Month: July 2014
One of my favorite desserts ever; the whoopie pie is certainly a classic New England treat, filled with homemade fluff marshmallow frosting. Just sweet enough. I made these last week after a craving and a house filled with people who would actually eat them up.
What I get to look out at every morning in summer, with no alarm clocks (though I’m an early riser, period) and nothing but quiet and birds. Lake Winnipesaukee is heaven; if this view doesn’t inspire you to make things all day long, I don’t know what will.
asparagus orzo salad.
Delicious summer orzo salad with local asparagus, corn, cherry tomatoes, and flaked tuna. All dressed with a light dijon vinaigrette. Really yummy and not much time in the kitchen over a hot stove. This was a recipe I found in one of Martha Stewart’s Quick Summer Favorites from a few years ago. Of course, since…
Homemade corn tortilla chips for nachos. Making your own chips is the best way to do it; extra crisp.
stream bed socks.
Another pair of basic striped socks for my guy. This was a great stash busting project; the pair used exactly two skeins of Knit Picks Felici Sport in the stream bed colorway, which has since been discontinued. Hooray for stash busting. Check out my notes on the project, which features my favorite type of heel…
Finally finishing this striped raglan sweater after a short break for a sock knitting project. This knit is really quick. See my previous post for details on yarn, pattern, etc.
I’ve had numerous requests for “Smile at Racism” tshirts in the last month. I decided to start printing some of those requests and getting them in the mail. Here is my first attempt at pearl white opaque on darker tshirts. It is difficult, to say the least, but I’m getting the hang of it. Check…
It’s all about lazing on the porch or the dock with book after book after book in summer. Well, that’s my version of bliss, anyway. Right now, I’m knee deep in this epic tale, Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. I’ve read a few others, but this is his swan song, I suppose.
Delicious lemon blueberry bundt cake with an oatmeal crunch topping. This is what summer is made of!
When you live in New England, there’s nothing better than the first delicious bites of summer fruits and berries. I mean, really. We wait all year for a strawberry to taste like a strawberry. This is what I call a bowl of heaven.
For some reason, I never actually, in all my years of knitting, have made a really simple, straight forward, top down raglan sweater in stockinette. I’ve started a million; never finished, frogged, and started something different, favoring sleeve details or fair isle motifs or cardigans. Until now. Using Jane Richmond’s Ladies Classic Raglan Sweater, I…