Monday, January 16, 2012

We have a Winner!! Some Stitchin'and some Nuts

Blogging Buddies it is a cold and breezy morning here in SF. The weather actually did drop quite a few degrees from Saturday to Sunday - so we are on track with what the weather magicians have predicted...  now lets see if we get some of that rain later on this week.

Friday evening after I gathered up all the entries in the Gift-a-way drawing - I hauled out the BOD (bowl of destiny) and had the Hag Claw (Rico) draw a name...

and from the depths he drew forth a name...  Tracey!!!

She can be found over at "More than just Cross Stitching" a Blog that she hosts with a group of friends.  We spent some time Saturday and Sunday gathering up everything.  When I get her address off the box of goodies will fly....  Once Tracey has received it I will post a snap.  Congrats to Tracey - I wanted to thank everyone for their interest and entries - there where over a 140 comments!!

I did some stitching....  here is a small bit I did.....

... on "Tis the Season" - not much to show, but it is coming along nicely.  I also started up the La D Da - travelling piece....

That snap looks odd - the piece is still in the q-snaps - I chose to stitch it on a piece of 35ct WDW "Havana" using Belle Soie silks - "Red Fox" with the accent "Chester's Blue."  

Remember last week , Dale sent me some peanuts... and so I had a hankering for some sugar nuts... and since they are super easy to make, I got my rear in gear and made some.  The three ingredients are peanuts, sugar and water... et voila, something delicious to crunch on!!  Here are some step by step photos .....

Throw the nuts, sugar and water in a pan - turn the heat to medium high....  stir and stir until all the water evaporates....

Pour the dry sugar coated nuts onto a pan ....

... put the pan into a pre-heated 300/325 degree oven - and about every 10 or so minutes stir them around - and after about half hour they are roasted and deliciously enrobed in a crunchy sweet coat.  Let them cool off to room temp and enjoy!!

Easy peasy, they are really delicious - and should be stored in an airtight bag/container, they don't last long - so I am not sure how long they keep.

I will leave you with a snap of the Bay Bridge,

After Mass we drove down to the Ferry Building at the foot of Market Street yesterday looking for breakfast, but there was nothing really open so we drove back to the Mission and had a great breakfast at The Pork Store. 

That's about it for today sports fans - thanks for stopping by, do come again!!!

Take care,


  1. Congrats to the winner!

    Edgar, what you did with peanuts it´s delicious, we use to have it on Xmas, we call it "Garrapiñada".

    BTW Yuor little cardinal looks amazing!


  2. Congratulations to the winner! The peanuts look delicious & I love the stitchings! Thanks for the tip on The Pork Store! We hope to get back out to SF this year & will definitely look that up. The last time we were there we did find good eats at the Ferry Building. Still dream of those goodies : ) Blessings, Shirlee

  3. The peanuts look delicious, bet that recipe is good with pecans or almonds too. Great starts, I love "'Tis the Season" and have got to pull it out of my stash and start it soon. Congratulations to Tracey.

  4. Congrats to Tracey!

    Edgar, those peanuts look yummo! and your stitching is coming along beautifully. I can't wait to start that one this year too. Have a wonderful week!

  5. Congrats to the winner, I am sure it will be a wonderful box full of surprises.
    Cute little red bird. Like the colors your choose for the La D Da. Can't wait to receive it from you.
    The nuts look delicious.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  6. Congratulations to Tracey! I love your stitching -- both pieces are looking great! And the peanuts -- sounds so yummy! Maybe I'll get the nerve up to try to make some sometime. Thanks!

  7. I love sugar coated nuts, especially sugar coated almonds - thanks for sharing the recipe!

    The Pork Store sounds like an interesting name for a restaurant :)

  8. Congrats to Tracey!! Your WIP's are looking fantastic! And those nuts look yummy too :D

  9. Love the ABCD start. Great colors!

    As for those peanuts, we call them "crack nuts" as you can't eat just one. In fact, we made quite a few batches and gave them as holiday gifts. The packages were so well received that we may have to make them a holiday tradition. I can't wait until our farmers market opens for the spring so that we can get farm fresh peanuts again.

  10. Congratulations to Tracey! Your stitching progress looks great, and those peanuts are making me hungry!

  11. Congrats Tracey, and Rico I think it's a very pretty hand:@ Love the stitching.
    LiBBiE in Oz

  12. ha! When I saw "Tracey" I got excited but then remembered I didn't enter the givaway. Lol Lovely picture of the bridge!
    I hope you don't mind me mentioning you and your B.O.D. on my most recent blog post. :)
    Congrats to Tracey!

  13. Was I excited or what when I just walked in the door from work and got your email Edgar :^) What a wonderful way to end the work day... thanks so much!!! Now I just have to be patient to wait for my package to arrive...

    Many thanks to all of your followers who congratulated me on the win... that was so kind.

    Over at our blog, we are in the works of gathering up a bunch of goodies for a give-a-way to celebrate our "2nd Bloggiversary", so why not come on over and visit. The details for the draw will be posted in the next day or two.

    Edgar; love what you have done so far on 'Tis the Season. It is all kitted up and on my to-do list. Not sure when it will get started though.

    Will have to give those peanuts a try sometime... yum!! I made Sweet and Salty kettle corn for the first time this past weekend and I was really happy how it turned out. Just thinkin'... those peanuts and the popcorn might just make a good combo!

    Thanks again,

  14. Congrats to the winner!

    Beautiful stitching! Love the colors for "T'is the Season".

    The peanuts look yummy!


  15. I love the colors you've chosen for the traveling pattern! I think it is my favorite version so far. And the peanuts look tasty! (When I saw you had raw redskins, I thought maybe you were going to make peanut brittle...)

  16. The Peanuts looks awfully delicious Edgar....

    I love your stithcing...your WIP's are really looking good. I love reading your Blog.

    Happy Stitching

  17. I could easily eat those peanuts off the screen!

    Your cardinal inspired me so I purchased that book last Saturday. I had resisted for a year! Now when to start it????

  18. The sugar nuts look delicious! I would have never guessed they were that easy to make.

    Your 'Tis the Season is making me think of stitching it myself - it's beautiful!

  19. The Pork Store - love the name!!

    Congrats to your winner...drat, that sounded like a really cool giveaway.

    You made good progress on the traveling pattern. Can't wait to see your version.

  20. Congrats to Tracey!! Can't wait to see what you put together.
    Love your stitches - especially the colors and fabrics you picked for the ABCD!
    Yummy on the nuts! I will have to try those - my boys would love those!!

  21. Congratulations to Tracey! Great starts on your projects! Tis the Season is lovely.

  22. Congrats to Tracey! She's one lucky girl.
    Love these WIP's. The colors you chose for ABCD are simply beautiful! I am anxious to see it as you progress.
    I will have to try that peanut recipe. Sounds (and looks) yummy!

  23. Love that cardinal design! Congrats to your winner, and thank you for the peanut recipe. Mine calls for white sugar, brown sugar, sour cream, and vanilla. I like your method better!!

  24. congrats to the winner. The nuts look yummy

  25. Congratulations to Tracy.
    Great stitching, I love the red bird.
    I wouldn't dare make that peanut recipe, I'd eat the whole lot at one sitting!

  26. ohhh well done Tracey :) love the TP looks fab and the cardinal is looking really great too :) love mouse xxxxx

  27. Those nuts sound delicious! Love your progress on Tis the season - it's such a pretty piece.

  28. Congrats to Tracey on her win! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway Edgar. I am loving your BBD stitch and can't wait until I'm able to start mine too.
    I have had some nuts similar to these. They were pecans and they are oh so yummy!