I've been settling into winter the past few days. Slow days at the shop and a break every now and then like today. Julie filled in for me while I took the afternoon off. Sometimes it feels right to do. Today was one of those days.
Winter surrounds us.... I don't mind winter and in fact like the slowness of the season. The aroma of warm soups and crusty breads, homemade waffles, and walks in the snow. Layering, boots and tights and warm wool socks. I don't mind winter one bit. I also believe winter helps me appreciate her big sister to the fullest.
I created a new banner to help induce more spring anticipation. Funny how a switch in banners helps roll out even more of the a-word. Isn't it?
We have bars upon bars of soap curing and the little sewing machine has been buzzing along nicely. A hand-made life. One that depends on the fruit of my hands to put food on my table and logs in the fire. Maybe that's why I've always taken it seriously. Passion and seriousness almost hand and hand on my emotion counter scale the past seventeen years. Or since I left the paycheck world to do my own thing. I do believe that's my take on it. I also believe life is what you make of it. We won't go there, because I'l get started on one of my deep philosophical discussions and I don't want to bore you with my ramblings.
On Sunday I searched and searched to locate my favorite waffle recipe. Finally after a long extensive search I found it. I had also searched on the Internet for the recipe but with no avail. So I was sad that it had been lost forever. I had never posted the recipe before. Thinking I should so that it will remain forever in cyb er world. Isn't that kind of scary. Forever and ever... I won't get started on that topic either. Anyway, this is the best homemade waffle recipe in the world. At least, this foo-dy thinks so.
2 Egg Yolks
2 Cups Milk
2 Cups All - Purpose Flour ( I use King Arthur)
1 Tablespoon of Baking Powder ( I use Bake-well Cream) available @ King Arthur too.
1/2 tsp. of Salt
1/3 cup oil
2 Egg Whites, Stiffly Beaten
Preheat waffle maker. Put all ingredients except egg whites in a large mixer bowl. Beat on low until moistened. Increase to medium, mix until smooth. By hand, gently fold in beaten egg whites. Pour 1/2 cup (125ml) batter over grids. Close waffle maker, bake until golden 2 1/2 - 3 minutes. Repeat. Serve hot with your favorite topping and real maple syrup. WINTER YUMMY!
After eating a fresh warm waffle you'll be settling into winter too.
By the way, Julie called me a bit ago and said my pink shabby table sold today! I hope the person that purchased the table will be as happy as I was with her. She's been around the block, but her perfect pink patina shines.
Enjoy caring and sharing winter days.