September 30, 2009

Knitting Progress

First is the baby cardigan I have been working on for a friend who just had a baby.

And next is the yummy 100% silk scarf I have been working on for my mom. It is so soft and lovely!

Well that is all for today, I have some spinning projects in the works but no pictures good enough to post and a couple other knitting projects that I have not made much headway on.

Recipe: gluten and corn free rice krispie treats

Why gluten and corn free? Because my darling daughter has some food allergies and corn happens to be one of the offending characters. It only happens to be gluten free by chance. You could also make it dairy free by omitting the butter and substituting 1/4 cup of sunflower butter (or nut butter of your choice). Oh, and yes, my daughter is only 6 months old and as of yet is not eating much in the way of solid food, however, whatever I eat gets into my breastmilk and can potentially cause her problems. So I have been on (and off) an allergy elimination diet since she was about 2 1/2 months old. Not much fun for me but very helpful for her. Anyway, here is the recipe:

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown rice syrup
1 and 1/4 cup sunflower seed butter
1/4 cup butter (if not using butter add another 1/4 cup of sunflower seed butter)
about 5 cups puffed rice or other rice cereal (if you are trying to eliminate corn make sure to read the ingredient list, rice krispies have corn syrup in them)
vanilla to taste

Butter (or use oil if not doing dairy) a 9x13 baking dish
Combine sugar and rice syrup in a pan and boil
Once boiling add sunflower seed butter, butter and vanilla and stir until well combined
remove from heat and add the cereal, mixing until the cereal is well coated
press into the baking dish with a spatula or buttered fingers (it will be sticky) and let cool
cut into bars and serve!

I wish I would have taken a picture of these but I ate them before I thought about it. :)

September 20, 2009


I am going to start posting my knitting projects and all craft related things here. I simply don't post enough to justify having different blogs for different things so there you have it! :)

September 10, 2009

I feel like a groundhog on February 2nd...

Poking my head out of the hole I have temporarily disappeared into. I looked around long enough to read this post. It is a wonderful reminder to me of what I need to be doing with my life and to keep letting go (ok dragging them out kicking and screaming) of my bad habits. If I have time I will post more on this subject but if not... well there is a just-over-two-feet-tall person who needs me more than this blog. :)