I have decided that I am going to try to make something every day of 2013. There aren’t really any rules here, nor are there prizes. Unless you count smugness and haughtiness as prizes, which I do.
There are guidelines though. Guidelines that I, as the proprietress of this blog and developer of this “challenge”, reserve the right to modify, add to, or subtract from at any point and without notice. Said modifications may be retroactive, as deemed by your truly.
Basically, what I am saying is that there are no rules, unless I want there to be, and I’ll make them up as I go. Sounds fun, right?
I’ll be updating this list as regularly as I can remember. I may take a picture of what I made, I may not. If I followed a tutorial online, I will link to that website.
1/7: Mocha Peanut Butter (fresh ground peanut butter with coffee grounds and chocolate stevia….delish!)
1/10: Korean Kimchi Stir fry. (Recipe can be provided, if you ask.)
1/14: Orange Fennel Pickled Beets
1/16: Mocha Rum Balls
1/17: Homemade stevia Drops in 5 flavors – Plain, Orange, Lemon, Almond (NEW!!), and Root Beer
1/18: Cleaning checklist (NERD ALERT) – weekly, monthly, and yearly
1/22: Another colored stripe on my ripple blanket. (Progress counts in this challenge, it’s my new “rule”. Again, rules are included/excluded at my discretion because it’s my game.)
1/23: Malaysian Curried Cauliflower Mash
1/24: Chipotle Chili Pickles
1/29: Red plaid Totebag
1/30: Root Beer Float cookies
1/31: Another granny square
2/2: Totebag (in my sewing class)
2/4: Egyptian Licorice Mint Tea Blend (from scratch and SO much cheaper than the Yogi brand)
2/6: Malaysian curried Spinach-Pea Dip
2/11: Orange, Lemon, and Cherry (New flavor) Homemade Liquid Stevia Drops
Remember I said I could make up rules? New rule: I can “bank” things from one day to another. Starting now.
2/13: Sunflower butter (“BANKED” from 2/10)
2/14: Kombucha (“BANKED” from 2/10)
2/17: Ginger-Cinnamon Sunflower butter (BANKED from 2/12)
2/24: Peanut Butter Ice Cream. Welcome back, long-neglected ice cream maker. You were missed.
2/25: Vindaloo Spice mix (from scratch!) which then became Vindaloo veggie stew.
2/27: Fabric Scrap Keychain
3/3: Bathroom basket/caddy thing
3/4: Cherry-Lemon Cookies (I should have gotten a picture of these. They were good.)
3/5: Cut fabric and started sewing this fleece sweater
3/7: Cleaned and organized my craft room (This totally counts because WHOA. It was bad in there. Real bad.) Also, I finished the fleece sweater that I started on the 5th. It’s too small. Damn.
3/10: Lemon Poppy Seed Cookie Bar Balls (I used the dried-out cookies from yesterday, added melted coconut oil, more sugar, and coconut flour to create some no-bake balls. Or kind-of baked. Half-baked?)
3/11: Finished a gift. No picture and no description until said gift is given.
3/12: More ripples in the afghan
3/14: “Banked” fleece sweater from 3/7
3/15: Spinach – Sundried Tomato – Asparagus Sauce (I was going to take a picture, but it looked like BARF, and I think I’ll spare you. You’re welcome.)
3/19: Orange Vanilla peanut butter (also banked from 3/17)
I made this one a while ago, but its the same idea. I made it for my cousin who is having twins. I would have made two, but I didn’t get enough flannel! Crap.
3/21: Leek, broccoli, and roasted red pepper Crustless Quiche. I’m on a roll with these quiches.
3/23: Kelp Peanut Butter. Per y’alls suggestions.
3/24: Egg muffins (NOTE: These are basically the quiche “batter” in muffin cups. Had to change things up a bit, you know. Keep it real.)
3/25: Lemon-ginger Peanut Butter This was supposed to be ginger-lime, again per y’alls suggestions, but I didn’t have lime, so….yeah.
After ruining several yards of fleece, I FINALLY got one that is wearable. Third times a charm.
3/27: Very Veggie Dip. Think: every scrap of leftover vegetable,, plus avocado and spices, purreed. It sounds and looked gross, but tasted great.
3/30: Sriracha-Ginger Sunflower Seed Butter. HOT damn.
4/3: Calling on the Smoky Garlic BBQ sauce “banked” from 3/24 (this was a bad day. A long day. I earned this one like WHOA.)
