my mom's dutch oven was done after:)
I have a few cast iron pieces.. 2 are from my mom.. a large dutch oven..and her Griswold regular pan.. through the years I collected a few odds and ends..the pie plate that I love..the scone one..the corn bread..small skillet etc..one..the ridged huge one..Wagner brand..same as my mom's dutch oven..is just too heavy for me..and on our ceramic cooktop..it just doesn't make sense..so I gave it to Frédérick..he's strong and he has a beautiful 6 burner gas stove/oven.It's all seasoned again..so he should get some good use out of it..I got a bicep workout~
I use a coating of oil and bake in the oven at 320 F for ap 1.5 hrs. .
I don't do this often..I was in cleaning..organizing mood.
Make sure you use a neutral oil and not too much.
I made scones in the cast iron..I am sure you are like me and have as many scone recipes as cookie recipes..well..almost..
I used a usual fave of mine and added my orange infusions..good.. very good..but w/ the addition of sour cream and greek yogurt.. because I did not have enough sour cream..they took on that not quite scone but cake..y texture..
I love a DRY scone..so I will try w/ another recipe next time..either Katrina's or Linda's..or my pom ones:)
Some of my recipes call for overnighting..some have fruit..etc..
Ina's are my favorite make aheads..
next time no yogurt.
Still very good and pretty w/ my jam..David Lebovitzs'...We went through 3 batches this summer..
It can be made all year now though as we can usually get strawberries all year now..not local..but sweet and edible nonetheless..
we had a few hot ugly days..more than.. and then a few beautiful hot days..
so some Christmas things are underway..like the ornaments...I have been making..what will I do next year? No new ones to make..yet:) this year is the last collection I am working on..you can find a link to Alicia's patterns on that post..I ♥ her ornaments..and her daughter:)
and some special cards..
I love stamps..I am not a stampoholic..I don't have thousands..but I do have quite a few..:)
the boys were quite taken with them last Sunday..:)
I was happy to find a boy image stamp ..not at all at that site..our canadian Amazon had it..this week..and a good job..etc one..both of them..are for the Littles of course~
fun to add personalized notes..words..initials..
There is a definite changing of the guard here..the days are a tad shorter..the light definitely different..our magnificent spring blooming apple blossom trees have turned into crabapples:)
I think maybe 20yrs ago+.. a favorite store of mine started carrying glass vases..and the owner would put whatever was in season in them..w/ floating candles on top.. 15 yrs ago when we moved here I dragged my 3 tall vases here..but could never find floating candles again..that were not hot pink or lime green..so they have been in a box..for 15 yrs..
Linda..posted some floating candles a while back..and I have been on a sporadic search..finally found some..
now you can probably get these tall vases at the $ store !~ A sign of the times..
Back then not..still I am glad I saved them..water gardens:)
Thanks Linda..for the reminder~
Even Jacques said.. :"c'est vrai c'est joli".
Kind of looks like Valentine's or Christmas w/ the crabapples though..practice run..snowberries are out also..but that would be a winterfest..
Too soon for mums and such autumnal colors outdoors....I dislike pink blooms w/ fall colors.I need the trees to be golden and vermilion..the pinks to be gone..before adding pumpkins and mums..~Even for the wreath..and why swoosh it along?
We crave summer..I am still breathing what's left ..in.
I have been playing with my Creative Girl book you see on my sidebar..I still love it..I have made so many little fun projects with this book..I think I know who this one will be for..
I sewed a piece of glittery organza on top of the beach words..you can lift it up;)I am thinking mini mini envelopes w/ hidden messages..
I added a starfish that was on one of the perfumes I favor and wear..L by Lolita Lempicka.This review..what a review! Anyways I love it..I do not recommend buying at Amazon..I did once and I am almost certain it was not the same quality...Imagine.And I love Amazon..
I do like scents..I love Angel..this one..Eden..etc..my mom's fragrances..
So I thought she could even be a Lolita Lempicka ..I am not finished but what fun these girls are to create..and you can personalize so much.
Again the tips in the books and recommendations are FAB.
I know some of you have bought it..and I am glad you did..thanks for telling me:)..I still rate this book 10/10♥
Do you see the heart at the top?It just happened.. there are little ideas she gives you..not tests..but..well I cannot pinpoint the word..practices etc..:)Well that happened.
There are so many tidbits I can't share because I want you to benefit from having the whole book:)
She is so nice to share her talent.
I also added a few new for me splotches and I have e-mailed my friend to ask her if I can put a link to her blogpost so you can learn also.She taught me../us:)
I will as soon as she says ok.I am sure she will say yes..but because I emailed..I want an answer..you know me...
I never noticed my Grumbacher set was missing Cyan:( A big empty spot!I think from day one..
And the new year begins~
Fingers crossed for everyone~