A Productive Night

I was feeling crafty today so I picked up some duck cloth to do a little sewing project I have been meaning to do for a while now.  We have been carrying in firewood all winter using only our arms, which is awkward going through the door and leaves a trail of bark through the house.  So I decided to sew a firewood carrier.  I got the edges all sewed before trying to put on the handles when my needle broke.  Of course I don’t have another so I will just have to finish it up tomorrow.

I also made some sunflower butter.  I had been wanting some cashew or almond butter but they are more expensive then I like to spend.  I was going to make one of them from scratch when I saw that sunflower kernels are a lot cheaper than the nuts.  Here is the recipe I used for my sunflower butter.

  • 1 lb of sunflower kernels- I used roasted, unsalted
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil, plus or minus

In a food processor put in the sunflower kernels and salt.  Process on high until the kernels are about the consistency of flour.  Add the olive oil and continue processing on high.  Stop every few minutes to scrape down the sides of the bowl.  It will turn creamy and smoother the more you go. If you want it creamier you can add more olive oil.  Honey or sugar can be used to make it a little sweeter if you like.  Below is a picture of the finished product- perfect for putting on toast, celery or wherever you might use peanut butter.

The Finished Product

The Finished Product

That’s all for tonight, see ya later!

 

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