Life is what you make it

"LIFE should not be a Journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body but RATHER TO SKID IN BROADSIDE, THOROUGHLY USED UP, TOTALLY WORN OUT and LOUDLY PROCLAIMING WOW WHAT A RIDE" many authors

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Spinach Pie (healthier version)

In my constant search for recipes that I can make healthier and more along the lines of my heart healthy diet I have found a spin on Spinach Pie that is very tasty and is lower in calories and fat.

Thaw and drain a box of frozen cut spinach.  Take the Phyllo dough out of the freezer
Mince 2 cloves of garlic, tablespoon of Olive oil, 1/4 sweet onion, salt and pepper in a food processor

combine :
1/2 cup of plain GREEK (much thicker consistency and better for you) Yogurt
1/2 cup fat free sour cream (or fat free cream cheese)

add the above ingredients together in a bowl and stir to combine ingredients.
Gently mix in a half cup of feta cheese and 1/4th cup goat cheese into the mixture.

Set aside the Spinach mixture and prepare the phyllo dough as directed with this exception : replace the butter with olive oil.  Follow the same box directions for adding filling and add the Spinach mixture to the phyllo sheets and fold as directed.
** I also threw in a 1/4th cup of flax seeds.  I liked them but they added a texture change and kinda popped in your mouth when eating.  I think I recommend flax powder or running the flax seeds through a food processor and then add them to the Spinach pie mixture.  Great way to get extra omegas without changing up the taste.

Depending on how you make the phyllo folds will depend on how many this makes.  I got enough for 6 servings

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pictures of the Polymer Bracelet Class

Back by popular demand, the Polymer Clay Bracelet class will be offered again on January 28th, 2012. 

Give me a call to sign up.  Bring a new to class friend and you will get $5 off your class.  If you had so much fun the first time that you want to take it again, I am giving you a $5 discount off the class as well. Class is $6.50 for materials and $20 for class 

We had a blast with our creations and made some beautiful Bracelets. 
 The ladies putting the final touches on their bracelets
 Gluing the clay tiles to the bracelet blanks
 Collette and her beautiful creations
 Sandy spraying a coat of Future floor polish on her tiles to seal them.
Jill's creations

Also on January 14th will be the Altered Cigar Box.  My fingers are inky so the samples are nearing completion. Pictures will be posted soon.  A variety of themes will be available for you to choose from. Beach, time, vintage, modern, postal, girlie, black and white, regal... oh you name it and I will probably have it available.

Leah's ph 941-704-3074 (Between now and New Years I may be away from my phone some but please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can and we will get you scheduled for class)  email 

I love this time of year! May yours be blessed.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Blog under construction

I pushed the wrong button and my blog was showing only posts... so as soon as 2012 gets here I will continue refreshing it. 

Upcoming news

Photos of our last Polymer Bracelet class will be posted soon.  A second go of that class is set for Jan 28 and upcoming new classes are

Jan 14 - Altered Cigar box
and  feb 25th Polymer the next step where we will make a pendant and attach to a necklace. :D 

Looking forward to seeing you in class

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Just in: Stampendous stamps...

Hand dyed fabric flower bundles, Felt words Joy and Love as well as poinsettias just in time for your Christmas creations.  Also all sorts of  EPHEMERA, charms, new sets of buttons, zippers as well as Kitchen tools, Celluloid and brass Mirrors, bottles and hand made purses and Jewelry to make your Christmas shopping easy.  My booth is also 20% off.