Last Year I pre-ordered the book A Year Between Friends by Maria Alexandra Vettese & Stephanie Congdon Barnes (better known as 3191MilesApart) right away. It came in November and I loved it from page one. I flipped through the book and knew, it would be perfect for a year-long project in 2017 because each chapter is broken down into each month of the year.
For 2017 I didn't set any goals but I decided to work my way through that book. Each month I will do the projects, bake and cook the recipes and read the stories from that chapter. At the end of each month I will share my projects here on the blog and also make a 6x8" page for my personal Project Life® album. Today I share the January projects with you.
RECIPE // BUTTERMILK SCONES
The first recipe I tried from the book were the Buttermilk Scones. I baked them without the fruit filling and served them with butter and homemade jam. The recipe was easy to follow and it worked out like it should. They tasted okay and were a bit crumbly. Maybe it was the buttermilk but I don't think I will do them again.
RECIPE // WARM IT UP TEA
This is more of a "combine these ingredients" than a real recipe. It's a tea with different flavours to make it a little bit more special than just an ordinary tea. I really enjoyed it and made it already several times. Because I couldn't find dried nettle around here I bought nettle tea (the one which is just ready to use in teabags) and used that. Love the spice and it definetely warms you up (but which tea doesn't?).
DIY PROJECT // SPOON OIL
You use spoon oil (a combination of oil and bees wax) to get your wooden supplies a new life. And wow I am SO surprised about how much better my wooden spoons and cutting boards look like now. The spoon oil really gives them a shiny look and brings out the beautiful wood.
I made the spoon oil on a Friday and let it cool overnight. I bought organic beeswax here (an online shop here in Switzerland) and my oil at our local grocery store.
In this before photo you can see how light and faded my cutting boards and spoons looked like. After I coated the wood with the oil I let it dry overnight again and the next day rubbed the excess oil away. I am so happy about how this project turned out.
RECIPE // GOOD LUCK FRITATA
This recipe was SO GOOD! So far I only made fritatas with potatoes but this one was so much better. I don't have a cast-iron skillet so I used just a regular skillet and turned it over to bake on both sides instead of broiling it in the oven. I guess it would have been so much easier to put it in the oven so I'm thinking about buying a cast-iron skillet in the near future. Really a great recipe that I will make over and over. And my boyfriend liked it as well.
WHAT I DIDN'T TRY
Wool Mending: Because I don't have anything to mend I didn't try that project.
6X8 PAGE FOR MY PERSONAL PROJECT LIFE® ALBUM
(It's written in German but basically I wrote what you can read in my blog post, just a little less)