Thursday, January 3, 2008

cinnamon + sugared walnuts

this is a really easy recipe:
- 16 oz walnuts
- 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp. salt

In a large bowl mix walnuts and oil and vanilla, drain off any excess oil and then pour cinnamon +sugar+salt(aready mixed) over the walnuts. Toss them until well coated. Then spread them out on a parchment covered cookie sheet and bake at 325F for 30 minutes. Pull them out and stir the nuts every ten minutes, and check on the well during the last ten minutes to prevent any burning. Once completly cooled (1-2 hours) you can package them up.

There's also a tutorial for cute packaging on the blog

Skates ornaments !

For my next year ornaments ideas :

This is a very cute ornament tutorial :

• Wool Felt
• Large paperclips
• Embroidery thread
• Sequence
• Seed beads
• Quilt batting
• Ribbon

Good Idea : make one for everyone in my family too

How to dry flowers

I've already tried several methods for drying flowers, I've always used the commomn method of putting them in adark place, however here's a link to how u can dry flowers using microwave !!!
Good to try next time I have a special bouquet to keep !