vendredi 15 novembre 2013

Marraine Marie - Stuck!?Sketch

Good Morning fellow scrappers ! My last blog post took quite a different turn : a recipe !!! Well yes I do LOVE to cook so you may find some of my tried, tested and approved favorites here once in a while

But not today ! I am coming to you with a new layout using a FUN  sketch from Stuck!?Sketch.  

Maybe because gray and cooler November has arrived : I find myself  working with loads of warm colours !  This is my take on the layout sketch: it can be used in so many ways.

Marraine Marie:

Thanks for stopping by ! 

mardi 12 novembre 2013

Recipe: Red Ruby Squash and Black Bean Chowder

Good morning !

Some of my friends asked for this heartwarming, easy, delicious and inexpensive Red Ruby Squash and Black Bean Chowder Recipe, so here it is:

- 1 red ruby squash peeled, emptied and cubed (Quite sure it would be delicious with butternut squash, pumpkin...)
- 1 cup dried Black Bean
- 1 medium size sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 2 apples, peeled and cubed
- 1 diced red onion
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 dried peri peri pepper (please choose a sweeter type if you don't want that "heat")
- 2 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 3 to 4 cups of water (please use as much or little as you like for that "consistency-richness" factor)

Now the easy part: Put EVERYTHING (start with 3 cups of water) in your slow cooker (crockpot) at high temperature for 6 hours. Stir every 30 minutes and adjust the amount of water.
Once all the vegetables and fruits are cooked, puree with a food processor or hand blender. Et voilà !

Before serving add a good table spoon of greek yogurt, some fresh cilantro and cooked black beans. (I cooked in a pot on the side) 

I would love to hear your thoughts !


jeudi 7 novembre 2013

Synchro - Creative Scrappers challenge

Hello fellow Creative Minds,

I LOVE the beginning of the month, of every month... it means new challenges and new inspiration posted on so many Blogs... I wish I had time to try out each and every single one !

I started this month of November by using the Creative Scrappers layout challenge and created this layout about my goddaughter Rebecca.

Made from this sketch which I rotated

Go check out what the other creative minds came up with

Thanks for stopping by !