Monday, September 22, 2014

...drawer liners...

...I used this stripey cloth to make some neat drawer liners...
...no pattern....I just removed and cleaned the drawers...and did a rough fit cut by draping the fabric over the drawer and cutting around it...
...then I folded under and ironed two sides...
...and stitched those two sides...
...then I slipped that corner into the corner of the drawer...
...to get the final measurement...
...and then turned under and stitched the other two sides...for a perfect fit...
...and then put everything neatly back into the drawer...

...I just love accomplishing little things like that...and I love having washable drawer liners...

...what did you accomplish over the weekend?...

~Have a lovely day!

...go here for the original Spice Drawer Overhaul...that was in North Dakota...so you can see our 'system' is still in place...

Saturday, September 20, 2014

...White Dear Update...Not a Doe...

...we saw the little white deer again...
...coming down out of the woods...
...and guess what?...he's not a doe...he's a cute little buck with velvety antlers...

...sweet isn't he?...

~Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, September 19, 2014

...Puhun Tjemara...

...I've been to the International Foods store again...
...the Man calls this little game I play there "International Foods Roulette"...haha...another example here...

...anywhoo...I found this Puhun Tjemara in little packets for $1...and wondered about it...

...so of course I brought it home...
...just two vegan ingredients...
...and some instructions in English...
...so I dumped the packet into a measuring cup to get my measure...
...and proceeded with the recipe using the same cup to measure the other ingredients...the packet contained a little more than 1/2 cup of flour...
...stirred it all together and cooked until thickened...
...and it was really thick and slick and gloppy...(is that a word?)...not really quite the 'pudding-y' texture I envisioned...
...poured it into my new little dessert cups...and put it into the fridge to cool...
...well...it stiffened up into more of a cross between a pudding and a jello...but even stiffer than that...a really interesting texture...it was really sweet and had a nice vanilla flavor too...
...I think you could make some really cute shaped or moulded desserts with this...maybe put it in a shallow dish and cut it with cookie cutters...just thinkin'...but I honestly don't think we'll be trying it again...
...do you play International Foods Roulette at your house too?...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

...Thrifty Thursday...

...just some cute little dessert cups...
...50¢ each...

...what have you thrifted lately?...

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

...make your own stretchy double comb hair thingy...

...W.I.P. Wednesday...

...I had seen some stretchy hair combs like these...and thought they'd be easy to make and wear...
...so I bought a pack of combs...
...and since I was going to wear khakis today...I chose the khaki/cream coloured set...and gathered some rubber bands...you only need two...and some khaki coloured crochet thread...
...then I just single crocheted around the rubber band...
...once...
...and then again...
...then loop those rings around the comb...over the back and then back through the comb...
...I crossed mine in the middle...taking the second crocheted rubber band through the middle of the one I had already put on the combs...
...and then you just pull your hair up and twist it into a loop if it's sort of long like mine is now...slide one side of the comb in place while still holding the loop of hair...and then pull the second comb across the loop of hair and push it into place on the other side...

...easie peasie...

~Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

...other people's veg...

...we have a sweet neighbor who (like us) can't have a garden because of our herd of deer...

...but her Dad keeps a garden...and we've enjoyed the veg that she shares with us from his garden...

...gardens are winding down everywhere as it's going to be a pretty early fall here...we've already had temps in the 40s...so this may be the last of the other people's veg for this year...

...I've already posted about a simple and delicious way to cook these...Cooks Illustrated Green Beans ...

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, September 15, 2014

...Vegan Avocado Green Goddess Dressing...

...y'all know how I'm always experimenting with Salad Dressings...well this little experiment was so good and so easy...

...basically...you just take an avocado...and mix it with some vinegar and ranch dressing type herbs...and you get this wonderful creamy-silky-delicious vibrant green salad dressing...

...Vegan Avocado Green Goddess Dressing...

1 Avocado
2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp dried parsley
1/8 tsp black pepper
pinch dried dill

Give it a whirl in the blender...and you're done...

~Have a lovely day!