Tying a Windsor Knot

Yes, I can tie a tie.

Sometimes I need to, because I’m helpful like that.

Today, one of my Elflings needed me to tie a tie for her.

I happily helped her using this wonderful diagram:

| Photo via Google |

| Photo via Google |


Day 24 ~ Favourite Childhood Book

Maybe, A Mole

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Day 24 ~ Favourite Childhood Book:

When I was a little girl, I read and reread the book, “Maybe, a Mole,” by Julia Cunningham. It was a my absolute favourite book, and now that I think about it, I’d love to track down a  copy for my own Elflings to enjoy.

31-Day Blog Challenge

Holiday Cookies ♥

Holiday Cookies

My Elflings and I made a bunch of sugar cookies today in mitten and snowflake shapes. We kept the colours simple, and stayed with white and blue. It was great! ♥

Holiday Cookies

I used my favourite Awesome Sugar Cookies recipe (this time I used Tofutti, a vegan “sour cream”, instead of coconut cream alternative), and iced them with the same Icing recipe from the Mosaicake. ♥

My Elfling’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe – FINALLY!

Veggiewitch's Elflings

My Elflings have picked this recipe as their favorite. It’s easy for them to follow, and super-easy to double, triple, or whatever for however many cookies you may need/want. ;0)

My Elfling’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 C flour* (rice, quinoa, buckwheat, etc)
1 tsp baking powder*
1 tsp salt
1 C veggie butter* (Earth Balance)
1 C packed brown sugar*
½ C sugar*
3 tsp En-R-G egg replacer
8 Tbsp water
2 tsp vanilla*
1 package *chocolate chips/chunks
* = Organic

 Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C/Gas Mark 5. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Stir with a whisk to blend, and set aside. In a larger bowl, cream the butter until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugars. Blend in egg replacer, water and vanilla. Add chocolate chips, and fold together. Stir in flour mixture until well-blended. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto un-greased cookie sheet, about 1″ apart. Bake for 8 minutes, or until lightly browned. Makes about 3 dozen.