Friday, 25 December 2009

Thoughtful Friday No. 73

"Unto us a child is born; unto us a son is given.......; and his name
shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace"
Isaiah 9 v 6-7 (the Bible)

Friday, 18 December 2009

Thoughtful Friday No. 72

"The widest thing in the universe is not space; it is
the potential capacity of the human heart"
A W Tozer

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

It's been a long time.....

I haven't posted in a while as life has just got busy and the real world a little more demanding!  However there has been much making in the tea and toast household - fabric journals, cakes and cookies and the like so here is a little glimpse.  I don't know about you but sometimes I get so involved that I completely forget to take a photograph and before you know it the gift has been wrapped (beautifully of course!) and given away!!  Here are some of the ones that didn't get away!

Date delights - recipe to come

Cranberry Christmas cookies, courtesy of here

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Stir together until combined:

½ c. granulated sugar
¾ c. sweetened dried cranberries
½ c. white or semi-sweet chocolate chips
¾ c. packed brown sugar
1½ c. flour
½ t. baking powder
½ t. baking soda
¼ t. salt
1 c. quick or old-fashioned oats
½ c. chopped pecans (or walnuts... macadamias... whatever)

In a separate bowl, mix together:

¾ c. (1½ sticks) butter, softened
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla

Add contents of cranberry bowl to the butter bowl. Stir until well mixed. Drop well-rounded spoonfuls onto parchment lined (or non-stick) baking sheet. Lightly flatten dough with the back of a spoon. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

(I toast the pecans or walnuts… whatever I have on hand… before mixing them into the batter. Do as you wish. If you plan, as I did, to give this as a gift mix, layer the first list of ingredients (in order listed) into a pretty jar or bowl and include instructions for adding the butter, eggs, and vanilla and baking. Recipe inspiration courtesy of Pampered Chef.)

I'll be back again soon!

Friday, 11 December 2009

Thoughtful Friday No. 71

"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today"

Will Rogers

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Thoughtful Friday No. 70

"It is only in the darkness that we get to see the stars"

Macrina Wiederkehr
(image courtesy of webweaver via google)