Monday, February 28, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Saturday Shopping

It's time for a little
Saturday Shopping

Actually the Balearics Medieval Fair
is on this weekend and I can't wait.
I Love having a browse through all the homemade crafts.

As for Choochmagooz

This week we have several
Fresh New listings..

And Back for the Spring

Friday, February 25, 2011

Food Fight Friday - Oatmeal for Breakfast

Sounds like a good breakfast to me!

Okay Okay
Adding White chocolate chips
may bump it out of the breakfast category

Today I'm slinging some yummy
Jumbo Oatmeal Cookies your way.

One of the Chooch's teachers is leaving
so we thought we'd make a delicious parting gift.
So much more fun than apples.

Jumbo Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 Cup Butter
3/4 Cup packed Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1/2 tsp Vanilla
3/4 Cup Flour
1 1/4 Cup Oats
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 Cup Raisins
3/4 Cup Chocolate Chips (semi-sweet or white)

Preheat oven to 350F (180C)
Cream Butter and Brown sugar until fluffy,
Beat in Egg and Vanilla
Add Flour, Oats, Baking Soda and Salt, mix until well blended.
Stir in Raisins and Choc. Chips

Drop dough by 1/4 cup mounds onto ungreased baking sheet,
about 3 inches apart. (approx 6 to a pan)
Flatten each cookie into a 2 1/2 inch circle.
Bake for 10-15min. or until lightly browned.

Then eat with a tall glass of cold milk
and call it Breakfast!

Our Top Slinger from Last Week is
Julie from The Farm Girl Recipes.

I can't wait to try these for a special event.

So what are you slinging?

Grab a button and join the Food Fight!
Come know ya wanna get messy!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thank-You Thursday!

Oh My goodness
It's been a week full of Love.

I apologize this is a long list
but kudos and Thank You's are in order.
My sincerest apologize to those we missed.

First, My own finds for the week!
Bohemian Revolution

And now the Kudos...

Thank you: Nangijalajewelry
Unique Fine Jewelry Made From Recycled Precious Metals

Thank you: Star of the East
Baroque, eclectic, exotic, anything but boring.

Thank you: MeriAlekshPaco
Unique handpainted brooches and more from Madrid

Thank you: LouisestArt
Art prints, Limited editions, original art, affordable

Thank you: LeelaBijou
Handmade jewelry designs made with Swarovski crystals,
Italian crystals, sterling silver and much more

Thank you: Hobilium
fresh jewelry from Istanbul

Thank you: GalerieNoire
Fine art French Photographer

Thank you: CoupDeCoeurJewelry
filigree jewelry vintage style

Thank you: Bundles of Joy
For you, your home and your bundle of Joy

Thank you: Birribe
Artisan textile accessories from Sweden

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Woodchuck Wednesday - Boys will be Boys

Todays Woodchuck shall remain unnamed...
His secret Identity stealthily concealed...

We only know him as
Spandex Splinters

And he is my Hero!

Seriously...I'm a girl and I love these!


As we know Boys never really grow up!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday - Keepin it simple

Sometimes you just need a little craft fix
A little D.I.Y that doesn't need a manual
or a 4 yr old to explain the Manual...

So here's a little K.I.S.S. today!
That's Sweeties not Stupid!

Rusty Grunge tin Luminaries
from the Tattered Sisters
Keep a lantern out for the returning Fairies this spring.

Coffee Filter Spring Blooms
From Busy B Family
Hmmm, I don't drink coffee so now
I've finally found a use for coffee filters.

Gumball Topiary
From Living Craftily Everafter
I think this would be an awesome spring party centerpiece.
Using Chupa Chups!

Happy Crafting

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Saturday Shopping

Just a bit of Saturday Shopping

I've finally listed these Mod Fun Tunics in the shop.
The perfect wardrobe to welcome Spring.

For more Saturday Handmade shopping
Drop over to Zsazsazsu

Happy Weekend!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Food Fight Friday - Dukkah dunk

Happy Friday Lovelies!

I suggest you add some swimmers goggles
to your protective wear today!

Today I'm slingin some Dukkah at you,
And I promise you...
it really stings if you catch it in the eye!

