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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Gardeing and Tea Parties and friends April 23rd 2014

Taken last year :)
Back From manuring more beds and I got more plants and seeds planted! Country Aire Natural Foods Market
had there ORGANIC STARTERS 75% off last sat !!! I got Chinese Cabbage and Cauliflower and Broccoli and some leeks!! and those were the ones i did not have seeds for !! God is good! so i got a set (of 6 organic plants for 95cents for each group of 6!!
So I got all those Planted , Planted Organic Rainbow Chard seeds and Organic Spinach!!! I am so excited this seriously has been the biggest garden i have had in a long time due to health !!!:D
I still have so much more to do but it is all coming along so well and the BEETS AND DILL I planted from seed are up!

Well *sigh* I must try to clean and I have more to do , I am having some friends over tonight for tea and a movie . I have no camera ppl , I am so devastated!!! not to be able to take pics of the kids , gardening, food and such not! *sigh*

Hope you all are staying well and healthy!! TA TA! TALK TO U SOON! :)
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

JoAnna 's Gluten Free VEGAN Chocolate Chip Cookies these are amazing!

So I finally did it 3 times the charm!! :D hahah
GOT the Vegan choc chip cookies just right!! :) and yes of course they are absolutely delicious! AND THEY CAME OUT PERFECT AND PERFECTLY FORMED !


So enjoy and bake away my friends ! If making these things VEGAN MAKE SURE YOUR INGREDIENTS ARE VEGAN. IF MAKING THESE DUE TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DAIRY AND GLUTEN AND EGG FREE AND NUT FREE MAKE SURE YOUR INGREDIENTS ARE !


JoAnna's Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies  ( with Optional dried fruit added.(PHOTO COMING SOON!!)
First take 2 table spoons of ground Flax seeds meal, ( to make this add whole flax seeds to a coffee grinder or blender and grind/blend)
and add 4 tab of warm water let set for at least 5 min till it gums up.

1 Cup Earth balance or Coconut Oil
3/4 Cup of Zevia in the raw ( or Xylitol or coconut sugar)
1/2Cup Maple Syrup
(or if u are NOT vegan but making these because they are egg free, then u can do 1/2 cup honey , 1/2 cup maple syrup)
1 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powered
1 tsp of baking soda
2 tsp of Vanilla extract
1 Cup Sorghum Flour
3/4 Cup of Teff Flour
1/2 cup Tapioca starch ( or arrowroot)
1/2 tsp of Guar Gum ( or xanthum gum)
1 Cup of Rasins - optional or chopped up dates or any other dried fruit i wish
1 cup of Vegan Chocolate Chips  ( I USE Enjoy Life)

Preheat Oven to 375 Degrees F.

Cream the butter substitue and sweeteners in your mixer , add the gummed flax, till incoporated , then slowly add in the DRY mixture, then spatula in the chocolate chips. You want the dough when you take the mixer attachment out to not drip off the attachment .

Place on cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone slipmate.
Bake for 10 min or until the cookies are golden brown and the toothpick comes out clean.





Tuesday, April 15, 2014

JoAnna's Gluten Free Challah Bread ( Non Braided)

HAPPY EASTER!!!
 Easter is upon us and no meal would be complete without gluten free, delicious challah bread!! ( nut and peanut and chicken egg free & more) !
I hope to try a "Braided Version" But not sure with my incredibly busy week If I will be able to do that, I actually just got done teaching a great gal how to bake gluten free, and make my AMAZING Nut free, Dairy Free VEGAN Pesto!
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JOANNA:GLUTEN FREE CHEF AND HEALTH ENTHUSIAST








Challah Bread

Gluten free, nut free, chicken egg free, buckwheat free and more!

1 cup of sweet brown rice flour
½ cup of millet
½ cup of Oat Flour ( gluten free, I just make my own by taking Bob's Red Mill Gluten free Oats , put in your blender or coffee grinder and WALLA FLOUR!

1 tab ½ of Dry yeast (PROOF)
1 ½ cups of WARM WATER
1 TAB OF HONEY for the water ^^
1 and ½ cups of Tapioca Flour
¼ cups of Arrowroot
1 TSP OF Xanthum Gum
1 tsp of salt
4 Tablespoons of  Honey
1 tst of Vanilla extract
3duck eggs + I yolk or 4 chicken eggs with 1 Yolk.

It will look like cake batter once beaten all together for 3 min.

Place in "Bunt Cake Pan" or whatever Shape u want it and let rise in a dry warm spot for 45min. (cover with oiled saran wrap   )

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bake for 45 min , in a pre-heated oven.
Finished when tooth pick comes out clean and if the top seems to be getting too dark , cover lightly with foil near the end of the bake. :)

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter, Spring and Resurrection Eggs ! AND A farwell Tea !

