Along the same vein as last week, being the child of Dutch immigrant’s meant that New Years the house was full of relatives and we made Oliebollen. Translated that means Oil Ball. I know I know, it doesn’t sound very tasty, but trust me they are. An Oliebollen is basically a donut with fruit in it. Read more
Being the child of immigrants from the Netherlands – almond is one of the flavors that remind me of childhood and Christmas – I have several favorite almond cookies and pastry recipes – some of them take hours to prepare and I didn’t think you would want to spend that much time in the kitchen this week. This one doesn’t take long, it doubles easily, freezes well and, best of all, looks and tastes delicious. I got this recipe from Barefoot in the Kitchen.
It’s the Christmas Season – so our guild just had it’s annual Christmas party. In addition to delicious food and planning our 2017 calendar, we also returned our traveling baskets to their owners. We always have so much fun with this project. Curious? Check out my post from last year about how the Traveling Basket Project works here. Here’s a peak at some of this year’s baskets: Read more
Today I am going to talk about one of our favorite tools and using them effectively. Clips.
When I tell students to get out their clips, some pull out their old faithful wooden clothes pins and others pull out a wide array of clips and ask which ones are best. 🙂 Like many of you, I have a variety of clips, wooden clothes pins work for almost anything, but sometimes you need something smaller.
And when you are a basket teacher you accumulate all kinds of clips – this is what was on my weaving table today! The bottom line is, almost any clip can be used, the important thing is to learn to use them effectively. Read more