Monday, July 6, 2015

F.R.O.G. Jam!

Last month, a Ravelry friend recommended that I try F.R.O.G. jam.  No, it isn't "raw food" by any means.  And NO it isn't made of frogs!  It's fig, raspberry, orange, and ginger.  Mmmm, so many good things in one jam!

I recently spent a day in Amish country, here in Ohio, so I snagged a couple of jars while I was there.  And our summer being so unseasonably cool, I baked some bread to go with it.  
I don't have jelly, jam, or marmalade very often, but I give this frog jam two thumbs up as an occasional treat for breakfast or tea time.  Mm, Mm!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

A Couple of Cakes

This week we had a birthday, so we made a cake!  Sarah wanted the Skyrim logo on the top because she's quite a fan.  So, okee dokee!

It was very much a group effort, and while it seems silly for her to decorate her own cake, she wanted to!  Tim and I helped with the tracing and outlining of the logo.

We used my very favorite buttercream recipe and an entire pot of Wilton's black icing gel.  It kept looking like steel grey, so we kept adding more...

Well, let me tell you about black buttercream....  it tends to get everywhere, it turns the lips and mouth black, no matter how carefully it's eaten.  And turns something else green.... but I won't mention that because it's unmentionable!  I don't think we'll be doing black icing again soon, wink, wink...

The second "cake" of the week, is my little yarn cake.  I finished the Corriedale Irohamomiji yarn and gave it a good bath and whacking.  Caked-it up and it's ready for crocheting!  It's certainly a beauty!