Kellie has written 106 posts for Rosecreams and Dreams

The days are long, and the years are short

Time has slipped away from me. As my friend Matt said the other night, “The days are long, and the years are short”. I couldn’t help but think he was echoing what Gretchen Rubin said in one of her truths in The Happiness Project. The days are long, but the years are short. This past … Continue reading

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Preparing embroidery fabric for your initial cast on

Before you can begin a new embroidery project,  or cast on, you must prep your fabric.  This is done in a four step phase: washing,  ironing, masking,  and gridding.  Each step is important to assure that your end piece will as perfect as possible.  Washing: Embroidery linens need to be washed before you begin. It … Continue reading

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Updates to the Projects and works in progress page

I have up two upcoming projects and a current work in progress listed in the projects page. I’ll post a series of updates with pictures on a regular basis.  I’m sorry I’ve been unable to post any new recipes,  however I’ve been under the weather the last few days with a respiratory infection – not … Continue reading

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To my readers and subscribers

Dear readers,  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for finding interest in this endeavour of mine. Words can’t express how humble and touched I am. As Julia Roberts gushed when she won her first Academy Award, “You like me! You really like me!” Rosecreams and Dreams just marked its 100th post a couple … Continue reading

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Celebration Mint Tea

I collect cookbooks.  If I am traveling to a new place, I will buy a regional or local cookbook as my “souvenir ” of my visit.  I’ve collected quite a few and I’m still adding. Many of us travel through food and some of us travel for it ,quite a few actually. I work for … Continue reading

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London update

I spoke with Kolya this morning.  The riots have quieted around London and he and family are all safe. Praise be to God! The rioting continues in other cities so please keep your prayers up. I hope those responsible will learn the meaning of respecting life and someone else’s property.  A lot more discipline is … Continue reading

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Prayers for London

Around London and across the UK, violence is breaking out going into the fourth day. It is so oddly strange that Kolya predicted this two summers ago. As I sit and type this,  his borough is under attack and I’m thinking of him, his family,  and of my dear friends back in Hendon Central.  My … Continue reading

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Readers poll: Tailgate recipes

Ah, back to school. New year,  new classes,  new teachers,  and Labor Day right around the corner.  For all of us college football fans, that means a new season.  My bulldogs kicked off their practices this week. I’m excited for another year. A friend of mine is pondering recipe ideas for her football party kickoff.  … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Carry On

I saw this memo holder in Books-A-Million (affectionately dubbed Books-A-Couple by my friends in college ) and had to have it. It’s become a bit of a life mantra with me dealing with so many new challenges with all the aches and pains I get from the fibro. The saying is originally an old British … Continue reading

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Basil-mint granita

In my quest to find new uses for the basil in my garden, I wanted to find something a bit unusual.  Something that was a bit agrodolce, sour but sweet. Using my newly found epicurious app,  I discovered the perfect answer to hot summer days:  a basil -mint granita, made with lime juice, zest, and … Continue reading

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