Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Lomme is the Norwegian word for pocket. In this case, it is the decorative purse on a Norwegian national costume or bunad. Authentic Norwegian bunads are beautiful but they are also extremely expensive because they are hand embroidered and include hand made traditional accessories like woven belts and and silver jewelry. When we were in Norway in the fall, we saw a couple banks that specialized in loans and on the advertisements there were pictures of cars, boats...and BUNADS! Each county has their own design and style, and depending on the region a single bunad can cost over $6,000. It is tradition to receive one on your confirmation and my oldest niece will be confirmed in the coming year. My mother is in the process of designing and working on a generic bunad which are also worn. I volunteered to embroider the lomme.
Monday, May 28, 2018
bacon cheddar chive scones were the natural result. I love the colors of the ingredients!
cinnamon smear scones that involved grinding butterscotch chips into a paste and kneading/marbling it into a basic scone dough. It always seemed like an awful lot of work and then I got the idea to use some Cinnamon Roll Filling Mix mixed into a paste. I used the cream tea scone recipe, worked the cinnamon paste in and it was a hit. I took a dozen of these home to my parents' house this weekend while my sister and her kids were visiting. I also took a dozen cream scones and a half dozen of the bacon cheddar chive. Breakfast was tasty and effortless. All we had to do was make coffee!
Friday, May 11, 2018
while I was stumbling around the kitchen making a bottle. The pond was silver glass.
More precious smiles!