I haven't been around in quite sometime but I have been working really hard on new soaps for the Spring and Summer. Here are just a couple that are currently listed and more are on the way.
New Blood Orange Soap.
This soap has an awesome citrus scent that is perfect for the upcoming warmer weather (lets hope the warmer weather gets here soon). It is now available
Valencia Essential oil blend soap
Valencia is a medium scented soap so not overpowering for those that are scent sensitive and has a wonderful lather. Valencia is a blend of citrus orange, lime, tangerine blended with fresh thyme and is now available
A simple buttery oat crust topped
with cooked berries and a sweet crumbly topping. Perfect with coffee!
Serves: 24-30 bars
For the Crust/Topping:
1½ cups all purpose flour
1½ cups quick oats (see note)
1 cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon baking soda
¾ cup COLD butter
For the Berry Filling:
3 cups assorted fresh (or frozen, unsweetened) berries
(I used sliced strawberries, whole blueberries, and whole blackberries)
2½ tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Preheat the oven to 375.
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, quick oats, sugar, and baking soda.
in the butter using a box grater and then use your fingers to combine
everything into coarse crumbs (some pieces will be larger and some will
be very fine; just do your best to incorporate the butter and the
largest pieces should be pea-sized).
Set 2 cups of the mixture aside and press the remaining crumbs into the bottom of an un-greased 9 X 13 pan.
the berries and sugar into a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Add
the lemon juice, water, and cornstarch. Stir to coat. The liquid will
simmer and the berries will mostly break down. Continue cooking and
stirring for 3-4 minutes, until the mixture is a thick jam-like
Spoon the berries over the crust and spread it evenly.
Scatter the reserved crust loosely over the top of the berries, covering everything.
Bake for about 25 minutes. Let the bars cool completely before cutting.
Tip: If you only have old fashioned oats on hand you can pulse them in a blender of food processor once or twice to yield quick oats. recipe courtesy from http://www.sugardishme.com/2014/03/06/oatmeal-berry-crumb-bars/