Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lavender Biscotti

I think that I meant to make this on that lavender kick that I was on a while. But I needed to fill the family Christmas baskets, like tonight. I had made my regular biscotti, which is from The Veganomincon and left off the almond extract, added that fantastic Lavender Syrup and threw in some dried lavender. This is really classy dressed up biscotti.
Enjoy and happy New Year

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Things have been interesting around here. I have had to focus on  other things to make sure that my family is getting the things they need. And sometimes when we do that, other forces push back. 

I do have things in the works (drying as I type), and a schedule that I hope to be able to keep to in the new year. I am all for trying new methods of increasing productivity. 

The above photo is of a Christmas ornament that my mother made at least 30 years ago. I have had it on my  tree for as long as I have been away from home.

I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season. 

Monday, December 6, 2010


I love gingerbread, ginger snaps, ginger tea, ginger tofu... I think you get the idea. Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar has an amazing recipe for gingerbread biscotti. It has wonderful bits of ginger in the cookie that add a great texture and zing.

And the light in the house was wonderfully cooperative today, so I was finally able to get great photos of some of my favorite ornaments. That is something I have been trying to do for several years. Some of these ornametnst are from my childhood, and I would bery much like to scrap them.

I hope you all had joyous weekend.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Shabby Chic

That is what this page reminds me of... shabby chic. It is a picture of me holding my niece who is just a week or so old. And Bit is beside me. It is hard to tell it is Bit, as that curly hair that so many people recognize her by has not come in yet. 

The little heart shaped extra is from a bracelet that I harvested the pieces from. I am trying to use more of my stash than I am purchasing new.