So I really wanted to do allot of Spring, Easter and "Resurrection Themed" things with my kids this month.
I finally as able to make "Resurrection Eggs "

SEE THIS PHOTO ON FACEBOOK !



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Our Resurrection Eggs I made ( like the ones sold at Hobby Lobby, Wal-Mart, bookstores, etc! ) We started yesterday and will continue till Easter Sunday ( 12 days countdown)
THE EASTER STORY TOLD USING PLASTIC EGGS ( They are each filled with objects and such and a small reading is done , its very fun and the younger kids are hooked!!! )
I went along with the pics I saw But I went on Pintrest and saw that there is a good Tutorial here thought I would share the Link so I did something very close to this :)
**http://thefrugalgirls.com/2010/03/the-easter-story-craft-in-an-egg.html
#Resurrection
#Sunday
#Eggs
#KidApproved


more pics coming soon!! soon as I CAN TAKE MORE! :D
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Also here is our EASTER TREE! Shown here in this Pic , for A farewell Tea ( Last min!!! ) I hosted and made for a dear friend of mine who is moving to New Mexico!


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So This Past Saturday  I said Goodby" For Now" to a dear friend who is moving far away I will miss her so much!
so I made us a late minuet Tea Party yesterday! It was such a Beautiful Day to have a Tea Party Outside!
My Gluten Free Strawberry Chocolate Chip Scones
My Gluten free Focccia Bread w/ Vegan Pesto (Nut free)
My Sun Butter Cups made .
My gluten free Chocolate Chip Lime Oatmeal Cookies !
AND OF COURSE TEA! and Fresh Strawberries and Apples !

Oh and here is my Gluten free, Allergen free Challah Bread , i am going to try to invent one i can braid But I will re-lease this recipe :) soon as I can!!
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Gabby 's Frozen Party ( March 29th 2014 ) Yes I am Late IN posting this

A peak Into My 4th Miracle Babies 2 second Birthday Party Gabby's Frozen Themed Party :
I tech did 3 parties in two days so I did not get to take allot of good pics, so tech my 3 year old daughter and my husband and my Bestie took these lol so these will have to do I'm Exhausted ! lol


Here is the "Disney Inspired "Frozen Party I threw for my Newly Turned Two Year OLD, I was on a VERY STRICT BUDGET so I hand made( almost )  EVERYTHING USING what i had around the house :)  #Thrifty . I live in a very small space so I hosted this in my Shop :)

Tried doing the COLORS of Elsa and Ana, In the middle is Cubes of Glass that look like ICE , and flowers and small glass beads that look like ice / snow Theme :)

Made sure there were coloring pages ( I got online, kept them having fun and busy while I got the last minuet stuff done, See the "Olaf Noses" ? :) Organic Baby Carrots :)

Found the Colors of Elsa and Anna for the Napkins and Plates! Big Lots !


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I made her a Gluten free ( Allergen free)  Three layer cake ( 2, layers are Chocolate Fudge, middle layer is Strawberry Myer Lemon )
with my Homemade Marshmallow Fluff!

The view , this party is taking Place in My Shop

Gift Table, I made the Olaf in the frame and Hand Embroidered Gabby's Name !!! ( on the card stock paper)

Big Sister and Uncle Ming ! :)

Beautiful Big Sister, In PINK ELSA INSPIRED DRESS! I made using and old Auroa dress (from Goodwill) I hand stitched it it was really a mess, and I made the cape and everything! :D

The Beautiful Birthday Girl ( My Mini Me) !

I made THE 3 FOOT OLAF ! My page here : The-Crafty-Cupboard
HandmadeTreasureBoutique Made the Crochet Elsa and Anna Dolls :)

a quick look into the My Handmade  goody pages, the Bottle cap necklaces are not shown, I made Homemade BATH FIZZ Snow balls or piles lol and Organic , allergen free Tru Joy Candy Canes.

Just a Quick Look at some of the HAND MADE ITEMS I MADE Arendelle's Flowers (Inspired from Disney s Frozen ) (Made from Paper towel roll)  FROM MY PAGE ON FACEBOOK CALLED : The-Crafty-Cupboard

Arendell's Flowers Inspired From "Disney's Frozen"
from my page on Facebook called : The-Crafty-Cupboard


Snowflakes made from Pipe cleaners and beads  The-Crafty-Cupboard

THESE ARE HAND MADE EMBROIDERED ( FREE- STYLE) COASTERS i made My Bestie , who shares a birthday on the same day as Gabby. The-Crafty-Cupboard

The-Crafty-Cupboard

3 FOOT "OLAF" I just freestyle this too btw, one of my sons modeling it for me :) The-Crafty-Cupboard

I MADE THE HAND MADE GIFT GOODY BAGS The-Crafty-Cupboard

I Hand Embroidered Card Stock Paper :) & I made the little Olaf.

