only is it a raw food but its organic, vegan and tasty. They arent as good as my homemade ones (tossed with olive oil and salt and baked at 350 till crisp) but for food on the go, they are pretty darn good.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Another crafty lady that I like.

I am lazy and havent had time to post anything of substance so, till I have time, here is another link to a lady that I think is very talented. I am currently reading her book "Handmade Home."

Monday, August 1, 2011

Nut butter....

Ha ha.
Today we are talking about almond butter. Almonds are supposed to be the one nut that my Husband isn't allergic to. After exorcising the house of the dreaded peanut butter I started to take more of an interest in its tastier cousin, almond.

I found that I liked the more natural types, the ones that didnt use shortening for example to make a creamy texture. I liked the Blue Diamond brand but decided that it was too expensive and really...did I need to eat more palm oil? I thought to myself, why would someone add a oil to an already oily nut....after making my own I understood.

Choosing to use almond oil for almond butter I found it was super easy to make and so tasty too. All I do is blend a handful of raw almonds and add enough almond oil to get the creamy texture that I like. I like a bit of sweet so I add a teaspoon of whatever sweetener I have be it honey agave...whatever. A pinch of salt and away we go. It tastes excellent on top of toasted gluten free bread and I know that it hasnt been contaminated with the evil scourge, the peanut.

Too much time on my hands....

So feeling the itch to craft all weekend I accomplished a few and started others. First on the list....to create a Tron inspired all wool felted hat for the daughter. Behold in all its cheese ball splendor.