Monday, January 14, 2013
Aromatherapy~Knitting Therapy and a Recipe~Or two~
Every time I wash my hands..I love the scent that lingers..It actually makes the kitchen smell delicious..
I have also recently discovered Meyer's..And I just love the Countertop Basil scent and product..I found it at Target in the USA~ But Canadian Tire also carries it here..just not in that favored Basil scent.
I bought the Lavender and really the Basil beats it~
I find it a pleasure to clean with something that appeals to me aromatherapy wise:)
Craft therapy wise ..I enjoyed my debut with the neck warmer I mentioned.. I knit ap 30 stitches.. until it could fit comfortably around my neck..twisted it once and sewed it up..Added a felt flower from this link..
(Thank You Mollie Makes~:) )
I enjoyed every minute of making it and will make more..would love to better myself and do something a bit more detailed..But it fits well like a thick turtle neck without the sweater part..and sits high and firm:) Great for necks:)
If you can watch a video..you can knit this..no pattern.. one ball of wool..(Michael's) and size 10 needles I used..
Just thought I would share..because I enjoyed it so much..
Baking wise..I had wanted to make these for Christmas and ended up making them afterwards..
They are so good~
I liked them even better w/ the white chocolate drizzle on top..
They would be pretty for Valentine's too~
Cranberry Pistachio Shortbreads with White Chocolate Glaze~
You can find the Joy Of Baking recipe here~
I simply melted some white chocolate and drizzled~
I made the Cranberry Bliss bars everyone raved about on Pinterest ..Starbuck's? And although they were good..No one really said wow what are those?
A good little Oatmeal Muffin was made..Courtesy of Curly Girl~
What I liked about these...
is that the oatmeal is cooked first.. makes them very different.
I love freshly grated nutmeg.. and the addition of the brown sugar on top was nice..
These are not too sweet and delish warm..I used only all purpose unbleached white flour.
La Recette~ Thanks to Curly Girl..Have you been there? So nice!
Have a good week everyone~