Sharing my Spoonflower fabrics and a little of me.
Quilter's Comfort's Spoonflower Fabric 2
Monday, January 27, 2020
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Gathering of Crows Celebration C
Greetings in 2020!
I imagine that your lives are as full and layered as most of the people I know, even if we don’t yet have our jet packs!
Yes! I am excited to live into this year and hope it really is 2020 clarity for me and you!
We do live in amazing times, and I am happy that the natural world is a large part of that even if I recently learned of the removal of nature words from the Oxford Children’s Dictionary (a few years past)! Among the many words removed were dandelion, hazelnut, spinach, poplar, otter, raven and doe. I hope that they find their way back into future children’s dictionaries.
I am fortunate to be living among the trees, and for the really fine heart friends, family, and connections that accompany me on this journey.
Gratitude always, and love!
I am really pleased to share my designs through my studio on Spoonflower! There you can choose from my developing collection of designs based on my artwork. Many of you know that I have been exploring suface design of fabric since the late 1970's! I am amazed at how much time has past and the arts and artist I have met, and now after so many years, I am really applying some of my college learned design skills!
available as finished products, pillows, table cloths, wallpapers,
bedding and other items. I love the quality and feel of the petal
Signature Cotton fabric I have printed on so far. I am eager
to explore some of the other fabric choices, but first
to create something with my new beauties!
I am (as usual) excitedly developing my design collections to enjoy and be enjoyed!
This is a broader look at where things are with me and quilterscomfort.
1. Teas are available on the menu at the Runcible Spoon.
2. Wholesale for teas and L.A.O. Seasonings is available. Nightshade Free!
3. Fabric Design in quilterscomfort Design Studio!
4. Turtle Dome progresses – the septic system is now installed.
5. Hart Rock still exist at https://quilterscomfort.com/hartrock.htm
6. I have been on Instagram for about a year as:
Quilter’s Comfort Blog will turn toward fabric design, pleating, and quiltmaking projects.
If you have a professional interest in design for clothing, interior design, fiber arts or quilting, etc., please check out my fabrics! Licensing is available. Custom design projects may be considered.
Local Food Bloomington will continue to turn its focus toward the home table, food security resources, and all changes to the website will be reflective of that.
The domain name Indiana Holistic Health Network is for sale.
May our individual and collective thoughts, words and actions reflect loving, connecting energy patterns into our world.
Thank you for sharing the journey,
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Here is the recipe for Mango Tart Fruit Flight Jam I posted recently to @localfoodbloomington on Instagram. The picture above shows the jam on French Toast made using one of the Ezekial Breads, local eggs and half and half (I was out of my usual Almond or Coconut milks). I don't recall whichEzekial bread, maybe sesame with fresh organic blueberries!
A couple of days ago after experiencing a 100% buckwheat pancake at a friends, I decided to experiment at home to see if I too could have fluffy buckwheat pancakes without the addition of any wheat flours. I mixed up a batch of organic buckwheat blueberry pancakes using a blend of organic buckwheat with some brown rice, rye flours, a few tablespoons of my sourdough starter, and the blueberries. I added a little cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, ginger, and coriander into the mixture to add additional subtle flavors.
I topped the pancakes with organic butter and three different Quilter's Comfort/Grandma jam/jellies. A smear of Papaya Butter maded with local honey(you know that even using different local honeys will give slightly different taste), Red Bud Flower Jelly and Mango Tart Fruit Flight Jam! Oh my! Try something like this! Flavor to flavor to flavor, really switches things up just a little bit. I really enjoyed the additional playfulness with my food.
I made one of the blueberry buckwheat pancakes and cooked until mostly done. Plated it, cooled, covered and transported to a friend who refrigerated it over night, heated it for breakfast. I received a note saying "I made organic blueberry syrup for pancake & added fresh strawberries. Oh my gosh! Delicious! Thank you so much!" I had Mango Tart Fruit Flight jam for her, but forgot to leave it.
Mango Tart Fruit Flight
-1 bottle of Bell's Larry's Passion Fruit Flight
-2 limes (organic) for their juice
-1 cup filtered water (steep herbs in heated water)
-6 teaspoons of Quilter's Chamomile HipHop (it adds a additional depth for your mouth to explore)
-a pinch of organic rose petals
-1 fresh mango (peeled and cut unto small chunks)\
-3 cups of sugar (organic)
-2/3 cups pectin (I think that may be about 2 boxes)
Follow the Instructions for jam making inside the pectin box or from a favored recipe book.
Makes aproximalely 12 - 4 oz canning jars plus
There is but one thing that I would do differently, if that; it would be to use honey in the making.
