Saturday, February 09, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Always a new project

Cranberry Chutney and Candied Ginger

I wake up every morning with a list of new things to do or try each day. It really gets exhausting. The grocery store had a lot of bags of organic cranberries at a cheap price so I got a lot of them. I made loads of cranberry nut bread until now I am getting a little sick of it. So I thought I would try a cranberry chutney. Watching the Great British Bake Off so many times made me wonder about the ginger that they seem to use in tons of recipes. I looked it up to see what our equivalent was to the names they kept calling it. It seems that it is a candied or crystallized ginger. In the grocery store it was more money than I wanted to pay for it so I said to myself "why don't I just make it!" 

Candied Ginger

So I got a ginger root, sliced it up, boiled it in a sugar syrup few a long time. And the result was amazing! Totally scrumptious. I never had anything like it. Especially with the syrup.


Cranberry Chutney

When I made the chutney, I used the cranberries, apple, orange juice, raisins and the amazing ginger diced up. The recipe was loosely based on this one - Orange Cranberry Chutney from Taste of Home

My Recipe for Cranberry Chutney

fresh cranberries
an apple
1/4 c juice of one orange
some raisins
candied ginger plus a little of the syrup
apple cider vinegar
honey



Just put everything in a saucepan and cook together then let cool.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Salmon Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

Salmon and Pumpkin Doggie Treats


These are the ingredients. I try to use what I can that is organic. The salmon is wild caught and low sodium. I used gluten free flour and coconut flower just to try them. Regular flour or whole wheat or rice would work as well.


I put 1 large egg, 1 can salmon, 1 can pumpkin in the food processor and mixed until blended. Then added 1 cup of each of the flours (2 cups total) slowly in and continued mixing. I chilled the dough for about an hour. Then rolled out the dough onto a floured surface.


Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
They were rolled to around a 1/4 inch thick. But could be various thicknesses. I used lots of flour because the dough stuck to the counter. I have seen recipes that used 3 cups of flour instead of the 2 that I used. I used a cookie cutter to shape them and then placed them on a cookie sheet sprayed with oil. Parchment paper will work well also. 
Bake for 15 minutes. I put them back in to dry crispy at 200 degrees for 15 minutes.


And here are a few of them. The recipe makes a lot. I would keep them in the refrigerator.
My doggies went crazy for them.


Simple, quick, and inexpensive especially if you buy good quality dog treats like me.


Wednesday, January 02, 2019

painting

Mixed media on paper by me!

Happy New Year

Little Daisy my Husky puppy. She's had her first winter, her first Christmas and now her first New Year!!!!


Daisy, husky puppy. thinking about getting down those stairs


Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and have a meaningful New Year!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

almost Christmas

This is the business card I made for Vintage Lindy Lou at Etsy. I used a little pixie that I have in my collection to be the star.



Daisy the Husky puppy trying to figure out the stairs

Friday, November 23, 2018

Mixed media paintings

Mixed media paintings

Space and Time, Mixed Media

Night Traveler, Mixed Media

Daisy

Daisy the Husky Puppy

where is he? I'll tear him up!



pup-a-runi time

Little baby Daisy, the husky puppy





Monday, November 12, 2018

Holiday card thoughts


Here is the card I was working on using a pixie from my collection. BUT using Daisy and Olivia are really cute also with their little husky faces.
Holiday card for 2017

Olivia as a baby

Little Daisy would really make a cute card!


Wednesday, November 07, 2018

vintage Christmas Wreaths


More than 30 tips how to make a wreath using vintage Christmas ornaments like Shiny Brites. Includes step-by-step instructions and tips from Georgia Peachez herself!


Red Christmas Wreath - Tinsel and Glitter, Hand Made

Silver and Red Christmas Wreath - Tinsel and Glitter, Hand Made


just



Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A few vintage Christmas goodies at My Etsy


Santa Claus Candleholder


Goebel Angel candleholder and music box


Spaghetti trimmed Santa Bank


Lefton Holly Elves


Lefton Candy Cane Kids

Friday, September 28, 2018

doggies

The Wee Little Terror


The wee tiny terror strikes again.



Now they realize I am watching them. Looking SO innocent.


Thursday, September 27, 2018

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