Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

It's a Bittyful Friday

If only I had hands I could get a drop of water before I drop in my tracks. Won't someone help me,PLEASE.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

girls night out

So much going on lately. Thank goodness we have the stability of our knitting group. I know that's not a girl but,AAron has been with us since we started. He worked the fields at the farm and just started hanging with us determined to learn to knit.

That is the same scarf he started years ago ,but, as you can see the ball of yarn is getting smaller so he should be ready for his second project soon. He always manages to bring us a new knitter. This is Kerri and we hope to see more of her.

Cindi has found a project that she is having a great time with. She made these little hearts for us to wear as pins for February. (I told you I was behind.) I thought they were adorable and I've already found a project to work them into. Yes I wrote it down so I wouldn't forget.

I've been knitting my fingerless gloves trying to build up a stock as I'm going to have a craft booth at the Tuttle farm this weekend. I promise to take pictures.................said the hobbit

Friday, March 11, 2011

It's a Bittyful Friday

I'm putting the woolens away. Maybe that will bring spring on. One can only hope.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

winter ,yuck

I know I'm not alone when I say it's time for spring to make an appearance. Just when I thought we were rounding the bend snow came into the picture and we are back to square one.
This would be the garden. Hard to look our there and have visions of little sprouting greens filling my tiny space. So shut door and get back in the kitchen. That's my answer.When I was little my mother would make a super moist chocolate cake that used mayonnaise in the batter. I was happy to see the recipe on the container of Hellmann's mayo this year and thought what a perfect time to bring back a warm and cozy feeling.
Of course tweeking the outcome is normal for me so,I decided against the sheet cake design that they suggested and made cupcakes and one layered heart cake for my honey.

It was great fun and certainly took my mind off the weather that is lurking out there. One bite told me this was not my mothers cake but, we enjoyed it anyway. Mom never made anything from a box, which is why I should have known immediately that this wasn't going to duplicate her usual loving efforts. I'm sure you could do this with any mayo so, for those of you who never heard of mayo cake here is the recipe.

1 box of chocolate cake mix
1 cup of mayo
1 cup of water
3 eggs
1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)

Place all in a bowl beat on low 30 seconds Beat on medium for 1 full minute. Pour into prepared pans and bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees or till toothpick comes out clean. Decorate as you wish. Certainly easy and not really bad just not what mom use to make.................said the hobbit

Friday, March 4, 2011

It's a Bittyful day

I just had my hair done and I'm not sure it brings out the real me. Have a bittyful day!!!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

It's all about the soup

Modern medicine, amazing isn't it. Can you just see your grandfathers face if you told him to get a new knee? My pepere already thought we were all from another world,this would surely put him over the edge.

Here he is with his therapist Jamie and Willem checking on his flexibility. The goal is 130 degrees. Not a problem, he has surpassed that and is heading for new territory. And to what do we own this miracle to?? Great surgeons? Above average hospital care?Caring therapist? Well they did their part,but, I think it was all about my soup.

You doubt me??? Then you just have to try this soup and see if it doesn't make you feel on top of the world.......Really! Every one involved in Jiggy's care has told me the more weight he loses the better his recovery will be. In some cases the body takes up to 24 months to heal completely,so,we could see improvement for the next 2 years. Soup has played an important role in our everyday activities through most winters ,but especially this year. Everyone has had changes in there lives lately and I truly believe soup is the crutch we need to lean on.
This soups takes no fancy steps and can be made in a jiffy.


Put everything in a pot a (not the sour cream) and simmer till everything is tender. Puree 1/2 or all the veggies Return to the pot .Add the sour cream and stir to blend,heat to serving temp and season if necessary with salt and pepper. A dollop of sour cream and an additional sprinkle of dill when serving is up to you.

You'll have about a gallon of soup,so,pass it around. I sell my soups in the winter time but, this one is going to an elderly neighbor. She's my #1 taster. Hope to get back soon. Have so much to share but, my schedule is crazy right now. Miss you all.....................said the hobbit