If I have the opportunity, next spring, I will make a new small batch and test out the honey idea.
Life is a mystery, and you never know what adventures lay before you!
In my experience, and I have been making beer jellies/jams almost ten years; you have to tweak every beer recipe. Yes, tweak beer by beer to find just the right ingredient balance of flavors. Each beer has its only story, and you only have a glimpse of it based on the senses you bring to your tasting.
Allow your life to take flight!
Enjoy and find love in the moment!
It is really important!
More than a few often heard words.
Now is it!
Make the recipe. Use my recipe
and add your own tilt of wing!
Venture to new places!
Recipes can be wings, taking you to new places.
Find recipes you like and fly!
Thank you for reading. If you make this leave a comment here or at @quilterscomfort or @localfoodbloomington
Posted by quilterscomfort at 8:22 PM
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Sunday, May 26, 2019
Monday, February 18, 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019
I picked up my copy of The New York Times Natural Foods Cookbook by Jean Hewitt at some point in the late 1970's while living in Tucson, Arizona. It joined the shelf beside a little bread book from a Safeway store checkout display, and the first cookbook I had purchased after moving away from home, Betty Crocker. That was in 1974. Here it is 2019, and I am still baking my favorite cake recipe from the Natural Foods Cookbook, Whole Wheat Poundcake. Through the years, I have played with this recipe, often adding different inclusions like nuts, chips, seeds, homemade jams and jellies, chocolate chips, carob chips and using a variety of grains (this one has brown rice flour and buckwheat).
Organic Blueberry Lemon Whole Wheat Sourdough with Rose Petals is my latest bit of play with this recipe. For this experiment I included my wholegrain sourdoughstarter (whole wheat, brown rice, buckwheat and rye) in making a half batch of the recipe. In this half recipe, I used 2 eggs, ½ cup of sourdough starter, ¾ cup almond milk, 1 tablespoon of rose petal sugar, (organic cane sugar with organic red rose petals – these have been infused for more than a year so the sugar is very full of the rose scent), 1 table spoon Chia seed and 1 tablespoon of crushed red rose petals. Using two baby bundt pans, I filled each with half of a regular quantity of batter and 2 mini bundt pans filled as I normally would. Each of these was cut horizontally and spread with Quilter’s Comfort’s Blueberry Lemon Jam. The mini bundt had their holes filled with the jam. Icing was made using cream cheese blended with the Blueberry Lemon jam and liberally applied. The jam was very chunky with blueberries, so the icing is pretty fruity lumpy. Yum.
This cake may appear dense looking, but it is light and melts in the mouth! Because I am playing with the inclusions, the next time I bake this, I will reduce the almond milk, leave out the chia, and as usual change up on the jellies. Perhaps next time, I will use Quilter’s Comfort’s Rosehip Cranberry Jam, or really go out there with a Mango Rose Chutney! I will make these changes and watch how they are reflected in the whole grain texture.
Note: Please only use organic roses in cooking to avoid pesticide poisoning.
Enjoy my twist on the poundcake with a steaming cup of Quilter’s Comfort’s I LOVE Me tea! May these teas hold the intention to support your self love in healthy ways. May the vibrational intention of I LOVE Me be with you in every sip!
Much love in all,
Sunday, February 3, 2019
It’s winter and definitely time for Trademark Free Fire Cider! This years flu season has been setting records! Make sure to get your Trademark Free Fire Cider brewing! Its one of the best tonics to keep you healthy during the winter months and to ‘keep the bugs at bay’. And while you’re at it, try this great recipe for Trademark Free Fire Cider from Mountain Rose and my Fire Cider chutney (see recipes below). We’re hoping the Pirates won’t try to trademark these recipes as well!
Unfortunately, the issue surrounding Fire Cider’s trademark continues and the law suit that Shire City served to the ‘Fire Cider Three’ ~ is ongoing.We continue to need your support in helping us win this case! We are waiting to hear our trial date! We do have costs surrounding this! Please consider donating to these costs. You can help support the Free Fire Cider campaign in many ways!
~Donate to the trial costs!
~Make your own Trademark Free Fire Cider!
~Teach a Trademark Free Fire Cider class!
~Don’t buy pirated herbal products (the brand with the pirate on the label)!
~Ask your local stores not to carry trademarked Fire Cider!
Thankfully, many stores have opted to stop selling trademarked Fire Cider. Stores who have continued to sell the Shire City Brand usually state that they want their costumers to have the freedom of choice, but there’s NO choice when there’s only one brand allowed to be sold. Thanks to Park Slope Co-op in NYC for supporting the boycott! TO - Rosemary's FREE FIRE CIDER web.