Sunday, December 30, 2007
It's cold and wet outside.
It's warm and cozy inside.
Breakfast this morning had to be fresh baked.
A while back I stopped baking gluten free from scratch as it was too depressing when the finished product was virtually inedible. I bought a case full of mixes and received a free product with my purchase. I think I have had this English Scone mix for over a year and finally broke it out on Christmas morning. It was so easy and delicious. Although they aren't pretty, they taste great. This morning, I used raspberry yogurt and blueberries.
Currently, it is 1:08 P.M. and I still have my pj's on. It's going to be a great day!
P.S. The loom has yet to be moved, time to crochet.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Beat eggs till lightly foamy. Key word: lightly. Mix in sugar while beating to form soft peaks. Key words: soft peaks. Transfer to pot on stove and cook for 10 minutes until thick and brown. How brown? Bake 22 minutes until dry. Dry?
This is all I made. I gave up. They didn't have the airiness to them, nor the crunch. Had I left them in any longer, the bottoms would have blackened.
So, next step, batch of 'never-fail-easiest-peanut butter-chocolate chip' cookies. Then, maybe I'll try this again.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
1. I am gluten free, as a result of a Celiac disease diagnosis, since January 2003 while pregnant with my first child. Gluten free food has come a long way in a short 4 years.
2. In college, I started weaving. I own my own loom and if I didn't have a full time job - weaving would take place. Unfortunately, the loom is dusty and lonely for the time being.
The morning after Oscar was born, he was in my arms while I was buttering my gluten free toast. I should have realized that my days of two useable arms and hands were over. Sam, now 4 and a half, wasn't the same. Although he loved to snuggle, I don't remember doing things while holding him. I guess the difference now is that I choose to still do tasks and not just sit and hold the baby.
Today, I cut a banana for Oscar and took out the garbage - all one handed.
One thing I can't do one-handed, is crochet. Crochet has become my new love. My favorite thing about my childrens' bedtime, is the hour I get after it to crochet and watch 'adult' programs on tv (reality tv included). I hope to bring you pics and more stories of my love for yarn and my two boys.