Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
How's that for some quick knitting? This is the Gum-nut hat from TinyHappy. I think I have spoken about this little hat pattern before. I have knit a few of them and they always come out cute as a button. By the way, there is a cute little flower button there but I couldn't quite capture it in the picture. I am still busily working on the afghan for my SIL's housewarming gift and that shouldn't be too much longer, just a few more inches and the fringe.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Just whipped up a batch of these and thought you may wish to try them. Healthy, yet tasty. So rare to have the two together.
Cranberry Flaxseed Muffins
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar (I always cut this down to 1 1/2 or so)
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 tin whole berry cranberries
1/2 cup flaxseed (toasted, if you prefer)
1 teaspoon vanilla
On low speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter and the sugar til fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and mix til blended. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Mix the dry ingredients with the butter mixture alternately with the milk. Add the cranberries and the flaxseed, then vanilla.
Grease muffin tins or use cups. Fill to almost rim. Bake at 375 degrees for 22-24 minutes.
This will yield you about 24 muffins. Feel free to half the recipe, it will work just as well.
All my family loves these muffins. They are moist and not too sweet. They go great with tea, coffee or that afterschool glass of milk.
Hope you enjoy them!
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
I received my Cath Kidston cataloque the other day and it was like receiving a special magazine in the mail. I had to pick the right moment to sit and have my tea and browse the lovely items.
But I must say, that cute apron reminds me of my gardening apron, yes?
I love almost everything in the catalogue, however, the loose flowery dresses are a definite no for me. Laura Ashley's didn't look good on me and I just know these wouldn't. But it's always good to know the things you won't look good in. Saves time and money. Everything else is so adorable. Why are there no Cath Kidstons in Canada? Can't we petition or something?
We had the wedding on Saturday and it was a glorious day. What beautiful weather we had. Thank goodness that's over, now to school scheduling, hockey registrations and of course, knitting and crochet! Love, love, love the fall.