Monthly Archives: December 2011

Food on Friday – Spanakopita

Spanakopita is one of those dishes that looks alot more complicated than it is.   It has always been one of my favorites (I just LOVE spinach) so I tend to order it out alot.  But it is not that hard … Continue reading

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You Just Got To Trust In The Universe

Today was kinda a rough day.  I woke up with it being a rough day.  I had a work issue that had to be resolved and it was possible it was not going to be resolved in a good way. … Continue reading

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Spinning – Cleaning/Scouring My First Fleece

Today I tried something I have never done before – cleaning a Leicester fleece. I bought it at Rhinebeck this year from Autumn House Farm. It is a Morritt fleece – which refers to the brown and black coloring.  I learned … Continue reading

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Monday Project Report – Kaitlyn’s Shrug And A Little Xmas Thrown In

I finally finished the last knitting project on December 23rd – which is good because it was handed to Kaitlyn on December 24th when the family got together to exchange presents. Here it is. Kinda hurts your eyes, doesn’t it. … Continue reading

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Monday Project Report – Everything on Hold Until Next Week

Hi all, I am taking the fact that both sets of batteries in the camera died as a sign that I need to focus on just getting through this week, so I won’t be putting up the usual weekly posts … Continue reading

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Food on Friday – A Simple Chili for a Chilly Day

Let me start by saying that this is not a recipe for my vegetarian friends.  This is definitely a meat based Chili that my Mom made and that I use when I need something quick, filling and warm.  A bowl … Continue reading

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Spinning – Show and Tell

During the last days of December, all focus shifts from manufacturing to production in this house – which means that spinning yarn to make things takes a back seat to just making things as the deadlines for production are getting … Continue reading

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Monday Project Report – The Robot Scarf Is Done and Some Cute Boys on Floats

Why is it that when I need to be doing the most I get the least done? I thought that I would finish Vash’s robot scarf on Saturday – but instead spent the day Christmas Caroling with the Cub Scouts … Continue reading

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You Need To Go To “Amanda’s Happy Hearth” for her Fried Slaw

You will find the link in my blog roll to the right. On Amanda’s December 8, 2011 post, she provides you with links to her Holiday Food Recipes. We made her Maple-Pecan Fried Slaw tonight. OH MY GOD WONDERFUL!! It … Continue reading

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Food on Friday – Chilean Squash

Moving along with my favorite Moosewood Cookbook recipes, this week’s dish is another one of those long-time family favorites, courtesy of Mollie Katzen. Chilean Squash is a wonderful squash/corn casserole that just makes a meal special.  Truly, I would be … Continue reading

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