Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
1 coffee mug
4 Tbsp. cake flour (plain, not self-rising)
4 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. cocoa
3 Tbsp. milk
3 Tbsp. oil
Small splash of vanilla
3 Tbsp. chocolate chips, optional
Add dry ingredients to mug, mix well with a fork. Add egg,mix thoroughly. Pour in milk and oil and vanilla, mix well. Add chips, if using.Put mug in microwave, and cook for three minutes on 1000watts. Cake will rise over top of mug--do not be alarmed! Allow to cool a little; tip onto a plate if desired.Eat!
And WHY is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now we are all only five minutes away from chocolate cake any time of the day or night!
Perfect for the quilter who has worked all day stitching on the latest masterpiece and has no time to bake. Now we can have our cake and quilt it too! :)
If anyone is lucky enough to be travelling in the area at this time, and would like more info on how to get to the show, here's the site: http://www.viq.com/english/iqw/yokohama/iqwy.htm
(And if anyone has a couple of extra tickets to Japan just lying around, well...!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
We spent the day foundation piecing, sewing curved seams and making bias binding.
These are the only pictures I took, and they were from the beginning of the class. Hopefully, the participants will all be sending along a picture of their finished Beauties which can be posted here. My thanks go out to the Cumberland Quilt Guild, Carol in particular, for all the work they did to organize and make the day a success.
After the workshop, we all went upstairs to take in the guild's quilt show. The number of quilts, the diversity in colours and patterns, and the beautiful sanctuary of Amherst's First Baptist Church all combined to make a spectacular exhibit. It was a "wow" moment entering that space.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The honey is back from being extracted and soon we will begin bottling. The honey this year is a dark amber. Isn't that gorgeous?
Saturday, October 4, 2008
We spent our time in the downtown, taking in a quilt exhibit, a great lunch at a pub, a stroll on the waterfront and then some shopping. Travelling via the Confederation Bridge certainly makes this a quicker trip than the old days when we had to wait for a ferry to the Island.
Next day, we were off to Moncton, N.B. to stock up on fall supplies at the bee store. This is a busy time of year for beekeepers as the honey is coming off and the hives need to be readied for over-wintering.
Wednesday Hubby and I travelled to Halifax, where he received a service award from Nova Scotia Premier Rodney MacDonald. That was a lovely ceremony, and a great day. I even got new shoes :) Here's the clock tower in downtown Halifax.Today we will do some bee work and hopefully have time to catch the NHL season opener from Sweden. Sidney Crosby and Daniel Alfredsson make for good hockey watching.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Not only is the apron a perfect fit, she looks lovely wearing it. Thanks so much for launching your modeling career on this blog, Roma! :)