Monday, January 31, 2011

Cara Cara Orange & Baby Arugula salad

1 5oz package baby arugula
1/4C feta cheese crumbled
1/4C golden raisins
3 Cara Cara navel oranges peeled & cut into slices
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/4C pine nuts 
1T grainy mustard
1t honey
1T apple cider vinegar
1/4C olive oil
Heat a fry pan until warm.  Add the pine nuts and cook for about 1 minute or until they 
start turning golden (be careful not to burn).
 In a small bowl make the vinaigrette: 
add the mustard, honey, cider vinegar, salt & pepper.
with a fork, slowly whisk in the olive oil, until creamy and all the oil is incorporated.
In a large bowl add the arugula, feta cheese golden raisins, sliced oranges, red onion, and pine nuts.
Spoon 1/2 the vinaigrette into the salad. Toss, toss, toss (I like to do this with my hands) taste the salad and add more dressing as need. adjust seasoning if needed. Serve  
enjoy!  let me know if you liked the salad.
winter time is the best time to eat & drink, & cook with citrus fruits.  I love honeybell oranges, blood oranges, meyer lemons.  look for the at large emporiums like costco and try them.  So delicious

Friday, January 28, 2011

Colleen Moody's Doll Chick Class

What a fabulous weekend it was!  Playing with paper clay, cloth & scissors,  hmmmm sounds like a good magazine title.....Oh there's one already. Kecia thank you for bring Colleen to New Jersey for a great winter break class.
supply bags were an inspiration!

a little dab of water will do it.

it's all in the gams

this only looks like it hurts, it's really getting ready to fly.

aussie at work

flopsy  showing off her lil bird

you'd be smiling too, check out those pantaloons

the velvet touch with brown boots

bonnie bonnet

anyone have any stamping images?

is this for the pixie?

"Our Capitan"

beautiful in blue

my what lace!

some funk with spunk

graduation photo

Lorelei Moody Lark (my creation) with pantufflas (turkish shoes)
If you every get a chance to take a class with Colleen (California here I come) PLEASE DO. She is one sensational doll maker and teacher. As you can see from these pictures..... We all were very happy campers.

Monday, January 10, 2011

cara cara oranges know how

cara cara oranges are navel oranges or red navels.  They are sweet and low in acid.  Many markets are starting to carry them now.  They are easy to find at large emporiums like COSTCO
cut top & bottom ends off
cut the skin and pith (white stuff) 
to make an orange slice called a supreme, with a paring knife cut between the membrane
another view of cutting between the membrane
squeeze the membrane to release the rest of the juice
an additional way to serve the orange is to cut it horizontally into slices.  They are delicious for breakfast in cereal or yogurt. Great in salads & wonderful broiled for dessert.
Stay tuned for a recipe with CARA CARA ORANGES