Friday, December 25, 2009

December 25

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Food Friday: Pasta with Butternut Parmesan Sauce

I made this last night. It was so yummy I completely forgot to take pictures. Actually, looking at the recipe now, there were a few tweaks I made.

  • I left out the parsley and lemon juice
  • I substituted ground cloves for nutmeg and onion for shallots
But it turned out so yummy, in fact I think I will have some now!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: More Holiday Lights

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Special Announcement!

I've opened an etsy store!It's still a bit sparse, but as I craft more I'll add more items, so stop by and check it out.


Friday, December 11, 2009

Food Friday: Black Bean Cakes

Damn, putting those Black Bean Cakes together was much harder than I originally thought. Specifically mushing up the beans with a fork required a great deal of strength. If I had a hand blender or food processor I would have used that. Instead I baked them in a dish while they were half-mushed. They turned ok as a side dish to the marinated fish from Trader Joe's.The next day they were more solid, so I tried to mold them into "cakes" and baked them at 400 degrees for about half an hour. That worked much better. Though now I am soooo sick of black beans. I never thought I'd see the day. This is definitely a recipe I won't be trying again. Well at least until I get something to blend the beans.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Holiday at Time Warner Center

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Crafterday: I Won!

I won Peaknit's giveaway to celebrate her 500th blog post. What a nice surprise! And once the package arrived it was full of wonderful things. Including Yartini Sock Yarn in Strawberry Frenzy, new no 2 bamboo dpns, the cutest stitch markers I've ever seen (three little donuts!), a Dove Cranberry Almond Bar. Last, but not least is the book Joy of Sox, filled with some really beautiful sock patterns and tips and tricks for sock knitting. The book is very tongue and cheek as it tries to make the most of the pun in its name. Everything!

I'm not sure what pattern I'll try first from the book, right now I have my eye on Puppy Love, Hot Waves, From Russia with Love and Big Tease. I think the yarn is destined to be a scarf or small shawl, it's just too pretty to wear on my feet.
And I forgot the sweet Postcard!

Cutest stitch markers ever!

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Friday, December 04, 2009

Food Friday: Another Fall Dish

I haven't gotten a chance to make the black bean cakes yet, but will probably get a chance to do it this weekend. Another recipe I have my eye on is one for Pasta with Butternut Parmesan Sauce. I will probably cut back on the Parmesan Cheese a little, but I'm sure it will still taste great.

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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Web Wednesday: Art Loss

I came across an interesting post about Art Loss on the blog for the Central New York Library Resources Council. Go and read the whole post. I think if my current career direction doesn't work out I should become a FBI agent who investigates art theft. Sadly, this is probably a more glamorous career on TV.

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