Inviting new friends to a summer backyard dinner means a great reason to make this tart and use the fresh blueberries that are becoming so abundant in the farmers’ markets. Continue reading “Lemon Blueberry Tart”
I’ve been knitting for years, but have never purchased a kit, that is the pattern and yarn together. I recently purchased the Drachenfels scarf kit from Craftsy. Continue reading “Drachenfels Scarf – satisfaction in a box”
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Mmm! An easy snack to take on the go (to me easier than a slice of banana bread) and the chocolate chips add a pleasant bit of decadence to a muffin. When you’ve got a few overripe bananas, these muffins are a tasty way to put them to use. Continue reading “Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins”
When I first mentioned to a friend that I’d really like to start baking bread, he offered up his mother’s bread recipe that he claimed was so easy, required no-kneading and worked every time. So I gave it a try. And here is what I did: Continue reading “Simply Bread”
My first knitted dog from the Knit Your Own Dog book. My review of the dog: cute with a bit of a ragamuffin personality! My review of the pattern: it was easy to follow, although I think it had one easy-to-remedy error. There are a lot of little pieces and the directions for assembling it all together were vague. I managed to fit it together as I thought it should be, but wasn’t really sure that was the right way at all. It is called a Red Setter in the book. Mine doesn’t look like the one in the book, but I used different yarn, and try as I may, I can’t get the hang of faces. I’ve got to redo this fellow’s. His nose is coming undone. I like him. He’s cute. Now everyone wants a dog from me. I will make some changes to the patterns to fit my knitting style better (less pieces) and to make it sturdier (incorporate pipe cleaners from legs into the body).