Saturday, January 9, 2010

Missing instructions.

I have been madly cleaning and reorganizing areas of the house. While I was on vacation over Christmas, I planned to do a lot of crafting, but instead I cleaned, threw away, and donated items. It got in the way of my crafting plans, but it's nice to have things organized.

Anyway, of course one of the rooms I set to work on was the studio. During my organizing frenzy I came across this earring that I made when I visited my friend Andrea while she lived in California. We had a private class with Shiho Yamashita that was a lot of fun. I really like the earring and I have all the supplies to make the other one, but I cannot find the instructions!

Maybe I'll find them during the next studio organizing session.

We've gotten a lot of snow here and now the temperature is quite cold. Not having dairy cuts into my drinking hot cocoa to stay warm. The other day I saw some Silk almond milk and decided to give it a try. I love almonds and thought the milk was quite good. Then I decided to try making some hot cocoa with it - yum!

I swear this is not becoming a recipe blog! But, I'll share this with you in case you want to give it a try. I made a few changes to the recipe on the Ghiradelli cocoa can. I even added almond extract to bump up the almond goodness.

Almond Hot Cocoa

In a saucepan, heat:
1 cup almond milk
1-1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tablespoon agave nectar (or 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar)
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Enjoy with a good book on a cold winter's day.


mtnchild said...

Oh yes, that cleaning thing ... LOL. I have found half finished projects, some with instructions, some not. Thank goodness that I can search the internet and get a close match of the patterns!!

I'm not much for hot cocoa, but I absolutely love the cup in the last picture. It reminds me of .. oh, childhood maybe. I just love it.


Amber Leilani said...

wow! that recipe looks amazing! yeah, it's cold here too - which we are NOT used to - and the mister and i have been dowing hot cocoa like it was going out of style.
will have to try this one..
stay warm!

Yazmin @ A Pretty Rock said...

I *love* Ghiradelli cocoa powder. It makes the best chocolate baked goods. So much better than Nestle or Hershey hands down!

Sad thing is I can't seem to find it in grocery stores anymore. :( I would totally sit down with you to have a cup of almond hot chocolate!

Andrea said...

I have the earring instrux - I'll send them along ASAP. Those earrings are super cute though I rarely wear mine now for fear of J. or C. yanking them out of my ear. Ouch.

That almond cocoa sounds delicious! Do you think it would work with regular milk or is the almond milk necessary?

Christina J. said...

I think you can use regular milk, but you might want to increase the amount of almond extract. I made it yesterday for my mom and she really liked it.

Thank you for sending the instructions!

Jenn Maruska said...

Beautiful jewelry... and now chocolate posts, too? Can this blog get any better?!?

The chocolate/almond combo sounds delicious!