Thursday, January 31, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
1 3/4 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
6 Tablespoons salted butter-cut into pieces
1/2 cup dried tart cherries-chopped slightly
1/4 cup sliced almonds-optional
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon almond flavoring
5-6 Tablespoons skim milk
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine flour, baking powder and sugar. Cut the butter into the flour until it resembles coarse meal. Add chopped cherries and sliced almonds, toss slightly.
Beat together egg and milk seperately and add almond flavoring and lemon zest.
Stir together the liquid and flour mixtures until it just comes together. If it is way too dry a little more milk can be added.
On a lightly floured surface pat the dough into a circle 6 inches round and an inch thick.
Cut into 8 wedge-shaped pieces and place onto prepared baking sheet.
Brush with a little milk and sprinkle the top with a bit of demerara sugar.
Bake for 13-14 minutes until golden brown.
Serve while warm.
Jackie--thanks again--I enjoy hearing from you! :-) My daughter is a Brownie right now--a part of the Girl "Scouts" here in the states. I never was one--Girl Scout or Brownie that is--I was in the Camp Fire Girls when I was young which had a Bluebird group for the little girls. More on this next time...... :-) Take Care!!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
How is everyone's week going? I'm glad it is almost Friday--as always. :-) I forgot to tell you all what new recipe I made last week. It was a cheesy chicken noodle, a recipe that I sort of made up because I didn't have all the ingredients for any recipe. It didn't start out very well--the chicken that I was going to cut up didn't smell right so I tossed it. My Mom assured me that canned chicken wouldn't be noticeable in the casserole--wrongo--sorry Mom. It was edible and that is being kind. Yuck! I have a couple of days to come up with a new recipe to try this week--not tonight tho--it is leftover spaghetti because of a late school meeting.
Thanks Jackie for being so very kind. Yes, I am thinking about selling a few things here or on Etsy. It will no doubt take me some time to get things together tho.....thanks again :-)
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
I photographed a Navajo doll this morning on a solid background and then photoshoped the background away. I did the same to two little doll dresses below. A couple of days ago I laborously erased away the whole background from another picture by rubbing around with the mouse. I knew there had to be an easier way, so I dragged out my manual that had gathered considerable dust and lo and behold there is at least one easier way--the "magic" eraser. It erases similar colored pixels in one click. That took care of my backgrounds in no time. Meg has promised to show me what she does with Photoshop this afternoon. She is in two different computer design classes at the moment--good news for me! I can tell that I will not ever be a whiz at this but so far so good.
Perfect doll dresses--rickrack-always a favorite of mine and dots--I can't get enough of these.
Another favorite thing now--hearing from you! :-) Thank you so much Delphine and Sweet P for commenting.
Monday, January 14, 2008
"You will never find the time for anything. If you want the time, you must make it." Charles Buxton
"Take heed: you do not find what you do not seek." English Proverb
On another note--I have been on two walks in two days. Today is really cold--eeek, but I will, I'll get out there.
UPDATE--Oooo baby was it cold outside but the sky was blue and it was much better than walking at the gym! :-)