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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Beaded Flowers Coloring Page

 

Beaded Coloring Page
Today's coloring page is a bit different. 


I've been entering Spoonflower contests because it's a good challenge, and after I finished the one for this Spoonflower Design Challenge, I decided it would be a good coloring page. I hope you enjoy it!


Download the pages, print and color them! 

Small jpg version Beaded Flowers:

Beaded Flowers Mosaic Coloring Page




Large tranparent PNG version Beaded Flowers
Beaded Flowers Mosaic Coloring Page


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Air fried puffball recipe

 

air fried puffball mushrooms

My family does a lot of foraging in spring/summer/fall and one of our favorites has always been puffball mushrooms.


Usually puffballs in Alaska don't get much larger than a golf ball, compared to the soccer ball sized ones down south. But the last few weeks have been very rainy and we've found a lot of bigger ones, closer to tennis ball sized. 


My kids and I liked them cooked differently. My favorite was cooked with scrambled eggs, my daughter liked them sauteed in butter with a light sprinkle of salt and garlic. 


Then my son came up with a recipe for air fried puffballs that has rapidly become everyone's favorite way to eat them. (more on identifying and preparing puffballs after the recipe) 

Air fried puffballs: 


You will need:

Puffball mushrooms

1 cup panko crumbs

1 cup dry grated Parmesan cheese (yes, the stuff in the green can, not fresh) 

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp salt

flour (on a plate, small amount for dredging)

one lightly beaten egg (in a bowl) 

olive oil spray

Mix panko, cheese, garlic and salt together. 

Clean and cut the puffball into nugget sized pieces.  Dredge them in the flour then coat in the egg, then roll in crumb mixture.


Lightly spray with olive oil. 


Put in the air fryer at 425F for 7 minutes then turn and cook another 5 minutes. 


Leftover crumb mixture can be used on onions or dandelion blossoms. (we have!!) 


These are fantastic. The inside is soft, gooey and good, the outside is crunchy and delicious. The egg provides a bit more crunch than using milk. They have become so much my daughter's favorite that she has eaten them 3 times this week. 


So finding puffballs- 

Puffballs are one of the safest and easiest to identify wild mushrooms around. There are some look-alikes which are poisonous, but slicing the mushroom in half will show you if it's safe to eat edible puffball. 


Puffballs are round, potato shaped or pear shaped. Not "mushroom shaped". 

When you slice open a puffball, what you are looking for is a solid white marshmallow like interior. 

There shouldn't be a trace of anything that looks like gills, or an immature mushroom. Gills or a standard mushroom shape on the inside indicate it's an immature amanita and could be poisonous. 

A solid interior that is yellowing, greening or browning show that it's too mature for eating. 

What you're looking for is that solid white marshmallow interior. 

We clean our mushrooms with a damp coffee filter or a soft brush and we don't peel them because they are so small here. Larger ones can be peeled. The exterior of a puffball can be slightly bitter. 


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Awareness Ribbon to Print and Color

 

Awareness ribbon- colored version, sun, moon and stars
Hi!!! I hope you're all doing well. 


I know it's been a while since I updated. My computer died and I've been catching up on other things, but hopefully you enjoy this printable coloring page. 


You can obviously color it whatever color you want, 


Click the images below for printable versions.


Small jpg Awareness ribbon to color: 

Blank awareness ribbon to print and color.

Large transparent png Awareness ribbon: 

Blank awareness ribbon to print and color.


Thursday, April 8, 2021

Rotational symmetry- Circles

 

Circles- rotational symmetry

I haven't done a lot of rotational symmetry recently in drawing. It was time. 


I decided to work just with circles because drawing and placing circles for something like this is really relaxing for me. I hope you all find the same peace coloring it!!


Click the images below for larger versions. Print and color!


Small JPG circles coloring page: 

Circles rotational symmetry mandala to print and color available in jpg or transparent png


Large transparent PNG circles coloring page: 

Circles rotational symmetry mandala to print and color available in jpg or transparent png


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

"Dream it. Think it. Plan it. Make it true." coloring page, available in png and jpg format

 New coloring page!!

"Dream it. Think it. Plan it. Make it true."


I hope you enjoy it. Click the images below for larger versions to print and color.


Dream coloring page small jpg version:

"Dream it. Think it. Plan it. Make it true."  blank coloring page, available in png and jpg format (jpg version)

Dream coloring page large transparent png version:
"Dream it. Think it. Plan it. Make it true."  blank coloring page, available in png and jpg format (png version)



Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Hope Peace and Kindness text coloring pages

 


Peace, love, truth, joy, kindness, happiness. Originally this was a fabric that I designed for an upcoming contest on Spoonflower, but decided it would make a nice simple coloring page too. 

I did a couple versions and hope you enjoy them.

To get the full size images, click on the images below.

Simple version Peace and Kindness coloring page small jpg

Peace, love, truth, joy, kindness, happiness coloring pages

Simple version Peace and Kindness coloring page large png

Peace, love, truth, joy, kindness, happiness coloring pages

More complex version Peace and Kindness coloring page small jpg

Peace, love, truth, joy, kindness, happiness coloring pages


More complex version Peace and Kindness coloring page large png


Peace, love, truth, joy, kindness, happiness coloring pages