Sunday, March 19, 2017

March - Make It Month! Butternut Squash Soup


March is National Craft Month, why can't cooking be your craft?!? That is what I am doing today on this rainy Saturday

One of the Dr's at work was going on about a soup she had made, and told me about it because it was a vegan recipe.  It sounded delish, and I couldn't wait to try it. Her soup was apple, butternut squash, sweet potato and veggie broth. I took it up a notch. 

I started with what she used, and I added garlic, green onions (not that big sweet onion) celery, ginger, garlic, curry powder, cinnamon and pepper. I opted out adding salt due to the sodium content of the veggie broth. 



Chop 2 green onion


Squash and mince 2 cloves of garlci


Chop 2 stalks of celery


Peel, core and chunk up an apple (this is a gala)


Peel and chunk a sweet potato


Peel, core and chunk a butternut squash


1 Tablespoon tiki masala curry powder


1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Mince 1 Tablespoon garlic



Throw it all in your crock pot with 3 cups of veggie stock and set it to high
Let it go for about 4 - 5 hours. Now if you have an immersible blender, it would work great for this, and make it wonderfully smooth. I used a potato masher, and got an amazing texture for this soup.


It just all fell apart from cooking in the crock pot all day. I really just stirred it a few times for this amazing, hearty, stew like soup.
Sprinkled with hemp seeds and a fat slice of bread for dunking. 

Man what a great bowl of soup!!!!!

And as always, Be peaceful, Be kind. 
Remember to explore, create, dream, imagine and discover!

All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

National Craft Month - Mahogany Onyx Necklace


This is the newest off the bench. Mahogany obsidian and jasper necklace. I love the deep colors, the burgundies, and pinks all mixed together. Made it as a multi strand necklace and added fun metal components to it.

Mahogany obsidian is for inner strength, and I thought the journey tag as the focal was appropriate. It is times when we are going on a new journey, spiritually or emotionally, that we need that inner strength to accept the changes we will face as we grow. Jasper is a gentle stone, and a great addition to this.



And as always, Be peaceful, Be kind. 
Remember to explore, create, dream, imagine and discover!

All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!

Monday, March 6, 2017

March is Craft Month - Crocheted Slippers

March is national craft month, and this month all of my blog posts will be of something I have made. My goal is at least 3 things a week. Let's Play!

Lasts night I did some surfing on YouTube and found several tutorials on how to crochet a slipper. These slippers are based loosely

I used the worsted weight medium size 4 Caron One Pound Yarn and a size H (5.0) hook



I have made hats, scarves and a blanket or two, so this was a fun change! One of the easiest things I think I have done. They are really quick to make




What I learned. Make them smaller than you need, because they stretch, and the yard feels 'hard' on the bottoms of my feet. I don't want to wear socks with them, that defeats the purpose of the slipper, but an insole works!!!! 

What are you making for National Craft Month??

And as always, Be peaceful, Be kind. 
Remember to explore, create, dream, imagine and discover!

All of my jewelry creations are based on the metaphysical properties of the stones or the colors that are incorporated. Jewelry should be a window to our soul, a protector of our emotions and a companion to our spirit. All of my other creations come directly from my heart in hopes they touch yours as well. Celebrate yourself with healing jewelry, and other gift ideas made with love!