Friday, June 24, 2011

Last week

My SD card with the pictures from my graduation party are is still not working... Let me rephrase that. I haven't done anything about my SD card not working yet... It's a long story, but I'll probably end up formatting the card and then using a recovery program. I'm just scared to format the card... But, I'm going to talk to someone I know and ask if he thinks that's a good idea, or if he has any other ideas.

In the mean time, I have been looking for any opportunity for things to take pictures of, so I can blog about something.  I've gotten quite a conglomeration of pictures, but our computer is broken due to a virus, so I had to wait to use my brother-in-law and sister's computer.

I also just like taking pictures :)

 Lemon Lavender Cookies
1 ¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons dried lavender, finely minced
¼ cup safflower oil
¼ cup sugar (I think that's how much I used. I can't remember exactly)
1 tablespoon lemon zest 
2-4 tablespoons of water (to make the dough more moist)
  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Stir together wet ingredients in a smaller bowl
  3. Mix wet ingredients into dry
  4. Form ½ inch balls and press onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  5. Bake at 350° for 7-10 minutes
  6. Cool and serve
Makes about a dozen cookies
Adapted from Elana's Pantry.

                                       ~ <3 ichelle ~

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's June :)

 I haven't posted for much too long, but I've been super busy of late. . .  Hopefully I still remember how to write a blog post.
  Wow, June 2nd already! I remember when it was January and I thought the end of the school year would never come. But sure enough, it's almost here.

Good bye, May.

   At the moment I am trying to find an egg-less, low-ish-fat chocolate chip cookie dough recipe because I am going to (attempt) to make these for my graduation party on Sunday. I don't want to be stressed out by having too many things on my plate, but I think I can make them without stressing out. We'll see. . .
  I am pretty excited about my graduation party. I like planning, crafting, and picking out all the details :)  I'm just praying and trying not to stress out about things. Hopefully all goes well! :)
  Since I haven't posted anything in a bit, here's a bit of what I've been up to. . .

I made these veggie wraps for Mother's Day. 

 Some popovers I made. I made them in muffin tins because I don't have a popover tin. I've never made them before, and I'm not even sure that I had had them before. They were really good! I used the recipe from The Joy of Cooking cookbook.

 Then I made some huckleberry muffins using this recipe, but substituting the apples for huckleberries and adding less sugar (I used about 1 1/2 cups?). They were super good but, they sunk in the middle. Someone told me that is a sign of too much sugar? I think? I can't remember exactly. They also could have used even less sugar. I want to try making them again and see if I can make them turn out right.

And that's about it as far as cooking and baking goes.
I'll try to post again very soon! 
                                                                          <3 ichelle