Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Blueberry buckle

This evening I thought I should try a new blueberry recipe, on my hunt I came across this blueberry buckle recipe on all recipe.com  now I had 2 different recipes up and was reading each one, and well kinda added a little extra. Along with the ingredients below I also added 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Also noted (maybe my oven) that I should have used a little bit bigger pan. End result, AWESOME!!!

.Original recipe makes 1 -8x8 inch cake


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease one 8x8 inch pan.
  2. Cream together 3/4 cup sugar, shortening, and egg.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir into sugar mixture, alternating with milk. Stir in blueberries. Pour into greased 8x8 inch pan.
  4. To make topping: Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, cinnamon, and butter. Sprinkle over cake batter.
  5. Bake at 375 degree F (190 degrees C) for 25-30 minutes.

Friday, July 12, 2013

July's 2nd Friday booth in Molalla Oregon

Booth is all set up waiting for customers to come :-)
This seasons 3rd 2nd Friday event! 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Soaps unmolded

Here is the Bug Be Gone soap, always love the smell and pretty green swirls in this soap
Here is my rise and shine out of the mold and cut, colors didn't turn out quite how I wanted, still needs some cleaning up, 
Here is bonsai, dare I say I totally forgot this little batch of soap was on my drying rack, oh shame on me! 
Needless to say I love the smell and the multiple blue swirls in this soap. 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Bug be gone soap

Each year I seem to sell out of this wonderful blend of
essential oils I nicely call Bug be Gone!
usually at the first part of summer I have customers asking
me if I have any yet.  One customer has been a 5 plus years purchaser!
She has informed me that nothing works as well as this soap does
for keeping the bugs away. 

In this photo I have added my EO's and have gotten the soap
to a trace
                              I am now adding in my green colored soap for a neat swirl effect
                                Soap has been poured into the mold, you can see the marbling of color
                                                                      within the soap
                                    I am adding more green color to the top so I can create  more
                                                             of the swirled/marbled look
                                          Soap has been swirled and molded.  I love this mold
                                            each bar comes out pretty close to the same size
I will be posting pictures soon of the bug be gone and the Rise and shine
look like once they are out of the mold

Rise and Shine Soap

Used my new 1 lb mold I got from Anne Marie over at Brambleberry
I love the fresh crisp scent of Rise and Shine, 
It's a wake you up, and make you feel so good kind of smell.
Trying to accent the differnt citrus scents with colors
of orange, pink and yellow and a hint of white

                                      Looking forward to unmolding this soap soon!