I made theses lovely apple beignets / fritters (difference??) for New Year's Eve. It uses a quick puff pastry recipe that is not a lot of work and has great results. Apple beignets in the Netherlands are always completely covered in refined sugar which tastes amazing but as I no longer eat it I covered these in Coconut blossom sugar. It gives it a surprisingly slightly spicy taste. Great for a party or when you want to fool yourself that anything apple has got to be healthy somehow :)
Monday, December 30, 2013
Sunday, December 22, 2013
I like to make my own ornaments. Partly because it is cheap and partly because they are pretty especially felt. Last christmas was the first time our family contained 3 people and I decided we could do with a good Christmas tradition. Wanting it to be something doable not just in times of stress but also when my little girl gets bigger and wants to help, I decided to make an ornament based on her. Showing how much she has grown and a remembrance of that particular Christmas.
It's year two and I have two ornaments to show you:
I trace her hand first on paper and then cut it out of felt.
Tracing a 15 month old child's hand is btw not easy! So instead I rub a lot of coconut oil on it and press it on paper. I then trace the oil print. Works like a charm!
Then I make a little dolly wearing the same clothes as she does at Christmas.
The hand sort of represents angle wings because for the most part that is what she is :)
I also write the year on the back and right now I'm using a pen to make the face because everytime I try to embroider it, it is just ugly...
I also finished my bird ornament:
Pretty right ;)
Do you have a Christmas ornament tradition? I'd love to hear about it!
Friday, December 20, 2013
(I always feel really weird typing sugar free and then saying it contains sugar... I have sworn