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Today is the beginning of my Birthday Week! My Love and I’ll be heading to a local park for some fun in the sun! Tuesday is my actual birthday. I do not know where the time has gone as next year I will be 45!!!! We are planning a day trip to Niagara Falls Ontario for this celebratory day. On Wednesday my best friend and I are heading to a local Cupcakery. This is such a cute shop. Will be enjoying cupcakes and tea. I am looking forward to catching up with her and getting in some quality crochet time. The owner of the shop mentioned that her mother knits here as well. She said she wouldn’t mind if we did as well. On Friday is My Love’s Birthday so that means more fun in store!

I will post pictures of the week as soon as I can!

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I restrained myself! Only purchased 8 yards of new fabric. Also picked up heavy needles, heavy thread, labels and three new glass jars that will be perfect for displaying my loose tea

Last week I was Googling  and came across

https://www.google.com/search?q=Super+Secret+Cookie+Dough&rlz=1C1EODB_enUS532US532&oq=Super+Secret+Cookie+Dough&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60j69i61.6905j0j7&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

Wow was I surprised on how much I liked it…in fact I made it twice.

Today I decided to create my own and here is the result of that fun time in the kitchen today:

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1 can Garbanzo beans

2 packets of Justin’s Almond Butter

1/8 teaspoon  Sea Salt

3 Tablespoons Agave

1/2 teaspoon Pure Almond Extract         * Next time I would reduce to 1/4 teaspoon

1 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla                             * Next time I would increase to 1 3/4 teaspoon

1 Tablespoon Vanilla Almond Milk

1/3 Cup Chocolate Chunks

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Remove skins from the beans

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Put them in food processor and pulse until fine in texture

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add all remaining ingredients  minus the chocolate chunks into food processor

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Pulse until well blended

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Transfer to a bowl and mix in the chocolate chunks (more or less to taste)

After I put this in the fridge to chill for an hour I made a cup of tea. In fact it is the tea that helped inspire this recipe. It is one of my top favorite teas. I got the remainder of my  inspiration from a friend that thought almond butter would be a great addition.

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Almond Ode To Joy Tea

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Nothing left to do but pour a spot of tea and try my cookie dough…….I was pleasantly happy as it is reminiscent of an Almond Danish Ring. I will certainly make this again!!!

I  have decided that in 2014 I will learn how to crochet and how to tatt. I purchased a book that I am thinking will help. However, I will take an suggestions or advice you have to offer!
My Gram taught me how to crochet as a young child but I never kept at it. I have some of the yarn she had and would LOVE to make something with her yarn. My eyes are getting misty just writing about this…….Okay all better now.
So where was I….oh yeah. I was wondering what would be a good beginner project? I do not make to make dish cloths or socks.
Tatting is a lost art these days and is absolutely beautiful. I would like to at least try. What could hurt in trying?

Update:

Infinity Scarf recipient was extremely happy. I received random hugs throughout the day as she was so thankful. The frustrations I felt while making it melted away as soon as I saw the look on her face. She said I should make them to sell and I immediately said no. As I have learned making something for an order is too stressful for me. Confession: I told her that the wavy part was the past on the scarf that lays on the back of your neck. She thought it was so sweet I marked the back of the scarf for her! Guess my mistake worked out for the best after all.
My secret santa gave me 2 pair of fuzzy socks, a bobbin holder, a snowflake mug and a $50 gift card to JoAnn’ s. She went way over the budget but I am thrilled with what I received. The mug was so sweet of her…..I started drinking Lavender Tea and had mentioned in passing that I should get a mug that is white on the inside so I could appreciate the pretty purple color. I am one lucky lady!

Yesterday I went into the city (Buffalo, NY) with a friend. We went to Seabar for sushi. I had  Sushami, Miso, Sesame Noodles and Jasmine Tea. All of which I never had before. It was a-m-a-z-i-n-g. The Sushami was like butter melting on my tongue (I even ate it with chopsticks). The flavors in the Miso where like none I have ever experienced. I must get back here again….at the least for the Miso.  Took a moment to adjust to the noodles as they are served cold. I liked them though. As for the Tea….I will have to try it another day as I was very congested and could not taste it 😦 

Next on our adventure was to get a cup of coffee…question is where. We decided on Spot Coffee which we are both big fans of. Problem came in when I noticed right across the street was Starbucks! For me it was no choice as I recently became addicted to Starbucks Pumpkin Brewed Coffee. Coffee in hand we head to the Central Library.

I LOVE the Central Library. They have a Mark Twain Room where you get this close to some of his possessions. There is a rotating collection of artwork here as well. I also that the Rare Book Room that an exhibit on the science behind books. It is always fascinating to see. This was truly a great moment for me as my friend had never been to this library before. It was so much fun seeing it through her eyes. Of course we found our way to the crafting section. I walked away with two books….One being Simple Sewing with a French Twist. I am in awe of the knowledge that is contained in the first few pages of the book. I knew that I would have to own this…soon. So this morning I located it for a very reasonable price on Etsy..the shop owner is reserving it for me. How LUCKY could I get! 

Just wanted to give you a glimpse into the Wonderful Adventure I had!

 


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