Saturday, February 5, 2011

Dan Buettner, Pickled Turnips and Rugmaking :)

From Wikipedia

 I was looking for a recipe for turnips because I was given a bunch of organic turnips.
I like pickled foods and I like turnips so I know this will be good, it is a Vegetarian Egyptian Recipe,
 sounds good to me :)
Wonderful Kabees lifet (Pickled Turnips)
 recipe that is easy to prepare.
Recipe found Here
At Homemade recipes

Loads more Vegetarian Recipes
 from around the World 
Here at
Vegetarian Recipes & Cooking

  • 1 kg white turnips
  • 1 beetroot, peeled and sliced
  • 3 clv garlic (optional)
  • 1 lt water
  • 275 ml vinegar
  • 4 tbl salt

1 PEEL and wash turnips. Cut into quarters and pack into jars adding pieces of the beetroot.
 Add the garlic, if desired.

2 Dissolve the salt in the vinegar and water. Fill each jar until the turnips are covered.
 Seal tightly. The pickles will be ready in about five days.

And NOW ,,, for the Crafting,,,
ever wonder what to do with all those OLD T SHIRTS ?
here is a great idea

How to make a rug from Old T shirt Yarn

Still More. I think you can use this idea to also make
 rugs from old tshirts and even jeans.
 Experiment ,have fun

Friday, February 4, 2011

Cozy wrap with a Hummas Wrap,yum.

7-Point Star Throw
I will be making mine in different colors
in shades of brown and tan. It sure looks like
 a cozy wrap around for chilly nights.
Free pattern found Here

Speaking of wraps watch this ,
it's yummy
More details at link below

While I was at Red Hearts I also found these two
 really cute items to make they have free patterns
for both.
So much yarn and to little time :) Enjoy.

Pattern Here or at the bottom of this page

Pattern Here

 8 (9, 10)”.
STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller™ “Full o’ Sheep™”:
2510 Aquamarine
1 ball eachA, 2910 Poppy B and 2640 Thyme C.
Crochet Hook:
Yarn needle.
3.5mm [US E-4].
size hook to obtain the gauge.
(Make 2)
16 sc = 4”; 20 rows = 4”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any
A, ch 8 (8, 9).
Row 1:
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 7 (7, 8) sts.
Row 2:
sc in last st – 9 (9, 10) sts.
Ch 1, turn, work 2 sc in first st, sc in each sc across to last st, 2
Row 3:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 4:
sc in last st – 11 (11, 12) sts.
Ch 1, turn, work 2 sc in first st, sc in each sc across to last st, 2
Row 5:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 6:
sc in last st – 13 (13, 14) sts.
Ch 1, turn, work 2 sc in first st, sc in each sc across to last st, 2
Rows 7-12 (13, 15):
Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 13 (14, 16):
next st, sc in last st – 11 (11, 12) sts.
Ch 1, turn, skip first st, sc across to last 2 sts, skip
Next 2 Rows:
Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Row 16 (17, 19):
next st, sc in last st – 9 (9, 10) sts.
Work in sc until piece measures 7½ (8½, 9½)” from beginning.
Fasten off.
With right sides facing, fold last row in half and sew together for Heel.
Turn right sides out.
Ch 1, turn, skip first st, sc across to last 2 sts, skip
Round 1:
throughout), dc 12 (14, 15) sts evenly spaced along edge of Sole,
[dc2tog, dc] 3 (3, 4) times, [dc2tog] 24 times, [dc, dc2tog] 3 (3, 4) times,
dc 11 (13, 14) sts evenly spaced to first st, slip st in top of beginning
ch – 60 (64, 70) sts.
Join A at Heel seam of Sole, ch 3 (counts as dc here and
Round 2:
Ch 3, dc in each st around, slip st in top of beginning ch.
Round 3:
4 sts, [dc2tog, dc] 5 times, dc in next 4 sts, [dc, dc2tog] 4 times, dc inCh 3, dc in next 6 (8, 11) sts, [dc2tog, dc] 4 times, dc in next
cottage slippers
Round 4:
dc in next 19 sts, [dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog] twice, dc in next 5 (7, 10)
sts, slip st in top of beginning ch – 43 (47, 53) sts.
Ch 3, dc in next 6 (8, 11) sts, [dc2tog, dc in next 2 sts] twice,
Round 5:
Fasten off.
Ch 1, sc in each st around, slip st in first st.
top of Slipper Top for Ties.
A, working overhand, sew loops evenly spaced every 4th st around
(Make 2)
a bow at Heel.
Beginning and ending at center of Heel, thread one Tie through loops
on each Slipper Top.
C, make a chain long enough to thread through loops and tie into
(Make 2)
B, ch 6, slip st in first st to form a ring.
Round 1:
Ch 1, work 12 sc in ring, slip st to first st to join.
Round 2:
next st, ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, ch 3, sc in same st; repeat
from * 4 more times, slip st in first ch of beginning ch.
Fasten off.
Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next st, ch 3, sc in same st, *sc in
(Make 4)
C, ch 8.
Row 1:
next 3 sts, sc in last st.
Fasten off.
Sew 2 leaves to the wrong side of each Flower.
Sew the Flower and tips of Leaves to toe of Slipper.
Slip st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in
Directions are for Women’s size Small; changes for sizes Medium and
Large are in parentheses.

cottage slippers

next 6 (8, 11) sts, slip st in top of beginning ch – 47 (51, 57) sts.
Finished Measurements
Foot Length:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Raw Almond Milk Demo and Fun Soapy Things

This guy is, I mean "IS"  Awesome !

