The Contrast Conundrum — The Weekly Polymer Arts Blog

What would you say is the area of your craft that you most need to work on? Is it a skill that you want to acquire or improve? Is it simply getting yourself to do more work more often? (I know that’s one of mine!) Or is it some particular approach to the work that…

The Contrast Conundrum — The Weekly Polymer Arts Blog

Search | Red Heart Yarns: An Italian Story

If there’s one thing I love about a handmade business, it’s the researching for new items and items that you like to work with and that will sell. Yarn is on my mind everyday with the colors, textures, thickness, and what will make something for living, wearing, and sharing. Red Heart yarn is one of my favorite yarns to buy and work with. Looking on the Red Heart Yarn website today at the new yarns they have, I stumbled upon this new yarn named An Italian Story. Italian is a part of my nationality and I love products that look like and sometimes come from Italy.  As soon as my yarn inventory is minimized, I’m looking forward to trying some of this beautiful yarn from Red Heart. Click on the link to view this yarn.
Source: Search | Red Heart

The 7th experiment with Cernit polymer clay — Art from my Heart

This is the 7th experiment: mixing all the glitter translucent’s into all the colored Translucent colors. I have 12 translucent colors now, plus the clear white Translucent. The new colors are Bordeaux, Orange, Lime green, glitter silver, glitter gold, and glitter white. Clayfactory.net/Cernit There is the ripple bead I did the video for, it looks […]

The 7th experiment with Cernit polymer clay — Art from my Heart

Recipes From Winter 2019

Corned Beef And Cabbage

1 Corned Beef Flat Brisket, and herb contents from corned beef.

1 Head Of Cabbage.

1 Bag Of Carrot Sticks.

2 Large Challots.

Celery (Optional).

4 Bags Of Bird’s Eye Steam Fresh Red Potatoes with Chive And Butter Sauce Or Garlic Sauce, your choice.

1 Small Saucepan.

Electric Mixer Or Potato Masher.

Cooking Spray.

Water.

Crockpot.

I love dishes made in a crockpot because all you have to do is add ingredients to crockpot, turn crockpot on, and allow the crockpot to cook food slow all day and enjoy in the evening. I also love the Bird’s Eye Steam Fresh Red Potatoes because all you have to do is place them in the microwave, cook them, and add them to a pan and mash them, no need to dirty extra pots and pans.

Spray crockpot with cooking spray and fill crockpot about 1/3 with water. Place corned beef, herbs from corned beef, chopped cabbage, challots, celery, and carrot sticks in crockpot. Cook contents in crockpot for about 7 hours. If corned beef is not cook like it should, turn heat up on crockpot.

When food in crockpot is done cooking, add one bag at a time of the steam fresh potatoes in the microwave. When potatoes are done cooking, add to a low heated saucepan with some butter and milk. Mash potatoes with an electric mixer or potato masher.

No corned beef and cabbage is complete without it’s Soda Bread. Soda Bread can be purchased at your local bakery, grocery store, or if you have a recipe for soda bread, run with it. Enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day or anytime.

Baked Ziti

1 Box Of Cut Ziti.

1 Package Of Ground Turkey.

1 Package Of Ground Beef.

1 Jar Of Bertoli Pasta Sauce: Garlic And Olive Oil.

3 Tablespoons Of Ricotta Cheese, whole milk or part skim, your choice.

Mozzarella Cheese.

Frying Pan.

Sauce Pan.

Colander.

In a frying pan, cook ground beef and turkey thoroughly and add in a bowl and place off to the size. Fill saucepan with water and bring water to a boil. Add baked ziti to boiling water and allow baked to boil for about 20-30 minutes, or until fork tender. When pasta is done cooking, place in colander, rinse pasta and place back in saucepan. Add your ground beef and turkey, ricotta, pasta sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Generally, you place baked ziti in the oven, but I made this recipe for the stove. Great with a toss salad and Italian bread.

Shared Memories: For the love New York Lunch

Gloversville Arts

Written by guest blogger Jessica Henry McClements

Close your eyes. Take a moment to relax and breathe in and out a few times.
Now, imagine.

You hear the clinking of glass. The smell of onions sizzling on a grill starts to fill your nose. You can hear someone saying “two dogs with the works please.” Next to you, someone is pouring coffee.

Can you smell French fries fresh up from a fryer?
Can you hear the soft humming sounds of a refrigerator?

There is steam wafting through the air. The soft tinkling of forks and knives can be heard throughout.

Open your eyes.

What did you see? Where were you in that moment?
If you were thinking of your favorite diner then you’re in the right place.

For me, that would be New York Lunch on Bleecker Street in Gloversville.

I have been eating at New York Lunch since…

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Shared Tweet: March Is National Craft Month

My apologies for not posting in the month of February. My parents had some work done in the house, and all my attention was helping them out. Looking at my favorite yarn shop, I noticed that it was National Craft Month, so drop a comment and say what you’re gonna do for National Craft Month. My Etsy shop is back open and I’m working on new handmade items for my Etsy shop, blog, and on Facebook. Stay tuned for new things to come and of course, think Spring.