Saturday, 14 February 2015

Valentine's Day

As a child I loved Valentine’s Day at school, getting heart shaped cards from my friends, mostly I loved the home made treats.

In addition to bringing a card for everyone in our class we brought a treat to share.

It was that memory that prompted me to bake a simple box chocolate cake with my granddaughter.

She loved stirring the batter and yes licking the spoon.

Her favourite part was decorating the cake with the treats from
Grandpa’s candy drawer.

Happy Valentine’s DayEveryone

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Friday, 13 February 2015

Curried Carrot Soup Gluten and Dairy Free

Foodie Friday

Gluten and Dairy Free
At lunch I often walk with a good friend who is a wonderful Indian cook and in our January Good Food Box there was a large bag of carrots, so I asked Navneet how she would make curried carrot soup.  

Navneet started to list the spices she would use and I stopped dead my tracks when she said “and one green banana”, I have never heard of adding a banana to soup let alone a green one.  

Determined to give it a try Paul and made Curried Carrot Soup and it is wonderful, a rich yet mellow curried flavour. 

Navneet has given permission for me to share this with you and while the ingredient list is Navneet’s she did not have measurement  she uses taste and aroma as her measuring spoons.  We had to experiment until we reach an overall flavour we liked.

  • 4 cloves of garlic pressed
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger pressed
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder (Navneet uses seeds I could not find seeds at our local grocery store)
  • 1 small sweet potatoe chopped
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 7 carrots chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 green banana chopped

  1. Sauté the onion, garlic, banana, and ginger until the onions are translucent
  2. Add all of the spices to the frying pan and stir until well incorporated
  3. In the soup pot add the sweet potatoe, carrots, vegetable broth and the contents of the frying pan cook until your vegetables are soft
  4. Carefully using a hand blender blend the contents of the soup pot until it has reached the consistency you prefer smooth or chunky.
  5. Add the can of coconut milk and heat until the soup starts to bubble


From our table to yours

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Monday, 9 February 2015

Crocheting The 2015 Sky

January 2015

I guess I am addicted!

With extra sky yarn sitting on the table I determined that I would crochet the 2015 sky and the granny square is the stitch I am working with.

January 2015 was a cold month with lots of blue sky compared to January 2014.

Blow, blow, thou winter wind,

Thou art not so unkindAs man's ingratitude;Thy tooth is not so keenBecause thou art not seen,Although thy breath be rude. Heigh-ho! sing heigh-ho! unto the green holly:Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:Then, heigh-ho! the holly! This life is most jolly. Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,Thou dost not bite so nighAs benefits forgot:Though thou the waters warp,Thy sting is not so sharpAs friend remember'd not. Heigh-ho! sing heigh-ho! unto the green holly: Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:Then, heigh-ho! the holly!This life is most jolly.
 By ~William Shakespeare 

Here is a look back to January 2014 

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Going to seed

Four images of a palm going to seed. Grandma Snyder ©twosnydergirls