Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Copper Jam Pot

I'm so excited I ordered my Copper Jam Pot from Blue Chair Jam today! I looked all over the web trying to find one cheaper but this is the best buy I found. There is one pan smaller but not much cheaper so I went with this one because it is just the right size for all of her recipes in the book. There are so many jams I would like to get started making. I'm going to try a grapefruit and lemon jam recipe that is in the Blue Chair Jam cookbook that I think my daughter is going to love! And then there is many other recipes that will use the fruit and berries that I planted last summer, just hoping that they all come back after this long and very cold winter. Wish me luck on my new adventure!

Have a nice day!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Too Sale or Not to Sale

I've been working on some spinning lately and thinking about putting my wheel up for sale. But after a visit to Three Wishes a local yarn shop where I purchased my wheel I found out that I would only get about $350.00 to $400.00 for it and to buy it new is around $600.00. Now the question is do I really want to sell it or not. I was only going to sale it to purchase a new one and do I really need a new one. Yes the new one is out of mahogany and beautiful but do I really need it. Or should I just keep this one and just get the new one, can you really have to many wheels. But this isn't my only one I also have the Asford Joy that I take with me when I travel!
So I will keep thinking about it while I spin this beautiful merino yarn! This is my third spool and I'm hoping to get one more. The colors are great and I think merino is my favorite to spin!
So what do you think!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

I don't know about you but Valentines Day is just not one holiday that we celebrate. Not because we don't like it but I hate going out. We tried it once many years ago and there was just to many people.
I do how ever like decorating for Valentines!

So its a night to stay home in the nice warm house sit by the fire and have a nice dinner!
Hope your Valentines Day is nice and cozy!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Yummy Biscuits!

Just thought you might like to see how nice my yummy buttermilk biscuits turned out! I love the biscuits cutters that I purchased they are nice a sharp. Did you know that you shouldn't twist your cutter just push down and left up without twisting. If you twist if makes the biscuit not as light and fluffy! I also learned from my wonderful book not to roll them out just to press with the palm of your hand.

This was one yummy breakfast!

Looks like we are going to get snow today so I'm going to stay warm in the house!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Biscuits and Jam!

I was watching Martha a couple of weeks ago, yes I do watch Martha on those days that I'm home and have the time! Anyway she had Rachel Saunders on that wrote this book Blue Chair Jam and I love to make jam. So I ordered the book on Amazon and boy to my surprise the book is about three inches thick and has great recipes for all year long. And now I've been planning all the fruits that I could plant this spring just for making jam.
So what better to put jam on, yes Biscuits! I've never made very good biscuits but I saw on Amazon this book Biscuit Bliss and it had such good reviews that I bought it and a set of biscuit cutters. Let me tell you this is the best book, I made biscuits the other morning and they turned out so yummy! Yes I forgot to take pictures but I will be making more tomorrow so I will remember to take picture this time.
Have a Happy Ground Hogs Day! You know his says we are going to have a early spring and boy with the temps below 0 today I'm so ready!