Today’s TAD was brunch + valentine making with my old pal Reine. Reine came over with her daughter Leda and I made brunch for my the whole crew. On the menu was eggs with tomatoes and chives and challah french toast with berries in an orange syrup. The berries in orange syrup was TAD worthy as I had never made anything like that before. I wished the syrup was a bit thicker but the recipe is below.
After we all had full tummies, the girls ran off to play and Reine and I had our own playtime. We made Valentines. A redacted version of mine is included in this post in case the recipient takes a look-see. Berries in Orange Syrup
1/4 cup fresh squeezed o.j.
1/2 cup superfine sugar
2 cups scant mixed fresh berries
Combine juice and sugar in a medium pan and bring to a boil over low heat until sugar has completely dissolved. Stir in berries. Turn off heat. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
This is recipe is from, “Brunch: The Perfect Weekend Treat,” by Jennifer Donovan.
Today’s TAD is in honor of the Chinese New Year. This morning I decided I would like to make a simple bunny stuffed animal out of felt with embroidered features. I was terrifically productive this morning and in between getting my daughter and husband out the door and leaving for the gym, I sketched a pattern for my bunny, cut the pattern and the pieces and then thought about the steps and the order in which they needed to be executed for me to be successful in my endeavor – I have never made up my own pattern before and I am pretty new to sewing in general. Later, as I waited for an appointment, I embroidered the ears. I should finish up our bunny friend tomorrow.
Last night I got over myself and got an idea. It is not a poster – sorry Sabrina – and it is not large in size – sorry again. But it does have the quote and it does hang on the wall. I used acrylic paint and water soluble crayons on a canvas to get a black board effect. In general, my style is a little more messy, eclectic, and romantic. Sabrina’s style is clean and graphic. I found a middle ground. Hey Sabrina, I hope you like it!