Saturday, November 24, 2012

altered wood frames and more

Hey yall!!
Hope you and your families had a most blessed Thanksgiving day!!
I have so much to be thankful for and feel truly blessed for everything and everyone in my life!! 

We spent the last beautfiul warm sunny day outside working pretty much from sun up to sun down thurs.  Hubby was home and we really needed to do the outside chores before the snow comes.  I am glad our family understood it was 60 outside.  I split the big pile of wood while hubby drained and cleaned the pool out, moved things around and also we had to do the goats hooves, close in the windows on the coop and fix the gated door for the "girls", and well let's say we stayed busy every minute!! but it was fun to work with him together.

My brother was needed a project of something he could assist in making for a couple of craft shows he is in so we came up with some altered wood frames.
This pic is my first dog on my own Ozzie, oh he was a sweetie!! 
So of cource we had to do some frames for dogs!!  These are all for sale for $6.50 plus shipping and we can personalyze them too!! 

another dog one

pretty pinks with some Prima gorgeous flowers

I love the light soft blue and black together

oh an some nekked cranberry pistachio biscotti

And I finally finished up some enamel pan lids I have been collecting and some gingers I made last year! =)

Another pinkish one love those beaded flourishes!! I take them apart and use bits n pieces of them to add some "bling"

"thank heaven for little girls" on a sticker across the top

the finished dipped biscotti!! no longer nekked! LOL
Yesterday and now today the wind is just whippin around outside!! On my way out I took pics down the road so you can see how wild those waves are!! and cold!!

Cheddar foccacia

orange glazed cranberry orange bread

and some small round loaves of cheddar foccacia!  Love making foccacia, next time though I am going back to baking on the stones

This was our adventure last week  a 10 day sourdough bread  nice slices in the top and ready for the oven

after baking

while baking in the oven they plumped up ALOT!! 

and another done one!

they were most excellent!! I do however like the ciabatta we made better!! This recipe was good but with all the work of making raisin water and all the days inbetween while it soured up it really wasnt worth the work!  The ciabatta to me had such a more intense flavor and only was  a few days!!  The crust on the sourdough was nice and crisp and the inside as you can see had nice air pocket and was moist!!  I dont think I would make it again for quite awhile though.   We are experimenting with alot of bread recipes this winter so watch for another one soon!! LOL
TODAY IS SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!! dont forget to shop locally!!
We are having our market at Foundry Hall in South Haven today with a couple new vendors popping in!! so stop on by 11-3 today!
have a wonderful weekend!!


Monday, November 5, 2012

new flavor week

Hey there!!
Well I so love creating new combinations and flavors and this past week was no exception!!  While cooking down some fresh apples I had one of those moments..............hmmmmmmm maybe this wont be applesauce I thought to myself.  So threw in some frozen red rapsberries and let that simmer to thicken up, added just a touch of honey for sweetness and oh my goodness!!! can we say super yumminess!!! What an awesome combo!!! 
Originally I wanted to use this as maybe a pie or crisp filling but then Mary wanted to make some crumb bars and welllllllllllll it just fit to use this delish filling!!

The textrture of this butter oat cust and topping is so wonderully tasty!

 The bars were a huge hit at market sat~
one of the bars just had to be cut up for us to sample! LOL

Italian herbed pizza crusts resting

And...................... another super yummy and oh so delish flavor combo!!!  Bluebery almond!! Oh my word things just keep getting tastier round here!! 

Mary did up loaves and also the beautiful bundt cake. 

I so love how she did the nice thick almond glaze ontop "farmgirl bling" (yes I corrupted here into doing the bling thing at the kitchen" LOL)
and the sliced almonds on top look gorgeous!!  These were a huge hit and all sold very quickly at market sat!

I so want to dig in to this cake right now for breakfast!  LOL

here was a loaf that wellllll just didnt look like the had to sample that out for us!! and oh my yes definetly will be made again and again!

cheddar topped foccacia

and a few pics of our market booths from sat! It was our first official winter market in South Haven at Foundry Hall.  My booth

Jeff in back who is Joanns hubby and he is so much fun to spend a market day with!!  He has a wonderful laugh that is just true and contagious!!

My friends with Summer Sun farm 

This is Lindsey from Lake Shore Farms and sorry but I just cannot remember the other gals name! sorry!!

They brought beautiful produce too!  taters adn more taters

So that is all I have time for this am, I have to take hubby to an oral surgeon, another bad tooth that needs to come out!! He was in so much pain he came in the house with a few plyers wanting me to pull it out friday!! NOT! I will do alot for him but I am not about to pull a tooth out!!
I will be back soon tomorrow will be a full baking day with what else..........more new flavor combos!
Cant wait!!
Have a great day!!