Friday, September 2, 2011
I believe part of the reason people THINK I'm a good cook/baker is because I have tenacity. I am relentless when it comes to getting a recipe right, tweaking it so it fits my needs of being easily recreated. I prefer NOT to use every gadget,pan, bowl and cooking utensil I have thank you very much. Oh don't get me wrong, I have tried those recipes where you have to forage the health food, veggie, and spice store looking for that very special ingredient. It's like where is waldo sometimes. I have literally felt like I was on a scavenger hunt. Those recipes are NOT FOR ME! I have a tendency to try and tweak a lot of baking to include "cake mix". What? It's faster, and when I'm raring to go in the morning, start the coffee and commence to baking something wonderful that will be ready before a son has to go to school (so he can enjoy it for breakfast)...cake mix it is. I apologize to all my sugar free friends, but it's just my opinion
and sometime, it's in the editing...
With all of that in mind, the enclosed are not the most beautiful pictures, but it sure was tasty. I feel, that's what it really is all about, isn't it?
Monday, August 29, 2011
I am an Urban Gardener. I do not have any rhyme or reason, just whatever I like. It's all mine. The boys are allowed to dig a hole and plant, I ask for opinions from time to time, but I HAVE THE FINAL SAY SO...I think that's why I love it so...I buy plants, and use seeds & bulbs. Some of it was here when we bought the house, but most is my doing.Some pictures...
Thursday, August 4, 2011
See the Starfish/Umbrella on the left...I printed a copy of the invitation we had sent onto Velum, and cut it to the size of the Dollar store vase, then placed a battery operated tea light inside for the evening. I've done this for several themes, you could put a child's picture for a birthday party or a graduation picture, any color photo can be printed with your home computer printer or if you don't have one, make friends with the people at your local copy store :)