Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
2. What is your favorite food? (Mexican)
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I went home and got out my bowl and fork and started to take the Berries off the stems.
It took awhile, but I plow threw it. Beautiful Berries. Ahh my Precious.
Elderberries are such a fantastic gift from nature. Elderberries are a member of the Honey suckle family. If you go out to harvest your own. Be sure you know what your doing. Do not pick the red Elderberries they can make you sick.
Elderberry is used for its antioxidant activity, to lower cholesterol, improve vision, boost the immune system, improve heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsillitis.
Elderberries are especially high in Vitamin C, calcium, potassium and iron content, and have a tart, rich flavor. Usually they are cooked into jam, jelly, pie, vinegar or made into wine although some people like to eat them right off the bush when they're completely ripe. They're rather seedy, but the seed is edible.
After I washed them. I put them into a pan. Slowly cooked them for 15 to 30 minutes. Allowed them to cool and strain and drain. I then added Raw Honey. I made Syrup with them. Put into sterilized canning jars and if I get time to can them I will. Or I can just put them into the freezer.
Keeps my family all winter from getting sick.
I did keep some to dry for tea. A few for making Muffins too. Here's that recipe:
2/3 cup honey )
2 ½ tablespoons shortening )
cream together3 cups flour )
2 tsp. baking powder )
sift together and set aside pinch of salt )
1 egg - add to creamed mixture
1 cup milk - add to creamed mixture alternately with dry ingredients
1 cup elderberries - add to batter
Pour into greased muffin tins (yield 12 muffins), and bake in 350 degree oven approximately 20 minutes.
Aren't they just beautiful!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
$30.00 from http://serendip.etsy.com/
Red catches people's attention, and is often used either in a negative way to indicate danger and emergency, or in a positive way in advertising to gain more viewers, or in nature, as a ripe fruit announces its readiness with its red color.
Winter Solstice . Yule Votive Set of 6 for $10.00 from http://whitemagic.etsy.com/
$208.00 from http://devilmademedoit.etsy.com/
Red is one of the most common colors used on flags throughout the world. To have Red on flags has the meaning the blood, sacrifice, and courage of those who defended their country.
$80.00 from http://elze.etsy.com/
Red is a Powerful Color.
I've also heard that more people get speeding tickets in Red vehicles.
$15.00 from http://maticstudio.etsy.com/
I've always liked red, its vibrant. I never wore it before, but I'm starting to get more into it. How can you go wrong with all these beautiful Etsy Reds'
What does "Red" do for you?
Friday, September 26, 2008
What you thought I was going to say something bad?
the feel of Beautiful Painting...ahhh
"I will keep you in my heart" $14.99 from http://bestartstudios.etsy.com/
Maia Hand Knit Scarf $59.00 from http://enchantedyarn.etsy.com/
Thursday, September 25, 2008
First one is "Green Glass Ring with Blue Spiral Detail " by http://elijahaller.etsy.com/
for only $20.00
This ring is made of borosilicate glass. This means that it is very tough and durable and will stand up to considerable wear-and-tear. Size 6
This second one is "TREE OF LIGHT" from http://theraveniron.etsy.com/
Its so ELEGANT! Golden rays over a warm coppery backdrop.Diamond-etched tree sparkles. Its 1 3/4" Long. (My Heart flutters, its so pretty)
Third piece is "Labradorite Sprout Sterling Ring" from http://panicmama.etsy.com/
Ring is hand textured with a hammer on the edges of the stone base & the band. Labradorite is a power stone, allowing you to see through illusions and determine the actual form of your dreams and goals. It is excellent for strengthening intuitions. Oh I need this!
Last but not least find of the day is "Ancient Cuff "- OOAK by http://triz.etsy.com/
Cuff is bead embroidered with bronze and grey Japanese seed beads, Czech grey glass beads, and mother-of-pearl focal flat bead. The base is a blank brass cuff. The inside is ultrasuede. The cuff fits all sizes. One-of-a-kind!!!
What Beautiful workmanship on all this great jewelery! Don't you want them too! SO many Jewelery so little time!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
I had to check my etsy this morning and then went to Pounce this morning and found Kati Errington from Toledo, Ohio. Her work is just beautiful! The colors is what caught my eye.
In her profile she says, she's addicted to color! Her inspiration comes mostly from her life, things that are important to her and nature. Each piece has a story or memory attached. She could sit and tell you what every line, color and shape means, but would rather you create your own story from her work.
"Direction of the Wind"
Her store http://colorsofeden.etsy.com/
I can't believe she hasn't had a sell. Her work is so full of life and beauty. Please
Check out her other work at:
Friday, September 19, 2008
1-2 big bunches of kale*
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt (to taste) or favorite seasoning blend (I like Nutrial Yeast)
Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees.
Wash and de-stem kale. Chop or tear into "chip" size pieces and toss in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients to coat.
Spread kale onto baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes or until crispy.
Eat, enjoy and pass on to your friends
Kale seeds on etsy from http://homegrownhealthy.etsy.com/
Get your Organic seeds and grow your own.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Well there is just so much to choose for those friends you love so dearly.
Pet Bed Eco-Friendly Fleece Olive Green Cocoa Brown
Pet Collars Necklace Swarouski crystals and glass pearls
for $ 16.00 from http://toshistreasures.etsy.com/
Check out this luxury Sandstone Colored Granite Raised Feeder for $175.00
This is cool, a kitty who's aware.
Breast Cancer Awareness Catnip toy for $5.00
Don't forget Halloween!
Fairy Dog Halloween Costume for $20.00
How about a Custom Needle Felted likeness of your dog?
can't forget the treats!
Try these Peanut Butter Carob Chip Bones
you get 8 oz for $8.00
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
The clothing is so vibrant and cheerful.
They say: "Baby clothes should be fun! At dressme we make t-shirts and dresses for your little love ones. Each one is handmade from specially selected recycled materials and totally unique, original and eco-friendly!"
Tshirt vrooomfor $24.50
I love that, Eco-friendly! I want one in my size too! There from Den Haag, Netherlands. There shipping is such a great price. Go get you lil one some sweet wear!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Leaves in the Fall come tumbling down,
Scarlet and yellow, russet and brown,
Leaves in the garden are swept in a heap,
The trees are ready for sleep.
A fallen leaf is nothing more
than a summers wave good bye
Heres some items on Etsy to get you ready for fall:
"Leaves in Fall Quilt"
"Thick'n Stranded Scarf is shades of Plum"
"Autom Tree Mosaic Suncatcher"
"Upcycled top for fall"