I really do love cranberries! And for so many reasons. ;)
Their unique taste, beautiful deep red color, nutritional value, even their shiny, glossy texture! The interesting way they are grown and harvested.
And of course, their special significance at Christmas and all the memories that enjoying cranberries over the years, conjures up. :)
My blog-bud Caroline Brown over at…
***When I think about Christmas foods, cranberries are close to the top of my favs for this festive time of year. ***
Hope you enjoy this reblog that features a yummy alternative for traditional fruitcake.
A beautiful loaf, brimming with the flavours of cranberries and Mandarin oranges.
Happy Baking and Week! :<)
It’s not always easy to think “healthier choices” when it comes to holiday recipes.
But it doesn’t have to be ALL bad either.
Here’s a round-up of holiday-ready recipes from the Veggie…archives that I hope you will enjoy.
This oh, so yummy hummus recipe was a winner in a recipe contest, here at Veggies, Yarns & Tails, a few years ago.
Delicious with crudité, tortilla chips, pitas…great on wraps too.
And what a gorgeous bright orange color to add to your holiday table.
Who needs additive-laden commercial party mix, when it’s so easy to make it in the slow cooker?
Pick and choose your fav ingredients and leave out what you don’t want. This is by far, the best party mix I have ever tasted.
Fill up a pretty jar, add the recipe on a ribbon tie and it makes a great hostess gift too.
This is one of my all-time fav marinated salads.
Oh, so delish and colorful too. Gluten-free is an added bonus.
A great potluck or buffet table addition.
What could be better after a day at the rink or skiing, than a hot and spicy bowl of black bean soup?
This is my version of this classic, comfort soup.
Makes a crowd-pleasing and oh so satisfying ”meal in a bowl”.
My redo of this classic, oh so rich and yummy main dish. Lower in fat and no meat required!
If you are a meat-eater, you won’t miss the beef, I promise.
And if you already ♥ mushrooms like I do, this is definitely one you’ll enjoy.
Makes a quick and elegant main dish, perfect for a holiday supper.
This luscious Berry Cobbler recipe is courtesy of the Veggie Table.
Lower in sugar than a lot of cobbler recipes. I sub Earth Balance for the butter and use buttermilk, not cream.
A nice dessert to make when you’ve got supper in the oven and want something sweet to finish a meal.
I make mine with organic frozen mixed berries (so convenient) and top with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt. Yumm…
Happy Cooking and Happy Holidays!
This pattern post has been getting quite a few hits lately, based on my stats, so thought I’d feature this easy knit project again, here at Veggies.. just in time to make for Christmas.
I made the one pictured above and am working on a couple for gifts right now too.
What I really like about this cover is not only how it looks but how protective it is too. Nice and thick because of the seed stitch used throughout, so it really cushions the ereader; unlike some of the other ereader cover patterns and even the commercial covers, that are available.
This pattern was one that I found over at Ravelry.
Laura, the designer has graciously provided a PDF of the pattern: Kindle_Cover
Just seed/moss stitch throughout, knitting in the round (p the k and k the p) to form this lovely, textural yarn fabric.
I used some wool from my stash. The yarn color shown is Fire Tweed by Lopi.
The only thing I am changing this time is to make it an inch shorter than the pattern. If you decide to make one of these, measure your own ereader and make the cover (up to flap) just 1/2″ more than the length of your ereader so it fits snugly. It will stretch a bit too, with repeated use.
Another tip, if using a wool yarn for this project, DO give it a soak in a wool/delicate wash detergent after making the cover and before using it, to soften up the yarn. I used Eucalan (click to read my review of that great product) and it softened up this yarn beautifully. Wool yarns can be a bit rough and you wouldn’t want to scratch the screen of your ereader.
Who needs to spend $20. + for one of those generic ereader covers?
And handmade gifts are always so special.
I’ve posted a sneak peek from the WINTER section of the book, over at My Poetic Path.
I’m really happy with how this second volume of Haiku Reflections turned out.
Another ”labour of love” and isn’t that always the best kind?
Happy Weekend and Black Friday Shopping to All!
Wow, Christmas is less than a month away, amazing.
Has this year flown by or is it just me?
I just posted my annual holiday gift suggestion list over at My Real Life Reviews.
20 of my fav gift ideas and they are all under $20!
Hope you’ll stop by to check it out soon and do share if you can too.
Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!
I am just finishing the second volume of my haiku series: Haiku Reflections.
I would appreciate your opinion re: the cover photo.
The one shown above is just one of several I’m considering.
I’ve posted all the choices over at My Poetic Path, you can see the post here.
The more opinions, the better! ;)
Thanks so much and Happy Wednesday
Mr. Cheddar sometimes feels the need to get away from all the pressures of being an online celebrity and world-famous blogger. When he does, here are some of the many disguises that he has been known to use.
That face in the crowd. Perhaps...somehow, vaguely familiar....
Now, all is revealed!
I Wanna Be a Rockstar Ched
Me ummmm....Caveman Ched
Protecting Your Liberty Ched…
***IT'S ANOTHER GRAY, DREARY DAY HERE IN BC AND I WAS IN NEED OF A PICK-ME UP, THIS MORNING.***
MR. CHEDDAR ALWAYS MAKES ME SMILE BUT THIS POST FROM 2012 ALSO MAKES ME LOL!
I HOPE IT BRINGS A SMILE AND CHUCKLE TO YOUR DAY TOO.
MR. CHEDDAR AND I WISH YOU A WONDERFUL WEEK, FILLED WITH SMILES AND LAUGHTER. :<)
One of the many pleasures of fall are the beautiful 'fresh from the orchard' apples that are now available. Of course they don't last long before starting to lose their crisp and delicious texture so must be used up fairly quickly.
In addition to making apple: pies, butters, crisps and good old baked; this is one of my favorite ways to use up some of the abundant fall crop.
**I'm just getting over a cold and soup is the only thing I crave to eat right now.**
Hope you enjoy this encore post for one of my fav autumn soups.
Fall is a great time of year for all kinds of apple recipes and this soup is a bit different, with the addition of curry.
Now I'm off to take a nap. I don't "do sick" often or well. :<(