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Hello Everyone and thank you for visiting! My name is MO and I live on Vancouver Island, BC Canada. This blog is to share with others my love of nature and homemade life like crochet, gardening, decorating, flowers, art, crafts, photos and perhaps the occasional recipe as well. Please drop by frequently and feel free to share. If you would like to send me an email, my address is murmursdfa@gmail.com

Monday, July 15, 2013

Biscuits & Jam & Crochet

Thought I would stray from my normal oatmeal flavored with maple syrup breakfast that I have EVERY morning rain or shine.  So I made some biscuits to have with fresh strawberry jam and they were delish!  Here's my never fail, flakey biscuit recipe.

Biscuit Recipe:
2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 TB butter (or use margarine)
3/4 cup whole milk  (or use 2%)

Add sifted dry ingredients to the butter and mix evenly.  Add milk all at once, stir just until it is  puffy-moist. Turn out onto lightly floured surface, kneed just enough to keep it together.  Do not overwork the dough or it will not be flaky.  Pat dough into a 1 inch thick square, cut into squares or rounds as desired.  Place 1 inch apart on greased (or foil sprayed with Pam) cookie sheet.  Bake in 425 oven for 12 minutes or until golden.  Makes 10-12 biscuits.  (What I do sometimes is to roll out the dough until it's about 1/4 inch and then use a round cookie cutter to punch out little biscuits.  Then I put one round atop another to bake.  This makes a removable top to the biscuit.  Weird I know, but that's the way I like 'em.)

Notice that the rounds are stacked one atop another.
O Yum!  A dollop of real butter, with fresh strawberry jam!  And add a cuppa with frothy skim milk topped  with finely grated chocolate. 
A treat from my normal everyday breakfast...even tho' I luv my oatmeal!
Did some crochet this last weekend as well.  I made these mandala flowers, inspired by some of my favorite bloggers  (see those listed on my side bar).  I am still enamored by the mandala and did a small blog on the subject awhile back.  There is something very satisfying for me doing a colorful mandala...just going with the flow and choosing the colors that appeal to me at the moment.  No planning, just color and crochet. :)   And the colorful leaves are a bit of fun as well.  And added a few buttons to the centers for a little dimension.  I took these pictures outdoors on my patio table...these are kissed by the sun's brightness!

 This one I did up last night, but not sure what it will become as yet or how big it will get. 
Well, that was my weekend.  Nothing too exciting or earth-shattering...just some quiet summertime moments.  The sun is bright, skies are blue and 'summertime' is in full swing.  We are fortunate here on Vancouver Island, BC Canada in that the sea breezes cool off the evenings quite nicely.  I love the smell of summer...that mixture of everything warmed by the sun, the salty sea, and the fragrance of summer blooms.  LUV IT!!!
Until next time, MO


  1. Biscuits look delish! You have inspired me to get back at my crochet. Thx. Very cute.

  2. OH my GOSH your flowers are amazing :) I really love the design and the colours :)

    1. Glad you like my flowers...I had so much fun making them too. I just luv your hedgehog...I will have to try to crochet one of those...too cute for words! MO