Monday, April 9, 2018
Who's Holding The Key to Spring?
Well, still unseasonably cold here and a bit of snow is again in the forecast! They say that by the end of the week it will be MUCH warmer. We'll see.
Let's start with a treat. I made a Blueberry Dutch Baby in my cast iron skillet for Sunday brunch for hubby and I -and it was SOOO good!
Have a slice won't you? I adapted a recipe I recently found in a magazine. This is similar to a pancake but lighter and more eggy (is this a word?). Recipe at end of post.
Joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for T Stands For Tuesday, and Cast Iron Fridays.
There is a birthday celebration happening at the Simon Wednesday Challenge with special prizes! Happy 9th birthday, and thank you for all the inspiration challenges and projects!!
If you have been coming here regularly lately you know how much I have been loving using this brick stencil-it's also on the garden pic at the top :)
Products: Neenah Classic Coat Solar White 110lb. paper, brick wall stencil, clustered leaves die, Tessatina border die, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Distress Tea Dye ink- all from Simon Says Stamp; clear stamp (Mega Mixed Messages set -Papertrey Ink; metallic patterned paper (DCWV).
I will also share my card with the Simon Says Flickr Challenge #95 and Simply Neutrals Tuesday.
A journal page collage:
Images from a folder of magazine clips I just pieced together. Joining Art Journal Journey for the theme of "Recycle and Collage" this month along with Try It On Tuesday for the theme of "recycle something"..
And this tag (you saw a glimpse of it at the top of my post) is meant for the Simon Monday Challenge (theme is Mythology/Inspired by a Story) :
The Secret Garden immediately entered my head and this tag came together quite effortlessly. I love the 1949 movie version of this story so I had to use a vintage girl! And I do love the way my brick wall turned out:)
Products: Tim Holtz Distress tag, Paper Doll, Botanical; napkin (background); black wire; modeling paste mixed with a bit of black paint; Brick Wall stencil (Simon Says Stamp); key charm (from my stash); computer generated words; Diamond Stickles glitter glue.
Also joining Paint Party Friday! Have a super, fun filled week, and do share if you try the recipe for the Dutch Baby:)
“I am sure there is magic in everything, only we have not sense enough to get hold of it and make it do things for us”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett,
Blueberry Dutch Baby
1 c. milk 3/4 c. flour 2 Tbsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 4 lg. eggs zest of 1 lemon
3 Tbsp. butter fresh blueberries (or sliced strawberries) confectioner's sugar
10 or 12" skillet ( I used the 12").
Place rack in middle of oven and preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Whisk eggs, milk and sugar in lg bowl. Add lemon zest and salt. Gradually whisk in the flour and mix until smooth. Place the butter in the skillet and place in the oven 3 min. or so until butter has melted. Remove from oven and swirl butter around pan to coat then pour the batter in the skillet. Bake 17 - 20 min. until puffed and golden. Sprinkle blueberries over then dust with confectioners sugar. Serves 2 - 4.