Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Just a quick note to let peeps know that PS I QUILT is having another terrific giveaway!!!
If  you click on my PS I QUILT icon (down the right side of this page) you will go straight to it and have 5 chances to win...please don't...I need those fabrics precious!!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Commissioned by the Queen to Bake Birthday Cake!

Val's Vegetarian Lasagna

This is the main dish of dinner we had with our dear friends the other night.
I will post the recipe - although I'm waiting for said dear friend and BFF to arrive at the door any moment so I may have to come back and edit this....I'm also in some weird typing zone where everything is coming from the center and my "tech team" is either busy sleeping all day...or REALLY BUSY WITH IMPORTANT STUFF!!!
Either way I'm on my own!!!

The Queen has commissioned me to bake a birthday cake today!!!  Lean close and I will whisper in your ear...Val's the QUEEN!!!  She is having a shin dig tonight for her son Mike and let's face it, I begged her to let me make Rachel Allen's chocolate cake!!!  Said cake is baked and ready to be iced!!!  This time I'm using melted bittersweet chocolate in the icing and buttermilk instead of water and vanilla extract....BFF has arrived I will add more later!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chocolate Cake and Bunnies!!!

Well hours and hours of computer time later...where was I?  Oh right!!!  I baked cakes...PS they must be ready to frost by now as this has taken soooo long!!!
The batter was absolutely delicious!!!
I bought this cookbook, "Rachel's Favourite Food At Home" by Rachel Allen at the Mosaic bookstore in Kelowna!  (New favorite bookstore!)  It was only 9.99!!!
This is the 2nd recipe I've made from it ... first one was Maple Syrup and Pecan Muffins - delicate and scrumptious - I only got 1 before the guys ate them all!!!
Lots of good looking recipes but lets face it I was drawn to her beautiful apron in the photos!!!
BFF is always physically removing me from apron patterns  but she was not there!!!
This cookbook is also in "mls" and "oz" so I'm really using my noggin!!!
Will really impress "The One Who Shall Remain Nameless" with this gorgeous treat tonight!!!  Also BFF and her hubby will be over for dinner  sooon and we shall see if there's any left for that.....

This is the start of my new table runner...fabric from recent road trip with BFF...I just love the little flowers on the "chocolate" fabric!  I've got Chocolate on the brain today!!!
Also made all my "vines" using my Clover mini iron that I heart so much!!!

These are 4 of the 6 bunnies I need for this project!!!
They seem so "bouncy" even without eyes or tails!!!

Now I have exactly 1 hour before BFF expects me to be ready to exercise so I better go frost that cake!!!

Ta Da!!!!  Here's my CAKE!!!

And Here's my CAKE!!!

Alrighty...and Here's My CAKE!!!
Notice my White Rabbit!!!
This really takes alonga longa time!!!!
Now to exercise (I'm ready to let go of some of this computer aggression!!!)  and then "LET ME EAT CAKE"!!!

OK, its hours later...exercise was great...dinner was excellent...this cake was delectable!!!
"Big Fat I Will Call This My Go To Chocolate Cake Recipe!"
I played with the icing and added some melted chocolate chips, buttermilk, and vanilla.  Still, a little sweet...nothing that can't be played with again.  The cake wasn't too chocolaty, very moist with the buttermilk and ....SUPER EASY TO MAKE!!!
Just a nice, cake would be good, kinda cake...and wham...there it is!!!  I really like this cookbook...I shall cook again!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Now The Pressure's On!!! (OR...How Did That Work?!?)

IMGP3373 by SquirrelInMyPocket
IMGP3373, a photo by SquirrelInMyPocket on Flickr.

I'm Tooooo Frustrated to BLOGGGG!!!

I have been trying to get this photo up for HOURS now!!!

If I wasn't sooo compulsive!!!!

I'm still not connected to Bunny Hill Designs Flicker Group but this is as good as it gets as BFF has arrived to sew!!!

I am now going to calm down and have fun stitching!!!