Friday, July 26, 2013

Annnd we're back!

For those of you who had noticed, I had shut down the old blog, because I was pouting over a few things that had happened. The main one being that my hand had begun to have more frequent flare ups of arthritis. Painting anything had become a painful endeavor. Actually, anything involving my hand from holding a silly teacup had became scary. Soo... insert pout here. I took some time to analyze the situation and although it will be slow going on major projects, I do have some fun things that I've done.

About a month ago, Ashley turned me on to The Great British Sewing Bee. Luckily these can be found on Youtube, and inspired me to make some sewing projects. (thats another day).

Then we watched The Great British Bake Off. About 5 minutes into the show, they were baking a Lavender Shortbread, using Lavender Sugar.  This sounded like something I could make, so I goggled it  and yes, its plain sugar and lavender.

 Then using this lovely recipe, I made my cookies.

Oh how yummy they were!! And in keeping with British style, I made them using a duck egg, which are wonderful for baking because of the extra big yolks.

                                                                                   And of course, a cup of tea was needed. :)