Remember how I told you we had gone and picked strawberries over Mother's Day weekend, and we ended up with 2 gallons? Well, that's a lot of strawberries to try to eat within a few days - even for the 4 of us! I ended up making freezer jam out of a good half-gallon of… Continue reading Strawberries galore
I look forward to holiday cooking almost as much for the leftover meals as for the day's feast. My go-to recipe for any leftover ham is macaroni and cheese (with ham, of course!). Yum. I've taken the basic recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook and tweaked it some. It's one of those meals… Continue reading One of my favorite after-ham recipes
is this: ...with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Warm from the oven. That is all.
I thought I might post a favorite recipe of mine once a week or so. I love to cook - well bake, mostly - but I do enjoy cooking too, as long as I don't have to stand at the stove for too long. But baked goods are what I really like to make. I've… Continue reading Scones
Our final look at our knitter's stash will be her worsted and sweater yarns. She doesn't have a lot of these. She tends to buy sweater yarns on demand, when she finds a project she really wants to make. Which is an approach that works for her, since the needed quantities of yarn to make a… Continue reading Stash Expose: Part 3
Today we will revisit our knitter's stash - this time focusing on sock yarns, a particular weakness of hers. You can maybe see how easy it is to succumb to sock yarn stashing when you consider that socks almost always require about 300-400 yards of yarn. So, lovely skeins can be purchased without knowing exactly which… Continue reading Stash Expose: Part 2
It's not unusual for a knitter to accumulate stash. A knitter's stash is his/her yarn, you see. And knitters like yarn. A lot. Some knitters reach SABLE - Stash Acquision Beyond Life Expectancy. Which is pretty self-explanatory - there is no way the knitter will be able to knit all that yarn before he/she kicks the bucket. Which is great for his/her… Continue reading Stash Expose: Part 1
I spent this last weekend in Atlanta for Stitches South 2010. I stayed with my parents (who live south of Atlanta) - which is better than a hotel, since not only do I save on lodging, but I get to hang out with them and watch Dr. Who! 🙂 First off, I won the "What… Continue reading Stitches South
I got my prize package in the mail today. Woo Hoo! A wonderful Chili Pepper theme: The wonderful box bag (a Bella Bag) is from StarLitStella - isn't it just adorable? (Um, I checked out her store while I was getting the web address, and maybe, just maybe, I bought another one in a cute… Continue reading Chili Peppers anyone?
This year, again, Zarzuela is hosting the Summer of Socks! For those that aren't familiar with it, you cast on and knit socks throughout the summer, and get entered in random drawings when you finish socks. The big prize is the Vacation Photo prize at the end - you take a vacation photo with a… Continue reading I can’t believe I won!