Sunday, March 31, 2013

A Better Easter Basket

Everything is better with bacon!

Happy Easter!


The weather has finally turned to spring here, so I enjoyed it by getting out for a nice walk.  Our own crocuses are still buried under snow in the back yard, but I found lots of nice ones in the sun.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Daring Kitchen - Cheese

Sawsan from chef in disguise was our March 2013 Daring Cooks hostess! Sawsan challenges us to make our own homemade cheeses! She gave us a variety of choices to make, all of them easily accomplished and delicious!
With so much going on this month, I didn't think I would get a chance to participate in this month's challenge. Luckily I've made cheese before, in the form of Paneer  -  an Indian cheese often used in curry recipes.  A recent magazine that I had featured a recipe for making Paneer from buttermilk and had a wonderful curry recipe to go along with it.

Since we like Paneer so much we doubled the recipe, using 4L of buttermilk.

Boil the butter milk till it starts to separate.

Strain the curd (discard the whey) through cheesecloth.

Press the cheese for about an hour under some weight and then wrap in plastic and refrigerate.

Cut the cheese into bite size cubes.

Fry the cubes of cheese in butter and olive oil to well browned.

Add to a tasty curry and enjoy!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


When I was just a young thing in my twenties I got a tattoo.  A very nice, multi-coloured Celtic knot on my shoulder.

I loved it so much that I went back the very same day and got another one!  This one is the old man on the moon with stars in a sky of blue

I've been wanting to get another tattoo for awhile now.  I actually have 2 in mind.  My plan is to reach a certain weight loss goal and then I'm going to treat myself to my next tattoo.  I'm hopefully only a few weeks away from it!!  Stay tuned to find out what it is.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Help me..

I'm molting......

Friday, March 1, 2013

A trip down memory lane

I needed to find some old photos for another project.  Here is 18 year old me and my horses:


"Susie" and "T.J."