Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Here's SP, getting the fire ready as I light my candles.
Those 5 candles spell out P E A C E :D
Dinner's in the oven with the non-electric timer going.
We planned our breaker switch with only a few minutes to spare.
and then then moment of truth.
SP! Move your hand back a bit if you are trying to cover up your thinning hair!
Spending the night on the couch with SP looking at this = priceless.
In honor of the earth...
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
SO I wanted to give a shout out to the new company I found!!! Done Roving Farms of Charlotte Maine - "Celebrating Rural Living and Folkart Tradition in Downeast Maine" They raise grass fed meats, "Our beef and lamb are grass fed eating only grasses, hay and supplemental minerals . We don't use growth hormones, steroids or antibiotics. All meats are processed at federal inspected butchers, packaged and labeled in this manner as well. We raise all our animals in the same manner while being committed to good pasture management practices to leave the smallest footprint behind on our land. "
I'm pretty excited to see they posted some Done Roving recipes but the best thing I found - A sock Pattern!!!
Looks like I am heading in a new directions, well I guess that will happen after a couple more Noro hats!
Friday, March 19, 2010
from the milk of my goats.
This nifty article is quite timely!
I've been really into Greek Yogurt this winter.
From The New York Times:
"Producing yogurt cheese is quite simple. It takes a couple of hours, but your presence is required only for minutes. All you do is strain some of the water out of yogurt, until it reaches the thickness you want. For straining, I recommend a colander or coarse strainer lined with a clean cotton dish towel of fairly fine weave, what used to be called flour sack. (Many recipes suggest the use of cheesecloth, but you’d have to use about 10 layers for the same results.) Dump a quart (or whatever quantity you like) of yogurt in there, set the colander over a bowl in the refrigerator, twist or tie the top of the towel, and wait.
A Recipe Secret Wrapped in a Towel
To speed the process, squeeze every now and then, or don’t bother. When the yogurt has reached the consistency of sour cream, twist and squeeze once more and scoop out the yogurt, which will have been reduced in volume by about half. (I suppose you could save and drink the yogurt-water, or cook with it, but I don’t.) Store the thickened yogurt in a covered container and use it within a week or so for best quality."
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I might need my head looked at.
Those 3 hats are all Noro - Daughter's on the bottom, mine in the middle, and the one in process I am making for daughters teacher. Seriously, tell me your favorite color and I will make you one.
It's a surprise every time. It's a magic show unfolding at your finger tips. LOVE MY NORO!
I'm coocoo for Cocoapuffs, I mean I am nutty for Noro.
Seriously, it's addictive. Take a look at how yummy this is.
ok - horrible blurry picture taken far too close to do this hat any justice, but I don't care - I'm in love... again....
SP has some pretty tough competition in terms of getting my attention and making me weak in the knees...just one more row... now let me purl... purring as I knit... I'm one happy cat! :D
(click on that for the original recipe, but know I am updating it next year for ease of use!)
Anyway... I found these potatoes at Hannaford's.
Sadly, I can't find any more information about them.
They were yummy! So go look for them while supplies last!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
It's not fair, as I should have spent the last few months engaging in all the winter recreations I so love. But the weather has not cooperated.
This morning I had the urge to walk Baby to preschool.
So close, and yet so far on a cold March morning.
I will have to take solace in the fact that I have spring blooming inside, while the outside remains brown, wet, and gloomy.
Soon enough... soon enough.