Monday, November 6, 2017

Juice.

Back in August I made some juices, one of the stores with fresh produce has baskets with not so perfect fruits like blueberries and strawberries and raspberries and apples and they sell them for $2.00. I got few blueberry and raspberry and made some juice, it will be delicious in a Winter.



My sewing is going great, with just 3 weeks to go before the show I'm panicking a  little but I should be OK. You can follow me on Instagram @fabricandfelt1977 to see all my sewing.

Monday, October 23, 2017

In my Garden.

Yesterday I cut down all the herbs on my balcony and now they are drying. Lots of thyme, oregano, sage and rosemary, I also had some parsley which I chopped and froze. I still have few plants outside and believed or not strawberries are still blooming.
  










 

Monday, October 9, 2017

What I do.

I think I mentioned here before that I sew a lot. I have small hobby base business, I have few online stores and I participate in craft shows. Staying home with my family is the most important thing in my life, making sure they are taken care of,  but live is hard on one income in big city like Toronto so that's where my sewing fills in financial gabs. There is one craft show that is like the mother of all shows, there is two of them a year, Spring and Christmas. I was accepted to the Spring one about 3 years ago and I love it, its hard work because I do this on my own, 5 days 11 hours a day. My husband helps me get there and set it up and on the end he helps with taking it down and getting home. The Christmas show is treated separately from the Spring so I had to apply for the Christmas even though I was in the Spring, and you can imagine everyone wants to be in Christmas so it is hard to get in. Earlier this year I received email with bad news once again I was not accepted to the show but I was placed on a waiting list. I was hopping that maybe this year will be the year and just last week I received a phone call with great news, there was a spot available if I want it. I was so happy  I cried for couple hours and then it hit me I have 7 weeks to get ready and so much to do. So for the next 2 months I might not be here us often as I was in the summer because I will be spending every free moment by my sewing machine or hand stitching. Here are few of my creations.






 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Corn.

Time to freeze some corn. I don't buy anymore frozen corn instead I make my own. 
First I cook them for short time, then they go strait to cold water to stop the cooking and when they are cool I simply cut off all the kernels, pack them in freezer bags.
 




I have some problems  with the blogger or maybe is the google, I can't comment on any blogs, the google doesn't recognize my account and even if I try to comment as a anonymous my comment disappears. I still visit all your blogs, I hope that this will resolve soon. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Basil.

Yesterday I cut down all my basil because nights are getting really cold and I don't want to risk loosing it. I made lots of pesto from all this. I still have few basil plants in my community garden and they will come home on Thursday.


 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Tuna salad.

I got this recipe few years ago from my high school friend and finally I had a chance to make it. 



You will need:
- 2 cans of corn, drained 
- 10 pickles, diced
- 3 cans of tuna, drained
- 1 can of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 5 hard boiled eggs, shredded
- mayo
- parsley

How to:
I used see-thru dish to show the layers but use whatever you have it will taste the same .

1. Spread the corn even on the bottom of your dish,


2. Add a thin layer off mayo,



3. Next is a layer of pickles,


4. Now spread the tuna,


5. Mayo again,



6. Red beans come next,


7. Eggs,



8. Another layer of mayo,


9. Decorate with parsley and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.

 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Weekend.

My weekend was really busy, on Saturday we went to a university expo just to get some ideas what is available, my daughter still has 2 years to go but she insisted on going. 
I managed to do laundry in the morning and hand it outside, this way it was dry when we came back home.

 
Sunday I did some cleaning, iron some of the laundry, I made herb oils and apple juice. Dinner was really simple and for dessert I made blueberry muffins.








Thursday, September 21, 2017

In my Garden.

It's mid September and I still have strawberries growing, not a lot but few every week. We had few cool days and it felled like a Fall but now we are back to summer weather and that makes my herbs grown bigger, Yay, more dry goodness in the winter.







 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Birthday.

On Saturday my little sweet girl turned 16 years old. It's unbelievable how fast time flies by. It feels like just yesterday I was pregnant and here she is almost done high school thinking about which university to go to and when I think about it in few years she will be moving out and entering the world all by her self. 



Yesterday we had family over, and I made few thing like hummus, veggies with dip, home made salsa with chips, layer tuna salad (recipe coming soon) and of course cake.