cinnamon swirl.

The smell of butter and cinnamon and sugar baking into a melted delicious yeast bread is my total jam. There’s nothing better, especially when a Nor’Easter outside whips winds and threatens the power on several occasions (good thing for gas ovens!). This is a simple cinnamon swirl country loaf. No raisins. No frills. Just deliciousness.Continue reading “cinnamon swirl.”

frosted alpine.

Baby knits are so quick and so satisfying. Last night, I whipped up this adorable little earflap hat, called Frosted Alpine, designed by the always incredible Tanis Lavallee. These hats make great stash buster projects, too, because they only use a little bit of yardage, and the color combinations are endless. I love to useContinue reading “frosted alpine.”

prosciutto / peas / shaved parm.

A quick meal whipped up last night with random ingredients I had in my fridge. I’m definitely one of those cooks that often creates wonder when not following a recipe, but a general concept, and bending it to what I have on hand. Going with the gut, that is! And I’m a cookbook gal. Sure,Continue reading “prosciutto / peas / shaved parm.”

burberry inspired.

I made these amazing Burberry inspired men’s socks for my guy, after finding inspiration in gorgeous ones by Tanis Lavallee, one of my favorite knitters, designers, and yarn dyers. Everything she does is incredible. The yarn is by Turtle Purl. What an artist! It’s amazingly soft and just gorgeous to work with; a dream, really.Continue reading “burberry inspired.”