Thursday, October 15, 2009

Zafu, Claude Monet, Strawberry Shortcake and Wild Roses

This was not the ordinary shortcake made by simply opening a box of cornbread mix and adding the few ingredients. No. This ordinary mix becomes refined by substituting homemade yogurt with unsweetened crushed pineapples mixed in for the liquid, and adding cinnamon. I make the mix like pancakes...all golden and drizzled with clover honey, they taste like ambrosia, and I feel sooo elegant, in the morning. Not bad, to start a day like that! The strawberry shortcake picture is also the cornbread mix made the way I make it with yogurt, and layered with cream cheese and cool whip mixed, and topped with red ripe strawberries. That was a special treat we had along with the 5th season of Desperate Housewives on DVD from the public Library.
The vintage heart shaped tin box has wild roses on it that remind me of the rambling wild roses that grew on the pasture fence by the creek on the farm where I grew up. And yesterday I got off my beaten path and made bookmarks using the glossy picture pages of an outdated Claude Monet appointment book. That was a fun change of pace! And another zafu was created without a single snafu! Now it time for me to move on the other necessary projects and duties.


Doris Sturm said...

That's not fair, Sarah, strawberry season is over and that looks to die for. I've still yet to dry the cornbread mix with yogurt and crushed's on my list!
Your childhood stomping ground sounds idyllic!

I like the recycling of the Monet appointment book it when folks recycle.

Did you come up with that name Zafu for those pillows? Sounds cute!

Just FYI: I've got 11 contestants for my Pet Costume Contest and still have 3 more days to get more. Thanks for suggesting to extend the due date!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend,
Doris ;-)

Sarah said...

To be honest, I don't think the berries were local. I think frozen berries would be a good substitute. Matter of fact, I know so, because we used the rest of the shortcake the next day for the rest of Desperate Housewives, and I used mixed frozen berries.

Recycling and upcycling and!

Zafu is the name of that type of cushion. Zabuton is the name for the rectangular cushion used on the floor underneath the zafu.

More contestants for the Pet Costumes Contest-that's great!

It was a different weekend for us- a little white kitten adopted us yesterday. It is emaciated and had the fur all burnt off it's tail. Doing well, though. It slept with me under the covers last night.