This was a birthday gift for my new beau. It’s a reminder that he ate this animal (member of the mouse family) last year on a vacation in Peru.
I found a cute pattern on the Dolls and Daydreams website. Here’s my version, using two different kinds of fake fur fabric.*
These are some dolls on the pattern website.
*fake fur makes a big mess when you cut it, so wear a mask over your nose and face.
This recipe uses cocoa powder and chocolate chips in the batter, for perfect results. Baking temperature and timing are crucial, or these treats will burn!
I found a bag of these bars at a thrift store today and couldn’t resist buying it for gifts.
This is my version of the popular Israeli/Middle Eastern comfort food.
And here are some photos of the dish in progress.
And here’s the feast!
Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage and Carrot slaw is a delicious and tangy salad.
• 3 T olive oil
• juice of 1 fresh lemon
• 2 tsp salt
• 1/2 tsp pepper
• 1 tsp dry mustard powder
• 2 tsp sugar
• 1 cup Brussels Sprouts, shredded
• 1 1/2 cups cabbage, shredded
• 1 1/2 cups carrots, shredded
• 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
1. In a large mixing bowl whisk oil, lemon juice, salt, sugar, pepper and mustard powder until smooth.
2. Toss in the Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots and green onion. Stir well and let marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour or more before serving.
This is a free pattern that was originally found on the Wool Needlework website.
Bolero in Kureyon
Yesterday I baked a great new bread which is a variation of the Yogurt Yeast Bread. I added 3/4 cup of ground fresh brazil nuts. The best way to grind these nuts is by adding 3/4 cup of bread flour to the nuts in a food processor. Then add the flour/nut mixture to the bread recipe when you are adding the dry ingredients.