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#161 KlaineyGStudy

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:07 PM

Wow your video :confused0068: and your jewellery :confused0068: :confused0068: You are very talented :yes:
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:06 PM

Thank you. We're in another Nor'Easter right now. This time it's mostly rain, and the winds aren't as strong.

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 07:03 PM

Here is a Native American festival/celebration menu. I added the botanical names for the plants in the recipes, because different plants may have the same common name.

A Spring Celebration Menu

Stewed Fiddleheads
4 dozen Ostrich Fern(Matteuccia struthiopteris) fiddleheads
2 cups boiling water
1 tsp nut oil
1/2 cup nut butter

In a medium pot, cover the fiddleheads with boiling water and nut oil. Return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered for 20 minutes or until tender; drain. Top with nut butter to enhance flavor and serve hot.


Sautéed Spring Morels
2 lbs fresh spring Morels(Morchella esculenta), sliced long
2 tbsp nut oil

Brush morels to remove dirt. Heat nut oil in a medium fry pan, over medium heat. Add morels and sauté until tender. Serve hot.


Marinated Mushrooms with Wild Leeks
4 cups fresh, firm mushrooms(Shaggy Manes(Coprinus comatus), Meadow Mushrooms(Agaricus campestris, A. arvensis), etc.)
2 cups Wild Leek(Allium burdickii) bulbs
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup Sunflower seed oil
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp dill seed

Blend vinegar, oil, parsley and dillseed into a sauce, set aside. Simmer the mushrooms and leeks in a small amount of boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain, cool, and place in a crock or glass jar. Cover with vinegar, oil, parsley and dillseed sauce and store in the refrigerator, loosely covered for 24 hours or more before serving.


Buttered Poke Sprouts
16 tender young Pokeweed(Phytolacca americana) sprouts
1 tbsp wood ash
2 cloves Wild Garlic(Allium sativum)
Nut butter and cider vinegar to taste

Gather, wash and trim poke sprouts. Place into a large kettle and cover with boiling water; boil for 10 minutes. Pour off cooking water and discard. Cover sprouts with fresh water; add wood ashes and garlic; simmer. Serve steaming hot topped with nut butter and vinegar.


Fresh Chickweed Salad
2 lbs young Chickweed(Stellaria media) leaves and stems
Boiling water
2 tsp raw honey
4 tsp roasted Sunflower(Helianthus spp.) seed butter
2 tsp Sunflower seed oil
1/2 cup cider vinegar

Wash chickweed and place into a medium saucepan, cover with boiling water. Simmer for 3 minutes, covered. Remove from heat and pour off the water. 'Shock' chickweed by placing them into a colander and pouring cold water over them; this sets the color and stops the cooking process. Immediately drain. Combine honey, butter, oil, and vinegar; blend thoroughly. Add chickweed, toss to coat thoroughly; chill for 1 hour before serving.


Shad Roe and Milt
Sack of roe and milt from 2 fish, wash lightly
Boiling water
1 tsp cider vinegar
2 tbsp nut butter
Fresh Sorrel(Rumex acetosa L. ssp. alpestris) or Violet(Viola spp.) leaves
2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
Fresh Dillweed(Anthum graveolens), chopped

Place roe and milt, one at a time into a medium pot of boiling water and vinegar, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove and carefully drain, sauté quickly on all sides in butter (or broil in a greased baking dish for 15 minutes). Serve on a bed of sorrel or violet leaves and garnish with eggs and dillweed.


Wild Strawberry Bread
1 cup fine cornmeal
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup Cattail((Typha latifolia)) pollen
1 cup nut milk or water
2 tbsp nut oil
1egg, beaten
1/2 cup Strawberry leaves, finely cut
1 tsp coltsfoot(Tussilago farfara) ashes
1 cup Wild Strawberries(Fragaria vesca)

Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine the cornmeal, flour and cattail pollen in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix nut milk or water, nut oil, egg, strawberry leaves and coltsfoot ashes;  add to cornmeal mixture and blend well. Fold in the strawberries and turn the batter into a well-greased 4x8" loaf pan. Bake for 40 minutes.


Sunflower Seed Butter (This can be homemade or store-bought: Trader Joe's or any health food store).
1 cup Toasted/Roasted Sunflower seeds
Raw Honey or Agave Nectar

Grind seeds in a mortar and pestle or food processor. Sweeten to taste. Store in refrigerator.


Sweetened Labrador Tea
2 to 3 dried Labrador Tea(Ledum groenlandicum) leaves per person
Boiling water
Maple syrup, raw Agave Nectar, raw Honey, etc.

Steep leaves in boiling water for 10 minutes. sweeten to tasted


Elder Blossom Fritters
2 cups fine white cornmeal
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup spring water
1 tbsp Maple syrup, raw Agave Nectar, raw Honey
1/4 cup corn oil for frying
16 Elder Blossom clusters(Sambucus canadensis), washed and dried
Maple sugar

Prepare batter by beating together the cornmeal, egg, water and maple syrup ( agave, honey, etc.). Heat oil on a griddle and drop batter by large tablespoonfuls onto it, immediately placing a 1 blossom cluster in the center of each raw fritter and lightly pressing into the mixture. Fry for 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip and fry 3 minutes more. Drain on paper toweling. Serve hot, sprinkled with loose blossoms and maple sugar.

