Friday, December 19, 2008
Shopping was expensive and all three of us spent a lot more than we expected but we were in the moment! And it was so much fun too!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Yield: 12 cookies, 4 servings
½ cup raw almonds, unsoaked
¼ cup raw walnuts, unsoaked
½ cup pitted medjool dates, unsoaked
¼ teaspoon almond extract
¼ cup raisins or dried cherries, unsoaked, (optional)
¼ cup ground almonds
(1 cup raw almonds, unsoaked – Place in a food processor fitted with the S blade and process until finely ground. Store in a sealed container. Ground almonds will keep for one month in the refrigerator or 3 months in the freezer. Yield – 1 ¼ cup)
Place the almonds, walnuts, and salt in a food processor fitted with the S blade and process until coarsely chopped. Add the dates and almond extract and process until the mixture begins to stick together. Don’t over process: you should still see chunks of almonds and walnuts. Add the raisins, if desired and pulse briefly, just to mix. Remove from the food processor and place in a small mixing bowl.
Scoop about 1 tablespoon of the almond mixture into your hand and squeeze firmly until sticks together. Roll into a 1-inch ball and flatten slightly to make a cookie. Repeat until you have used up all the almond mixture. Roll each cookie in the ground almonds, and place on a plate. Chill at least 1 hour before serving. Stored in a sealed container, Almond Cookies will keep for up to one month in the refrigerator or 3 month in the freezer.
For Chocolate Chip Cookies: Replace the raisins with chocolate or carob chips, and add 1 teaspoon orange zest, if desired. Although these cookies aren’t totally raw, they are much healthier than the traditional version.
For Schoolboy Cookies: Omit the raisins, and press a small square of dark chocolate onto the top of each cookie.
For Lemon Cookies: Replace the almond extract with lemon extract and add 1 teaspoon lemon zest.
Enjoy, Ruth Taylor
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Here is the recipe for cookies we had at quilt group, ya! They were good and good for you…GO RAW!!
Raw Almond Cookies
½ C raw almonds (unsoaked)
¼ C raw walnuts (unsoaked)
½ C pitted medjool dates (unsoaked)
¼ t almond extract
¼ C raisins or dried cherries (unsoaked)
¼ C ground almonds
Place the almonds, walnuts and salt in a food processor fitted with the S blade and process untill coarsely chopped. Add the dates and almond extract and prouss until the mixture begins to stick together, Don’t over process; you should still see chunks of almonds and walnuts. Add the raisins, if desired and pulse briefly, just to mix, remove from food processor and place in small mixing bowl. Take a teaspoon full, roll in ball and smash down into cookie shape, roll each cookie in the ground almonds and put on plate. Chill at least one hour before serving. Store in a sealed container for 1 month.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Here is the finished (notice the binding that was finished on the way to Show Low) quilt from our exchange last summer=)
The machine quilting is by Kit.
I also finished this felted wool project, after I don't know how many years.
The most amazing thing happened: I went to pick up the quilt from Kit that she had machine quilted for me, you know, the one we did last year with the challenge fabric. Anyway, she gave me 12 perfectly stitched blocks and some extra fabric and said, 'Make this for your sisters group home. Bring back the top when you are finished and I will quilt it.' Isn't that amazing? The next amazing thing is that I didn't have an idea in my head, well I had one and it was BORING. I looked at the QR and found nothing, but Trish said, 'Wouldn't it be great to find a black that would work?' So, at Zoe's Mary helped me put together this amazing little quilt top that I don't want to give away=) But, I will.
This is another amazing project... Peg and Sally, or was it Glenna, won (earned) these blocks from the Zoe's challenge. It was a challenge because most of the blocks were not 12.5 inches square, so I clut them to 12.25" and made it big enough for a queen sized bed. This quilt also goes to the Lura Turner Homes in Phoenix.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
1/4 cup white sugar
8 oz cream cheese (I used lite cream cheese spread in the tub)
1 t. vanilla
Mix together- just before serving add heath bits
Good with apples, but also good with other fruit (strawberries, etc)
To keep apples from going brown soak cut apples in lemon lime soda
Monday, March 31, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Music Man! So finally tonight we start the production week that has been in progress for well... since just after Thanksgiving. It's preview night!I've been kinda directing and my right arm and mega Producer and especially friend, has been Delia Alston. To say the least it has been a ride. My friend, Kathryn Tellef, is the Choir teacher @ Taylor Jr. High and does a wonderful job of getting a great sound and Candice Huffaker has been the choreographer - so great. These ladies and so many more (that it would be unfair to name) have come together and made this a great show. Any who would like a nice evening out might consider "The Music Man" as a fun get away. Who knows... next week I might vacuum or dust! Naaah!All reserved seats are $5.oo and are available @ 924-1832 or email : firstname.lastname@example.orgWed. -Fri. 7:00 p.m. and Sat. 2:oo matinee only