Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Bit of Sewing

My son and I are trying to sort through our things. We were emptying out a linen shelf so that he could store some dishes he got as a gift and I came across some material that his grandmother had given me years ago to make tea towels out of. Are they tea towels if they are only used for putting over your baking? Anyway I thought it was time to sew them and so I did. I sewed around all 4 sides of the different sized pieces.

I did a bit more baking for Carla's cookbook testing. We'd finished the crackers so I wanted to make more, which was a mistake because I rolled them thinner and I could have eaten them all!

As I'm trying to use items up from the freezer I thought I'd make Carla's banana loaf too. I didn't have the berries called for but substitutions were allowed, so I used some black currants. I wasn't sure if they would make the loaf too tart, so I just used the minimum amount in the recipe. I still have some frozen bananas and black currants and because we liked this, I'll probably make this again.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Crackers and Cheese

I've been wanting to try this Cashew Chive Cheese Spread for a while now. I thought that since I had made the crackers for Carla's at The Year of the Vegan cookbook testing, it would be a good time to make the cheese too. The crackers turned out well and I don't think that they needed the agave that they called for that I left out because I didn't have any. Oh course I don't know what they would taste like with it though! I don't use chives so I tried dill. I don't mind putting dill where ever I can. I need to use a thicker yoghurt if I make the cheese again. It was more of a dip. Might try it without the nutritional yeast too as my son doesn't really like it. Tasted good on the crackers which was most important.

ETA: The cheese firmed up in the fridge but it was still quite soft.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Here I go!

So it didn't take me long to stop blogging again. I found a blogging giveaway event called One World One Heart and started to go to different blogs to see what they were like and what they were giving away. So nice. They seem to put so much work into their crafts and their blogs which really makes me envious! But I need to accept what kind of blogger/blog writer I am and just do my blog my way.

I've been doing some testing for Carla at The Year of the Vegan for a cookbook she is doing. For breakfast I made her scones. I actually followed the directions and rolled them out to about 2½ cm instead flatter, so they rose quite nicely We enjoyed them with marmalade.