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How To Properly Roast Garlic November 19, 2013

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It’s really, VERY simple! I’ve seen that a lot of people asking how to roast garlic the correct way and I see that many people, including myself at first, are completely intimidated by it. I’m not sure why, but when you first try roasted garlic I guess it just seems a lot more complicated than it is. I always thought there was some sort of secret technique involved to get the cloves perfectly cooked and tasting perfect. There is absolutely no special or fancy techniques at all.

All you have to do is place however many heads of garlic in an oven safe dish with the tops cut of to a flat surface. I usually cut them just below the point, however my mother cuts them a little lower to ensure easy access to each clove. This is entirely up to you. Next, drizzle oil all over the tops and around in the dish so that it goes down inside and slicks the bottom. I probably use about 1-2 TBSP of oil. Most of the time I use vegetable because that’s what I have closest to the stove, however olive oil works just as well and is better for you. It really doesn’t make a difference. Sprinkle with salt and pepper generously. Add about 1 TBSP of water to the dish for steaming, cover with tinfoil, and bake at 350° for 30 minutes.

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Take them out, check the cloves with a fork or knife to see if they are soft, almost mushy, right into the middle. I usually check the fattest ones and the innermost cloves. They are rarely fully cooked at this point, however it does happen depending on the amount of heads and size of the cloves. If not, you will probably need to add another TBSP or so of water, cover, and return to the oven for another 10-20 minutes.

That’s it! Very easy, very delicious, and very worth it.

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Eeyore Crocheted Stuffed Animal November 14, 2013

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I recently found the pattern for this little cutie and couldn’t help myself. Luckily, I had suspected one of my closest friends of being ‘with child’…and on the night I put the finishing touches on my little friend, I got a delightful call telling me she was, in fact, carrying a little lima bean. I will add the pattern with pictures shortly, please stay posted to get it. This was possibly the most simple pattern I have ever done and one of the easiest stuffed animals I’ve made to piece together properly after. It really only took me a few nights in total to complete this and was not difficult to complete. You can find the original pattern here.

 

I finally have a chance to add the pattern for Eeyore! I hope everyone enjoys making him as much as I did! Good luck, and if you need any help or have any additional questions feel free to ask!

 

Body

IN BLUE

Row1: Ch2, in first stitch, sc6.

Row2: *Inc. x 6* (12)

Row3: *Sc, Inc.* x 6 (18)

Row4: *2Sc, Inc. x6 * (24)

Row5: *3Sc, Inc. x 6 * (30)

Row6-15: Sc around (30)

Row16: *Sc13, Dec. x2 * (28)

Row17: *Sc12, Dec. x2 * (26)

Row18: Sc around (26)

Row19: *Sc11, Dec. x2* (24)

Row20: Sc around (24)

Row21: *Sc10, Dec. 22 x2* (22)

Row22: Sc around (22)

Row23: *Sc9, Dec. x2 * (20)

Row24: Sc around (20)

Row25: * Sc8, Dec. x2* (18)

Row26: Sc around (18)

Now you should stuff the body.

Row27: * Sc4, Dec. x3* (15)

Leave a very long tail for sewing later on.

Head

IN CREAM

Row1: Ch2, in first stitch, Sc6 (6)

Row2: *Inc. x6* (12)

Row3: *Sc, Inc. x6 * (18)

Row4: * 2Sc, Inc. x6* (24)

Row5: * 3Sc, Inc. x6* (30)

Row6: *4Sc, Inc. x6* (36)

Row7-11: Sc around (36)

CHANGE TO BLUE

Row12-13: Sc around (36)

Row14: *Sc4, Dec. x6 * (30)

Row15-18: Sc around )30)

Attach Eyes.

Row19: *3Sc, Dec. x6 * (24)

Row20: *2Sc, Dec. x6 * (18)

Stuff head.

Row21:*1Sc, Dec. x6 * (12)

Row22: Sc around (12)

You may need to add more stuffing at this point. Leave long tail for sewing later on.

Back Legs

IN BLUE

Row1: Ch2, in first stitch, Sc6 (6)

Row2: *Inc. x6 * (12)

Row3: * Sc, Inc. x6 * (12)

Row4: *2Sc, Inc. x6 * (24)

Row5-13: Sc around (24)

Row14:*2Sc, Dec. x6 * (18)

Row15-16: Sc around (18)

Row17: *1Sc, Dec. x6 * (12)

Row18-20: Sc around (12)

Fasten off, lave tail for sewing later on.

Front Legs

IN BLUE

Row1: Ch2, in first stitch, Sc6 (6)

Row2: *Inc. x6 * (12)

Row3:* Sc, Inc. x6 * (18)

Row4-14: Sc around (18)

Row15: *4Sc, Dec. x3 * (15)

Row16-17: Sc around (15)

Row18: *3Sc, Dec. x3 * (12)

Row19-20: Sc around (12)

Fasten Off, leave long tail for sewing later on.

Ears

IN BLUE

Row1: Ch2, Sc 4 in second stitch from hook (4)

Row2: *Sc1, Inc. x2* (6)

Row3: *Sc2, Inc. x2 * (8)

Row4: *Sc3, Inc. x2 * (10)

Row5: *Sc4, Inc. x2 * (12)

Row6: * Sc5, Inc. x2 * (14)

Row7-14: Sc around (14)

Row15: *Sc5, Dec. x2 *(12)

Row16-18:Sc around (12)

Row19: *Sc4, Dec. x2 *(10)

Row20: *Sc3, Dec. x2 * (8)

Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.

Tail

IN BLUE

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Skip 6, sl st back through all stitches and fasten off.

Cut black yarn and fasten to end of tail without loop.

Tie pink ribbon around the tail and then you will use the loop to attach to the body.

 

Now you will need to attach all the limbs to the body. This is simple. You can sew them on with the extra yarn you left at the end of each set. Good luck!

I’ll be making another one soon, I’ll be sure to add plenty of photos so that you can easily see how everything should look. Thanks for reading!

 

 
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