Friday, October 28, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

To My Michelle:

Recipe of the Day.... Crumpets.

So, I am endeavoring on making a decent crumpet. Which should be interesting, since, I've never had a crumpet. I have nothing to compare it to, no model to set it up against. I'm off to the grocery store for ingredients. I've been reading blogs all around the interwebs looking for ideas and the general recipe for one. I'm feeling like it a pancake-y sort of a thing.  I'll make this a several part blog on the "Crumpet: A Quest"  and then we'll see what we get.

Friday Night-  Attempt Number 1 -  So they came out...Meh. Not really what I was looking for, or what I think I'm looking for. No real nooks and crannies. Mostly doughy and heavy. They really weren't what the blog described. I think I filled the rings to much. And someone had mentioned that they had put the soda in right before cooking. I think I'll try that with the next recipe. We'll see!  This is the best part of experimenting, figuring out what works and what doesn't. So these are mine:

Ok so Crumpet fest-tober is on hold for awesome weather. Yard work must be done, so I will continue this little exploration of crumpetness on Tuesday.


Crupmet Update:

I might have found the one. This recipe has a lot more air and you add the baking soda at the end, after you have let the yeast do its work. Lots of bubbles everywhere.  Here is the new picture. (if your english, please let me know if these look better) The first picture is as it went into the pan and the second is when it is getting ready to be turned. They seem to work out really well. They do tend to be a little bit greasy. But after you toast them, and add some butter, you don't seem to notice the greasiness.  I have to apologize. I completely forgot to take a picture of them when they were all finished. But they look better!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Upcoming Events

Hey Everyone!

So I wanted to keep you all updated on upcoming events:

October 15th  Saturday

  • Extra Life Fundraising

    • Raising money for Children's Miracle Network-  its going on at our house and of course Andi's Apple Cakes will be providing the sugar!  It's 24 hours of Gaming for  sick kids. Which means lots of Mountain Dew, Coffee, fun, and I'm sure several meltdowns. Please Support me Here!

October 31st  Monday

  • Halloween!!  Which means Candy and Goodies!!   I've got Pumpkin Bread available. Along with other awesome fall treats! (more info later)  So make sure you get your order in so you can take some yummy things to the office or just have something to snack on when the trick-or-treaters get to your house.


From now till Winter

  • Kristy's Barn is stocking my Apple Cakes and Pumpkin Bread.  Make sure you get over to the Farm get some pumpkins, Apple Cakes, sign up for your 2012 CSA, pet some animals and get some super yummy apple cider doughnuts!


I'm going to be at a few different craft shows, and as soon as I get the dates and times pinned down I'll let you know.


Also I'm running a Breakfast goodie contest- I was going to draw on October 1st but I want to get some more entries. So I'm extending the drawing to October 15th.    The Drawing is for a basket of breakfast goodies to be delivered to your office, for 2-30 people.

If you want in on the contest: Please email me at

Include Your:    Name -- Place of Business-- Telephone Number-- Address-- How many people are in your office

Please put "Contest Entry"   in the Subject line

Again I'll draw October 15th and let the winners know.


See you at a farmers market or craft show soon!