4/4: Homemade Tandoori Seasoning. I just used the spices listed on the Tandoori seasonsing here and winged it. That’s kind of my MO and **OH MY GOD** this was good. And spicy. So good, I made have eaten for lunch three times now. And I’ll probably have it tomorrow again.
4/5: Coconut Tiramisu Cookie Bars No picture because I literally ate the entire pan in three days.
4/6: Curried Caramel BBQ Sauce.
4/8: Mint Cookies No picture and no recipe because they were just okay.
4/9: Chinese 5-Spice Pickled Beets
4/13: Orange Ginger Cookies. These were my biggest fail in cookie baking to date. Let us never speak of these again.
4/15: Smokey BBQ Sunflower Seed Butter <– Weird. Not bad, but not good either.
4/17: Chai-spiced Peanut Butter <– FANTASTIC. This might be my favorite flavor so far.
4/27: Mint Cookie Dough Bites
4/28: More ripple blanket madness
4/30: Lemon Poppy Seed Cookie Dough Bites
5/3: Almond Spice Cookies
5/7: Sunflower Seed Butter Bread (similar to this peanut butter bread)
5/9: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Note that that is actually TWO recipes, if you ask me (which you didn’t, but since its my blog you don’t have to), and I’m only counting it as one day. Because I was hella busy making stuff this week. Hella busy.
5/15: Gardening. Lots and lots of gardening.
5/16: Marinated mixed wild mushrooms I marinated these in the same Soy-Scallion Dipping sauce as the seaweed salad. I got the recipe from The Korean Table, which as you can tell from my review on Goodreads, is all kinds of awesome.
I won’t publish the recipe, but you can find it here.
5/18: Tahini-Orange Cookies – There isn’t a picture of these, because they didn’t turn out fabulous, so I took the baked cookies and made them into cookie-dough bites on Sunday.
5/21: Lots of stevia drops (because I finally replenished my supply of pure stevia)
5/24: Mocha Cookie Bites (see photo above….they look identical)
5/25: Ginger Cookie Bites (see photo above….they look identical)
5/27: I made my birthday wish come true: laziness.
I also started more carrot kimchi. I’m an addict.
6/2: Cherry Vanilla Cookies
6/4: Hazelnut Cookie Dough bites (See picture above of all the other cookie dough bites I’ve made because they look the same and I won’t be taking pictures of little tan balls anymore.)
6/4: BONUS! Avocado-Roasted Red Pepper Massaged Kale salad <- YUM.
6/6: Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
6/10: Crochet Rug – same as the photo above.
6/13: More crochet rug (photo above)
6/14: Israeli-Spice Cookies
6/16: Pistachio Cookie Dough Bites
6/20: Mint Chocolate Coconut Cookie Dough Bites
6/24: Lace insert tank top
6/26: A new handbag. (It sucks and I’m going to re-make it…someday.)
6/28: Mint Chutney
6/29: Garden harvest spreadsheet (This counts because it took FORFREAKINGEVER.)
6/30: BONUS: Chocolate Chip Cookies
7/4: Broccoli Jicama Slaw from this recipe (I used red cabbage instead of the red pepper)
7/6: Tsire Spice Mix
7/8: Chewy Chocolate Mint Cookie Bites
7/12: Vanilla Rum Cookies
7/21: Kale Cubes – a la this lady’s genius
Bonus: Another dress (like the one I made my niece)
7/26: Kale Hummus
7/27: Spicy Sunflower Seed Butter (with garlic, cayenne, and paprika)
BONUS: Mrs. Dash Spice Blend AND I’m back to crocheting that afghan again!
7/31: Strawberry Mango Cookies
8/1: Lazy Man’s Kimchi
BONUS: Pickled Gherkins
8/5: Orange-Ginger Cookies
8/6: Garlic-Ginger Pickled Okra
8/7: Crochet more of the afghan
8/8: Mushroom-Sage Dip
8/9: Peppermint Cookies
8/11: Canned Dilly Beans
8/12: Maple-Cinnamon Apple Cookies (that sucked a lot)
8/15: Strawberry-Mango Peanut Butter Cookies
BONUS: Dehydrated Cucumber chips
8/18 BONUS: Ginger Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies
8/19: Eggplant Jam from this recipe
8/24: Two kinds of jam -
8/25: Horseradish Sunflower Seed Butter
8/29: Vanilla Orange Cookies
8/30: Vanilla-Orange Banana Bites
8/31: Invoking the “Multiple re-makes can take the place of a single new make.” I made sunflower seed butter, started kimchi (with cabbage I grew myself!), and 2 homemade spice blends – Jerk and Adobo.
