I robbed my grandmother, the last time I visited her. Robbed her blind. Just look at the goodies I got. Nine ginormous, fresh-picked, organic Meyer lemons. Oh, of course I asked first and she said I could pick as many as I wanted.Â But come on. She had no idea of the […]
Archive for November, 2008
Â That’s right. Apple cider. With J’s help, this year my cider-making endeavors took only one day – from about 11 to 11, roughly. I have never been so sick of slicing and smashing apples… or at least not since last year, anyway. My industrial-strength Kitchenaid got hot on top, it was working so hard. Still, […]
I led another raku workshop this last weekend – or was it the one before that? – that I thought I’d share with you guys. Raku is an ancient Japanese technique in which red-hot ware is unloaded from the kiln and placed in metal bins filled with combustible materials. The lids are clapped on once […]
I’ve been pretty good about posting lately, and in fact have several posts backed up, waiting to be published. But I’m going on vacation for a week!Â I’ll post more when I get back.
Make 9 quart jars of apple pie filling. I’ve never used apple pie filling from a jar before, so I have no idea how these will taste. I gave one jar to my friend K for testing – I’m too appled-out to do it myself. She has pledged to honestly evaluate texture (I am so […]
J and I recently cleared out our closets – okay I single-handedly reamed them out – and ended up giving away four construction-size-bags full of clothing to the Purple Heart. I kept four pieces of old clothing, though, snatching them from the bags at the last minute. I thought maybe I could make Taco some […]
Lookee what I made for Election Day: Baked Alaska. Served flambÃ©. In case you’re wondering what Baked Alaska is – and who wouldn’t, since it hasn’t been made since 1952 -Â it’s two layers of soft, buttery yellow cake sandwiching an ice cream center. I used strawberry (a whole half gallon, mashed with a potato […]
The other day I went to our small but very well-stocked library to get some cookbooks. I was very excited to find that they had all the Martha Stewart books there, even the housekeeping one (yes, I am enough of a homemaker nerd to be excited about things like this.) I had been pining over […]
Ah, October. I miss you already.
My first project on my new Bernina was a pair of yellow overalls, which I may blog about later. My second project was better, though. It took only a few hours (including nursing and diaper breaks) and turned out so perfectly that I have trouble believing that I made it (without a pattern, too, which […]