Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Granola Bars with Blueberry Jammy Bits

 The best buttery homemade granola bar ever. Definitely not low calorie. These babies are created with walnuts, macadamian nuts, blueberry bits, oatmeal, sugar, cinnamon, butter and butter. That's not a typo. My husband loved them. They taste more like a cookie bar than a granola bar. I followed the recipe for homemade granola bars on the King Arthur Flour Recipe Blog. I am going to have to serve these slowly over time to spare the calories. I guess you only live once, these buttery sensations are definitely a calorie splurg.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Berry Berry Fruit and Yogurt Muffins

These delicious muffins are based upon the recipe High Fiber Fruit and Yogurt Muffins  from King Arthur Flour's recipe blog. They are part of my summer baking challenge to create from scratch and use up bits and pieces in the house. The original recipe called for one cup of dried fruit so I tossed in 1/2 cup of raspberry jammy bits and 1/2 of blueberry infused cran-raisins. The muffin papers are from Ikea and they are the best.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Homemade Furoshiki

Yesterday I decided to try my hand at making a reversible furoshiki.The dimensions are 21 inch by 21 inch which is large enough to cover a two tier bento box (medium size). I used two pieces of fabric each 5/8th of a yard and trimmed them to 22" by 22". The project cost me about $7.00 to complete and encouraged me to pull out the old sewing machine. After a little dusting, maybe I'll be inspired to repair a few garments before putting the old girl back in the closet. :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

School's Out for Summer, Time to Play

I apologize for the long absence from blogging but it's been a very busy school year. I have continued my committment to creating bentos everyday but have not had time to photo document. Walking through Borders the other day, look who I found looking up at me. She is an adoreable sushi bento girl. She is part of a new Borders collection. They look like paperchase made specifically for Borders. She has a little hashi set that includes, spoon, fork and chop sticks. The bag is bright with sakura design. She will be a nice addition to my Back to School gifts from me to me. I need something to keep me motivated year after year. Eleven years teaching middle school students, that's alot of packed lunches.
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