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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Skype and Waffles

Last night my honey and I enjoyed a wonderful double date with my sister Molly and her husband. They live in New Hampshire so we had out date over Skype! We played a very fun game of Pictionary. For those who have never played that before, it is a team played game of drawing pictures and guessing what they are. Pretty simple but very fun. After wards we made some yummy waffles for dinner. So yummy that i am going to share the recipe. :)   

Cornmeal Waffles with Peach Maple Syrup
This recipe was in the Statesman (the Utah State University newspaper)

For the waffles:
1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons flour
1/3 cup fine yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For the syrup:
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 medium-sized, ripe peach, peeled and pit removed.

We did not try the syrup but I included it because it sounded yummy. Instead we had some runny peach jam that was just as yummy I am sure. Oh and don't forget the whipped cream on top!

In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and Salt. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, sour cream, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla, and beat until well blended. Note: If you want to make the recipe a little healthier, you can substitute applesauce for some or all of the sour cream. (we used sour cream)

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir together just until they are combined. Be careful not to over mix the batter, because it will result in chewy, dense pancakes with no spring or fluff to them.

Heat your waffle iron to medium and lightly butter it. Make sure you wait until it is fully heated so that you do not have to wait too long for your first waffle to cook and then burn your second waffle. Patience pays off here.

 Once the iron is ready, scoop the batter on and cook until the waffles are golden brown. Serve with sliced peaches and peach maple syrup. Note: You can also just make pancakes with this batter. Just make the recipe according to the directions and cook the batter on a skillet or frying pan instead.

To make the syrup, puree the pealed peach - either using a blender or a food processor - until it is completely smooth.

Meanwhile, combine the maple syrup, brown sugar and butter in a sauce pan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the butter melts, the sugar dissolves and the resulting liquid comes to a boil. Boil for two minutes, then stir in the heavy cream and bring the mixture to a boil again.

Remove from the heat, stir in the peach puree and let sit for five minutes before serving. This allows the flavors to blend and the syrup to thicken. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Note: The best way to freeze these waffles is to lay them in a single row on a baking sheet and place in freezer for 1-2 hours until the waffles are totally frozen. Then you can just gather up all the waffles and put them in a Ziploc bag together, and store it in the freezer for up to three months. You can reheat then in the toaster, microwave or on a baking sheet in the oven at 400 degrees.

-Jennelle Clark rights a food column in the Utah State University's Statesman and also runs an online food blog foodislikeart.blogspot.com. Check out her post of this recipe here.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

My New Ring

The photo shown above was taken on our wedding day. There you can see two beautiful rings given to me by my sweet husband. The pearl is the ring Sage proposed to me with. The diamond band is my "wedding band", even though I wore it for most of our engagement. (The pearl is oh so fragile and is not worn all of the time.) These rings make me so happy. I remember before we were married, I would wake up, look at my hand and get so excited to see them there. But .... the cute little diamond band did not hold up and was replaced after 9 diamonds fell out. Let me tell how each of them were lost:

# 1- We were on our honeymoon in California visiting some family when the first diamond fell out. I am pretty sure it happened when I was helping dry off my niece after she had been swimming. As soon as we came home we took it straight into the jeweler who replaced it free of charge.

# 2- The second diamond fell out while on a visit to see my parents in Tooele. My mom noticed a small black speck on my ring and asked me what it was. What looked like a black speck was a small whole where a diamond should have been. Bummer. Back to the jeweler we went for another free replacement.

# 3- While on a walk home from class one day my hand brushed against Sage's backpack and I felt a little tug. I looked down at the ring and to my disappointment, another empty whole where the third diamond had fallen out. After searching the ground for quite a while we gave up and headed to the jeweler once again for a replacement. He then sent the ring in for a closer look. 

#'s 4-9- The ring was put into an ultra-sonic cleaner overnight to test its stability when six, yes six, more diamonds fell out. The ring which we had received a great deal on was discontinued, we were given the full amount we paid for it in credit and were told to pick another ring. 

What might be frustrating to some was so much fun for me! How many girls get to go ring shopping twice (with the same husband, no divorces)? After about a week, of shopping we finally picked a replacement. I had thought about choosing another style, maybe with a center stone, but I kept coming back to the dainty little diamond bands. (I wanted to be able to wear my pearl with it.)

Here is what we picked. And after three long weeks of waiting, I finally have it on my finger and oh how I just adore this little ring.

I hope you all have enjoyed your Saturday like I have. :)


*All of my rings were purchased at Jerrick's Fine Jewelry here in Logan. Sage and I highly recommend this place. Jerrick and his wife are so nice. They work very well with you and have a beautiful selection to pick from. If you happen to stop by, let them know we sent you! (They have a referral program :)  And be sure to check out their website here.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Photography and Design

I had a great time yesterday with my good friend Mirranda. I needed some help with an Interior Design assignment and she and her camera were so sweet to lend a hand. Above are some of the pictures I took for fun but I also wanted to share this assignment with you because I had so much fun with it!

To help us understand how designers do what they do, we took a closer look at inspiration. We were supposed to take a picture of something that inspired us to create a pattern and another picture to inspire the colors we would use in our pattern. And then we were to use those photos to design a textile (on the computer) and pick something to put this textile on (this picture could be taken form the internet). Here is what I did:

Pattern Inspiration (a part of the fence at the Logan Temple)

Color Inspiration (Snap Dragons by the Logan Temple)

Textile Design (created from the pattern of the fence and the colors of the flowers above)

End Use (if I were to actually make my design into a textile I would turn it into this raincoat)

And that is my assignment. Thanks for stopping by Boman Made today! Come again soon.

*All images int his post were taken by me (Emma Boman) except for the yellow raincoat which was borrowed from this website.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Melted Crayon Art

Isn't this incredible? I love the idea and am definitely going to try this one day. Hopefully soon :) Tutorial is found here

Very short post today. Just had to share this fun thing with you. :)

Have a great night and see you later!

Monday, October 3, 2011


Wasn't that a great General Conference Weekend? I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. This was the fist conference that I did not doze off in. I stayed awake for every talk! That is quick incredible for me. If you missed a session or want to go back and re-watch or listen to one, go here. I would include a link to my favorite talk but it is so difficult to decide on one. It was all wonderful and very uplifting.
On a different note... I would like to introduce you to the Chevron Baby Blanket.

A darling design by the purl bee. (Check out their pattern here.) I saw this last week on their website and thought it would be so much fun to make. And then seeing it posted on Made in cute little girl colors, I have now decided that I must try to make this. I have not knitted anything for quite a while but I will learn again. Now... how is it that you cast on....?