Monday, December 21, 2015

Coconut Sugar Cookie Cut Out Recipe

We love making sugar cookies this time of year, but we don't cook or bake with butter or food coloring. Here is an easy and dye-free sugar cookie recipe that you can make. The best cutters to use are those that go well with white, so we use angels, snow flakes, and trees. 

Coconut Sugar Cookie Cutouts

2/3 Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
2 cups all purpose flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup Organic granular sugar
1 Tablespoon Coconut milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
pinch of salt

Mix together Coconut oil with half the flour, egg, sugar, coconut milk, baking powder, vanilla and salt.Then mix in the remaining flour. Divide the dough into 2 round ball and refrigerate for 1 hour. After 1 hour roll out one of the dough balls onto the lightly floured counter. The dough should be about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out your cookies and put them onto an ungreased cookie sheet into your 375 degree F oven for about 7 minutes, or until the edges start to turn brown. Let the cookies cool before frosting. 

Frosting and Sprinkles

1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla
coconut milk - start with 1 Tablespoon

The frosting needs to be kind of thin so that you can dip the cookies into it and then into the coconut flakes. Mix together powdered sugar, Vanilla and Coconut milk in shallow dish until frosting is the right texture to dip the cookies in. Also cover a small plate with a layer of unsweetened Coconut flakes for dipping frosted cookie in. You can find unsweetened Coconut flakes at Mountain Rose Herbs.



Friday, December 11, 2015

Black Snake outside my Sewing Window

I was sewing Flaxseed Pillow orders this morning and saw my cat Ginger chasing something from out my window. Then I watched this black snake slither up my tall cork screw ginger plant. Ginger sat and stared at it and I went out to snap a few photos.  Look how long it is! Hope you like the photos.  We keep the back area very natural for wild life. 


Friday, December 4, 2015

New Design: Microwavable Heating Mat for Hips, Lower or Upper Back

We have a new microwavable heating pad design. I needed a pillow that was semi-flat to put under my hips and lower back to help relax muscles chronically tight from sewing. This new microwavable flaxseed pillow design has helped a lot.  It is a semi-flat mat with 3 sections. It is specialized to be comfortable when laying on top of it. It works well for the hip area, lower back or upper back. It is also nice to drape over the knees, abdomen, or hips. The weight of it reminds me of the heavy aprons that are draped over you during an X-ray. The actual weight is approximately 2.25 pounds.  Dimensions are approximately 13 x 10 inch. The fabric is Organic cotton barkcloth by Cloud9 Fabrics.

 heating pad

If you are like me and have issues with hip or Iliotibial band tightness from sewing or something else, I also highly recommend you check out 2 Hanna Somatics youtube videos. The videos teach simple exercises to eliminate chronic muscle tightness for hips and IT band.

Thursday, December 3, 2015