Monday, September 27, 2010

Sasha, Mr. Owl and Some Canning!

Hello, my name is Sasha. I just wanted to share a quick pictorial of my latest boyfriend Mr. Owl.


Mr. Owl kept asking me out and I kept declining....so sad!...lol!



Mr. Owl is now receiving some attention from me...so maybe I am changing my mind.....don't want to be too hasty!


I accepted his advances...Mr. Owl and me....such a charming couple!


Now onto some canning I have been doing. First up: Wonderful Raspberry Jam

Second: Bread and Butter Pickles....all so very fresh and yummy tasty!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hugs!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Almond Cranberry Bites

Hello everyone! Sierra has a message for you, she says: "EAT YOUR COOKIES!"

Almond Cranberry Bites from Kim at: http://www.glutenfreeislife.com/?p=2079 .....Thank You Kim!



Almond Cranberry Bites

  • 1/3 cup whole almonds (I used Trader Joe’s raw almond meal)
  • 1/3 cup sugar (I used organic)
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped dried cherries (I used fresh cranberries)
  • 2/3 cup gluten-free flour
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil (I used olive oil)
  • 1 large egg white (I used egg replacer)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Place everything in a bowl and mix well.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop out onto greased cookie sheet or you can use parchment paper like I did!

Bake for 10-12 mins till bottom is slightly brown, tops will not brown.
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P.S. try to keep from eating them all at once...lol! Hugs!

Monday, September 13, 2010

This Ain't About Food!....he he!

Good afternoon! We are having the most gorgeous fall weather here in Ohio, hope you are having just as nice where you are! A few months back, (some of you already know this) hubby and I bought three little pygmy's....one boy (Sammie) and his two sisters (Sasha and Sierra)....I just wanted to share some pic's with you! Just love these little critter's, they are the BEST! Hope you enjoy them too!

This is Sammie...saying Hello!

Here they are trying to reach the leaves.

Looking out of their pen. (Sasha, Sierra, and Sammie)

Me holding a squirmy Sasha!

This is when we first received them...they were one month old! Sammie is on the feed tub, to his left Sasha and Sierra behind her!

More to come later! Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dried Cranberry-Pecan Mixed Rice

Dried Cranberry-Pecan Mixed Rice

Plate some spinach, brown and wild rice, dried cranberries, pecans, and mix in some of your favorite dressing. On the side, sautéed zucchini and scallions...so simple...yet satisfying!


Hope everyone had a lovely Labor Day!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Vegan Strawberry Shortcake

I know that fall is right around the corner, so we had to have another swing at summer! Enter: Vegan Strawberry Shortcake from http://hellyeahitsvegan.com/......thank you!


Vegan Strawberry Shortcake

strawberries or your favorite ripe berries, sliced
vegan whipped cream

2 c flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
¼ c vegan margarine
½ c unflavored or vanilla soy milk
¼ c applesauce

Lightly grease a baking sheet and preheat oven to 425º. In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, sugar and baking powder. Cut in margarine until pea-sized. Stir in applesauce and soy milk. Divide dough into 9 portions using an ice cream scoop, dropping them onto baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden.

Slice off the top of each biscuit (or don’t) and add a dollop of of whipped cream. Top generously with berries, and remember why you love summer.

If you eat them straight out of the oven, be aware that the heat may melt the whipped cream, so the presentation may not hold for very long. That never deters me, though! If you somehow manage to have leftovers, briefly warm the biscuits in a conventional or toaster oven before serving.

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A really great recipe! Happy September to ya!