December 3, 2015

Winter's Slow Cooked Apple Butter

Winter brings with it a coziness; hot oatmeal, sweaters, socks, good books, soup, and a good cup of tea. There’s also a very wintery combination: apples and cinnamon. The smell wafts through the house and you know it’s apple butter.

And so here is my ingredients for the wonderful treat, that you will surely want to enjoy this holiday season!

Winter’s Slow Cooked Apple Butter:
8 cups of apples
2 ½ teaspoons of cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
(optional: add sugar or honey to taste - if needed)

Peel and slice apples into a crock pot, cook on low for 4 hours. Stir, and mash by hand (a potato masher works good). Cook an additional 8 hours (with the lid tilted on low, to allow moisture to escape, to thicken). Add spices the last half hour of cooking. Store in the refrigerator and enjoy! I put mine on hot oatmeal, spread on toast, or even a dollop on plain yogurt.

No need for thank little merry elves, you're most welcome!
No go about your decking the halls!

December 1, 2015

Betty Magazine Christmas Card: (Dolce & Gabbana)

My ‪Christmas‬ ‪illustration‬ of a ‪deer‬ ‪‎modeling‬ Dolce & Gabbana's 2016 ‪winter‬ line for Betty Magazine!

This was the second year in a row that I have illustrated & designed their annual Christmas Card.
I hope it will bring a little piece of holiday cheer to your mailbox (snail-mail style!)

 Once again, it was a delight to work with the lovely ladies at Betty Magazine
Thank you Charlotte J & Charlotte M!

And a Merry Christmas to all of you reading this as well!