Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Give me Drink and I Die
What Am I?
Thursday, February 25, 2010
On cold days we would always have soup and Lentil Soup is one of my favorites. It is not a super hit in my home, but occasionally I get away with making it.
Lentil Soup - Linsen Suppe
You will need:
- 1 cup brown lentils
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 onion (finely chopped)
- 1 leek (finely chopped)
- 1 carrot (finely diced)
- 2 celery ribs (chopped)
- 4 ounces lean bacon
- 2 bay leaves
- 6 1/4 cups water
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped, plus extra to garnish)
- 8 ounces frankfurters (sliced) - I suppose you could use hot dogs :)
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
Let's make soup:
- Rinse lentils thoroughly under cold running water (brown lentils don't need to be soaked b4 cooking).
- Heat oil in a lrg pan & gently fry onion for 5 min till soft. Add leek, carrot, celery, bacon & bay leaves.
- Add lentils & water to the pan & slowly bring to a boil. Skim the surface & simmer (half-covered) for 45-50 min or till the lentils are soft.
- Remove piece of bacon, cut into sml cubes (trimming off any excess fat) & return bacon cubes to the pot.
- Add parsley + frankfurter slices & season w/salt & pepper to taste pref. Simmer gently for 2-3 min, remove bay leaves & serve garnished w/the extra parsley.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
2. How did you get into your art?
5. What have you learned about yourself from starting your shop and learning your art form?
Icelandic sheep: http://www.inglesideicelandics.com
Fiber arts and handmade jewelry: http://www.etsy.com/shop/nancychase
Farm-related cards, calendars, & gifts: http://www.cafepress.com/inglesidefarm
Farm Blog: http://www.keepingthefarm.blogspot.com
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Other items not pictured are: Coffee and Cocoa Goat's milk soap (they need more curing), mint with rosemary, lavender and lemongrass soap (waiting to come out of the mold and cut into bars) and one I am waiting to list is dragon's blood soap.
The Dragon Blood soap was a special request and I hope that it is liked they way she has envisioned it.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
The winner will receive any item out of my Hippie's Bath & Body Store!
And the correct answer was: The Swinging Blue Jeans
The correct answer is entered into the drawing. I use random.org in which I enter the names of each person that has the correct answer. Random.org then chooses (at random) the winner!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
- 1 cup dry red wine
- 1 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 cups cold water
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1 Tablespoon black peppercorns, coarsely crushed
- 1 Tablespoon juniper berries, coarsely crushed
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2-3 Tablespoons Sauerbraten Spice ( I have found them at Foods of All nations)
- 4 pounds boneless beef roast, preferably bottom round
ROASTING/ SAUCE INGREDIENTS:
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 2 1/2 cups onions, diced
- 2 1/2 cups carrots, diced
- 1 1/4 cups celery, diced
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup gingersnap cookies, crumbled
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Upcycle is recreating something new from used and existing material that is useful in some capacity, its preventing, reducing and eliminating waste because it doesn't get thrown away.
There is also downcycling, the other end of the spectrum which constitutes being the material of lesser quality while saving and/or reducing energy, waste and so forth. Alas recycling is simply the process of either downcycling or upcycling.
Quite of few artisans pride themselves in being a creator of upcycled wear or simply for art purposes. I have seen utensils being used for jewelry, the material from old knitted sweaters unraveled and turned into something else. I love this process and the functionality. I try to be very aware of what I purchase, and how we impact our planet. Yes, I'm a tree hugger! But I am not as extreme to protest! I believe in being proactive rather than being reactive. We know what loitering and trash can do to our world, we don't need anymore evidence, do we?
I like that plastic bottles are now turned into shopping bags. I like that a lot more companies are going with the green movement. Some of the things I do, well the plastic bags you may receive your item in (if you purchase from my stores) comes with my son's medicine. His IV pods are tuckered into small plastic bags. I save them for one purpose or another. Yes, it is those little things that can help and make it happen.
But I think it is a matter of not only being conscientious, but having the ability to look at an existing item and transform it into something new. I am hoping to transform the clothes that I have saved into something new!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
And this inspired me to do more of incorporating pictures but I only have two colors of the natura yarn (off white and sage) so I am using the simply soft to create picture incorporated pieces... but you will just have to wait until those are revealed.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Contest ends next Wednesday the 17th at 11:59 pm EST. This weeks price is a new and luscious shampoo bar scented with herbal essence and tea tree. Be the first to have one as it is not yet listed in the shop!
Email me with what you want and where to ship it too to this email: email@example.com
The answer to the question was: Owsley "Bear" Stanley!
And this was the question:
Just like Ivory Soap, his product was supposed to be over 99% pure. This gentleman, the grandson of a United States Senator, was the first underground chemist to produce pure LSD in mass quantity. Who was the sound man and 'chemist' for the Grateful Dead?
The winner was drawn by random.org...as always its about being fair!!!
Stay tuned for the new question will be posted soon.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
3 matjes-herring fillets
1 medium anian
24 whole black peppers
2 bay leaves
3/4 cup dairy sour cream
1/4 cup sauterne
In medium bowl, layer onion rings, black peppers, bay leaves, and herring pieces.
Combine sour cream and wine. Pour over herring mixture, mixing gently to combine.
Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours, or over night.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The artist of this store creates needled felted spirit dolls like this one "Mother's Love"
I don't needle felt but I love the art and the creations one can do with them. But my favorite in her store is the "Figgy Pudding Faerie",
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
This is what you will have to do
1. I need an email indicating you want to be featured with the subject line: I want to be featured on your blog". I will need your shop name and/or URL with a description of what it is you make or do.
2. I will fill the spots I have available kind of on a first come first serve basis. All will be featured, it will just turn into a waiting list!!
