Friday, August 5, 2011

Red, white and blue Helix Scarf



Yoyo Count:  314

Green Beans with Pecans and Warm Honeyed Apple Dressing

I cut the recipe by half.  Here's the original recipe:
2 lbs. of fresh green beans
2 cups of chopped Granny Smith apples
1/4 cup of olive oil
1 t. fresh minced garlic (I used from a jar.)
3 T. honey
2 T. balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup of apple cider (I couldn't find any in August at our grocery store so I used apple juice.)
1 T. Dijon mustard
1/4 cup crumbled Feta cheese
1/4 cup of pecans lightly toasted (I used straight out of the bag...no toasting).

Trim the stem ends from the green beans and leave the points.
Bring pot of water to a boil and drop in the beans. Blanche  the beans until they are light green (about one minute...mine took a bit longer.)  After they are blanched, drain and rinse under cold water. 
Meanwhile combine apples, oil, garlic, honey, vinegar, cider and mustard in a small sauce pan and over medium high heat bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and cool until warm.  

I took the picture before I added the pecans. Imagine Pecans :)

Arrange the beans on a platter.  Sprinkle with the Feta cheese and pecans.  Stir the warm dressing well and spoon it over the beans.  Really good !!!  From the cookbook:  Eating for Acid Reflux.  The dressing is what really makes this recipe good.  I would consider using it over other vegetables too. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Yoyo Count 250

Back from a long road trip, yo-yo'd my way up the East Coast.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Halloween Scarecrow

Also made for my sister. Will provide the pattern name later.

Yoyo count:  200

Butterlfy Quilt

 I was visiting my sister and she asked me if I remembered making this quilt for her.  I didn't :)  According to the label, I made it in 2000.  I snapped a few pictures :)