Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A confession, and a few ramblings...

I just updated the Whole Wheat and Oat Waffles Recipe, and added a picture as well.
I have a little confession to make... when modifying the amounts of milk the first time I made the recipe, I actually didn't measure... (should I hide now? I think I just failed my home-ec course. It was forever telling me that "You are NOT Amelia Bedelia!")....
rather I "guesstimated" if you will... I added a bit more, and I thought it equaled out to two cups. Well, I made the recipe again last week, with my modifications, and it turned out a bit runny. So I adjusted the recipe here to 1 & 3/4 cups milk... I would suggest starting with that, and if it's still too thick, add a bit more, but maybe not a whole quarter cup more. :)
Well.. anyhow.. I just wanted to let you know, so if you want to try the recipe, you are now forewarned.

As a side note, can you believe that "guesstimated" is actually in Mozilla's dictionary? What is the world coming to?

Oh, and aren't my new cappuccino cups just adorable? I love em! They look like they're straight out of a quaint European Cafe don't they? I used them to bake up some chocolate cheesecake for my birthday - they worked beautifully. I'll be posting the recipe soon, if anyone's interested.

Just one more thing - do you prefer the layout with one sidebar or two? I usually prefer two, but I'm not sure about how it looks for this one - tell me what you think!

Well, anyway, enough ramblings for now, stay tuned for some new recipes!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Our neighbors brought over a huge bag of lemons and limes earlier today (They had had a wedding in the family, and one of the refreshments was lemon/lime juice, so they had more than they knew what to do with)
I decided to make a big batch of lemonade. Is there anything lovelier for a hot summer day than fresh squeezed lemonade? Especially when the lemons were juiced on a delightfully old fashioned vintage juicer...


2/3 cup sugar
1 cup water

3 large lemons
3 cups cold water

Add the sugar to the 1 cup water, and stir until dissolved. Set Aside.

Roll the lemons on the counter to release juice, then cut them in half. Juice the lemons, an pour through a mesh strainer to remove seeds and pulp. Pour the juice into the pitcher. Add sugar water and cold water, and stir. Taste it and see if it needs any more sugar. Add some ice if desired and serve with a slice of lemon as a garnish!

Strawberry Lemonade
Wash and hull about six strawberrys, mash them, and stir them into the mixed lemonade