Tin Can Harvest Cardigan

Knitting Sweaters and Cardigans from Top to Bottom

My grandmothers were avid and efficient knitters. They made hats, socks, mittens, slippers, sweaters, cardigans and so on. They would reuse yarn from well loved sweaters and knit hats or socks. These skills and knowledge were not past down to me. They taught me repeatedly how to make a scarf in garter stitch but my […]

Waldorf doll

Waldorf Dolls Portfolio

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Braised Sausages Root Vegetables Cabbage

Braised Sausages and Root Vegetables

Ingredients 10 Sausages of your choice (I used mild italian sausages here, Bratwurst or any combination of flavor with would be delicious). 2 diced onions 1/2 cup of red wine such as a Cabernet Sauvignon (no need for expensive wine here) 3 diced celery stalk 4 carrots cut in 1″ pieces 1 white turnip cut in […]

Quilt

Grandpa Joe’s Quilt

In September 2015, while I was pondering my intentions for the upcoming holiday seasons gifts, I decided I would only give handmade items. I made countless slippers for family and friends. However, my father-in-law presented a very special set of criteria. His health has declined significantly over the last years to the point where his […]

Almond and Oat Galette

Almond and Oat Galette

 Ingredients 2 cups of Wheat Flour 3/4 cup of Almond meal/flour 2/3 cup of Rolled Oat (old fashion type not the thin quick cooking type) 1/2 tsp Kosher salt 1/4 cup and 1 Tbsp Sugar (could be replaced with honey) 1 Tbsp dry Yeast 1 cup Warm Water 1 egg 1/4 cup Milk 3 Tbsp […]

Dottie Angel Frock

Dottie Angel Frock

My First Dottie Angel Frock In september 2015, I pledge that I would sew my clothes for one whole year and would not purchase clothes unless they are socks, underwear or footwear and could wear what I already own. So far I completed sewing 2 pairs of pants, 1 circular skirt and was actively looking […]

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

The chicken pot pie has become a staple in my family’s menus. For every chicken that enters the house, the bones will make tasty broth and a portion of the leftover meat is always kept for a pot pie. This recipe is made using one pot that can go from the stove top to the […]

Holiday Knitted Slippers

Holiday Knitted Slippers

I have recently discovered Pinterest with its endless project lists and inspiring pictures. I looked at endless pictures of slippers, with or without pattern and I found a simple model I thought would be straightforward to knit for family and friends for the holiday season. The inspiration picture can be found here as well as the […]

Christmas Ginger Tea

The holiday season is a time of celebration with family and friends. As delightful as it is, this year my family caught the stomach flu right on time for the Christmas Eve feast. Here is the ginger tea concoction I prepared for my family to recover and stabilize our stomach. Ingredients 1 to 2 inches […]

Barter Fair Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Barter Fair Pine Cone Bird Feeder During the past few years, my son’s teacher has organized a barter fair in her class in lieu of “Secret Santa”. The children have responded with great enthusiasm to this initiative. Instead of being a little sad and disappointed by the result of the “Secret Santa”, where the children […]