Tag Archives: Cooking

Oh yeah, and eggs too.

19 Jul

EGGS.

Not as cool as toast, but still fairly awesome.

You can find the free pattern for these cute little eggywegs here:

Little Fried Egg

And that about does it for Nephew’s Birthday Breakfast.  I think I’ll make him lunch next year…

Happy Birthday, Nephewsula!

 

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Apples

15 Jul

I made my nephew breakfast for his birthday.

See those apples? They’re just evenly increasing circles, folded in half and adorned with little brown “seeds.”

Start with 6 sc in a magic circle (or ch2, then work 6sc into the 2nd ch from hook), and go to town!  You know the drill – sc-inc around, then (sc, sc-inc), then (2sc, sc-inc)… just do the last row with red (or green), embroider yourself some little seeds, and fold that bad boy in half and sew him shut (no need to stuff, but you can if you’d like).

VOILA! Apple slices!

Ninaberry

14 Apr

Not only does little Nina purr like it’s going out  of style when we feed her carrots,

 

I can haz carrots?

 

She’s apparently also really into strawberries, cuz while Husband, some friends and I enjoyed a bottle of buttery, delicious wine the other night,

 

With a label like that, it HAS to be good!

 

Little Miss Nina pilfered a strawberry from our snack stash and thoroughly nommed it.

 

nom nom nom

 

I’m beginning to think we’ve gone and adopted ourselves a vegetarian kitteh…

 

...maybe it's a squirrel flavored strawberry?

 

 

Rabbit Recipe: Spinach Dip

21 Dec

In an effort to improve our diet Husband and I are attempting to replace at least 50% of our meals with raw food,

or as my daDdy affectionately refers to it, Rabbit Food.  Each Tuesday I’ll share my latest Rabbit Recipe, along with our raw food successes (and failures).

Enjoy!  })i({

Rabbit Recipe: Spinach Dip

– 5oz fresh spinach

– 1 cup crushed, dried soybean nuts

– 2Tbsp. lemon juice

-2 Tbsp. mayo

-2oz. goat cheese

-a splash of water to thin, if needed

*So anyway, this is delicious, and I definitely didn’t cook it, but I’m pretty sure there are raw foodies out there who would nail me for the mayo and the goat cheese.  The thing is, the more I get into this whole raw food movement, the more I realize that most raw recipes involve either dehydrating things (which, if you ask me, counts as just cooking them at a really low temperature for a really long time, thus negating the “raw” aspect), or smashing up a ton of things in your food processor and calling it soup, dip, salsa, or some other sort of related word.  I don’t feel bad about the goat cheese.  I don’t feel bad about the mayo.  I don’t even feel bad that the thing we dipped in our spinach dip was Papa John’s breadsticks!

I do sort of feel like a raw-food-fraud, though.  I mean, I certainly enjoy eating, say, a bowl of fruit for dinner, but… uhm… what about FIRE?  I really, really like FIRE, and catching things on fire.  I also enjoy cooking things, and cooking things with FIRE.  I mean, my spinach dip was tasty, don’t get me wrong, but all I could think while nomming was how much better it would taste if I melted it into a warm, oozy, cheesy-and-spinachy wonderland.

Anywho, it appears I’m having a raw food ethical dilemma, or, I guess, discovering that raw food just isn’t for me (though Nina *adores* it).  I mean, really.  It just makes my heart sad to think that raw foodies can’t ever have even one kernel of popcorn.

 

what does a raw foodie eat at the movies?

 

I think for the new year I’m going to revamp Rabbit Recipes a bit, though I’m not sure exactly how just yet.  I’m thinking a good first step would be to add fire.  Luckily, Mr. Bun-Bun is all over it…  })i({

You can never be too prepared...

You Win a Pi(e)!

13 Dec

Well, actually it’s a scarf, but… you could name it Pie, I guess…

Congratulations to Lisa, the proud new owner of a handmade scarf from yours truly!  (Lisa – check your e-mail for details!)

The correct guess is… PI!  Hooray!

 

whipped cream optional.

I made this snazzy little ornament for my *other* brother in law!  I’m pretty sure he doesn’t read my blog, but if he does he BETTER act surprised when he opens this!  =)

 

Thanks for all your guesses, friends!  Happy Hondadays!

Rabbit Recipe: Raw “Caesar” Dressing

23 Nov

In an effort to improve our diet Husband and I have decided to replace at least 50% of our meals with raw food,

or as my daDdy affectionately refers to it, Rabbit Food.  Each Tuesday I’ll share my latest Rabbit Recipe, along with our raw food successes (and failures).

Enjoy!  })i({

 

 

 

 

Raw “Caesar” Salad Dressing

 

You’ll need:

-2 Tbsp Olive Oil

-the juice from one lemon

– 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, ground

-2 Tbsp. Agave

– a pinch of chili powder

– sea salt to taste

 

(sorry about the teeny tiny picture… my dinner was much bigger than this IRL, I promise! I served my salad with split pea soup — not raw, but still DEEEElicious)!


Rabbit Recipe: Tomato Salad

16 Nov

In an effort to improve our diet

Husband and I have decided to replace at least 50% of our meals with raw food,

or as my daDdy affectionately refers to it, Rabbit Food.

Each Tuesday I’ll share my latest Rabbit Recipe, along with our raw food successes (and failures).

Enjoy!  })i({

 

 

Friends!  We finally got our interwebs hooked up again last night, and BOY am I glad to be using an actual keyboard!  As I haven’t had time to scavenge food yet, I had to make this week’s recipe with things I already had on hand.  Luckily, this is one of my favorite recipes, so I almost always have the key ingredients!

TOMATO SALAD

You’ll need:

-as many tomatoes as you’re hungry for, in whatever varieties you like.

-a few Tbsps. of olive oil

-a bunch of fresh basil, chopped

– sea salt & pepper

Chop up your tomatoes & toss with the rest of the ingredients.  Take bets as to whether or not the bowl will make it from the kitchen to the table (ours rarely does). YUM.

Pro Tips:

If you’re feeling a little crazy, try throwing in a handful of corn or chopped onion

If you’re feeling a LOT crazy, toss in some edamame or soaked beans

If you’re feeling HELLA CRAZY, throw in some chili powder & lime juice or some balsamic vinegar

If you’re feeling a little too much like a crunchy vegan hippie, chop your tomato bits smaller, toss in some fresh mozzarella bits, let marinate for a half-hour or so, and serve with toast.

 

 

Tomorrow: Pictures of our new deluxe apartment in the sky (assuming I can find the usb cable for my camera, that is…)  })i({