3. If you want to be featured, these are some of the questions I would like to include:
1. Why did you decide to open a shop?
2. How did you get into your art?
3. What do you love about what you are doing?
4. How does your art fit into your dreams for your life?
5. What have you learned about yourself from starting your shop and learning your art form?
And of course whatever else you would like to add
*By applying, you give me permission to pull images from your shop and/or blog.*
Send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to featuring you!
Friday, February 5, 2010
This weeks prize will be a bottle of lotion chosen from Hippie's Bath & Body. Don't choose the scent ya want to today...wait until your are announced as the winner. There are more lotions in the works!!!!
Answers are due by Wednesday nights!
Have fun and good luck!
Congratulations! The correct answer is Bob Dylan!
The question was
Bob Dylan refused to take part in the event. He had a house near the Woodstock area and was said to feel disgust of the hippies gathering around. The Woodstock Festival was held from August 15 to August 18, 1969 at Max Yasgur' farm in Bethel, New York.
Stay tuned for the next contest give away question!
All names were entered at random.org for the drawing. I did not pick the winner, random.org did!
Thursday, February 4, 2010
- 1 lb. beef stew meat
- 3 T. Hungarian paprika "edelsüβ" or sweet
- 1-2 T. Hungarian paprika "rosenscharf" or sharp (if you want this spicy)
- 1-2 T. oil
- 1 tsp. salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1 lb. onions
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 c. water
- 2, 15 oz. cans of sauerkraut, rinsed and drained or equivalent amount of bagged sauerkraut
- 1 T. flour mixed in 3 T. water (optional)
- Sour cream or crème fraiche (optional)
Prepare the meat by cutting into bite size pieces (if it isn't already) and removing all hard fat or sinew. Toss the pieces with 2 tablespoons sweet Hungarian paprika, 2 teaspoons sharp Hungarian paprika, 1 tablespoon oil and 1 teaspoon salt. Add black pepper to taste and let it marinate for 15 minutes to 1 hour or more.
Cut onions into half rings and chop garlic.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet, add meat and brown on all sides. Add onion and brown for 3 minutes. Add the rest of the paprika to taste (sharp paprika can make the stew fairly spicy). Mix in garlic and water. Cook for 2 hours, or until meat is tender.
Add sauerkraut and cook for 30 minutes.
Serve with boiled potatoes or noodles.
Optional: Add the slurry of flour and water and bring to a boil to thicken sauce. Either stir in 1/2 cup of sour cream and heat through, or serve sour cream on the side.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
What I like about them is that they custom orders that they don't ask you to buy a specific scent, but rather create your own scent with fragrance listed on the policy page and that list is extensive!!!
What caught my eye one day is the fact they actually have a candle that smells like Bacon. Now I don't know about you, the smell of bacon will leave me wanting well bacon. But the fact that a Bacon Candle exists, well that just awesome.
Perhaps what make the candles "redneck" is the various scents like monkey farts..or buck lure candle...but irregardless it the candles are on my next shopping list.
This venture is a family run business in which all 5 members partake in some part of creating the candles, right down to the 3 year old. So if you like Soy Candles that are stacked with scent, Redneck Candles is worth checking out!!!!
Monday, February 1, 2010
As a former foster child, I dealt with a lot of well things I shouldn't have, some that others are to blame for and some that I have taken accountability for. Irregardless, when I was in my late teens when my oldest (almost 18 now) was just a few months old, I knew...I mean I just knew I wanted to help other foster children. At 33 I entered my master degree program in which I will be graduating from this year. It took my son's illness to give me the plunge to follow what I belief I need to or should be doing. At the same time, I have always loved crafts and it doesn't matter what it is...I like to paint, crochet, bead, macrame, sew and well my bath and body products. Each bringing and requiring a different skill. In 2005 I started to macrame after giving up crocheting that I had done for 16 some years. In light of macrame I wanted to design my own beads..so I went out bought wood beads and a wood burner..and from there I started well..wood burning. With the macrame and wood burning, Hippie's Creations was born. My craft(s) allow me to meditate, relief stress and alas are my own form of therapy. When my youngest son was diagnosed with a rare disorder I entered back to school (and that was difficult or not as I just had finished my bachelor's in a different field..you're gonna laugh... its accounting). When my son underwent a liver transplant and the judge agreed that my son is disabled for medical reasons but also due to developmental issues, I knew I needed something. Something that I could do from home that could still generate income. I continued with my studies as my son was fighting and healing. In March, 2009 I found soap. Having been always the one in where I love nature and loving the most natural of what it is that I can find, I found soap was awesome. Who knew that I can make soap in my kitchen. My love affair with soap began.
I recently decided to separate the soap and crochet (yes I have started it again..lol) away from my jewelry and wood burning and bring it back to its roots. This of course means that the soap and crochet items will need a new home. So I decided to have Hippie's Bath & Body and Hippie Crochet on etsy, but on my domain site you will find it all. I know that this may be confusing but to me that allows it for me to be organized for now. Who knows eventually the bath and body will need to be completely separated. However, I don't want to take away the essence of who I am and what I do. Which is an individual who appreciates and loves all art and crafts forms and you never know what I will come up with next or what I may venture into.
So why am I writing about this? Well, has I mentioned that I have been going through some transformations and I want to take it to the next level. As my son is facing more medical issues it becomes more clear to me that my priority is to be at home and to be available to meet his needs, while not leaving out my other children. I have been able to support organizations that are dear to me in the process, fulfill my dream of being a counselor and have my craft store(s).
So here it is, I started my business out of love for art and eventually turned it into something more because of a need that I had to meet. Now that I have spilled some of me, I'd like to hear why you have started to your craft and/or started your business.
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