Wednesday, November 04, 2009

hookin' and an easy-peasy recipe

crocheting in the round

I've been so inspired by the many bloggie friends I have who can pick up needles and yarn or fabric and thread, and create something beautiful out of it!
While visiting Lucy, over at attic24, I became enamored with her little birdie ornaments and decided I would try something similar myself.
Well, I got carried away, and wanted to keep going with my crocheted circle, so I am now headed in a bit of a different direction and making a round crocheted pillow.
The photo above will be the top of said pillow, with an old man's navy blue sweater which has been felted (by me!) to be the backside.
Now, I just have to figure out how I want tp connect the two parts!

fresh, homemade naan

The kitchen duties have not been neglected tho, and I had come across a recipe for Naan, (from is a bread typically served with Indian meals, that I desperately wanted to try.
Naan at my local grocers sells for around $3 for a small bag of about 6.
This recipe makes 14, and I can tell you for absolute certainty, it did NOT cost me anywhere near $3!!!
I did mine on a very hot cast iron skillet, which is recommended in the coments section at the recipe site. They cook up in about 2-3 min., so keep an eye on them!
This was SO good, warm and fresh. And incredibly simple.
I can truly say it was

coconut chicken curry

You can't serve Naan without some kind of Indian food to go along with it, and my choice for supper last evening was this delicious curry, whose recipe I got from Prudence Pennywise.
The only things I did differently was to not add the raisins and the nuts.
And I used nearly a full can of Lite Coconut Milk.
She strongly suggests you try it with the raisins, but I didn't have the energy to run down the cellar and hunt them up.

Not too spicy, with just a hint of heat, it was the perfect accompaniment to the naan.

I'm smellin' Christmas in the about you?

I've been "beavering", as Dottie Angel would say, busy getting my projects up and running, for it is to be a thrifty Christmas this year. Lots of homemade, handmade, and thrifted presents!

Lots to do to prepare for the upcoming hoilidays, and for heavens sake, Thanksgiving is just 3 weeks from now!

I'll be back right straight, to show you my finished pillow!


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cityfarmer said...

Whoa girl, you're "on it" today ... hookin and cookin!!!

truth be told I've tasted your cookin and it's gooood

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try Nann. Looks to be a pretty pillow too.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Come on over and visit with me. I'm sharing an award with you!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Camille said...

This is absolutely amazing!! I'll have to add this to the hubby LOVES naan bread and anything Indian...YUM!!

Thanks for sharing!

Pomona said...

I love that crochet cushion - I have a hankering for one of those!

Pomona x

Cottage45 said...

Wow! That's some good looking cookin' and hookin'! I really like your pillow and that recipe sounds delicious.

Pam said...

Your pillow is looking great and so is your naan and curry dish. You are a busy lady!

Jane said...

That food looked delicious. I have never heard of Naan. I love any kind of bread so I'm going to check out the recipe. Thanks for sharing the link.

Jayme aka The Coop Keeper said...

tI've never eaten 'naan', but I sure want to make it and eat it now! Thanks for an inspiring post. I have to make it a thrifty and handmade Christmas this year too, can't wait to see what we all come up with!

Janie B said...

That crochet pattern looks like one I used years ago using rug yarn. I made a round rug for my sister in black and white. I need to get busy with Christmas crocheting, too. You have inspired me.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Way to go Cyn, you have been one little busy beaver lately,,i agree I think this is going to be the year that people get homemade gifts. I don't know about you but i would love to have something that someone had made with their hands, You are another of those gifted Artisans that God spoke of, and I applaud you for using this gift.

Thank you for coming by and for leaving such a sweet comment, My heart goes out to you for your loss, but I am so glad that you have all of those wonderful memories . I am so happy to put your name in the hat for my giveaway.

goatmilker said...

Love that pillow the colors are beautiful. I just love to crochet espically when it is cold. Have a great day Rebekah.

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Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

That looks fabulous! I wonder how it would turn out if I used whole wheat pastry flour instead of white flour.

Faith said...

Naan sounds very interesting. Looks like a pancake, tastes like....?

I'll have to look up the ingredients.



Sue said...

Love your 'hookin'! I, too, am inspired by Luci at attic 24! Can't wait to try the naan bread, too. Thanks for leaving such an encouraging comment for me, when everything is breaking....LOL....and he DID fix the dryer! $130 and I have a 20 year old dryer with a brand new motor and a new belt...should last another 20 years!

Renata said...

Well done on that pillow - it's going to look lovely!
We used to make our own Naan bread as well - it's delicious & so much cheaper!

The Jolly Bee said...

Love the pillow....And I love Naan. I'll have to try the recipe. (Oh -- and I love Lucy's site. She's such an inspiration).
-- Jodi

Homemaker Ang said...

OH MY WORD! this looks DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! i am going to make this next week!

Camille said...

Just an update from my kitchen ~ I made the curry tonight and it was good...but I must tell you what my 14 year old said. "This is what I am going to request for my birthday supper"...he has put in his order early...his birthday isn't until April! :)

Janean said...

oh that looks so yummy. i'm off to eat something...anything! LOL