Also came across the MOST AWESOME FOOD PORN I HAVE EVER SEEN!! it is a 13 Minute Video, and you will want to go camping afterwards and possibly have a cigarette.
but in the end I did it my way!
Bacon (10 slices ~thick sliced, or panchetta)
17 oz of pasta or what ever whole package you buy (not family size)
3 egg yolks, and 1 whole egg
parmesan shredded on a microplan(about more then one cup for eggs, and additional more for topping"
salt and peppa
peas about 1 cup
slice bacon into bits. cook, add minced shallots and garlic.
cook your pasta al dente..drain reserving at last one cup of pasta water. (you may not have to use the whole cup of water)
in the mean time, whisk 3 egg yolks and 1 whole with 1 cup of parmesan .Salt AND PEPPA More Heavily on the P then the S. when pasta is done cooking temper the eggs mixture with some of the pasta water. (I added about a table spoon of butter to water)
add pasta to bowl and mix all together with bacon mixture and eggs.
this is the short version,. I did add peas, not traditional, nor is shallots or garlic. I like the peas for color and shallots and garlic for flavor.
Many many years ago someone had loaned us some money to get by. Their only request was that I was to make a very special angel. I had put this project on the back burner for way to long.
but I knew what ever I created I wanted it to be very special. I had no direction on how to proceed with this angel (except large, dressed in white and NO FEATHER WINGS). It wasn't until a few weeks back that I had an idea.
Her bodice is scriptures, skirt is an old dress from Sophia that I Have upcycled into her skirt. Her wings are sculpted made to look like chippy wood.
Facial features are very simple. Eyes are Painted antique shoe buttons secured into place, last but not least a crown made from Fresh Baby's breath.
I would like to go a little bit further into this story..indulge me for a minute.
I was so grateful for this loan, and I was negligent in making an angel that was owed to this person.
Not so long ago we scrapped are old cars that no longer ran, we were not paid in full and on a handshake the person said he would pay us.
this has been nearly a half a year, and still no payment. We have called, ran into him at the store. And yet this person has never paid us.
but I had to forgive him for not paying us, and I knew I once and for all make this Very Special Angel for what I had owed to the person who loaned us money.
The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”
22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.23 Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.24 And when he had begun to settle accounts, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.25 But as he was not able to pay, his master commanded that he be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and that payment be made.26 The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, ‘Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’27 Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.
28 “But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, ‘Pay me what you owe!’29 So his fellow servant fell down at his feet[d] and begged him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.’[e]30 And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt.31 So when his fellow servants saw what had been done, they were very grieved, and came and told their master all that had been done.32 Then his master, after he had called him, said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you begged me.33 Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, just as I had pity on you?’34 And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him.
35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”[f]
First off, Happy and sad that 2016 has ended. (contradiction you say?)
Well, you can't have the good with out the bad, then you add the Facts of Life....
Immediate thoughts for 2017
Quoting from an all time favorite movie
"The Things You Own, End Up Owning You"
sure, a little haiku that has been haunting me for years.
Lets simplify this just to my dolls.
I haven't bought fabric really, or supplies in years. the only thing I buy is Muslin, Osnaburg, Stuffing and Paints as I need them. I look at all of the excess supplies I have. '
Having all of these excess supplies have they made me a better doll maker?
The Answer is NO
I can probably make dolls with just Ticking, Muslin, Osnaburg, as my main fabrics. Everything else is just taking up space.
A Majority of us peeps say this every year. I started before the New year. BECASUSE I don't want to use the "New year" as a stepping stone to change. I should change NOW!
Using a New resolution in my opinion is putting something off. If you recognize it is a problem.... CHANGE!
I get it, a great time to change and just one more "FILL IN THE BLANK" until year "fill in the blank"
but all in all... these are excuses.
Stop bitching!!! We have been a ONE CAR FAMILY NOW for almost a year. the first 10 MONTHS I bitched every morning when I had to take hubby to work then come home and take the girls to school. After 10 months I realized, Guess what, me bitching isn't making my life better. Appreciate that you have that ONE car and deal with it.
now that my kids are getting older SO FAST. I want to be present. I want to attend and do all things that they are invloved in that I neglected for years !
AT LAST AND NOT LEAST
Meditate and get physical activity if only 15 minutes a day.
I will mediated on what I have and what is so wonderful in my life. I will stretch my muscles as I do this. and hopefully get some walking in as well!
these are really small steps. but we all have to start somewhere
Don't Just live for yourself, But live to make a difference in others - Joel Osteen
Couldn't resist the Fushia highlights
My First Passion Of Expression
Before I started making dolls cooking was my first passion of expression. I think cooking and serving food to others is such an expression of love that you can't say with words. I have always felt that sharing a meal with others is such an intimate moment. Where we can all come together sit down, converse and share thoughts while savoring wonderful flavor..most of which comes from just simple things such as fresh herbs...Vegetables, along with a pinch of salt and pepper~Heidi
Hello and Greetings! I am so happy that you have found me on my spot on the world wide web....Who am I? Gosh, such a simple question, with an aswer that could take me days to type! But for Starters I am Heidi Gianino, A Gal who is trying to serve God, raise a family and in my spare time create....So, Welcome To CraBBy GaBBy Dolls Grab a chair and your favorite drink To learn more about Me.
An insight into my life, not only as a doll maker, but as Mother, wife and a person Fullfilling my Purpose and Passion Through Christ
You know, I don't think that I am that talented..not compared with all of the talent that is out there..I am grateful for what I have and what I can do..I think that is why I am so flattered when I receive a kind word..... Heidi