Friday, January 28, 2011

Conan and Curly Scarfs

 Now Watching
The Eagle's Killer
Death Duel of Kung

More Curly Scarfs,
I found this one at Knitting Daily
I must design some of my own .

These are cute, they can be done in any color
make different flowers a few leaves here and there
just use your imagination and have fun.
Redheart  pattern here

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Raw food and Warm feet

Famous Vegetarians

Famous Vegetarians--(Part 1)

Famous Vegetarian Poets, Writers & Painters

Celebrity Vegetarians - Actors & Musicians

Raw Food Liver Cleanse - Day 1

Raw Food Weight Loss over 125 lbs On Raw Food #1

RAW FOOD RECIPES-Avocado Orange and Basil Dressing

Famous Vegetarians and Vegans

I'm still crocheting away on the addicting curly scarfs but I am
going to start on these tonight.
I found these over at Molly
Who got them from Bev's Country Cottage
and now I'm going to make a bunch.
Thanks guys the pattern looks supper easy and comfy
Pattern Here

Use an I hook   3 rows of hdc =1 inch   7hdc = 2 inches
Worsted Weight yarn  about 3-4 oz
Rnd 1) ch 2. 7 sc in second ch from hook. join with slst to first sc   7 sts
Rnd 2) ch 1. 2 sc in each sc. join with slst to first sc.    14 sts
Rnd 3)  ch 1. 2sc in first sc .*  ( sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc) repeat from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.   21 sts
Rnd 4) ch1. 2 sc in first sc * ( sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc ) repeat from * around. Join with slst to first sc     28 sts
Rnd 5)  ch 2 (this does not count as first st in this row or the following rows) hdc in each st around. Join with slst to first st  28 sts. 
Rnd 6- 28 ) Repeat rnd 5
Rnd 29) ch 1 . sc in each st around. join with slst to first sc.
Rnd 30-32 ) repeat rnd rnd 29. end off. weave in ends
Maxine wears a size 7 shoe and these fit her as an ankle length sock. These stretch a little to fit over the heel.
To make larger
you can either use a larger hook or you can add a few stitches in the rounds. (instead of 28 stitches you could have 32 sts or whatever will fit) (you can do this by increasing the number of sts in the 4th round or adding another increase sc round.)
You can also add a few rounds in the body of the sock to increase the length of the sock. these are comfortible to wear and stay on your feet when you sleep.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Smoki Chris Norman Scarfs and Three bean Chili

The Belle Scarf
Pattern found Here
Yes I am still on the curly scarf I have made 6 of them in the
 last 2 nights, yes they are addictive, just can't stop :)

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Three-Bean Vegetable Chili Recipe
1. Recipe here

 This recipe found here
Serves 4

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained, rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed, drained
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed, drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced
tomatoes, undrained
1 cup vegetable broth
1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a stockpot heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute onions until soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, vegetable broth, green bell pepper, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder; mix well and reduce heat.
  3. Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes stirring occasionally. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot.
Makes 4 servings.

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS: Recipe cam from

  • 1 orange bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/2-squares
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/2-squares
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/2-squares
  • 1 yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3-4 tablespoons water for sautéing
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped (or one 16-ounce can diced tomatoes)
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn, drained (or 1-1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Water or tomato juice as needed
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves or fresh parsley (optional)
1. Heat up the few tablespoons of water in a heavy 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. This is to replace the oil that is often used for sautéing.
2. Add the bell peppers, onion, garlic, oregano, and chili powder, cayenne, coriander, and cumin, and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.
3. Stir in the tomatoes, the canned corn, and all the beans, and bring to a boil. Add a little water as needed.
4. Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, adding water or tomato juice as needed if too much liquid evaporates. Season with salt and black pepper, and stir in the cilantro or parsley. Serve in shallow bowls.
Serving suggestions and variations:
*Add a dollop of non-dairy sour cream on top of the chili once it’s plated.
*You can obviously use any color variation of bell pepper; the more color variety, the prettier the dish is. Same goes for the beans. You can use all black or white (Navy, Great Northern, etc.) instead of pinto. It’s really up to you, your preferences, and what you have on hand.
*Add more cayenne and chili powder to make it hotter.
*Serve with different color tortilla chips: white, red, and black/blue.
*Sprinkle shredded non-dairy cheese over the chili. (Follow Your Heart brand is delicious. Check Whole Foods and other large natural foods stores, or ask your grocer to order it.)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Carrot Burgers

Carrot Burgers
If I eat cooked food it better be good
and if it looks like a hamburger, that's even better :)


  • 1 1/2 cups diced carrots
  • ( I grate mine)
  • 2 cups crushed cornflakes
  • ( I would add bran or ground
  • garbonzo beans in place of cornflakes)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ( I use olive oil or sesame oil )
  • Hamburger buns( healthy ones I hope)


  1. Place carrots in a saucepan with a small amount of water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until tender; drain. In a bowl, combine carrots, cornflakes, eggs, celery, onion, salt, sugar and pepper; mix well. Form into six patties. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook patties for 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Serve on buns if desired. Add lot's of fresh lettuce and veggies , enjoy

Henry David Thoreau

Just a Thought
We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then
 leap in the dark to our success. ♥ Henry David Thoreau

Do You Know Who I Am - Native American

Prayer for Love

Monday Monday

Feta Veggie Quiche


1 (9 inch) pie crust
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
1/2 cup broccoli florets, chopped
1/4 cup crumbled Greekor American  feta
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line pie pan with pie crust, and place a double layer of aluminum foil over the crust. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes, and then remove foil. Continue baking until crust begins to set, about 5 to 7 minutes; remove from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs with milk and flour. Stir in onion, mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, and feta cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Pour mixture into hot crust.
  3. Bake quiche at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes to one hour. Quiche is done when knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cover edges of crust with foil if crusts begin to brown too quickly.
Substitute 1 whole egg and 4 egg whites for the 3 eggs to create a healthier version. Use more feta if substituting American feta for the Greek feta. Vegetables with greater moisture content may increase cooking time.
Necklace and bracelet
I found the most awesome pattern site today
loads of great knitting and crochet patterns.
A must place to visit .
This pattern can be found HERE

Here is another great pattern site
While STILL looking for patterns like a kid in a candy store
I came across Unravelled
I could have stayed there all day and night. Even though I have  house 
work to do and crafts to make you can bet I'll be back there real soon :)
This cute little curly scarf was found

Yet one more then I shall go for now maybe :)
This pattern was found a
She has a  lot of patterns for curley scarfs and
one could stay there for ever :)

 If you still are not done searching for scarf
 patterns you can find a lot more here at Crochet Central

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hole in the Head and Shopping bags

 Tonight I am going to crochet and watch Hole In The Head 
on Hulu a very old movie with Frank Sinatra.
But before I go I want to leave a link to something I found on
the internet today, it was quit shocking to say the least. I will be making
 a lot more home made  shopping bags after seeing this vid.
I'll be looking for all kinds of shopping bag patterns now.

Free Crochet Pattern: Market Bag

Pattern here

also more patterns at Crochet Central

Make Our 1 Yard, 1 Hour Free Tote Bag Pattern

 For Last Minute Holiday Gift Bags

Knit Shopping Bag

I'll be looking for more shopping bag patterns in this next week.
And last but not least a pttern like the first pair of slippers
I made years upon years ago, Pattern can be found here
with a list of more patterns
Boy do I ever remember making those Pom poms
they were comfortable though.