All posts tagged: Easter

‘I Like’ Fridays Easter Special

This weekend we will be egg hunting, cleaning up the local woods and creek, making easter nests and eating hot cross buns.  In the spirit of the Easter season and Spring generally, this is what I have been liking this week- I am waiting for my Hot Cross Buns to rise as I write this. As usual I got covered in flour and ended up in a mess trying to make nice neat ‘crosses’ on my buns! Even though the boys are getting bigger, we will still have an Easter Egg hunt in the garden.  It has rained all day today and the grass is about 7 feet high (ok, just a few inches..), but an egg hunt we shall have! I have the ingredients to make Easter egg nests using cereal (I use Trader Joe’s Shredded bite sized Wheats), chocolate and chocolate eggs.  This is another messy yummy project which is essential to our Easter weekend! I have made them with cornflakes and shredded wheat and we like the shredded wheat best as it looks …

Weekly photos 16/52

A busy week was had and a productive one too.  Monday night/Tuesday morning saw a lunar eclipse which produced the fabled ‘blood moon’.  We got up at 2am to have a look and it was no disappointment.  The moon was almost fully eclipsed and a faded red.  My husband got a picture of it, so I have borrowed it! We are in full bathroom re-do chaos but the little light is shining at the end of the tunnel, so all is well.  Never mind that the only sink is in the kitchen, the only mirror is propped on the floor in the dining room and there is no door to the bathroom!  I can’t wait for a new shower. The weather has been fab and everything is growing and sprouting in all the right directions. 1.  The Blood Moon captured by my hubs and posted on his Instagram page 2.  A two tone leaf on a green bridge. 3. Pom pom bunny! 4. The bathroom re-do continues, here is a glimpse of the original floor …

Pom poms in the Springtime!

Yesterday I made a few pom poms with my new pom pom makers and I can’t believe how quick it is to make these little fluffy cuties with a proper ‘maker’!  I feel like a cheat, but I am sure I will get over that.  So. Darn. Quick.  Hurrah.  I am actually thinking that a pom pom rug might not take the rest of my life now! Anyway, less rugs, more Spring. I made some little Springtime critters and of course some carrots for them to eat. I started with a pile of pom poms all ready to sew together. Here’s how. To make the carrots, I made three poms in graduating sizes and them sewed them together.  I made a very loose pom pom with green wool and cut it unevenly and sewed it on the bigger end to make the carrot leaves.  I trimmed them a little to get a better carrot shape, but not much.  Now we need a bunny to eat the carrots. The bunny is two pom poms, one big, …

Springtime Nests and a toddler Gooseberry bush

Schlafly farmers market in Maplewood was our first stop this morning, the last of the Winter markets. Queen’s Cuisine Bakewell tarts are a true joy and we snaffled two, to enjoy with a cuppa later on.  Those Eccles cakes are pretty darn good too.  The founder of Queen’s Cuisine is a Brit in the Mid-West like me, so I always love to stock up!  Her baking is so good. I got me a Gooseberry bush (this one is a toddler, but it will grow!) from Yellow Tree Farms.  Gooseberries always remind me of my Grandma who had a massive and very spikey Gooseberry bush in her garden! Herbs from Yellow Tree Farm Potatoes from Silent Oak Farms Mushrooms from Ozark Forest Mushroom.  These guys had a mushroom rub which I wish I had bought, sounds delicious.  Next time! Black bear bakery pasties.  I bought the Saturday Morning Bun from Black Bear and it was perfect!  I love their price labels too. When we came home we made some Springtime nests which are always an Easter …