Archive for January, 2009

But of course!

Guitar picks by you.

So what happens when a crafter learns the guitar?  The crafter makes her own guitar picks out of a grocery store card of course!  These were pretty fun and easy to make but I’m trying not to go all nuts and make dozens.  Better to use some of that energy to practice the blues scale … cuz I gots me some crafty blues.

Feel that sugary burn!

Candied ginger by you.

Here’s my latest addiction — candied ginger!  I bought some from the store but found out that it’s really easy to make them at home.   You basically just cook sliced ginger in water and sugar on low heat for an hour and a half and dry the slices on a flat surface and toss them with sugar.  Besides the ginger slices, I also got this gingery sugar syrup.  I don’t know what I’m going to do with the syrup yet but I chopped up some of that candied ginger and put it in the chocolate chip pumpkin bread I made.  Sweet and Spicy, a very nice combination I must say.

Hedgerow Socks

Hedgerow Socks by you.

Woohoo, I finally finished these socks last night using this pattern!!

Happy New Year!

Ginger Cookies by you.

It is FRIGID in Boston so it’s a perfect time to stay home and eat bake cookies.  Here are the last remaining whole wheat ginger snaps I made using this recipe (I halved the recipe, cut down the sugar, and added finely chopped crystallized ginger).  They are oh so good and who am I kidding, making the cookies smaller doesn’t mean I eat any less…but at least they’re whole wheat!