Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thought this was really neat ...something to make fresh ...when you just want really butter for a special night ...even the kids can have fun with this ...

You Can Make Butter
You don’t have to live on a dairy farm to try your hand at making butter. Nor do you have to own a churn or other old time equipment. Try this technique, which is often employed to show schools kids the science of butter-making.

Ingredients: 1-1/2 (360 ml) heavy cream (35% whipping cream)
Pinch of salt

Equipment: 1 quart (1L) plastic jar with sealing lid – DO NOT USE a glass jar
6 clean marbles, or thoroughly washed pebbles
Tap water & mixing spoon & rubber spatula & small dish
Butter mould (optional)

Steps 1 WARM-UP –let the cream stand on the kitchen counter until it reaches room temperature

Step 2 GETTING STARTED –Pour the cream into the jar (i). Add the marbles(ii) or stones and screw the lid on tightly.

Step 3 SHAKE. RATTLE and ROLL Shake the jar steadily and vigorously(iii).Jiggle it up and down from side to side. Check the contents every now and then to see how things are processing.

Step 4 PROCESSING When the butter globs have stopped forming, open the jar and pour off the liquid (viii). This liquid is buttermilk and is useful in many pastry recipes. It should keep –refrigerated—for up to ten days. Oh yeah, remove the marbles.
Briefly, rinse the butter in cool running water (ix). Pour off the water slowly so that the butter stays in the jar.

Step 5 FLAVOURING Add a pinch of salt(x).Stir well with a mixing spoon.

Step 6 SERVING Using the spatula; scrape the butter into a small dish (ix). If you have a butter mould, press the butter into it, or “sculpt” the butter into a square or rectangle with the spatula and your fingers. Chill for about half an hour before serving. Yields about ¾ cup (180ml).

Here are a few other flavours you can add to your butter:

Lemon, Wine & Dill , Butter
Combine ½ cup (120ml) of cubed butter with finely grated zest of 1 lemon, 1 tbsp (15ml) of white wine and 1 tbsp (15ml) of chopped fresh dill. Blend until smooth.
Wonderful on grilled fish

Horseradish & Chive Butter
Combine ½ cup (120 ml) cubed butter in a food processor with 2 tsp (10ml) horseradish sauce and 1 tsp (15ml) chopped chives.
Perfect spread for a cold roast beef sandwich

Cream Cheese & Honey Butter
Combine ¼ cup (60ml) cubed butter with ¼ cup cubed cream cheese (60ml). 2 Tbsp (30ml) liquid honey and ½ tsp (2.5ml) ground cinnamon in the food processor. Blend until smooth.
The ideal complement to muffins or bagels

Herb Butter
Combine ½ cup (120ml) cubed butter with ¼ cup (60ml) chopped parsley and 1 tbsp (15m)chopped fresh tarragon and a half a small clove of crushed garlic. Blend until smooth.

Honey & Mustard Butter
Combine ½ cups (120ml) cubed butter with 1 ½ tbsp (22ml) grainy Dijon mustard, 1 ½ tbsp (22ml) liquid honey and 1 tbsp (15ml) chopped fresh parsley. Blend until smooth.

Sun-dried Tomato & Basil Butter
Drain, rinse and chop 1/3 cup (80ml) oil packed sundried tomatoes. Combine with ½ cup (120ml) cubed butter and 2 tbsp (30ml) chopped fresh basil. Blend until smooth.
Just a quick note here with some interesting info
Did you know?
Baked potato with a pat of butter : calories 179 grams of fat 4.0
15 French Fries : calories 237 grams of fat 124

Corn on the cob with a pat of butter : calories 117 grams of fat 4.8
½ cup potato salad : calories 179 grams of fat 10.3

1 cup air popped popcorn with a pat of butter: calories 57 grams of fat 4.1
½ cup roasted peanuts : calories 420 grams of fat 35


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Well it is the 28 th and we all know who's birthday is today ....yes Valinda ...way to go girl...
now we all know the hubby and kids will be spoiling you rotten today girl put up those feet and relax in all that love ...
Make sure to check Mrs Miles ..she has a beautiful birthday surprise for all
Thanks to Jazzy for the words used and DAC Phillboo for QP.
Happy Birthday Dez ....have a great day
Thanks to ChaoLOunge for elements used here..
My Melissa girl ...she is a sweety ya girl ...
Thanks to Teapot Lady for this Color Challenge Kit ...
This is Aunty Sam with the two little niece Abi and Hannah
Thanks to Dac Phillboo for elements used ..and Jazzy for the words.