Bath Salt Pouches

These are really Fun,, make a bunch, fill up a whole glass jar with them
 and keep them in the bathroom. Great in the bath and Pretty to.
Full Instuctions Here
At The Mother Huddles
fantastic place to visit :)
You could sew these up and place in a pretty jar or even a wide mouth mason jar would be nice.
Any pretty jar will do.
Or you could just put all the ingredients in a crock jar with a lid and scoop out what
 need for the bath. Enjoy

 6 cheap washcloths
1 cup sea salt – Coarse because it holds up better in the water for exfoliating
1 cup Epsom salt – Anti-inflammatory, skin softener among other things
1 cup powdered milk – Skin conditioner, gentle exfoliate
1 cup baking soda – My mom has hard water, this will soften it
15 drops of Peppermint essential oil – She is up before dawn and needs a pick-me-up
A few different ideas for a mix:
Oatmeal, lavender buds and powdered milk with a little of your favorite essential oil
Just sea salt and grapefruit or petitgrain essential oil for an invigorating scrub
Salts, herbs, and essential oil
More Soap and Candle recipes
 Here at AllCrafts

How to make
 body soap, dish soap and shampoo
She shows you  how to make these from bars of Ivory soap
very interesting.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Patrick Watson - The Great Escape and Drifters While Knitting Legwarmers.


Patrick Watson
Officail Website Here


Free Patterns at

Pattern found Here aT Rowan 
The Free Pattern was found Here at Knitty ( a really great place :)
Just for the Fun of it :)
Here is a really old pattern and if you visit their site you will find other free old patterns
that are just adorable, it's really worth checking it out
It'd call A Good Yarn
Free pattern Here

 Chocolate Almond Milk

 2 cup's Almond Milk
1 banana
2 tabps Cocao
1/2 cup ice
sweeter to your taste
add 1/2 cup yogart
fruit if you like
Mix in a blender till ice melts and it thickens
recipe found Here at EHow.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Dream On and Blue Skies and Blue Flower Scarf

Now Watching Dream On
and Blue Skyies
on Hulu

 Flower Scarf Free Pattern


"E" crochet hook
½ skein each of Red Heart Super Saver Yarns in: Claret, Petal Pink, and Medium Sage (I used scraps that I had, but I think that this would look great in some silk yarn or something similar.)
2 skeins each of DMC Floss: #221, #223, #225, #369, #522, #895 (Double the skeins up, so you are crocheting with 2 full strands at one time.)
Yarn needle


Row 1: With RH Medium Sage, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hk. Ch 3 (Counts as a dc here and throught.), 3 dcs in sm st.
Rows 2-41: Turn. (Ch 3, 1 dc in ea of nxt 2 sts, hdc in last st. Turn. Ch 2, 1 dc in ea of nxt 3 sts.) 20x.
Row 42: Turn. Ch 3, 1 dc in ea of nxt 2 sts, hdc in last st.
Row 43: Turn. Ch 3, dc in sm st, 2 dcs in ea of nxt 3 sts.
Rows 44-63: Turn. Ch 3, 1 dc in ea st across. Total: 8 dcs.
Row 64: Turn. Dc2tog 4x.
Rows 65-104: Turn. (Ch 3, 1 dc in ea of nxt 2 sts, hdc in last st. Turn. Ch 2, 1 dc in ea of nxt 3 sts.) 20x.
Row 105: Turn. Ch 3, 1 dc in ea of nxt 2 sts, hdc in last st.
Row 106: Turn. Ch 2, dec 3 sts. Tie off.

Rose Center (With DMC Floss, make 2 out of the burgundy, 3 out of the medium pink, and 3 out of light pink.)

Row 1: Ch 3, sl st in beg ch to make a lp, Ch 1, sc in lp. (Ch 2, sc in lp.) 4x, ch 2, sl st in beg sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, [(Sc, hdc, 3 dcs, hdc, sc) in nxt lp.] 5x.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in bp of beg sc. (Ch 3, sc in bp of 1st sc of nxt petal.) 4x, ch 3, sl st in beg sc. Tie off.

