Thursday, March 27, 2014

I recently had an order for some Vermont cookies for a college student.  These cookies make a great addition to any care package. I remember how much I LOVED getting care packages when I was in college and then later when I was an Americorps volunteer in Alaska.  One time my mother sent me a package when I was working in Fairbanks. We lived in tents and my mother sent me a package and told me not to open it until my birthday.  After storing it in my TENT in ALASKA for a couple of days I opened it up and it was full of food!  Thanks mom, guess who else likes food in the wild in Alaska? Bears that's who!  But alas I was not eaten by a bear and I gobbled up all of the delicious chocolates and cheddar cheese. 
I have to say the Stowe logo gave me a lot of trouble!  I guess I need to work on that since we share a name!

Well my daughter and I are on a trip to New Jersey to visit my brother and his family.  It feels tropical down here, (we woke up to -10 again in VT this morning!) It is the little things right? A hotel pool and 40 degree weather go a long way! 

Monday, March 24, 2014

What a beautiful morning! The sun is shining and the thermometer is slowly inching upward.  I snapped these photos this morning after I dropped my daughter off at ski school, or snowboarding school, as my daughter likes to correct me with a little irritation in her voice.  Ahh she is only four... but the mountain did look beautiful this morning.

Here is the little bugger getting ready this morning, little cutie even when she is correcting me.

Here she is shredding with my husband cheering her on!  Look out 2030 Olympics, here we come!

I also went for a walk this morning and took lots of photos of a frozen river.  There is just something about winter rivers that I find so soothing.  I need to make a cookie with these colors, they just make you feel cold inside. Which I don't know why you want to feel cold inside hmmm maybe I should rethink this cookie or save it for the middle of July! 

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I am getting spring fever even though there are not actually any signs of spring yet!  My husband and I keep talking about a tropical get away so I decided to try out my new starfish cutter.
We used to live in Juneau, AK and at low tide you could see tons of starfish attached to the rocks.  They were beautiful and I remember them being this sort of purple color that is hard to replicate, but alas I will do it! Food coloring can sense fear...

My aunt Jane is always sewing beautiful skirts for our daughter.  I love the material she picks out and these three happen to be particularly spring-y.
 I made the birds into a cookie last year and I want to make the other two into cookies as well.
This cookie was my entry for an online cookie contest. I think I need to make them again, I love the fun colors!

We have had two pheasants hanging out around our house for the past couple of weeks. They like to eat the berries from our front tree. They are beautiful but we have no idea where they came from.
 Wow this photo looks black and white but it is actually a COLOR photo! I guess it is just a grey March day...

Thursday, March 6, 2014



What happened to Global Warming!? 
This cold weather does however make for beautiful skies...
I got kind of fancy with this one.

I am exploring some Guinness ideas for St. Patty's day.  So in the name of research...

I hope the sun is shining in your corner of the world!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Well I never really used the Meyer lemons for baking but I also bought a bag of limes (I am not sure why I am craving citrus right now) and used those in these pretty lime melt aways.  I used Martha's recipe so I knew it would be good!  That lady can bake!

She adds corn starch to the dough which makes them very tender.   Here is the link for the recipe  They are great for adults but they did not pass the kid test at this morning's play date!

Well this is what greeted us this morning...
I don't mean to complain BUT.....I will.  I am kind of done with -10! OK I said it now I can move on, it will be spring soon anyway...right?

Just one more picture.  I finally downloaded photos from the camera and came across this little gem!