Monday, January 26, 2009

This Melissa new orange ...I LOVE ORANGE ...bedroom colors . Her Auntie Sam got them for xmas ...from IKEA. It is an awesome set....way to go Auntie Sam. In this picture above is Hannah and Abi ...and Melissa
Well this was Corey's catch today ...way to go guy...
Barry and Corey will be heading out to do some more ice fishing this week was -23 on the lake so they will be waiting for a bit warm day ...awesome fish Corey

Just a thought for the day and the week....have a good one and remember smile ..the world needs more smiles

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Ephesians 4:26-27

Thursday, January 22, 2009

33 weeks
Well many of you may not know this but one of our daughters is having her first baby ...I have started a blog just featuring her and her man and the changes she is going through. Samantha I don't want to hide it anymore ...for those that have awful things to say or voice ..well I feel sorry for them ...cause you are a great lady...I know your sisters love you and your brother..I know that each one of their families love you to. I know your nieces love you and should get to see how you are changing. So if you would like to drop in and visit and leave some love ...please do. This little saying says it all all of us ...

Her site is The Little One Inside of You

Barry and Corey went ice fishing Wednesday was so fog ...but the frost on the trees was beautiful ...wish I could of been there ...Barry also got an Owl ..he has not downloaded the little video to me yet ...but the owl was so big ...I will posted it has soon has I have it .....

My SIL Maggie from Vancouver sent this picture was sent to her by one of her daughters friends... it was taken Tuesday at 6:30 in the morning....awesome picture.

Monday, January 19, 2009

I got a package from South Africa ...can you believe it . Thanks so much Kim...sorry the cookie package is not in the picture ..but between Papa and the grand kids ..they had the package open and eat good cookies they said ...I did get to see that Bakers made them and they were made for South Again THANKS KIM. Oh yes Melissa loved your money ..she thought it was neat with the rhino.

Was just playing around ..thought maybe this was sort of cute ...hope you enjoy .
I love to try and do my own sort of elements to play with ..

Well here are Socks and Lilly ...

Here are some of the beautiful bugs we saw this last summer has been melting and friends have been making plans of where to go and camp and fish this last few days ..made me think and look back at some of the things we did and saw....this dragon fly and the cricket ..the kids thought they were so neat...

Friday, January 16, 2009

Wow I was looking through some books when I came upon this poem and it made me thing of things and people who have touch my life and always been there. so I decide to use the poem in this layout I used a bit of Bunny stuff and lots of KimB stuff ... My SIL Barb

Well my hubby surprise me with some flowers sweet ..They are so pretty and colourful this time of snowy white.

I took a drive and along the way this cute little tree fort could be seen ...seems this fellow will build the design you want ...I love this one ...what kid won't have fun with this.

This is a drain off the bridge ..looks so neat how the water has frozen...just had to stop and grab a picture traffic and did it fast ...

Well our granddaughter has joined basketball ...oh boy of the practises is at 7:00 am ...should be a good time ....just a couple shoot to show up ...was their first game.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Just a quick note SIL Nina turned me on to this new blog site ...Three Clovers Designs...this lady is giving away some Blog Yummies make sure you visit and leave some love.
Words can ease a broken heart,
Tender words of love,
Words can bring a healing stream
Flowing from above.
Words can bring a special glow
To a rainy day,
Cheering words that lift our spirits
And brighten up our way.
Loving words can do more good
Than we could ever guess,
Please, Lord, let us always speak
words that cheer and bless.

Now my Sister-In-Law Barb sent this to me and I am so thankful that she is there always to encourage me. I am glad for her honesty and her teaching ...thanks sis. Well along with this award I am to share seven random things about myself and then to share my blog with seven others. So here goes:

  • My husband is my best friend
  • love the outdoors fishing ...camping
  • love learning new things about scrapbooking and card making
  • spending time with the grandkids
  • taking pictures (some good some pretty bad)
  • love hot and spicy food
  • and in my life time so far I have never cleaned a fish or cooked liver

    seven people ..hmm these seven I have picked have help me to learn more about scrapping booking try and create have friends from all over the world who take time to be there ..and shared so much ...Thank you all.
  • Mrs Miles -- yes the very talented ..awesome lady who sent this award to me.(Love ya)
  • KimB--a very talented lady who is always there for you and lives in South Africa
  • Nina -- awesome card maker...this girl has lots of talent yet to be unleashed.
  • VJ Scraproom--I have just got to know this lady ..and there is a lady who at a drop of pin is there for you ..
  • Andrea Dickinson-- this lady has challenges and I was luck to be able to try one of them out and she was so awesome with her praise and comments. You can visit DSO to see the challenges this site has.
  • Bunny -- for her encouragement and awesome templates.
  • Jazzy -- if ever you get stuck for those words ...just ask her ..and she is right there for you.