9/5: Chocolate (Gelatin) Mousse
9/6: Parmesan Sunflower Seed Butter
9/7: Crochet more blanket (not new) and froze/preserved lots of fresh veggies (not new) Invoking the “Multiple re-make rule”
BONUS: More crocheting the afghan
9/11: Pumpkin Banana Cookies
9/12: Worked on setting up my indoor greenhouse
9/13: Quick Okra Pickles (Fridge Pickles)
9/16: Multiple old makes rule -
AND made kale cubes
9/17: Kimchi BRUSSELS SPROUTS!!!
9/18: Raspberry-Orange-Ginger Cookies
9/19: Packer PJ Pants
9/20: Ch-Ch-Chocolate Cookies (Chipotle Chili Chocolate Cookies, that is)
9/21 -9/23: VACATION CLAUSE (Wherein I go on vacation and don’t have to make a DAMN THING because it is VACATION, y’all.
9/26: Ginger Lemongrass Okra Pickles
9/28: Bombay Masala Sunflower Seed Butter AND
9/30: Peanut BUtter-Banana Cookies
AND crocheting the blanket
10/2: Crochet some of the blanket
10/3: Crochet some of the blanket
10/4: Crochet some of the blanket
10/5: Gardening LOTS
10/6: Driving. I’m adding a new rule here – If I spend more than 5 hours in the car commuting, I’m exempt from the Today I Made challenge. I drove for 7 hours, so. Yep.
10/7: Crochet attempt: fingerless mittens.
10/8: Crochet attempt: fingerless mittens.
10/9: The drive clause (See 10/6 above)
10/10: Crochet attempt: fingerless mittens.
10/11: Peanut Butter Pumpkin Pumpkin Spice Cookies (Damn, I wish I’d taken a photo of these, but they were kind of like the LBJs.)
10/13: Gardening AND I started 4 bottles of Homemade Vanilla Extract. (It kind of counts….)
10/14: Crochet some of the blanket
10/15: Crochet some of the blanket
10/16: Crochet some of the blanket
10/17: Crochet some of the blanket
10/18: Anise Butternut Cookies AND I started crocheting a hat.
AND Chermoula Sunflower Seed Butter
10/21: Started a felting project. Quickly abandoned said project. Maple-Cinnamon Butternut Squash Cashew Macadamia Nut butter (Yes, all that.)
10/22: Worked on the indoor garden
10/23: Started Scrabble Tile Coasters!
10/24: Finished Scrabble Tile Coasters and Coffee Sunflower Seed Butter
10/25: Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies
10/26: Beef Jerky. Not technically “new”, but a new flavor. I’m getting tired of this.
10/27: Crochet some of the blanket
10/28: Crochet some of the blanket Here’s a long-overdue updated photo:
10/29: Crochet some of the blanket AND Irish (Read: whisky) Coffee Cookies AND Cocoa Sunflower Seed Butter
10/30: Started a yarn ball wreath
10/31: More of that blanket
11/1: Cinnamon Muffins (eaten by my students before a photo could be taken)
11/3: Started an embroidery project. Crocheted more of the blanket AND….THIS:
11/4: Butternut Squash Cheeze (mixed nutritional yeast, onion dip mix, and canned butternut and it was delicious!)
11/5: Started knitting fingerless mittens
11/6: Make kimchi and sauerkraut with my Bio of Foods class.
11/7: Maple Cinnamon Peanut Butter Cookies
AND Maple Chili Peanut Butter (YUM!)
11/12: Knit fingerless mittens
11/15: Pumpkin Pie Spice Marshmallows
11/16: More knitting of the fingerless mittens AND an attempt (and failure) at making meringue cookies
11/17: Guacamole AND more fingerless mitten knitting
11/19: more fingerless mitten knitting
11/21: Cinnamon-Balsamic Cranberry Sauce AND more Milk Kefir (plain this time with 2% milk)
11/24: Crocheted infinity scarf (started using this pattern)
11/26: Cashew Butter (boring and I’ve made it before but I don’t care anymore.)
11/29: Maple-Cinnamon Cookies with Chestnut Flour!
11/30: Kimchi (at long last, we meet again!)