Sunday, October 11, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
- 3 cups water
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 cup farina
- pinch o' sea salt
- 2 heaping tablespoons natural process cocoa (I like Penzeys)
- up to 1 teaspoon cinnamon (Penzeys the Korintje Cassia Cinnamon is my fav and the Extra Fancy Vietnamese is wonderful too.)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (Penzeys you haven't had vanilla until you have had theirs.)
- 1 teaspoon almond extract (Penzeys one small bottle has lasted me 3 years so far, and I use it all the time)
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar or more, depends on how sweet you like it
Put water, milk and pinch o' salt in a good sized pot with a fitting lid. As this starts to heat up, add all of your spices and extracts minus the butter and sugar and stir well to melt the cocoa.
Just before the mixture starts to boil, slowly pour in farina... stirring the whole time (this is the secret to no lumps). Stir until it begins to boil, and then turn the burner to simmer and leave it for about 8 min or so, stirring occasionally. Then, put the butter and brown sugar right on top, put the lid on tight, and move it to the back burner and leave it set for about 10 minutes. While it is setting make your toast for dipping, and perk up a fresh pot of coffee.
My kids like it served up with a splash of milk and some extra cinnamon on top to make it pretty. Try dipping with a slice of buttered toast... that is the Dani and Ro special!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Joe Davis/ Harts Horn blog:
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
These are beautiful fiber batts that are comprised of any or all of the following:
hand dyed: merino, bfl, corridale, falkland, coopworth, romney, mohair
also possibly: angelina, firestar, sari silk fibers, the kitchen sink, tencel neps, silk neps, toys, yarn bits, love, beads, feathers, passion, color, bling, shine, stars in your eyes!
These are all fun, bright hand carded 2oz batts that come from color combinations from my home The Pumpkinhaus. Each one is a surprise... you may get my kitchen floor (wha? it is fabulous), Rowan's spring jacket, my day of the dead bathroom... my favorite song at the moment... whatever it is, it is sure to be packed with love, passion and color! Just like my little home!
Lovers of mad texture!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Welcome to the May 11, 2009 edition of etsybloggers.
I am your host!! I really thought long and hard about what I would love to read about... I went with these two topics:
More thoughtfully written:
1).Art vs. Craft: Is it an issue / non-issue and how do you feel about the argument?
More playful and fun:
2).What is your favorite fairy tale? Any parallels to real life?
So... it is monday morning. Brew up a pot of coffee and relax (like me, I actually look forward to monday mornings... what? Am I the only one?), or sneak it in between bulk emails from your boss. What ever you do, this should be really good. I plan to write my blog post as a summation of all that I have read from fellow teammates in the next day of two. So, stay tuned.
Now let's go visit our teammates blogs and read this edition of the EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
I have heard a few people on ravelry describe this as a rather "ugly" wheel, but I actually love the way it looks, it has a really sturdy almost industrial feel to it. It is actually made by hand in the makers home garage wood shop! I love that about this wheel.
Of course, Little Man's favorite thing to do is to grab the hook and spin the flyers! I thought this was good to show the height of the wheel... its about 27" tall.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
190 yards hand dyed bulky
190 yards medium weight merino