Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Cooking ... a new passion!

I've always enjoyed cooking. In my late teens I was baking bread from scratch. I love to eat too! ... Good foods that it ... Not that I don't enjoy the occasional junk food, it's just that I would much prefer to eat at a nice restaurant rather than fast food.

I do love eggs but am not a hard boil egg kind of gal. I thought I would turn my love of eggs into mini frittatas. 

The recipe - Frittatas

6 eggs

1/2 teaspoon Himalayan or sea salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 cup of cooked corn (I use frozen organic corn) 

1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese 

3 slices of crumbled bacon cooked (I use Organic humanely raised fruit smoked North Country bacon)

Preheat the oven at 350F

Butter your pan. Place the cheese, corn & bacon in the container of your choice. I use ceramic cupcake molds. 

Mix the first four (4) ingredients together. If you want a little heat, add a couple of drops of hot sauce.

Using a gravy ladle, pour the egg mixtures into your prepared cups. I fill the cups half way and mix the ingredients with the eggs.

I then pour the rest of the egg mixture into the cup and Bake at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes ... Voila!

Enjoy them warm or save them for later. They are great at room temperature. I grab a couple for lunch. You can also substitute the corn for what ever vegetable you prefer. I have done them with broccoli and also a batch with asparagus. Yummy!

Because I don't eat bacon much (as a matter of fact I only use it when called for in a recipe).. I freeze it as individual slices in a large ziplock bag. I use freeze paper (as a quilter I have tons of it) and place the strips layered between freezer paper. Works great, I just pull the number of slices I need. They thaw in no time.

Hope you enjoy this recipe. It's so easy and versitile.
Catch you all later! Bon Appetite!

Saturday, May 8, 2021

It's past getting old ....

 My brother posted this picture on my facebook wall that I thought pretty much described my present Covid life. lol

I haven't been up to much. Still plugging away at those hexe. 

I am running out of documentaries to watch/listen. lol I guess I'l just have to re-watch my favourites. I'm sure I've missed lots of important information! lol

Hope all is well with you. Thanks for stopping by! Catch you all later! Cheers!

Friday, April 30, 2021

Almond Cookies ... A retirement treat!

 I recently made a batch of Almond Cookies for a colleague retiring from my present work place. She loves Almond Cookies and I thought I'd bake a batch just for her. They were a hit!

Almond Cookies - The Ingredients

2 sticks unsalted butter room temperature

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

1 teaspoon Almond extract

2 cups unbleached flour (I use King Arthur Flour)

1 cup almond flour

Sugar coating

1/2 cup powdered sugar sifted

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Pre-heat the oven 350F. Combine butter, sugar, extract and salt and beat till light/fluffy. Slowly add the flour. After a bit the dough should come together. 

I use the orange Zeroll Universal EZ disher scoop, (purchased mine from King Arthur) which is a a bit larger than a teaspoon. I turn all of my dough into little balls.

I will then roll the ball into a log.

Turn the logs into crescent shapes and flatten them out. Of course you can shape them as you wish.

They are not perfect but once coated with the powdered sugar, no one will notice ;) ... I think! lol 

VERY IMPORTANT: Refrigerate the shaped cookies for at least 30 minutes prior to baking. This will help prevent spreading during baking.

BAKE at 350F for approximately 11 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack. Once cooled coat them with the powdered sugar.


Monday, April 26, 2021

Insane or creative ... It's a fine line!

 Well, I managed to clean up the cutting table of the 1/2 inch hexagon project mess ... only to find myself distracted by the left over scrap strips from that nine (9) patch project on my cutting table... Squirrel!

Hum .... what did I want to make with the left over 1.25 inch muslin strips? A thought popped in my head ... that 1.25" bag of scraps that I was thinking of throwing out .... you know the one that found me on the edge of insanity?! lol

I grabbed that bag and messed up the clean cutting table ... so excited to think about starting a new project using 3/8" hexagons. 

I quickly went to work and pieced this little block for a grandmother flower garden pattern ... wall hanging size!

Not stopping there ... SQUIRREL! Hum .... I'd really like a grandmother flower garden in feedsack fabrics! 

Off I went into my sewing studio and pulled out the bins of feedback scraps and grabbed some bags of 5/8" hexagons templates.

Now, hold on a minute ... the idea was to use the 1.25 inch muslin strips ... they would look nice with the feedsack! 

Off I went to create this little block using 3/8 inch hexagons.

It's just so adorable and so happy .... the only problem is that I do not have a lot of small feedsack scraps to use. I have to cute them from the bigger scrap fabrics. In good conscience I should use up the 19th century reproduction scraps. I could make the 5/8" hexagons grandmother's flower garden quilt and use the scraps to make the smaller version. That's the future plan! I think!

Then, no sooner had I calmed my project enthusiasm did I come across a bag of one (1) inch strips of fabrics from the nine (9) patch quilt project .... Much too small for the 3/8" hexagon ... Oh wait a minute ...

There's that edge again .... or have I actually fallen into the abyss of insanity?! LOL

Thanks for stopping by! Catch you all later! 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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