Friday, August 13, 2010

So little little time!

I seem to have developed interests in quilting, felting and playing with polymer clay.

Unfortunately, I have only two hands and 1 hour a day to spend on my hobbies.

So we can safely say that these are in the interested but will probably be pursued once group.

In the meantime, i finally finished my blue bag basket. I wanted to make it a bag. But since this has been a wip for ever, i have made it a clutter control basket.

Also on my circulars is a simple knit blanket thats 75% done.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ravelers Anonymous

Not sure if there is Ravelers Anonymous group somewhere, I would like to join one. 

I spend way too much time on Ravelry  everyday browsing the FOs and looking at the faved ones.

And looks like there are people there who seem to do that.  Hey i get it that its a free country and all. But...
These days there is a group for everything. Look at these group names - 
Lazy,stupid and godless
Post Mortem and Paranoid Thread Wanderers
Foul-Mouthed, Smart, and Irreverent

Er... I am sure you get the idea by now... 

Monday, July 26, 2010

Following through on my New Year Resolutions in July?

Today morning I came across my misplaced lost day planner that i have been hunting for every since February.
Every January I take out a new planner for the year. Somehow every year by February/March, that darn thing has again gotten lost. So when i got to it today I got to look at some of my Resolutions that were listed and decided to see where i am in July towards my lofty goals.

Re... #XXX (I am so not telling  inter webs the actual number) - following a healthy lifestyle of diet and exercise
               Following the healthy diet has been great, and having  hectic lifestyle running around with my kids has been helpful along exercising.
Re...#XXX1 - Reading 52 books in 2010 - 
               I can safely say that yes i am there half way upto 20 books. Latest are  in Every day Crochet 
               , Mason Dixon the green book, Knitting without Tears
Re...#XXX2 - pursuing my obsession ... er, interest in fiber arts :  
               I am often never far away for a hook/needle
Re...#XXX3 - Maintaining a positive can do attitude:
               Everything is possible
Re...#XXX4 - Learning to write a new language( as in Tamil) :  
               Have learnt the alphabet
Re...#XXX5 - Take up Baking again : 
               Have been baking almost every other day for the past few months 



Monday, February 22, 2010

Bread and Jam

Finally, some photos of the wonderful homemade Mixed fruit Jam and Banana Walnut Bread

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Toddler + Yarn =DISASTER!!

Just when I think everything is going fine... My lovely tunic getting a long fine -
what should happen... My curious 2 yearold found my ball of yarn and my current WIP in a very convenient spot.
The rest is unthinkable. So many days( read that as MONTHS) of work has to be ripped.
Result - I am starting over again.

But on a more enthu front, my cooking is going great guns!! I made my first batch of pickled onions (the infamous pink onions that are a part of the Dhaba cuisine)
Must say, they were wonderful.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Ravelympics2010! Yoo! Hoo!

So finally this time around I decided to try to finish a top/tunic I started for my DD for some time back.
I have been keeping this as a WIP for a while and so the Ravelympics seemed the best way to get it done.

Soon hope to have photos and a tunic done for the DD

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Yummy, Yummy Homemade crackers

So when my daughter kept insisting that she wanted some really really salty crackers for school, I was thinking why not try out my tried and kid tested(Loved) crackers.

A very simple recipe with ingredients that are at home all the time. For the recipe this time,

Ingredients :

Basic version
2 1/2 cup whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup Extra virgin olive oil
pinch of salt to taste

I added -
1/4 cup Chickpea flour
1/4 millet flour
1/4 tsp Pepper powder (you can put red chilli powder if you like a hot spice)

I sifted all the flours. Then added the salt, spice and oil and kneaded the dough like for Rotis.
Then, flatted the dough to about 1 cm thickness or less. (Should be very thin. Bakes well and quick)  Then placed it on  parchment on a cookie sheet.

Also used a pizza cutter to cut the crackers.
Preheat the Oven for 350 degrees.
Then bake for about 8 to 9 mins. Thats all that it takes.

Now enjoy with any home made dip. The whole batch was over in a day.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Update on the To do for this week!!

So things accomplished this week!

One - Made my oatmeal squares/snack bars. Berry, very Yummy.

My inspiration came from the Food Network show by Giada.
So credit goes to her idea.
My version  has a lot of differences.

I used rolled oats(made of barley, rye,etc) and instant oatmeal mix, a nuts medley of pistachios, cashews and almonds. Half the butter and a bit of Virgin O Oil... Plus Honey for the sweetness along with almond extract and some dried fruits medley.
Have to say its just as good as the store bought version and healthier too.

Two - Finished one of the Saartje booties for R. The second one is half way done
Three frogged my sox as i didnt like it
Four -Made Buttermilk bread.
Five - made sugar cookies at home for the kids.
Six - made baked veggie chips with beetroot, squash, plantain,potatoes for lunch.



Monday, January 18, 2010

To Do this week!

This week is going to be getting all work around the house done.

#1 finish my socks
#2 finish lining the two bags
#3 Make granola
#4 Make granola bars

Made Mango ice cream at home that came out really well.

Used the following ingredients -

1 can evaporated milk lowfat
1 can condensed milk
1 pint whipping cream
6 mango slices from a can ( rinse the slices and do not use the syrup in the can)
2 tblspns of a nuts medley (pistachios and almonds)
Then mixed everything and blended the mix in my soooper blender( that makes icecream)

Then froze the mixture for 3 hours then again blended the whole things. Then finally refrigerated the mix overnight. Come morning - we have yummy mango icecream.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Team UFO Invaders on Ravelry!

To follow thru on my NY Res..., I decided to join the Ravelmpics 2010 team UFO Invaders to get all my UFOs completed.

I clearly need a timeline of when i plan to finish things.

I have two bags to seam together and also add linings to. Then  Three dishcloths to finish.
A couple of scarves to complete.
More updates tomorrow with photos.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Year Resolutions for 2010

#1 Getting Bloggin again.
#2 Be active with my knitting and crocheting hobby

Back again!

Now that the younger one is older, its time to be back into the world of blogging.
Yipee!!! Happy New Year.