Everyone knows I drink my coffee black with zero accouterments. I tried a double-shot latte on Sunday at Breaking New Grounds in Portsmouth whilst hanging around with Mack. I don’t think I’m a fan of foam?
A flight at the Portsmouth Brewery with Mack; pretty much the best way to cap a weekend that kicks off a holiday week, no? Perusing the list of beers. A cheers, of course. And….finished?
Round loaves of gorgeous Pueblo Indian oven bread (different from fry bread!), a staple of my childhood and reminds me of morning toast before school. Some people may find this oven bread to be “bland” because it lacks sugar–but no siree, you are simply and completely wrong. In New Mexico, this bread is baked inContinue reading “fresh baked, 11.15”
Thinking about light, meandering cables for some Christmas gifts. Swatching in fisherman’s wool makes me drool.
Slightly floured work surface. Bliss.
Typical scene in my kitchen–dough limping about the dough hook ready for some hand kneading. I squeezed in my favorite cinnamon bread recipe last night before a gig so one of my best friends could munch on this during the late night trip home. You can see her whacking away at it over at herContinue reading “dough, 11.9”
I made some fingerless bicycling mitts for a friend in a gorgeous pumpkin-ish colorway as a thank you. Crocheted up in a tube, I used the soft as butter and general favorite fiber (of mine!) Malabrigo Merino Worsted for these and I’m fairly pleased with the results. Maybe I can convince the recipient to modelContinue reading “gifted, 11.9”
An adaptation of the Braised Chicken with Orange and Scallions from Food Everyday. I added segments of orange to give it a bit more oomf and substituted capers for green olives since I didn’t want to make a trip to the store for extra ingrediants. Braising is downright gorgeous. The chicken thighs were tender andContinue reading “dinner, 11.8”
…because sometimes you just have to have a miniature pie crust filled to the brim with a deliciously light cocoa ganache, homemade whipped cream, and a citrus infused strawberry on top. These tarts are equally as yummy with other kinds of fruit–raspberries, blackberries, you name it–and the perfect little dessert to bring to a party.
Working the border of my Andrea’s Shawl from Through the Loops–this lace is so gorgeous and easy to memorize, I’m completely smitten. I’m using Knit Picks Shadow in Oregon Coast as the MC, and Basalt Heather as the CC, held double for mine. The fingering weight yarn creates this gorgeous ease–all inspired by this brilliantContinue reading “border lace, 11.5”
The most gorgeous sorbet I’ve ever bought–courtesy of J.P. Licks, this fresh apple delight was beyond amazing. Filled with flecks of Macintosh skins, I felt like I was eating the whole pie in this one little cup (and the “pie” is figurative, for there were no useless filler spices in this sorbet). I have studiedContinue reading “sorbet (and mum’s visit #2), 10.31”
My mum came for a weekend visit over Halloween and she is hands down the most generous, giving person in the world. We frolicked about the city and had a glorious two days–including a trip to Brookline Booksmith, where she bought me Doctor Zhivago (I love reading Russian literature in winter!) and an adorable silverContinue reading “mum’s visit #1, 10.31”