Our favorite is mulled cider. The recipe varies depending on what I have on hand, but it usually goes something like this (as you'll see, I'm not too big on exact measurements:
a quart or so of apple cider or juice (no sugar added)
a few slices of pineapple
a few slices of citrus fruit with peel
one stick of cinnamon
a few whole cloves
That's it...no fuss! I usually use oranges for the citrus but lemon and grapefruit are also great. Just use what you have and be creative!
Oh, the aroma of simmering cider makes me so happy as it wafts into my studio!
I apologize for disappearing from my blog without explanation for the past few weeks. First there were internet issues, then we suddenly decided to jump right into a major project because, well, that's what you do just before the holidays, right? My kitchen is finally getting a much anticipated face-lift! Here's the before photo:
I have wanted to paint my cabinets for years, so the first thing I did was sand and prime them, waiting to choose the paint color until the new counter tops were installed.
Progress to be sure, but still a long, long way to go. Between working on the kitchen and filling jewelry orders I'm going to be a busy girl between now and Christmas! Here's the situation today...counter tops are in and the long wall of cabinets has its first coat of the yummiest color of white I could find. The whole ordeal of preparing the cabinets for paint deserves a post of its own, so stay tuned for that.
Not as much drawing and painting as I'd like going on here lately, but plenty of creative momentum!
Wishing my friends in the States a wonderful Thanksgiving Day this Thursday. The best way I know to stay happy is to cultivate gratitude so let's get out there and count our blessings!!!