Monthly Archives: April 2011

Reading List 2011

Well, this month I didn’t actually READ anything.  But I did get a lot of audiobooks in.  It’s been a very Harry Potter month, thanks to painting our master bedroom.  Apparently once I start, I can’t stop, so I’m sure … Continue reading

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I’m working on a lace scarf.  This is not terribly unusual.  What is unusual is that I am knitting with my own handspun for the first time. Remember Lavender Hedgerow? I’ve decided to knit Mirabelle with it.  It’s a beautifully … Continue reading

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Ricotta Torta

I expected this to be more like bread, or perhaps the consistency of pie crust, but I was wrong.  It’s much like a savory cheesecake, light and airy but cheesy instead of sweet.  It can be made with any herbs … Continue reading

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I made my first fritatta, and it was delicious!  Bacon, onion, mushroom, and spinach.  Yum!  It was also much easier than I thought it would be.  I had a little trouble with the flipping, but with a good bacon-greased non-stick … Continue reading

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Surprise Finished, but not revealed

Surprise is finished. Out of two massive balls of yarn, this is what is left… It’s blocked.  It’s dried.  And around noon it will begin its journey to its unsuspecting recipient. Once it has been received, final pictures will be … Continue reading

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There comes a time in most knitting when the knitter feels that no matter how much they knit, or how long they work on a project, it just doesn’t progress any.  After hours of knitting, the piece looks to be … Continue reading

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The Best BBQ sauce

I’m not a huge barbecue person.  I think it’s good, but hardly the best thing I’ve ever tasted.  Rob’s a fan, though, and I do happen to enjoy the sauce my mother makes.  Lots of people thing barbecue is all … Continue reading

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