All of these ladies are there for all please stop by each one ..they have so much to offer ..and for what they might not know they know where to found it for you ...hugs to all and a BIG THANK YOU

The girls visited on Sunday for a bit ...Aunty Candy stopped by and hugs and kiss all around ...Papa and I had taken the girls for a walk over to the park by us they were busy making snow angels ...Abi is the first snow angel in the layout and Hannah the next snow angel...
( thanks to Mrs Miles for the this half.....and KimB for this half)

Well I hope you take time to go through the slideshow ...make sure you check out the horse's face...the ferry at McLure looked so neat ...they say that if things don't melt right the ferry could be in big trouble with the ice jam they are figuring is going to happen. Well one day soon my picture taking with improve.

Mclure Area

Monday, January 12, 2009

This slideshow shows Samantha gift gift from Corey for Christmas ....she has just started playing with it I figure I would feature her this Monday morning ...this machine is so awesome ...and it is so her ...she loves making cards and sometime the little things we want add to our cards cost a bit . This machine helps cut these costs ....has Samantha goes along with creating things I will add more pictures....

Samantha and her card making Machine
Have fun Samantha ...can't wait to get you to do some fishing and camping things .

I got my book !!!!
I got my book !!!!

and I give it a try and tried the pizza recipe ...

I love this bread SIL Barb turned me on to ...and now I Have the book .

Barb I will keep you posted ..want to try some of the neat recipe you have shared with all of us

And of course you all know where the elements and paper came from yes

Olivia's aka(Mrs. Miles)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Tea Party & Cardmaking Day

Abi and Hannah came for a visit and a tea party ...well Papa got the works ...tea...peanut butter and jam sandwich... and a health granola bar cut into little squares. He had a ball ...and then they had fun with the oranges ...this layout shows what other fun they got into ...

They had a loving spoonful of fun...below is Abi with Peewee...

These are some of the beautiful snow covered trees was a beautiful day

Well I have more to share but will do that tomorrow ...and also thanks to Chao's Lounge for elements and paper used to do the loving spoonful . Also in the layout I did this morning I forget to thank the very special lady who stuff I used to do Zach birthday layout my sister in law Barb (Mrs Miles) make sure you check out her site

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Happy Birthday to Zach
We wish you the best ...and we know all those around YOU
will be spoiling and loving you today
so we are just adding best wishes and prayers
and love
have a great day !!!!
Now make sure you drop into Mrs Miles and also Nina to see their layouts .

Friday, January 9, 2009

Well today is our daughter's B-day

Another year accomplished so much this last year.
You finished your Grade 12 and graduated ..a dream you have had for awhile.
You were recognized by the teaching faculty for all your hard work .
You are a mom... housewife...
So today treat yourself special...
Take a long hot soak ...light a candle or two
you deserve it
remember you are loved.
And may next year whole all your dreams and prayers

love from all of us

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Well today I am featuring my SIL Barb (Mrs Miles)...this girl has so many talents and a love for the Lord that she shares openly. Before Barb got into digital scrapping ..she painted home features many of her water colours ...when I figure out how to work my camera better I will show them off. This layout I am showing was a painting Barb had done and then she turned around and made many of them into cards ...which you could write your own personal message inside. This painting of the Daffodils makes me think of the Spring that is on it's way.
This poem makes me award of how thankful I am for family and friends...
Life's Most Precious Things
The sunset's glowing colors,
the music in the trees,
The sweet perfume of summer
borne on a wandering breeze,
The kaleidoscope of autumn
along each country lane,
The beauty of the snowflakes,
the lullaby of rain,
Our family's love to bless us,
good freinds who are always there,
Hope to cheer and comfort,
the peace we find in prayer,
Tomorrow's precious promise
God's given you and me
Of all we hold and cherish,
the dearest things are free.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

This is one of our daughters ... in fact she is the oldest...she is a very awesome lady. I just want her to know how proud and how much she is loved. She is engaged to a very awesome man. And I know soon we will be having that awesome wedding day. So Candice have a great New Year and may all your prayers be answered ...for I do know how much the Lord loves you.

Now I used KimB's no kit called Fresh Posey ..this kit is free from her to all of us please make sure you stop by and say hi and get an awesome free kit . Also she has taken on the manager DSO there are some awesome sales going on right now check it out .

And also you must stop by my SIL Mrs Miles blog ...she has her first freebie for 2009 up and it is so cute is called New Growth Alpha

Well it is a start to a new week so I pray the best for all of you this week and a Smile


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Well just a quick note to say hope everybody is enjoying the first Thursday of 2009.
All the best from my family to all of you. I am looking to a year of learning and watching things grow.