Sunday, January 25, 2015

Free Hugs


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Why? Why? Why?


Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Question

White, gold, orange, blue, purple, yellow or red, potatoes are one of my favorite foods. They're low in cost (at my markets), nutrient-rich, and versatile.

If I had to give up potatoes, I'd be one unhappy and cranky whisk.

Is there an ingredient or food group that you'd be sad to give up? Or, have already given something up that you miss?

Do tell. Do tell.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lights! Camera! ACTION!



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WHOOSH

My day whooshed by, and not one darn chore, completed. As an incentive, if I get my butt in gear now, then tomorrow, I'll get to bake dog treats, as I practice making videos and talking to myself.


New Day - New Fun

I'm offline this morning, no doubt, getting myself into trouble. While I'm away, please enjoy the walrus.

So flippin' cute.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Coffin Lid

This past weekend we were gator-deep with expanding Tim's publishing area. We dialed out for pizza, regular for him, cheese-free veggie explosion, for me. And don't you know it, my face broke out in a blotchy rash.

Ack!

Ah well, live and learn. That about wraps it up. Time to drop the lid on this coffin and get some shuteye.

Zzzzzzz.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Ding Dong Done

We just finished Tim's office. Now he can run his printing press on one side, as he draws maps, on the other.

Not too shabby.

The answer to Friday's Question was, organic yellow corn tortilla chips. Aldi sells them and for not being homemade, these little crispy treats are pretty good.

If you played, please enjoy your three ice cubes, two pipe cleaners, and a great BIG bag of dust.

As for us, we're enjoying our three-day weekend. Awake all kinds of hours, got dial-out dinner, and today, with any luck, we'll have a great big fat snow storm, and a freshly baked batch of homemade bagels. But for now, we're headed to watch Ghost Adventures.

Ah, the good life.



Sunday, January 18, 2015

Zines, Maps & Writing

It's after two in the morning and our double office is torn up and moved about. I'm sitting at the kitchen table, and Frankenberry is moving the last table in place.

When Tim left earlier today, I decided that I no longer needed my second workbench, so I broke that down to give him more room for his zines, maps and writing.

I just realized I stopped writing this post and was zoning out. I might be the worst helper, ever.

Tim just put on CHOPPED. Now I don't have to stare into space. He's such a good Honey Bunny.

I think I'll make him pancakes.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Fun Fact #109


Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday Question

To win three ice cubes, two pipe cleaners and one big bag of dust, tell me what this is?

I'll be back tomorrow or Monday with the answer and prizes. Until then, have an oogie boogie weekend with lots of good foods and fun.

Cheers & thanks for playing.



Thursday, January 15, 2015

This Girl

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

SketchBook & Smooches

If all goes to plan, by the time this post is publishes, I'll be apron-deep in bakes, messes and all kinds of food writing fun.

If not, then I'll be resting and using my new SketchBook program that I downloaded for free.  Love that.

It's about that time of year when I take over Hubby's blog, and turn Gothridge Manor into Valentine FUN.

Nothing like a new art program to girly up the place.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Food Moody

I'm hanging out in the movie room, suckin' on garlic like some witchy women, trying to heal this thing growing on the inside of my cheek.

There's two passed out pups and one Christmas movie playing. I still haven't eaten yet because I'm food moody, so I looked through my photos and found this one.

Sweet potatoes cooked in refined coconut oil and topped with good honey. This is one of my go-to quick fires when NOTHING else sounds good.

Meanwhile, I still need at least one more day of rest. Thanks for the all the well-wishes yesterday. Hope to be back in my lab tomorrow.

Eyeballs, crossed.


Monday, January 12, 2015

I Feel Like a Big Fart

The plan was simple. Spend Sunday cooking and baking meals so that today, I could write dog treat and practice making videos.

Instead, I feel like a big fart because my throat is swollen, sore and I'm gonna stay in my Valentine's Day jams, and hide in the Lemon Tart Room.

Anyway, here's a picture I took last week. Only now, the top box is jam-packed with homemade calzones, and that white-lidded box has pizza slices.

Having these homemade frozen meals, makes days like today, so much easier. Because even if I didn't have food made in the fridge, we could live off these.

I love that. So much.

And that my Boogerbutts closes my Monday post. After I hit publish, I'm gonna snuggle between two pups and watch New Zealand's Masterchef, along with The Great British Bake-Off. Because if I can't be in my own kitchen, at least I can watch a these two killer shows.

Eyeballs crossed that I'm back in my lab tomorrow, making peanut butter treats, and practice videos.

Until then, have an oogie boogie day.

Homemade Frozen Waffle Box
Freezer Ingredient Boxes


Sunday, January 11, 2015

SOMETIMES I WORRY ABOUT ZOMBIES

Here's one of the things that Frankenberry surprised me with, on Christmas. How great is this shirt? I flippin' love it.

Meanwhile, it's nearly 7pm on Sunday night and all my Sunday Bakes are officially done. Only thing left is to clear down my kitchen.

