“what is it?”#166 — the answer

A very BIG heartfelt apology is what we are offering up today, because it seems that our puzzle this week was SO difficult that we did not have one correct guess!

Yikes! Sorry. Those brave guesses are found on our original #166 game post.

This week our vintage item was a butter churn!

Better luck next week (when we make the puzzle a little easier). 🙂

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Farmstand Favorites

 

This summer, buy local for fresh, healthy meals

 

Your local farm stands offers an abundance of fresh and healthy produce. The wide range of fruits and vegetables available at your local farmer’s market are all highlighted in The Farmstand Favorites Cookbook from Hatherleigh Press.

With over 300 easy-to-prepare recipes featuring produce, The Farmstand Favorites Cookbook is the ultimate source for the freshest recipes to pair with your summer meals.

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Try out these delicious and refreshing recipes for Pasta Primavera and Mango Sorbet.

Pasta Primavera
Ingredients
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup sliced zucchini
1 cup macaroni or rotini pasta
1 tablespoon margarine
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup skim milk
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
Directions
Steam vegetables until crisp-tender, and cook macaroni according to package directions. For the sauce, melt margarine and blend in flour in a small saucepan. Gradually stir in milk and seasoning, leaving the cheese to the side. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and blend in cheese. Pour over hot vegetables. Add macaroni and mix together.
 
Mango Sorbet
Ingredients
2 medium mangos, peeled and cubed
2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 cup yogurt
Directions
In a food processor, process mango and sugar until smooth. Add yogurt. Pour mixture into freezer container of an ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. To prepare without an ice cream maker, pour mixture into an 8 by 4 inch freezer container. Cover and freeze 4 hours, whisking from time to time.

The Farmstand Favorites Cookbook includes many different recipes detailing what you can do with the various fresh foods you can get at your local farm stand, such as apples, pumpkins, garlic, honey, and more. The Farmstand Favorites Cookbook teaches the many health benefits of various foods, as well as provides tips for storing and preserving. This summer, buy local!

The Farmstand Favorites Cookbook is available wherever books and eBooks are sold. Visit www.hatherleighpress.com for ordering information.

“What is it?” Wednesday #166

Time to play “What is it?” Wednesday! 

Ready to play?

Here’s how:

• Take a look at the photo below.

• Please leave your guess (of the identity of the vintage item) as a comment.

• Stop back in on Friday to see the puzzle revealed—and to read the guesses (we don’t post them until the answer is revealed)!

Happy guessing!

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“What is it?” Wednesday #165

Happy days are here again! It’s Wednesday, we’ve got a new puzzle for ya, and it’s a long weekend (here in the US).

Here’s a little something in honor of the holiday…

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You know the drill, donchya?Leave your guesses in the comments and check back for the answer on Friday!

What is it?” #164 – the answer

Welcome back for the big reveal! Quite a few correct guesses this week, although we did keep many of you guessing. This week’s vintage treasure is, in fact, a nutmeg grater! Thanks for playing, see the original post, here, to read the guesses. Happy Friday!

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“what is it?” Wednesday #164

 

Time to play “What is it?” Wednesday! 

Ready to play?

Here’s how:

• Take a look at the photo below.

• Please leave your guess (of the identity of the vintage item) as a comment.

• Stop back in on Friday to see the puzzle revealed—and to read the guesses (we don’t post them until the answer is revealed)!

Happy guessing!

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Meow Yarn Collection

At Create & Decorate, we are such animal lovers. We were so excited to learn about a collection of hand-dyed yarns based on the unique and beautiful colors of cats.

We are pleased to share the information about Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts, proudly presenting their  Meow Yarn Collection!

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 Ancient Arts has partnered with the Meow Foundation in Canada and Best Friends Animal Society in the USA. For every skein of yarn that is sold from this collection, Ancient Arts will make a donation to benefit stray and abandoned cats in need. In the USA, donations are made to Best Friends Animal Society, and in Canada and internationally, donations are made to The Meow Foundation. You can be a part of this effort by purchasing yarn, and by learning more about the Meow Foundation and Best Friends and the important work they do in our communities.

 

Check out the beautifully colored yarns that reflect the fur on these kitties:

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All yarn labels include a picture of a cat or kitten that has been rescued along with information on this donation program.  For more information (and check out their woof collection, too! :-)) please visit their webpage at:

http://ancientartsfibre.com/Meow_Collection_Info.html

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“what is it?” 163 – the answer

Happy Friday, and welcome back for the big reveal!

Thanks for playing along with us this week. As many of you guessed, to be very specific, this week’s puzzle piece is from a vintage Kodak folding Hawkeye (model B) camera. What a beauty! Just imagine what this lens has captured over the years…

This week’s guesses are shown on the original “what is it?” Wednesday post.

Come back to play again next Wednesday!

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