Wednesday, April 23, 2014

...Vegan Tahini/Ginger Salad Dressing...

...I had been trying for some time to replicate the ginger dressing at a restaurant we like...
...and I've finally done it...
...so, of course I'm sharing it with y'all..


Vegan Tahini/Ginger Dressing

1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 Cup Tahini
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 teaspoon ground Ginger
1/8 teaspoon stevia powder
1/4 Cup unsweetened Almond Milk
salt and pepper to taste

...just blend it all together and pour it over your salad...

~Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

...Easter Highlights...

...The Easter Bunny left a basket...
...and Scout opened all the goodies...
...then we went to Church...and Scout played French Horn with the Praise Band...
video
...it was awesome!

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, April 21, 2014

...Hope...finale...

...so at 1:15 AM on Easter morning...I cast off the last stitch...
...and sewed on a sweet little vintage button...

...and hope was finished...
...but before I could wear it...I had to also make a slip...I didn't have a tea length slip...so I just used a piece of ivory satin...cut an A shape skirt...gathered the top onto some 1/4 inch elastic...I didn't even bother with a hem...it's just the selvage edge at the bottom...
...so here's the Easter outfit...

~Have a lovely day!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

...Hope...the end is in sight...

...well...obviously I didn't make it back here last night...I snapped a quick photo at Church before the Good Friday service...(that's why you've never seen that bit of carpet before)...

...so...I figure that if I can fit in about 6 hours of knitting...between the regular Saturday loads of laundry...cooking and grocery shopping...I'll have just about 9 3/4 inches of seed stitch...

~Have a lovely and blessed Easter weekend!

Friday, April 18, 2014

...Split Pea Curry Soup...

...on the Hope front...just imagine a couple more inches...hoping to get another 2 inches done tonight after Church...

...in the meantime...

...one of the super great things about a blog is that it keeps all your thrown-together recipes for you...then...you can recreate them later with just a quick search...
...we've been having some really chilly weather...so we needed a nice warming soup...and I was in the mood for some curry...I kinda have to be in the mood for curry...how about you?...

...but I threw some veggies and some split peas in a pot with some spices and veg broth...
...and ended up with some delicious soup...


Throw Together Split Pea Curry Soup

1 1/4 cups dried split peas
2 cups frozen spinach
1 cup carrot sliced in chunks
1 medium onion diced
4 cups veggie broth
1 can diced tomatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons Madras Curry Powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

...that's it...I just put it all in a pot and cooked it for about 2 hours...

~Have a lovely day!

ps...I'll try to post another picture of Hope this evening...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

...Hope...so far...

...so here we are...I've finished the little cap sleeves and the tie...and joined the casing back to itself...I wanted to get all that done before I attached the new ball of thread...

...basically 9 3/4 inches to go...and three days to get there...

...but since this is a finish-free knit...once you cast off...you're done...

...so I've divided the inches by the amount of time I have left...

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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

...well...I have been knitting every spare moment...I just don't seem to have that many spare moments...
...I went ahead and finished off the little cap sleeves...just because the extra needle there was kinda bothering me...and I've finished the waist casing as well...but you can't see it in this photo...so in theory...I have 9 3/4 inches to get done by Saturday about midnight...so...it's do-able...just not sure it's going to get done...
...in other news about the house...we've had our ductwork cleaned...the workers said they didn't think it had EVER been done and our house is 50 years old...so...EEEUUUUWWW! to that...so now hopefully sneezes will be fewer around our house...

~Have a lovely day!