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 11:25 PM

It sounds yummy; had to google some of the things though.
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 04:12 PM

Yeah, you got to be careful when you're using common names, as Sorrel and Wood Sorrel are two separate plants. You can eat both, but Wood Sorrel is an Oxide plant and contains oxalic acid and considered toxic when consumed in large amounts as it inhibits the absorption of calcium. Wood Sorrel isn't a problem if eaten as part of a varied diet and with moderation. However, anyone with gout, rheumatism and kidney stones should avoid eating it.

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 04:23 PM

Using everyday ingredients, here's an excellent Lunch Menu.

The dried herbs, in the soup recipe, are freeze-dried. The brand I used is Litehouse.

TOMATO SOUP
(1) 10.75 oz can Campbell's condensed tomato soup
11 oz milk
1/4 tsp dried red onion
1/4 tsp dried garlic
1/4 tsp dried chive
1/8 tsp cracked black pepper
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried parsley

Grind in a mortar and pestle/spice grinder onion, garlic, chive and black pepper; set aside.
In a saucepan, combine tomato soup, milk, ground spice mix and basil; stir to combine. Cook on medium heat until hot and bubbly. Add parsley and cook one minute more.

CRANBERRY - PECAN CHICKEN SALAD
10 oz cooked chicken, chopped or 10 oz canned chicken, shredded
1 rib celery, diced
1 green onion, sliced thinly
1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries (Craisins)
1/4 cup toasted pecans
2 tbsp mayonnaise
Crust sourdough bread slices, toasted and buttered or gluten-free bread or crackers

Stir together chicken, celery, green onion, toasted pecans, sweetened dried cranberries, and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill up to 3 days. Serve in a sandwich.


GLUTEN-FREE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
1 cup chunky peanut butter or roasted sunflower seed butter(I find Trader Joe's version is the best)
1/2 cup cane sugar
1/2 cup unrefined coconut sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare parchment lined cookie sheets.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat peanut butter, cane sugar, and coconut sugar. Add the egg and vanilla, mix for one minute or until combined. Roll one at a time, a tablespoonful of dough into balls; arrange on cookie sheets; one inch apart and flatten with a fork in a crosshatched pattern.
3. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks. This recipe makes 24 cookies.

Edited by MacCionoadha BeanSidhe, 25 March 2018 - 04:24 PM.

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 09:11 PM

I've been busy lately. I've been working on some jewelry. I made the pictured set from round chalk turquoise(Dyed/Stabilized) beads. I'm in the process of making a wire-wrapped Indian Jasper 'Pocket Tenner Rosary'. I don't have a pic as of yet, but I'll post one when I'm done making it.

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 10:42 PM

They are beautiful MacC :D
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Posted 09 May 2018 - 11:19 PM

Thank you very much. Here's the pic of the rosary.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 03:13 AM

Lovely :D
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 05:14 PM

I've made two more.


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:05 PM

They are beautiful how long do they take to make?
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 08:09 AM

I like the rain flower jade beads, they are so pretty
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 11:20 PM

View PostKlaineyGStudy, on 10 May 2018 - 11:05 PM, said:

They are beautiful how long do they take to make?

It takes about a half hour to make one if it's just a simple loop. It takes at least an hour if it's wire-wrapped, like in the first one I showed.

View PostMrsFrootloops, on 11 May 2018 - 08:09 AM, said:

I like the rain flower jade beads, they are so pretty

Yes, they're lovely beads.

I found out that TierraCast has discontinued the cross I used in making these. The lady I got them from, told me I got the last she had of them. It sucks because they are much nicer than the ones they're continuing to carry.  I'm going to make gold & Lapis lazuli ones when I get the charms.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:51 PM

Here are a few more I recently made.

Auto Tenner Rosaries

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:55 PM

Beautiful MacC ^_^
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:09 PM

Today's cool and damp, so it's the kind of day that needs a good soup/stew/chowder.

Corn - Quinoa Chowder

4 c. Low-sodium vegetable broth
7 oz. corn
1 c. Carrot, sliced
1 c. Celery, sliced
1/2 c. Onions, chopped
1/3 c. Quinoa
2 c Milk
1/4 c. Flour
1 1/2 Tbs. parsley
Ground Black Pepper, to taste

1. Combine vegetable broth, corn, Carrot, Celery, and Onions into a 4 quart saucepan. Cover; bring to a boil. Reduce heat & simmer, covered, about a half  hour; add Quinoa and simmer a additional half hour or until it's tender.
2. Combine 1/4 cup of Milk and the Flour, stir until smooth. Add to the chowder, stirring until well blended. Add remaining Milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until thickened. Sprinkle with parsley and add pepper to taste.

View PostMrsFrootloops, on 16 May 2018 - 01:55 PM, said:

Beautiful MacC ^_^

Thank you. Here are few more I made.

Tenner Rosaries.
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Pocket Tenner Rosary
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:31 PM

.Today, I just realized that I miss counted the rows I needed for a lighter cover. I took a pattern I was using for a lip balm jacket and forgot to add enough rows. It's five rows shy for a large lighter and eight rows too much for a small one. It's also too big for a lip balm jacket as well. Argh! Now I'll have to rip it all apart and start again. :wallbash:

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:43 PM

I made a few more pocket tenner rosaries/Prayer beads. These were made using 4mm beads. I put a penny in the pic so you can see their size. I'll be making some with Claddaghs and Giving Trees/Trees of Life for those who aren't religious.

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 12:20 AM

Also, the non-religious ones, can have any charm they want, as long as I have it in stock. I even have ghost, skeleton, and ballerina ones. :lol:

Edited by MacCionoadha BeanSidhe, 20 May 2018 - 12:21 AM.

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