Egyptian Dukkah

1/2 Cup Roasted nuts (pistachio, hazelnuts, or other)
1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds
1 Tbsp dried Thyme
1 Tbsp cumin seeds
2 Tbsp coriander seeds
salt & pepper (salt not necessary if using salted pistachios)

Toast the nuts in a hot oven for approx 15 min. stirring frequently to avoid burning.

Toast the spice seeds in the same way for approx 5-10 min

Toast Sesame seeds same way, for approx 5 min

Cool and combine in food processor 3-4 min, or use a mortar & Pestle

You want a dry crumb mixture.
*If you over process, oils released from the nuts can make it slightly pasty.
That's not what you want!
Store in airtight container.

Now just grab some crusty bread and good olive oil,
grab a seat in the garden and dip dip Dukkah

(can also be used as a rub on meats, in name it)


And now, Last weeks Top Slinger...

From Annies Home
takes it by a landslide

I can honestly say I have never before
been hit by Ketchup Cake!!!
You guys sling some wild stuff!

Right oh,
Arm yourselves and start slingin!

Then grab yourself a button
and maybe a shower!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thank-You Thursday!

A quick Shout out and Thank you
To the lovely Shops who have recently
Featured Choochmagooz
In these gorgeous Treasury Lists.

Click, Comment and Share
the Love of Handmade!

Sailor - By Ebruk
a trendy knitting and Crochet Artist

Scent of Spring - by Valeriatelier
an Italian painter and handcrafter

What Rhymes with Orange? - by Juanitatortilla
Making unique Bags, Jewelery and more in Zurich

Pop goes the Paint Can - By Me
(Just a little T' Love)

And the Following too...

By: GalerieNoire
Fine art photographic prints

by: Ayca
Gorgeous, High end, Knitting and Crochet

by: Vianaloves
accessories and treasures from Spain

by: DemiBlackDesigns
Jewelery and handpainted Silk from Moscow

by: Bijouxdellostregatto
Unique one of a kind jewelery

by: Earthgrrrlcrafts
Gorgeous Earthy handmade jewelery

by: Pashiko
Whimsical handpainted fabric art

Thank you

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Woodchuck Wednesday - The Swiss don't just make Chocolate

So I was dreaming of Chocolate...
and ended up in Switzerland...

Where I discovered the
Small Stuff Studio

Pepe is a Zurich born sculptor and
professional model builder.

And Woodchuck Extraordinaire...

Check out these Lovelies

Love em...
But still craving chocolate...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday - Not so Shabby but oh so Chic

So has everyone recovered from all that
gooey gushy loveliness
invading the web for the last week or so.
I think all that sweetness has given me a toothache!
Okay, NOT...I was SO in there too!

Today I bring you a bit of Shabby Chic
Just in time for spring cleaning
and Freshening up your decor.

Check out these fantastic Tutorials
and spread some Crafting Love.

Vintage Paper Balls
From: Inspiring Creations

These would also make lovely topieries

Happy Creating

Friday, February 11, 2011

Food Fight Friday - Puff Puff Gooooooo

Happy Friday Lovelies.

Today I planned to meet a dear friend for Tea
after our School Runs.
Yesterday I forgot to Bake!

This Morning I needed a 5 minute wonder!

Enter the Magic of Puff Pastry.

I used a frozen Puff Pastry which I had placed
in the fridge overnight to thaw.
Woke up...Turned on oven
got me and the kidlet dressed.
Took pastry out of the fridge to soften for 15 minutes.
Made Kidlets breakfast...
Cored and sliced Apples thinly
Added lemon juice, brown sugar and pinch of salt.
Let that rest whilst making kidlets school snack.
Rolled out the now rested pastry and cut to desired size,
stacked on apples and into the oven it went.
20 minutes later....

Kidlet and I were fed, dressed and prepared to hit the road
With a delightfully warm and Yummy Apple tart!

For a flawless photographed instructional
you can get the exact recipe From Rees,
at The Pioneer Woman.
THEE best Recipe Blog!
(just try not to fall in love with her!)

Ummmmm sorry...we ate it all..
So I'm slinging Crumbs at you...

Last weeks Top Slinger was
Homemade Mamas
Valentine's Pretzels

I personally cannot wait to try them!

What are you Slinging?....

don't forget to grab a button
'cause it's nice!


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