Looks like this. Just got some new goodies and I'm putting them to use. Don't know what will come of it, but you'll see it when I'm done.
I made some yummy chili that I found at this website.
I made a few adjustments, I didn't have oregano, and I used fresh basil. I also used cumin seeds instead of powder. The secret ingredient...nutmeg. I omitted the tomato paste, didn't have any. I used canned beans, kidney, black, and garbanzo. I had no cinnamon stick so I used ground cinnamon. I guess I tweaked it quite a bit.
I want to marry this chili. It is the best chili I have made so far! It was so yum! I highly encourage you to make this and play with the ingredients. I added and removed ingredients and it was easy in the slow cooker. This is the first time I've sauteed the veggies and spices before adding to the cooker. Maybe that's what made the difference. Have fun with it and enjoy-I sure did!!
So I've been working hard to get this journal off the ground. I think I've done a great job.
The cover - I used old maps. One from san francisco and the other from san luis obispo. I then printed the text on card stock and glued it with acrylic matte gel. It's the only thing I use to glue now. I've tried others in the past but was not satisfied.
Welcome page - I used water color pencils and crayons. Created a border and used light colors to fill in the middle. I then glued down my fairy, the feathers, clear dots, and her crown. I spray painted it gold and let dry. I used sharpies to color, outline and fill in.
Joy page - I used pigment/chalk pastels for the background. Coated it with clear gesso to seal the page, otherwise it would get all over your hands and other elements. I then added the paper elements. Followed by the acrylic paint used on the borders and left center. I stamped it up with pigment ink and used sharpies and sakura gel pens to fill in and write. I tried a technique with the acrylic paint. I dabbed it with a napkin to get a textured effect. It sort of worked. I didn't love it, so I stamped over it with white, then green dots.
I love how the colors came together. Since my journal has no theme, I was pretty open to what developed on the page. I'm happy, and look forward to sending it out tomorrow.
Have a great father's day!
I have always loved Mole. Its that chocolatey sauce and spices from mexico. I decided to try the one that comes in a jar (next time I will make it from scratch).
It was so easy!! I first fried the tofu and set it aside. Then I sauteed some red onions in some grapeseed oil. Once they were nice and soft I added the mole and 1 cup of water. I simmered the sauce for 5 minutes and added the tofu. Cooked it for about 15 minutes and allowed the sauce to reduce. I made mexican rice on the side.
Mexican rice - saute some onions on med low, once soft, add the rice (1 cup). Saute the rice (ready when it is translucent), and add 1 finely diced tomato, a can of tomato sauce, and 2 cups of water. Stir. Cover, simmer, and don't look at it for 20 minutes.
Voila, dinner in 30 minutes. It was delicious and Lali loved it! This will definitely be one of my go to meals. We had watermelon for dessert. You know it's summer!!!!! Gotta get my flip flops clean and ready.
Wow, this week has flown by! I'm in awe of the moments that pass through my life effortlessly. I'm so happy to be able to fully partake in all of it! I am trying to expand my photography, and also give back. Give of my God given gift of healing back to anyone who is in need and comes across my path. This is something I'm struggling to accept. I don't think of myself as a healer, and yet, I have been given all the tools to do so by means of the universe. In explaining what I do to a friend, I realized I have quite a few healing modalities under my belt. I am.
Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor
Reiki Healer - Level 3
I believe the above would impress me enough to consult with this person, and yet, I can't seem to grow into that. The block in my head is sort of depressing, and enlightening. I'm grateful to be able to see what I have to work on, but saddened to know I'm so (*quivers*) talented and don't see this in me. Well this is changing. I'm in the process of joining my friend in a new healing endeavor. Wish me luck internet...I'll keep you posted on the journey.
Someone from Swap-Bot sent me these mini covers. They are so great. I think I'm going to make a grouping of then and put then on canvas. Another project. I also got the one with the cats. That should go to a blogger named The Bloggess. Don't ask me why, I just think she would appreciate this art. I suggest you google swap bot and the bloggess, they both rock my socks.