Monday, November 22, 2010

Featured in Retro Handmade

Red Mushroom Home

My little house was featured on the Retro Handmade blog today!
Thanks Lisa!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Pumpkin soup with garlic cream

Roasted pumpkin seeds

Baked pumpkin

Yesterday I got 7 pumpkins to store and last through the winter, and baked one today. I roasted the seeds too - delicious! I'm going to make some soup and a pie.

I just made the soup and it was pretty easy. Here is the recipe.

Pumpkin Soup

2 c pumpkin pulp
1 c water
1 chicken bullion cube
cayenne pepper

Heat the pulp, water and bullion on medium heat. Blend with a stick blender (if you don't have one put it in your blender or food processor). Then add the spices to taste. I just sprinkled a dash of everything. I topped it off with some garlic cream I had leftover from a party. Very tasty!

Garlic Cream

2 heads garlic
4 oz cream cheese
1/4 c parmesan
splash of milk

Cut the tops off of the 2 heads of garlic and drizzle with olive oil. Roast in the oven for an hour at 400. Let them cool and then squeeze the garlic out into a bowl. Mix together with the cream cheese. Add parmesan and salt and mix. I do this with a fork but you can use a hand mixer if you like. Add a little milk to make it spreadable. Serve with crackers (or put it on your soup!). I made water crackers with caraway seeds to serve with it.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Owl Cozy

Owl cozy for french press

Keeping warm

Handmade cozy

I made this owl french press cozy from recycled clothing. It has polyfil and mylar sandwiched in the middle for optimum insulation. And I added magnets for the closure, they are sewn inside the material. It works really well and keeps the coffee hot!