Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lifestyle Change

Part 1. Titled: Boondock Witch, Your Fat.

My name is "boondock witch". I am fat. Now,now i dont mean i am dangerously obese or anything but i am the product of letting myself go.I dont own a scale,i dont eat like i should and frankly i believe i am not the healthiest i can be. It saddens me as i think to myself"gee, i wonder if i am fulfilled"  i have given every excuse to myself and others about my tummy, my excess weight. My fluff. What ever it is i can call it.Excuses like: "oh,it runs in my family" or "my family is just chubby" or"thyroid problems" or "my gimp leg slows me down from proceeding into exercise",or "i am just to busy" or "there is just something more important to do" EVEN "it cost to much to eat really healthy"

i just thought i should fix this. start being fair and stop making excuses. im not a house....but im not healthy either. if the body is a temple i haver alot of spring cleaning to do

Stay Crafty,

Monday, February 14, 2011

A story of a girl

Heres a story about a girl,
a girl who was in love and who had lost

and how 6 months later she sat for a coffee with the man. and realized she still loved him. how she foolishly wrote a letter the eve of valentines professing her love. and folded the letter in an origami envelope. she put the note in his mail box. and now she waits for the day his mail will come. she dosnt know what he will think, or say. she dosnt know if he will think she was to rash or foolish. she only knows that she would have regret it if she didnt tell him "i still do and i never stopped"

Its only a story. i dont know the ending to it and maybe if shes lucky there wont be an ending. i guess thats my valentine.

stay crafty,

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Make your own cookbook

I was thinking about this after i reread my post on my two comfort foods. NOW. i have a book. its simple and random and all mine. My own cookbook where i store my collection of recipes i enjoy and have tweaked to my liking and i have used and enjoyed. Family recipes.  I think we all need to think about this. have our own little cookbooks especially if you love to cook! So i want to share my cook book with y'all and how to start one.

First thing i did was find a cute little note book like this one:

Then i gathered all my fave recipes by looking in my cookbooks and bookmarking them and taking the clippings from magazines (oh you know you have them!!) ,Friend recipes (like Cordelia's Bread from Cordelia's Cauldron.)and the family recipe stuff. I grabbed my fave ink pens and set to organizing.

Try to keep things simple. Ingredients, Preheat temp,Method, the end. K.I.S.S Keep it simple sweetie!

Now if you are an organization junkie then i suggest you get a binder or something you can rearrange the sheets of paper into categories. Mine? well i just threw them in there and used pictures to signify what type of recipe it is. Example: Pies= a picture of a pie, Casserole A Picture of a casserole  and cookies a picture of a bitten cookie.

In the back of my cookbook i have a small 101 section with equivalents, measures and substitutions. I have the lovely Confessions of a Kitchen Witch 101 section I paraphrase a few things in there that have helped me.

i still am looking for a perfect blessing for my cookbook and haven't found one! i personally don't like anyone i have seen internet wise.

Stay Crafty

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Marshmallow Mermaid Pie

Ohhh have i been sick. ive been sipping on some honey,lemon tea all week and i wanna go outside!!!!! i have a virus and my poor lungs hurt. when i get sick....i think of comfort food. and my favorite comfort foods is sweets and Soups. So why not share???

Anyone seen the chick flick Waitress? Well if you havnt what better time then now and see my inspiration to 

Marshmallow ((Mermaid)) Pie

9 graham crackers
1/2 C. sweetened, flaked coconut, toasted 
5 Tbs. butter or margarine, melted
34 lg. marshmallows (8 oz.)
1/2 C. whole milk
1 1/2 C. heavy or whipping cream
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, grated

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine coconut and graham crackers in food processor until coarse crumbs form.
2. Combine crumbs and butter with fork. Press to bottom and side of 9-inch pie plate. Bake 10 minutes and cool on wire rack.
3. Heat marshmallows and milk in 3-qt. saucepan over low heat until smooth, stirring constantly. Remove saucepan from heat. Cool completely (15-30 minutes.)
4. In large bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold marshmallow mixture into whipped cream with grated chocolate. Spoon filling into cooled crust. Refrigerate pie at least 3 hours or overnight.
5. Top with mini marshmallows and sprinkles 

Split Pea and Ham Soup.

2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped peeled carrots
  • 1 1/2 pounds smoked pork hocks
  • 2 teaspoons dried leaf marjoram
  • 1 1/2 cups green split peas
  • 8 cups water

Melt butter in heavy large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and carrots. Sauté until vegetables begin to soften, about 8 minutes. Add pork and marjoram; stir 1 minute. Add peas, then water, and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Partially cover pot; simmer soup until pork and vegetables are tender peas are falling apart, stirring often, about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Transfer hocks to bowl. Puree 5 cups soup in batches in blender. Return to pot. Cut pork off bones. Dice pork; return pork to soup. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Refrigerate until cold, then cover. Rewarm before serving.)

Stay Crafty,