DH made waffles for breakfast on Sunday! I made blueberry-orange sauce for them the night before, so it was ready to go in the morning. These came out chewy, crispy and really yummy! Recipe Name: GF Waffles Recipe Type: Breakfast Cuisine: GF, VG Author: ScrapDeli.com Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 50 mins Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 1⁄2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Potato Starch 1-1⁄4 cup Basic GF Waffle Flour Mix 2 teaspoon granulated sugar (Florida Crystals) 2 teaspoons baking powder (NOT baking “soda”!

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This is a basic, gluten free, “sweet” flour combination. To actually use it, it needs to be combined with starch and xanthan gum. Recipe Name: Basic GF Waffle Flour Mix Recipe Type: Baking, Breakfast Cuisine: GF, VG Author: ScrapDeli.com Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Yield: 2 cups Ingredients: 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Brown Rice Flour 1⁄2 cup Bob’s Red Mill GF Sorghum Flour 1⁄2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Quinoa Flour Instructions:

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Our Thanksgiving dinner included a yummy Cranberry-Apple Pie for dessert. This was fairly easy to make, starting with a frozen pie shell. You could purchase a commercial GF or wheat pie crust at your favorite market, or use one that you’ve made ahead. In any case, the pie crust should be thawed but cold before starting. The vegan butter we use most often is Earth Balance. Here’s the recipe:

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Thanksgiving 2012

This year is our first totally vegan Thanksgiving dinner! We actually made our dinner on Tuesday, so that we could share it with MIL. Here’s what we had. From left to right: Carrots cooked in a sauce of orange juice, vegan butter and parsley Pickled green beans (served hot) Foxbarrel Blackberry Pear Cider (to drink) Mushrooms and onions sauteed in olive oil, with white wine, rosemary, thyme, poultry seasoning and basalmic vinegar, then stir fried with temph Roasted potatoes, onions and yams with vegan sour creme and chives Kale, rainbow chard, spinach salad (with other veggies) and a home made vinaigrette For dessert, DH made apple cranberry pie with a pecan crunch top, which was served with sweet cashew creme.

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I have something that I want to attach to the back of the poppet doll that I am making. I decided that using a magnet is a good way to make the object “stick”, yet make it easily removable. I have some small, super strong, neodymium magnets, and I decided to use one inside the back of the doll. So then, I had to come up with a way to attach it, so it stays in the proper location.

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I am making progress on my doll! All of the first sewing is completed, and the parts are cut out. I will be working on it some more today. I like to use 15mm clear plastic “animal eyes” for these dolls. They are the kind with the plastic washer that pushes onto the post on the center back of the eye to hold them in place. They are easy to insert, and hold up well.

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Sometimes the simplest of tools are the most useful! The doll I’m making has a “tail”. It is a thin tube that is sewn, and then turned right side out before attaching to the body. It can be tricky to turn such a tiny thing right side out, but I’ve developed a technique that is simple, and works like a charm! You will need the sewn tail and a chop stick!

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Hmmm… That’s a pile of “stuff”! What will it be? Wait and see! I’m going to be taking some time off between now and January 1 to do some crafting. I will still post some recipes, when I make something new, but I’m going to be doing more crafting than I have been. The picture is a pile of things that I’m going to turn into a new Poppet doll. I have a concept in mind, but I never know how something will actually turn out until it’s done…

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