Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bonanza!..

It truly was the wettest two days of 2009. But, what can you do. Well, I made hot apple cider from our apples, and baked birds nest cookies using Missing Goat jam. Extra jam! Hopefully the two combined, would make the rainy venture bearable for those who came.


I love these cookies and always feel jipped when you buy one and the jam is superficially deep. They are also called thumbprint cookies. I like to use two or three thumbprints - makes for a better jam well!
I'm very happy with my shabby shack makeover. It's simple and happy. The aqua floors and red bits really pop. This stool I have been coveting for a week now. I found it at The Passionate Home in Langley, and had to have it. Carrie, a fellow blogger and the stores owner, gave it to me. How nice is that! Her store is full of treasures, but let me get the rest of mine out first!!
I added simple pretty bits. Gourds from the local farmers market, and rose hips from the yard - the ones that the llamas didn't manage to eat. Bloody llamas. Can't live with 'em, can live without 'em, thank God they are the neighbors.

We had jams to the left - Very Very Raspberry, Blueberry Lavender, and Strawberry Black Pepper and Mint.
Chutneys to the right - Apple and Curry, Blueberry Chutney, and mixed mini batches from copious amounts of fruits in the yard.
So, Welcome Missing Goat!! It's been a while, but now you are here. For those of you wondering what the deal is with the goat, I will tell you this.
Our goat is missing.
He is in France looking for Christine Ferber. She missed a step in her jam making book, and he wants answers. Frankly, he has been hell to live with ever since and we welcome the break. He's French Canadian and fancies himself a chef - need I say more!
Missing Goat web will be up in about a week, for now, please peak at my homepage:
http://www.missinggoat.com/

15 comments:

Gigi said...

Okay, those thumbprint cookies look like the best, best ones I've seen maybe ever. Will you share your recipe?

I can see why you coveted the stool. The combination of it with the floor is a gorgeous echo of the Missing Goat labels--just perfect!! xoxo

mise said...

I really admire what you've done here. The shabby shack looks great (I love the floor), and how lovely to have such a business selling to people the sort of life they want to lead, that'll bring them simple pleasure.

My Passport to Style said...

Gorgeous looking jam, with a great name, so original! What a lively and stylish blog you have! Sharon xxoo

Gabriel Girl said...

Ooh...cookies, please!

I just found your blog, and I LOVE the image you've chosen for the top. That beautiful turquoise is a favorite color of mine, since it combines serenity and energy in a lovely sort of balance. Thanks for the inspiration!

koralee said...

Yahooooooo...such a lovely post! It was so nice to meet you yesterday. You are just as lovely as I knew you would be. We came home and gobbled up your cookies...what we had left of them from the car ride {really the best cookies I have tasted..we are looking through books today to find a recipe to make them} Your jams are lovely ...opened a jar of blueberry for my scones this morning. Had your chutney last night! We seem to be one "Missing Goat" family this weekend. Thanks for the chat yesterday...hope to connect again!

Pinecone Camp said...

Congratulations again Heather! It was fun hanging out in the shack the other day....perfect place to be on such a rainy day.
Didn't see that stool though - very cute!

Beach Vintage said...

Thise cookies are making me hungry!

Courtney said...

The shack is just charming, and the jams sound delicious! I love how the labels match your shack, it's so cute.

Cathi said...

your shop is beautiful and the jams and cookies sound fabulously delicious!

Robin said...

Beautiful photos! One of the elements of your blog I enjoy so much.

Your cookies look incredible yummy. Makes me want to dig out my cookbooks and get to work.

vintage simple said...

Your shabby shack is beautiful - and that red stool...! That aqua blue and red is just genius. I love that color combination. Congratulations on all the beautiful things that are coming together for you in your life...

-maria

Tracey said...

Hi Heather!!! Your new shop is soooooo pretty! The aqua floors are really awesome, but what I love the most are your labels for your jams. It's all right up my alley, I'm bummed we don't live closer...I truly would have been there in a heart beat! I'm so excited for you...this is all just really wonderful!!!

:) T

Barbara said...

This is my first visit...love your photo at the top!
Your shabby shack is delightful (the floors are wonderful!) but the thumbprint cookies look delicous!

Claire said...

I just discovered your lovely blog! I really love the story about the missing goat =)

AnnaVallance said...

Everything looks wonderful. Love the red stool. How can I buy some of your jam?