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Friday, December 18, 2009

Hello, Friday!

What have we been up to this week with cooking and the farm?

My sons and I made a big batch of Oatmeal Raisin Muffins (click for this healthy recipe, it is here on the blog).

Not too much cooking going on, as a stomach bug is being passed around our house.  No one feels like eating much.  Except the muffins, of course!  :-)

Believe it or not, even though the temperature outside is hovering around 0, I am growing vegetables right now.  Nope, not at the farm.  The farm is tucked in for the winter under it's blanket of snow.  I'm growing right in my kitchen.  Sprouts, that is.  I posted about this last winter here on the blog, click here to learn how to do it (it's easy!).

No, sorry, the green Matchbox car didn't sprout from my jar.  Although that would be a neat trick.

Sprouts are a great winter-alternative green veggie.  You can use them on sandwiches, in stir fry, or as a salad mixed with some other veggies (I use our winter storage carrots and shred them along with some radishes I still have from the fall garden).

In other news, I added the Recycled Tie Apron (click to see the blog posting) to my Etsy Store.  Etsy is an online store where crafters of all types can sell their products.  This is where I sell all the aprons I create.

Hope you had a great week!



  1. Those muffins sound delicious! I wonder how they'd taste with carrot in them...mmm.
    Love the tie apron- that is so cute! I've heard of the tie skirt, but not the apron. Great idea. Hope you have a lovely weekend!
    The Girl in the Pink Dress

  2. Penny,
    I absolutely adore this apron, what a clever idea and a great way to recycle ties. My husband has a load stored away, I don't think he's be happy if I transformed them into an apron, but I am loving the idea. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring.

  3. OK, you got me with the sprouts. I've got to follow your blog. lol. :)