Rose (With yarn make roses from rose centers. See below for color reference.)Total: 8

-With 2 burgandy rose centers, make 1 rose with Petal Pink yarn and 1 rose with Claret yarn.
-With 3 medium pink centers, make 1 rose with Claret yarn and 2 roses with Petal Pink yarn.
-With 3 light pink centers, make 2 roses with Claret yarn and 1 with Petal Pink yarn.
Sl st in any ch-3 sp, ch 1, (Sc, hdc, 5 dcs, hdc, sc)in sm sp. Rep ( to ) for ea ch-3 sp around. Sl st in beg sc. Tie off.
Rosette (Out of DMC Floss, make 1 burgandy, 1 medium pink, and 1 light pink.)
Ch 45, sc in 2nd ch from hk., hdc in nxt st, 1 dc in ea of nxt 40 sts, hdc in nxt st, sc in nxt st. Tie off. With needle and matching color of floss, work the piece around into the shape of a rose. Along the bottom, sew the rounds together to make stay.
Leaves (Make 2 with the dark green, 3 with the medium green, and 4 with the light green. You can add more leaves if you would like.)
Ch 11, sc in 2nd st from hk, sc in nxt st, 1 hdc in ea of nxt 2 sts, 1 dc in ea of nxt
3 sts, and 1 trbl in ea of nxt 2 sts, ch 4, sl st in last st. Turn. Working along the opposite sd of leaf, ch 4, 1 trbl in ea of nxt 2 sts, 1 dc in ea of nxt 3 sts, 1 hdc in ea of nxt 2 sts, and 1 sc in ea of nxt 2 sts. Tie off.
Attaching Arrange 8 roses and 6 leaves where you want them to be in the center part of the scarf. With Medium Sage yarn, sew the pieces on from the backside of the scarf.
Arrange the rosettes and remaining leaves on the ties making sure they hang right. With Medium Sage yarn, sew the pieces on from the backside of the scarf.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Warm winter stuff,,, Pizza, Eggplant gratin,,,Rosemary-Garlic Roasted Potatoes,,, While Crocheting

I found this at a fellow bloggers, looks great. I'm sure I can make this without meat
Yum, Thanks Brenda
Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza with Sausage
Recipe Here
Eggplant gratin
I found the recipe Here
3 Tbs. olive oil
2 eggplants
3 tomatoes
1 lb. Mozzarella
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 can of whole tomatoes
Here's a great easy recipe for those who love melted cheese and a little less vegetables ...
Grease the pan with the olive oil, cut the eggplnats alongside, the tomatoes and the mozzarela in 1/2 inch slices. Broil the eggplants on a rack, two to four minutes on each side. Line the pan with one layer of eggplant, add salt an pepper, and a bit of oil, then line the eggplant with slices of tomatoes, then mozzarella, then basil leaves, and start again.
Take the canned tomatoes, pour the juice on the sides of the pan, and some of the tomatoes. You can keep the remaining tomatoes for another preparation. Season the top layer, ad oil and bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Serve hot.

Rosemary-Garlic Roasted Potatoes

I found the recipe Here

Rosemary-Garlic Roasted Potatoes
serves 2-4 (max.)
2 1/2 lbs. mixed white or yellow and sweet potatoes, scrubbed & cubed (peel sweet potatoes)
6 good-sized cloves garlic, minced
1 large sprig rosemary, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup canola or olive oil
1 tsp. salt, plus more to taste
cracked black pepper, to taste
Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir well.
Spread evenly in a large (11 x 13-in.), oiled baking dish or on an oiled baking sheet. Sprinkle with paprika.
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 35-45 minutes, depending on the heat of your oven and the size of your potato cubes, turning occasionally with a spatula, until the potatoes are tender and golden brown around the edges
Child's Hooded Cardigan
Free pattern at Lion's Brand
Pattern is Here
This is so cute I can't wait to make 2 of them for some very special little girls in my family :)
 I'm thinking Pink and Purple.

Joshua James - The New Love Song,,,and My Best Veggie Buger :)

It's Sunday, I can do what ever I like. ;) Today I am being lazy listening to my music , chating on facebook, myspace, youtube , twitter  and blogging ( Life's Hard  guys :)
One of my favorite songs by one of my favorite singers Joshua James is "The New Love Song" , Enjoy

 Oh an also today I created a veggie buger recipe that was really good. You know how sometimes a recipe you create turns out good then you forget how you did it? well I decided I'd write this one down cause I knew I'd forget. Hope you like it, It really was yummy.
So now it's going on 2:00 in the afternoon,better get off the computer and put down the crocheting, snap to it and get a few of those things done around the house like cleaning and stuff :) Enjoy your Sunday Y'all <3

My Best Veggie Buger
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup wheat flour
3 eggs
1 cup carrots
1 cup celery
1/2 cup red and green bellpeppers
1/2 cup onions
1 tablespoon dried garlic
1 tablespoon basil
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Sea salt and fresh ground peper

Mix all together and let set for 5 minutes
Make into thin pattys and brown in a lightly oiled skillet on each side till done.
Great alone with other veggies and a salad
Or As a hamburgar on wheat bread with lots of other veggie including sprouts if you like.
 I even add sliced cucummbers with lettuce and tomatoes Yum

Been making a bunch of these and crocheting on a new sock pattern , but will have to put them down for now.
I have now made so many of these but I am going to use this yarn for a freind that loves yellow.
Vanna's Choice baby yarn color " Duckie" I think it will be just Duckie :)
Patterns found here and here

Lots of curly scarfs and othere free patterns here

I was looking for a good bread recipe and I found this one at
she has an awesome blog .