Friday, July 31, 2009

Just Made Orange Sherbet


Tonight I'm eating yummy, freezing-cold orangeness.

For one large serving, mix up 1/2 cup orange juice (some chunks of fruit too, if you have 'em), 1/2 cup rice milk or regular milk, and about 1 Tbsp. honey or vegan sweetener. Stir well to mix, and then freeze in your favorite ice cream maker. I use a little Donvier hand-cranked version that works like a charm.

UPDATE: Don't add orange zest or peel unless you want a bitter bite to your sherbet.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mmmm... Yogi Tea


Been making yogi tea for our a cappella group rehearsals, and we love it! This is a spice tea made with cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, tea, honey, and rice milk (or regular milk if you want). The recipe is from a yoga school in Austin, Texas:

http://www.yogayoga.com/about-us/yogi-tea

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Best Friends



My kids gave me this little jewel years ago as a birthday present. I keep the metal cylinder in the freezer, so whenever we want to make some chilly goodness, it's ready. Tonight we had cinnamon-fig rice cream. That's a non-dairy confection I made up, using fresh fruit, honey (unless the fruit is really sweet like bananas), and rice milk. It's awesome, because the bulk of it is crushed fruit.

To make, just mix up about 1/2 cup of crushed fruit or fruit juice, 1/2 cup rice milk, and a couple tablespoons of honey or vegan sweetener. Then process in an ice cream freezer.

Maybe tomorrow I'll remember to take a picture of the resulting yum before rushing to eat it.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sneak Peek... Gypsy Turban


I've just finished this pattern, which will be for sale on Ravelry after it's been tested.

If you'd like to be a tester, please let me know and I'll email you the pattern for free. When I've got enough testers, the freebies will no longer be available. It's easy to knit, and it takes about 200 yards of worsted weight yarn. I used one of the new Lily Sugar 'n' Cream Super Size skeins, and it was just the right amount.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Welcome to my Hearth


So pleased to make this first post on my new blog! I'll be sharing patterns for some of my knitting and crochet designs here, as well as musing on various aspects of life.

-amanda,
a.k.a pentalia