Monthly Archives: July 2010

Happy Birthday Emily

Today my baby sister turned 21. We haven’t always gotten along over the years.  I’m 7 years older than she is, and that has created a lot of challenges in our relationship.  We also don’t exactly have tons in common.  … Continue reading

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Barley Risotto with Sausage and Tomato

Hello Everyone, I must apologize for not posting for the past few days.  I’ve been in a real tear with my book, and blogs just fell by the wayside. Fortunately, food did not, and the Barley Risotto I made the … Continue reading

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Finished Scarf

It’s always nice to finish things.  Really nice.  I start so many projects, and not just knitting projects, that I usually don’t end up finishing them very fast.  But something about this plain old garter stitch scarf spurred me on. … Continue reading

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Lemon Pasta with Broccoli and Lemon Mushroom Salad

Mushrooms are perhaps my favorite vegetable ever.  I enjoy eating them in anything at any time.  If someone wanted to serve me mushrooms for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert I’d probably dig in and ask for more.  So when I … Continue reading

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Tragedy for Miss Babs

I found out today that my absolute favorite hand dyer, Miss Babs, has suffered a serious blow to her business. She dyes yarn and roving by hand out of her studio, and it is some of the prettiest yarn I … Continue reading

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Food Fails

Sometimes a recipe just doesn’t live up to the hype.  And sometimes I should have known better. I love the Smitten Kitchen blog, she almost always comes through for me with exceptionally tasty meals.  This one fell flat. Scalloped Tomatoes … Continue reading

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Hello Everyone, Today I’ll be posting the Prologue and Chapter 1 of my book.  I know you may have already read the prologue as I posted it about a month ago, but it’s changed a bit since then. Comments are … Continue reading

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