Saturday, May 15, 2021

At the Library : Crafts inspired by Alice in Wonderland


At the Library : Crafts inspired by Alice in Wonderland 

You still have time to Enter my Book Craft Challenge !  Check out these great crafts. 

Your late ,your late ... for important date 

Playing cards inspired crafts: 

Free Printable for crafting bookmarks:

At the Library : A Women's Garden


At the Library : Saturday Book review 

Grow Beautiful Plants and Make Useful Things - Plants and Projects for Home, Health, Beauty, Healing, and More

In A Woman’s Garden, the creative force behind, Tanya Anderson, shares inspiring ways to use the power of plants for home and health—with helpful growing advice and step-by-step instructions for creating over 35 inspiring projects, edibles, and art from your garden.

Gardens grow more than just pretty flowers. They grow well-being and a deeper connection with nature. Gardens can also produce plant material for creating homemade skincarenatural dyes, artisan craftsdelicious foods and beverages, and medicines—homegrown ways to create a wholesome lifestyle.

Making things with your hands and heart, and then sharing the fruits of your labors with friends and family, is both satisfying and soul-stirring. Learn how to grow dozens of plants and then transform them into gorgeous items to nurture yourself or gift to others, including:

  • Using onion skins to dye wool
  • Alkanet root and lavender soap
  • Soapwort multipurpose cleaner
  • Rose petal facial mist
  • Edible flower frittata
  • Healing calendula skin salve
  • Paper mache leaf lanterns
  • Chamomile tincture 
  • Gardening projects, including a herb spiral, strawberry pallet planter, and more

In A Woman's Garden, you'll be introduced to seven categories of useful plants. Plus, meet inspiring women gardeners from around the globe who grow and use edibles, herbs, and flowers to create natural products you can make, too. Find inspiration, healing, health, and happiness right outside your own backdoor with A Woman's Garden.

Net Galley book review: 

This is really not  a gardening book as much as it’s a book showcasing individual gardens that have a theme:.  And what you can make from these gardens. If you are into natural crafts you will be inspired by these gardens .  Lisa 

    Garden themes: 
EDIBLE, (Kitchen, Flowers, Herbs), HEALTH & BEAUTY, (Skin Care, Herbal Medicine), HOME AND CRAFTS, (Herbs for the Home, Natural Plant Dyes, The Crafty Garden).

Thursday, May 13, 2021

May 13 : National Hummus Day


Thursday Recipe : 

May 13 : National Hummus Day 

HummusHummus (, ; Arabic: حُمُّص‎, 'chickpeas'; full Arabic name: ḥummuṣ bi-ṭ-ṭaḥīna Arabic: حمص بالطحينة‎, 'chickpeas in tahini') is a dip, spread, or savory dish made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic.

  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas, peeled (from 1 to 1 ¼ cup dry chickpeas or from quality canned chickpeas. See recipe notes for more instructions on cooking and peeling chickpeas)

  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 to 4 ice cubes
  • ⅓ cup  (79 grams) Tahini paste
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Hot water (if needed)
  1. Add chickpeas and minced garlic to the bowl of a food processor. Puree until a smooth, powder-like mixture forms.
  2. While processor is running, add ice cubes, tahini, salt, and lemon juice. Blend for about 4 minutes or so. Check, and if the consistency is too thick still, run processor and slowly add a little hot water. Blend until you reach desired silky smooth consistency.
  3. Spread in a serving bowl and add a generous drizzle of  EVO olive oil on top.

What is Hummus? 

Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip, spread, or savory dish made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. The standard garnish in the Middle East includes olive oil, a few whole chickpeas, parsley, and paprika. In Middle Eastern cuisine, it is usually eaten as a dip, with pita bread.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

At the Library : Wed Craft Challenge :

 At the Library :  Wed Craft Challenge : 

 Have  you joined our bi weekly challenge ?  You still have time before your book (project)   is Due on 5/18  ..... Link you Alice in Wonderland themed project Now on the side bar  Linky. Can't wait to share with the kids At The Library.   