Then tomorrow, I get to write and bake dog treats all ding dong day long. Know why? Because I've got meals made straight up until Wednesday lunch.

Yeah, baby. Life is good.

Frozen Poop


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Yuck & Ouch


Friday, January 09, 2015

Friday Question: What Am I?


Thursday, January 08, 2015

Skull & Bones

Yesterday, I had a great day writing recipes. Best part, the kitchen was cleared down by three and I was showered and taking notes at the kitchen table, by four.

Other best part, I get to do it all over again, today.

I love that.

Know what else I love? My husband. So after food writing yesterday, I made him these skull & bone chocolates with crushed candy canes.

So fun.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

What to Bake? What to Bake?

I just had a bowl of clean chicken stock, with shredded carrots and organic baby spinach.  So flippin' good.

Meanwhile, it's a new day and I've got dried cranberries, toasted coconut and dark chocolate on the brain.

Hmmm ... What to bake? What to bake?

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Smacked in the Face

I did some good recipe writing. Found a way to increase the peanut butter taste and smell of the dog treats, with less product. Instead of adding the peanut butter into the flour, now I make peanut butter milk using 2TB of peanut butter and 100ml of water. Blitz in the food processor, as my blender is out of commission.

When I open the tin of dog treats, I get smacked in the face with peanut butter. Which is perfect because the pups go nuts for peanut butter.

So much fun.

Okay, break is over. I'm headed back to the kitchen to refill my waffle box. Today, it's vanilla spelt waffles. Tonight, waffles and bacon (I'm out of chicken).

Cheers and boogie boogie.

PS: Dig my new Wiggy banner. She's a great pup.

Meatball Nose

Today was going to be my Valentine banner but when I saw Wiggy's sweet little face and her meatball nose, I had to go with this.

Besides, I've got plenty of time for smoochie face hearts. Though last week I made my first batch of Valentine heart dog biscuits. I'd show you a picture but the pups gobbled them all up.

That's all from me. Boogie boogie.


Monday, January 05, 2015

No Milk, No Butter, No Problem

I'm not here today. I'm writing allergy-friendly bakes. This wasn't the direction I planned on taking my food writing, but as it turns out, I'm a good fit for the job.

Which makes sense, I've been doing this forever - creating recipes to fit our needs at the moment.

This week, I'm writing a cookie recipe for a friend who has food allergies that are worse than my snot-filled, gummy-throat dairy allergy. His allergy list is also more challenging, but I'm determined to write a safe bake.

What a fun challenge.

You Boogerbutts have a yummy day & boogie boogie :-)

Sunday, January 04, 2015

What's for Lunch?

It's lunchtime and I'm not sure what to make. Maybe a batch of homemade chicken meatballs and sauce. Although, sweet potatoes sound good, too.  Or maybe pancakes.

Yep. That's the one. Pancakes sound the best. How about you? What's for lunch, at your house?

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Pooped, I Say - POOPED!

I'm pooped today. Thinking, no bakes for right now. Maybe later. Hope so, because last night I bought spotted nanners for an allergy-friendly waffle idea.

Tim just walked past me, looking for socks to toss in the wash. Wiggy loves socks. The stinkier the better. Bug loves Tim's hat, same rule applies.

And that my Boogerbutts, concludes my Saturday post. Frankenberry has great music on. I'm gonna catch up on blogs and daydream about waffles.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Thursday, January 01, 2015

When Waffles go to the Dark Side


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

404 Posts -That's a Wrap

Right now I've got every room torn apart. Only I got the vacuum tubey thing stuck in the handle, so I figured I'd sit down and take a quick blogger break.

Blogger just highlighted that entire first paragraph for errors but they can suck it.

Meanwhile, I'm loving this little bluetooth box speaker Tim got me for Christmas. I'm playing Nickelback's new CD on the tablet, but listening to it in the other room. I love this little speaker. Makes scrubbing the crappers go a lot faster.

And that my Boogerbutts, wraps up 367 days in a row of blogging, bringing me to 404 for the year. Best get back to chores. Because after this, I'm making waffle cookies.

Thanks for reading and boogie boogie.



Tuesday, December 30, 2014

LOVE THIS


Monday, December 29, 2014

I'm Not Gonna Lie


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Big Plans


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Behold ... the Beauty of the Double-Butt

Double-butt waffles are round waffles that are as big as a butt. My machine makes two at once. Eat too many double-butt waffles and soon you'll have your very own, double-butt.

Behold ... the beauty ...





Friday, December 26, 2014

Friday Question: Ghosts of Christmas

To win a big plate of homemade double-butt waffles, name these ghosts of Christmas. Bonus waffles (with mold), if you know the rest of the gang.

Speaking of waffles, Frankenberry, put brunch together and boy, does it smell good. After we eat, we're headed to Staples to get him ink and long paper for 20% off. Hot dog.

Click Tim's Xmas Gifts to see the gaming gifts I got him.

Second brunch bell (Tim's mouth), just went off so I best get going. It's waffle time. Num, num, num.