Sunday, October 13, 2013
This is something I really need to try to spice up our boring cement slab yard/pool area!!!
(here is the original link to the pin)
We can do this!!!
Simple fast recipe for Sausage/Mushroom Quiche
1 lbs of mushrooms (sliced)
1 lbs of Hot Italian sausage
1/2 cup of fresh parsley (chopped)
1 cup half-and-half cream
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese (grated)
1 unbaked 9" pie crust
How to make this:
Preheat oven at 400F (200C)
Prepare the mushrooms into smaller sliced bites (no stems)
Crumble the sausages in a large skillet, add mushrooms, cook on medium/high heat until the meat and mushrooms are lightly browned and all the liquid from the mushrooms has evaporated. Drain off the grease. Add parsley.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs, adding the cream, cheese, salt and pepper. Pour into the mushroom/sausage mix; blending well. Pour mixture into the pie shell.
Bake in preheated oven for 25-30min, until crust is well browned and the filing is set. Let it stand for 10 min before serving
All done and here is my quiche :D (it has a good medium spicy bite to it)
I adapted the recipe from allrecipe.com (Sausage Mushroom Quiche)
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
I have been asked many many times to share my knowledge about knitting/crochet/felting/dyeing fibers etc.
So here is my question to you:
Let me know what you like me to explain/clarify/simplify related to the above mentioned arts and crafts, by either sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leaving a comment below.
There are no secrets for me to hide. I will explain it to you or refer u to other online content or whatever it might take.
Even if you have a question about a project you are working on, send me the pattern/pics etc and I'm pretty sure I can help you out from here :)
I will work through all your questions one blog post at a time, promise!
So go ahead and ask!!! I'm waiting....
Monday, September 30, 2013
Today, my hands were too sore so I decided to pull out my sewing machine and start restocking my Etsy Shop "Calicreative"
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Super soft, only $7 fabric cost, 2hrs of sewing and long enough
I think they look like clown pants though but I love them! LOL
Off to make the next pair tomorrow :)
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
As I blogged and talked about this little adventure on Facebook, I had no idea that I would be ending up, getting my arm twisted to go "alley" trash shopping again...
We have sooooo many alleys in this area so I was only able, in 85F, to cover 4 alleys on my treasure hunt.
Well off I went, really 2 steps in the alley behind our house I found 6 picture frames and a "wreath" plastic container box...SCORE. And easy cos I could just turn around and leave it in our garage.
One alley over I found a big(ger) picture frame (no glass though) but some dunes/ocean pic (B&W) in it. Fine, mine!
Walking in the alley, made me giggle especially when I decided why not take all the empty bottles too. I go to the recycle center every 2-3 months anyway, it's cash money baby!! Well, picked up two big garbage bags of empty bottles up while treasure hunting in the alleys :D
I saw a lot of furniture, desks, tables, chairs etc...just needed a facelift.
Oh and all the things you can do with clothing, but that's for next time :D
So guess what I will be doing soon...YES!!! I will start refinishing the frames and use them!!
What a fun day!!! And it was so much fun interacting with everyone on my Treasure Hunt!!!
Thank you for participating!!!
See you tomorrow :)
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
One general tip:
Turn OFF the "heated dry" function on your dish washer!!
This saves you "etching" of your dishes and lower energy bill :)
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
Here is the picture after it's done...see it is "falling" apart of the bones...YUMMY!!!
Sunday, June 23, 2013
We like to make a sandwich for lunch so I decided to buy 2 whole chickens (not alive anymore RIP)
Chicken breasts for dinner, wings for sandwiches and legs for in a chicken salad, PERFECT! That gives me at least 3 meals!
Washed the whole chicken thoroughly in the sink, added my spices and got out my good old crockpot.
I burned a whole chicken once in the oven so since then it's crockpot only for the whole chicken :)
Don't forget to deep clean the sink, surfaces and your hands after you are done prepping the chicken!!! You don't want any contaminations!!!
Spices for the medium rub I used:
you can use anything you like or prefer of course but this was what I had available in my spice cabinet.
Ball up some foil so the whole chicken can "rest" on them :)
And whoop....there it is in the crockpot:
2hrs on high and 5hrs on low (about 165degrees F)
Any questions...let me know or tell me if it worked out for you if you try this out :)
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Here is a recipe that I use for beans, brown rice and turkey:
3 cans of beans (I used here 1 can of Pinto beans and 2 cans of black beans) no need to drain
1 tbs of melted butter
1 cup of brown rice
1 tsp of cumin
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cup of water
1 can of diced tomatoes
salt to taste
1 lbs of ground turkey
Brown the ground turkey in a pan on the stove without adding butter.
Put all the ingredients in your crockpot and stir till they are well mixed together.
Let it sit on high for about 2-2.5hrs (occasionally stir) and you will find this:
It will easily serve 3!
PS: you can substitute the ground turkey for ground beef :)
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Price: $22 free shipping USA
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
This is a super soft Merino wool handspun and hand dyed yarn, plied with a super strong cotton thread and 5 randomly placed pink flowers.
The roving I named "Hummingbird" :D
You can wear it as a scarf/necklace as is or work it up in your own designs
approx. 30 yards - 27meters
weight: approx. 2.5oz - 71 g
plied with Cotton thread
Artificial Flowers with a yellow wool center