Check Out our Book: 

Alice in Wonderland :   Crafts   

Look for more  Alice and Wonderland crafts to share  AT THE LIBRARY  on Saturday.....  And check out New book next Wednesday.   Lisa 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Tuesday 4 : Summer


Summer Time!

Welcome! We remember Toni Taddeo with her Tuesday 4... 

Let's discuss summer this week...

1. What emotions and feelings does summer conjure up for you?

Summer fun, relaxing , family time  Hot 

2. What's summer weather like in your neck of the woods?

South Louisiana means : Hot and Humid with a chance of Rain 

3. Got some special summer meals you and your family enjoy?

Lois of grilling , Fruit salad, and my Chicken Pasta salad  ( my recipe below) 

4. What do you enjoy doing in summer? Sports, trips.. do you go on vacation?

We only do small day trips. Everyone is working so we are busy. I am planning and running   the Summer Reading program at the Library and working in the garden. 

Thanks for joining in.

My Summer Chicken and Pasta Salad : 

  • Preheat the grill for high heat. Season both sides of chicken breast halves with steak seasoning.

  • Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill chicken 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until juices run clear. Remove from heat, cool, and cut into strips.

  • Meanwhile, place the rotini pasta in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente. Drain, and rinse with cold water to cool.

  • In a large bowl, mix together the cheese, onion, lettuce, and tomatoes. Toss with the cooled chicken and pasta to serve.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Happy Homemaker Monday

    Happy    Homemaker Monday  5/10

 Good Morning from Rainy Louisiana ! 

Look like we have another storm coming through this week with 3 days of rain forecasted.  Good for my plants but not for working in the yard.  Guess I need to get started on household chores and email from the weekend. 

 On the Menu: 

Breakfast this morning : My son is home from college -so I am making French Toast( Lost Bread) in Louisiana . 

Grandpa Recipe : 

4 Servings

  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon  Vanilla 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  Cinnamon 
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 slices bread

INS Dtrections :In a large bowl  Mix all ingrediants together. Place the bread inside and let soakk whle the skillet heat up. Place 2 tablesppoom of butter in a large skillet and let melt. Once hot -place soaked bread in skillet and brown on both sides. Take out whrn toasty brown. Seve with powdered sugar and syrup. 

On the Menu this week: 

Mon & Tues: large batch of stewed chicken and biskets

Wed:    Hanburger

Thurs: Chicken spagetti

Baked fish and rice 

 On Tv and Reading : 

I am streaming some of my favorite TV series and movies.  And I am catching up on my reading while it's Rains I have a few  Review request I need to get done.  

At the Library Craft Challenge: 

Make sure you join my Craft Link up on my blog. It's all about books and creating crafts around the book theme. Enter Now and share.... Lisa 

 Garden   Thoughts   :  Mother's Day 

From My Memory Garden. 

I lost  both my parents this last year as well as some 4legged family mummers. I planted this island garden to honor them with flowers,bird  bath  bird feeders and this marble bench. My Mom and Dad was both big gardeners so this keeps them close . 

“And He walks with me. And He talks with me. And He tells me I am His own. And the joy we share as we tarry there

None other has ever known…”

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Alice in Wonderland : : At the Library

 Alice in Wonderland :  Crafts 

Our Library Book  : 

Have you joined our  Library Book Kraft Challenge @  The Library  ! It's open  now for two weeks and our first book is a classic > Alice in Wonderland. ! Enter your craft on the side bar : Linky. Cant wait to see what you have made..... Lisa 

Scrapbook page : 

Paper Roll characters : fun craft to do with the kids at the library. 

   Need some great idea's  :  Free Printable  -download link below .

At the Library : Crafts inspired by Alice in Wonderland

  At the Library : Crafts inspired by Alice in Wonderland  You still have time to Enter my Book Craft Challenge !  Check out these great cra...