Moosewood Big Chocolate Chip Cookies

I just made this recipe, and its the best batch (and softest) of chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever made! Our 2 year-old is a picky eater, and she loved these!

 

Moosewood Big Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

1/2 cup + 2 Tabl canola oil

1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar

1/4 cup white vinegar

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup honey

2 cups unbleached white flour

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1 teas. baking soda

1 teas. salt

2 teas. vanilla extract (I used imitation)

1/2 teasp ginger

1/2 teasp cinnamon

2 cups chocolate chips (I used the big chunks, which I highly recommend)

You can add a cup of raisins and/or walnuts if you choose (I didn’t)

 

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Lightly oil cookie sheet(s).

3. In a large bowl, combine oil, sugar, honey, water and vinegar. Mix well.

4. In a separate bowl, stir together the white flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to liquid mixture until well blended.

5. Add the vanilla, ginger, cinnamon and chocolate chips and stir well.

 

Leave about 2 inches between cookies. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes.

Fresh Rainier Cherry Cobbler

A summer treat with a healthy edge🙂


Fresh Rainier Cherry Cobbler


Batter Mix:


1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp Canola Oil

1 cup wheat flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup milk

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp ginger

1 Tbsp vanilla

1 tsp allspice


Cherry Mix:


2 cups Rainier Cherries, cleaned and pitted

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 Tbsp wheat flour


Instructions:


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Put canola oil in a 9 x 13 baking dish.

2. Stir 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder and dry spices together. Mix in milk and vanilla until well blended. Pour batter in pan with oil. Don’t mix.

3. Pour cherries in another bowl and mix in 1 Tbsp flour and 3/4 cup sugar. Place cherry mixture evenly over batter. Don’t mix.

4. Bake 50 to 60 minutes until golden brown. Use knife or toothpick method to check if done.

Up and Coming Artist Category 10

I recently stumbled upon an up and coming artist by the name of Jasmine Becket-Griffith aka Strangeling. You know of her? Choosing my favorite pieces of her work was both surprising and simple. Surprising because I rarely enjoy such a quantity of one’s art. Simple because I felt instantly connected to her characters. Her work is all female (I do not believe she has any male works), and consists of the impression fantastical realism – which I undoubtedly relate to.

Her work is of portrait, statue and dolls. Here will be the focus of portraits. Her style is fairy, gothic, cartoon-style with big eyes. If you’re anything like me, your first instinct is to roll your own eyes and walk away. With an open mind eager for flavor and perspective…I continued the search.

Needless to say by the end of this search Jasmine left me speechless and star-struck, or, ahem…in love with her view of the world. In addition, I have a small collection of her copyrighted works ready to review and share with you in categories.

(direct from her Ebay page at http://myworld.ebay.com/strangeling/?_trksid=p4340.l2559):

Category 10: Zodiac Series

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“Cancer”: My own astrological sign is portrayed with a young lady in water under the moon among waterliles. She wears a silver spiral arm band, a red crab tattoo and the zodiac symbol she wears on her shirt.

Jasmine offers all the zodiac sign illustrations:

Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius

Up and Coming Artist Category 9

I recently stumbled upon an up and coming artist by the name of Jasmine Becket-Griffith aka Strangeling. You know of her? Choosing my favorite pieces of her work was both surprising and simple. Surprising because I rarely enjoy such a quantity of one’s art. Simple because I felt instantly connected to her characters. Her work is all female (I do not believe she has any male works), and consists of the impression fantastical realism – which I undoubtedly relate to.

Her work is of portrait, statue and dolls. Here will be the focus of portraits. Her style is fairy, gothic, cartoon-style with big eyes. If you’re anything like me, your first instinct is to roll your own eyes and walk away. With an open mind eager for flavor and perspective…I continued the search.

Needless to say by the end of this search Jasmine left me speechless and star-struck, or, ahem…in love with her view of the world. In addition, I have a small collection of her copyrighted works ready to review and share with you in categories.

(direct from her Ebay page at http://myworld.ebay.com/strangeling/?_trksid=p4340.l2559):

Category 9:

Non-Winged: Water

(A large category where much of my interest is captured)

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“Angler Fish Submarine”: An imaginative illustration of a mechanical Atlantis-type angler-fish in the deep blue operated by a young lady in a corset top.

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“By The Seaside”: Beautiful beach portrait of two sprites assume the chore of gathering seashells on a lovely day.

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“Captain Molly Morgan”: An enchanting portrait of a legend of the seas adorned with a lustrous braid, a creature of the abyss tattoo upon her hip, and an intimidating sword.

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“Crown Of Shells”: A young lady (or mermaid) shows off an elaborately elegant hairstyle in a crown-like fashion, adorned with shells and pearl strands.

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“Mermaid With Cephalopods”: Lovely and mysterious mermaid in an intricate frame with nautical creatures and a tail in close resembling pattern of these creatures. The separation of these portraits are most stunning as they offer gilded triple framing with spiral decorated columns.

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“Pet Trilobite”: A sorrowful young lady dressed in a rippled white-laced sheer gown soulfully embraces the long extinct trilobite of pre-triassic existence. In mourning for a time when the world was pure and free of today’s societal evils.

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“Sea Storm”: My favorite of Jasmine’s water art, a jewel adorned mermaid evoking the skies and sea to unite in fury as lighting boils the waters and sapphire swells surround her.

