Month: June 2016

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Vegetable of the Week: Eggplant

Eggplants are lovely. They’re fragrant, like a melon or a cucumber, but they have spongy flesh that soaks up a good garlic-laden sauce.   Nutrition Facts Eggplant Amount Per 1 cup, cubes (82 g) Calories 20 % Daily Value* Total […]

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Machine Embroidery

Here is a nice place to read, out on my back patio. Nice, that is, until you’ve been out there for three minutes, at which point it becomes clear that the heat is unbearable. I therefore declared a PSD: a […]

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Vegetable of the Week: Carrots

Carrots? This is not a new or a trendy vegetable! How does it rate vegetable of the week? Because these little snack packs are replacing my daily snack pack of cookies. Carrots are sweet and versatile, making their way into […]

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Summer School

It’s half past June and I haven’t yet chosen my summer study. I am, however, enrolled in all these Craftsy classes, so I think I will be working my way through them.

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Big City

The conference weekend was fun. I learned some things and met some people I enjoyed talking with. I was coerced into going to a party in a bar and didn’t really enjoy it, though I got into a conversation with […]

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Fortune Cookies

My daughters and I got fortune cookies. Mine said to value love that stands the test of time. #1 daughter’s said to pay attention to the home, not the house. #2 daughter’s told her to ignore people’s flaws and focus […]

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Road Trip Knitting 2

My road trip knitting project for this weekend will be Lady Gansey from Wanderlust, in Knitpicks Wool of the Andes, colorway Mai Tai Heather. It’s very nice to knit with such a pleasant feeling and cooperative yarn, and the pattern […]

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Road Trip Knitting

A road trip provides a great opportunity to get some knitting done, but it has to be the right kind of knitting. I thought I had the right kind in hand when I started this simple, not-really-lace scarf for #2 […]