Sunday, December 7, 2008

Show and Tell Monday

Hello everyone!

I saved the announcement of something big for Show and Tell this week.....the opening of my newest website Patchouli Rose, where I will offer bohemian style home decor,and fashion items. After the first of the year I will be adding my own designs, handmade from repurposed fabrics and embellishments, and they are going to be full of bohemian elegance.

Meantime, it's business as usual at Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor where I've been packing and mailing orders like crazy the past couple of weeks. Thank you so much to all of my good customers! The brick and mortar shop has been busy too. We had Christmas Open House a week ago and that really put me in the Christmas spirit!

Now for the RECIPE OF THE WEEK.......


This recipe for German dumplings is handed down by my husband's family. They are "old Germans" and have lots of good recipes but this is one I just had to try. It is what I call a "leftover recipe" and is a good use for leftover holiday ham and dry bread.

1. Preparation.

Boil leftover ham until it falls off the bone. You will need a large pan of broth so keep adding water while the ham is boiling. Let broth cool. Remove bone and discard. Crumble the ham into tiny pieces.

2. Make the kanadles.

Crumble day-old bread or left-over rolls into a mixing bowl. Add chopped onion to taste. Salt and pepper to taste. Add the crumbled ham. (If there seems to be too much ham for the amount of bread you have, just put the extra ham back into the broth after you make the kanadles. Pour ham broth a little at a time into bread mixture until it forms a sticky ball. Bring the remainder of the broth (and extra ham, if you had any) to a full boil.

3. Cook the kanadles.

Make small balls from the kanadle mixture, about 2 inches in diameter. Bigger balls won't cook completely and the centers will be dry. Place the kanadles in the boiling broth and cook for about 10 minutes or until centers are moist.

4. Serve kanadles.

Place kanadles and a dipper full of ham broth in a bowl and enjoy!

Happy Holidays!


Susan said...

Well, I am glad there is another patchouli girl in the world...that is one of my top selling soaps in my shop! I would love to have a total Boho shop, but, alas, in South Jersey, I can only have tidbits!
Susan *dutchrose*

gail said...

WOW Debbie,,, you have been busy! I love Patchulie Rose. I love the "boho" style. I love that deep rose shawl. I wish you much success! I will be back to visit for sure!!! luv, gail

Marie said...

Hi Debbie,
Congratulations on your new site. I took a look, and really liked it. Your lamps are beautiful. All the best for success.

Patricia said...

Good luck on you new venture. Patchouli Rose, love the name. Have I got a potpourri for you!
Glad the Cozy Cottage is having a good season,


Tedi said...

Your new site is gorgeous! What a fun 2009 you're going to have! I look forward to coming back and visiting it again soon. Happy Holidays, Tedi

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Debbie,

You have been busy! I like your new banner! It's so cool and I love the deep dark red colour. So classy! Wishing you all the best of success!

Pei Li

Carolee Crafts said...

Love the new website, Bohemian is perfect and covers eclectic tastes. Hope you do well. The name fits perfectly.

Thank you for sharing

lisa said...

Debbie ~

Congratulations and good luck with your new website. I can't wait to see your new offerings.


Cottage Flair said...

That's great about your new site. I wish you much luck with it. We had open house at our shop too. It always kicks off the holiday season for me.

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Wishing you much success Debbie! I can't wait to see all your new "boho" goodies! Too much fun!

kath@retromantic antiques said...

Debbie, Love the concept for the new website. I have a very BOHO daughter so I will be checking back for little goodies for her. k

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Congratulations on your new site. The logo is fabulous. Looking forward to viewing your new items! I wish you much success in your new direction!

My Pink Boutique said...

Congratulations on your new website! I wish you great success with it in the new year.