Up and Coming Artist Category 8

I recently stumbled upon an up and coming artist by the name of Jasmine Becket-Griffith aka Strangeling. You know of her? Choosing my favorite pieces of her work was both surprising and simple. Surprising because I rarely enjoy such a quantity of one’s art. Simple because I felt instantly connected to her characters. Her work is all female (I do not believe she has any male works), and consists of the impression fantastical realism – which I undoubtedly relate to.

Her work is of portrait, statue and dolls. Here will be the focus of portraits. Her style is fairy, gothic, cartoon-style with big eyes. If you’re anything like me, your first instinct is to roll your own eyes and walk away. With an open mind eager for flavor and perspective…I continued the search.

Needless to say by the end of this search Jasmine left me speechless and star-struck, or, ahem…in love with her view of the world. In addition, I have a small collection of her copyrighted works ready to review and share with you in categories.

(direct from her Ebay page at http://myworld.ebay.com/strangeling/?_trksid=p4340.l2559):

Category 8:

Non-Winged: Spirits

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“The Last Leaves”: (Okay, so this one has wings. However, it fell into the category of ghosts moreso than angels due to the vague transparency of her soul). An angelic forest apparition appears in gray hues with jeweled, sparkling wings against mist and fog with the sweetest of faces.

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“Wood Nymph”: Incredible detail in waves and foliage create a lustrous moonlit evening in the woodland nymph realm.

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“Ghost Of The Pumpkin Patch”: The essence of afterlife solemnity is captured by a young female spirit with cool demeanor yet pleading eyes in a hazy fall pumpkin patch.

Up and Coming Artist Category 7

I recently stumbled upon an up and coming artist by the name of Jasmine Becket-Griffith aka Strangeling. You know of her? Choosing my favorite pieces of her work was both surprising and simple. Surprising because I rarely enjoy such a quantity of one’s art. Simple because I felt instantly connected to her characters. Her work is all female (I do not believe she has any male works), and consists of the impression fantastical realism – which I undoubtedly relate to.

Her work is of portrait, statue and dolls. Here will be the focus of portraits. Her style is fairy, gothic, cartoon-style with big eyes. If you’re anything like me, your first instinct is to roll your own eyes and walk away. With an open mind eager for flavor and perspective…I continued the search.

Needless to say by the end of this search Jasmine left me speechless and star-struck, or, ahem…in love with her view of the world. In addition, I have a small collection of her copyrighted works ready to review and share with you in categories.

(direct from her Ebay page at http://myworld.ebay.com/strangeling/?_trksid=p4340.l2559):

Category 7:

Non-Winged: Nature

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“Bed Of Frogs”: A ribbity bunch creates amphibious interest.

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“Autumn Wolf Maiden”: Red and orange leaves and eyes contrast beautifully against a gray and brown palette creating a peaceful and serene fall setting.

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“Microcosm Fawn”: A natural alchemist aware of the big picture displays the new world limitations of wildlife as defined by this fawn.

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“Sugar Magnolia”: Flawless and gorgeous is a maiden flourishing magnolia flowers against a pale sky.

Up and Coming Artist Category 6

I recently stumbled upon an up and coming artist by the name of Jasmine Becket-Griffith aka Strangeling. You know of her? Choosing my favorite pieces of her work was both surprising and simple. Surprising because I rarely enjoy such a quantity of one’s art. Simple because I felt instantly connected to her characters. Her work is all female (I do not believe she has any male works), and consists of the impression fantastical realism – which I undoubtedly relate to.

Her work is of portrait, statue and dolls. Here will be the focus of portraits. Her style is fairy, gothic, cartoon-style with big eyes. If you’re anything like me, your first instinct is to roll your own eyes and walk away. With an open mind eager for flavor and perspective…I continued the search.

Needless to say by the end of this search Jasmine left me speechless and star-struck, or, ahem…in love with her view of the world. In addition, I have a small collection of her copyrighted works ready to review and share with you in categories.

(direct from her Ebay page at http://myworld.ebay.com/strangeling/?_trksid=p4340.l2559):

Category 6:

Non-Winged: Mythological

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“Phoenix Tattoo”: A jeweled and colorful unification of a phoenix with a girl who dons a phoenix tattoo.

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“Portrait Of Medusa”: I was just waiting for this one, and it is more spectacular than I’d anticipated. Medusa’s facial structure is most accurate to her time of legendary existence. Her serpent locks flow with color and movement even for a still portrait.

Up and Coming Artist Category 5

I recently stumbled upon an up and coming artist by the name of Jasmine Becket-Griffith aka Strangeling. You know of her? Choosing my favorite pieces of her work was both surprising and simple. Surprising because I rarely enjoy such a quantity of one’s art. Simple because I felt instantly connected to her characters. Her work is all female (I do not believe she has any male works), and consists of the impression fantastical realism – which I undoubtedly relate to.

Her work is of portrait, statue and dolls. Here will be the focus of portraits. Her style is fairy, gothic, cartoon-style with big eyes. If you’re anything like me, your first instinct is to roll your own eyes and walk away. With an open mind eager for flavor and perspective…I continued the search.

Needless to say by the end of this search Jasmine left me speechless and star-struck, or, ahem…in love with her view of the world. In addition, I have a small collection of her copyrighted works ready to review and share with you in categories.

(direct from her Ebay page at http://myworld.ebay.com/strangeling/?_trksid=p4340.l2559):

Category 5:

Non-Winged: Historical

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“The Scarlet Sofa”: Offers a taste of Jasmine’s Victorian era complete with gold accents and damask-like wallpaper details.

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“Strangely Lonely”: A great artistic sample of the Celtic group with an aged Celtic cross.