Friday, February 8, 2013

A look on life and being a year older. Also February Book swap

Well, I'm a year older and guess what... Theirs no diffidence from being 18 to 19! Whoa! Who knew? You know how people generally will ask you if you feel any different and you never do? Perhaps you might think that maybe you should feel different  but you just don't and therefore you are an exception. Well, your not. I am pretty sure that this is how EVERYONE feels. I used to think that when I was 10 it would be this profound experience, but, no...Nothing Happened. Then 15 (I was never really much into the whole "license thing" for a marker on age) But still NOTHING! And of course 18 was no different. I'm not going on a rant caused by me being annoyed by people asking me if I feel any different. In all honesty, no one asked. I'm actually not ranting at all, I have just bean thinking about how profound experiences, and life changing moments don't ever seam to be caused by age. Yes, your mental maturity, but not your physical maturity, and I think that that is the really exciting part about these times in our lives. Some can be predictable to a degree, if perhaps a life altering moment of you life was when you were married or had children, the usual things that will change a persons life. But, their are so many other moments that influence the choices that we make, and the ideas that we have. These little things, the infinitely small moments that affect us at just the right time to change us and possibly our whole perspective on life, I think are really incredible.

It's time for something a bit more fun. Anyone care for a cream filled sugar cookie cup?
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For our last little book swap we had a rose and wildflower tea with heart shaped tomatoes, chia seed crackers, cheese, chocolate mouse, and those yummy sugar cookie things pictured above. 

For the crackers simply take one part chia seeds to 2 parts water and a pinch of salt. Mix in a bow and let it sit of a couple of minutes. Now that the mixture is all jellified spread it on one of those silicone dehydrator sheets and put in a dehydrator on about 100 or 115. After 1 hrs flip the crackers to face the other side and leave until dry. about another 2 hrs. 

For the strawberry sugar cookie cups. (also known as tassies)
preheat oven to 350. Take a batch of sugar cookie dough and roll into 1 inch balls. Place in a mini muffin tin and push against the sides. bake for 12 min . when golden take out and press against the sides of the tins again and let cool. remove from tins.

The filling
  • 1/2 package of cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream or kefir
  • 2 tsp of strawberry flavoring, or use strawberry yogurt or kefir in place of the sour cream.
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 12 strawberries cut in half. Cut a V at the top and round the corners to make hearts.

Blend the ingredients except for the strawberries and put into the sugar cookie cups. Top with the strawberry hearts. 

Have a lovely weakened.