HAPPY GUESTS AND DEAR FRIENDS

CLOSE UP OF THE EATING TABLE


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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Homebith - supplies :) List (with photos) ( will be adding more weekly)

 Homebirth - supplies :) List  (with photos) ( will be adding more weekly)









Since I help Admi a great Home-birth page on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/448215461956141/ )

and think if one can physically , and am in good physical  health  have a home-birth please do so , I myself have always been high risk due to dangerous health reasons, I have had 3 successful, Natural (LONG , 30+ hours and up for each one and full
natural episodomy's, hemorrhaging  and tears and loads of other fun stuff lol  :P ) Hospital births. My 4th I found myself in a tough spot financially (no insurance with any of my births or anything (this was at the time) and I found myself not  being able to afford yet another Hospital birth, I am abviously not going into all the complications or health struggles here, just covering some ground work :) So My husband and I asked our dear friend and A dear lady who was my Doula with  my first baby to be our Midewife she is of course a Midewife! :D I had my first homebirth High risk and all.


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My THREE DAY LABOR PAID OFF ON THIS DAY MARCH 28TH , 2012 Our Gabriella was BORN@2.25PM After a 50 HOURS ,Physically Pushed for 6 HOURS!! 25 MIN LABOR ON MARCH 28TH 2012 , OUR DEAR SWEET LITTLE GABRIELLA JOANNA MCGARVIE, WAS born 7lbs.2 OUNCES
19 3/4 LONG, a hard but successful HOME-BIRTH!!!!!
quick version.
"After being in labor for days and trying and doing everything we could to get her out, and pushing for 6 hours with NO SHOW!! I really wanted a Water Birth But God had other plans , the contractions just were not progressing fast enough or hard enough, even after pushing for 6 hours strait she did NOT come down the canal, then I started passing out in Ryan's arms , i kept blacking in and out I knew things were getting dangerous , Baby girl needs to come out but If I keep blacking out how do i deliver her?

So i rested for a few min , and I turned to Ryan and said they better take me to the Hospital, sad as it was , I had Ryan move me upstairs real quick before we left , I was upstairs on the toilet , PRAYING SO SO HARD that this baby could come NOW ! And 9 MIN LATER Down the canal and all GABBY WAS born on the Toilet here in our little shoebox !
And thank you to Karla, For being the Best Midwife ever!
  Susan for being my Doula
7lbs.2 OUNCES
19 3/4 LONG
Anyway so I decided to write this post out to help ppl get ready for there Home-births.


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1) a good olive oil. this can be used by your midwife for perineal massage during birth but also to slather on baby's bum after birth so that their first poops (meconium) can be more easily wiped off :)

2) A camera and batteries. don't forget to have batteries charged and back up batteries ready. ensure your memory card is empty as well.Or if you  have a video camera ready and a tripod.



3)

Natracare Maternity Pads

  • Maxi pad design
  • Soft, comfortable and absorbent
  • Snug and secure fit
  • 100% plastic free
    Extra soft, extra-long, breathable, new mother natural maternity pads with organic cotton cover, offers high performance absorbency without the need for any petrochemicals. These compostable pads and packaging are made from over 91% renewable materials; they are totally chlorine-free, GMO-free & recommended by gynecologists. USDA Certified Biobased Product
photo from Amazon.com
4) lots of towels. for laboring and drying off and for the baby and mama after birth. white if you want to bleach them or colors that you don't mind getting blood-stained and potentially ruined. Personally I just used some older towels even colored i think we ended throwing away only one to two towels only :)
Or you can go to your local thrift stores and see what u can find :)

5) Plastic Shower curtain/Liners to line under top of layer sheets to protect the good sheets underneath.



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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Delicious Dehydrated Myer Lemon Glazed Strawberries


Dehydrated Myer Lemon Gal-zed Strawberries











March 2014 - I got a great Deal on 8LBS of Organic Strawberries from Bountiful Baskets!
I took 4LBS of it and made these Delicious Dehydrated  Myer Lemon Glazed Strawberries.
Cant wait to put them In My Homemade Nut Free Gluten free Granola !! :D  and cookies and everything whahoo I shall definitely have to make more!!! lol

This is for 4LBS of Organic Strawberries.
1 Organic Myer Lemon
1/4 cup total or more of zevia in the Raw or
1/4 tsp or more of Liquid Stevia. Or Honey.

Slice the Strawberries in the same uniformed sizes.
put in a good size bowl.
I use an Excalibur-3900B-Deluxe-Dehydrator-
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After you are done slicing them , Coat with Myer lemon Juice and Stevia of choice or sweetener of Choice.
PLACE on Trays
Dry for 6-8 hours ( If using The Excalibur put on 135)

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Believe me Strawberry Shortcake will be jealous cuz your house smells so divine!! hahhaa



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2009-2014 JoAnna L McGarvie