Archive | October, 2011

The Colors of Grief

I recently submitted a quilt that I made as a piece of creative scholarship to a conference in my field. I won’t know if it’s been accepted until December, but I thought I’d share the process and the meaning behind the quilt with you anyway. Just so you know–this post is going to be a […]

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Project: Crocheted Potholders

Potholders are some of the most important items for a well stocked kitchen. Don’t believe me? Try removing that hot pan from the oven without a pair. I dare ya. And no, the dish towel doesn’t count. See? Rather than pluck a generic one off a shelf at a big box store, I chose to […]

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Apples: Cranberry + Tangerine

Today I died and went to Apple Heaven. Let me start at the beginning (a very good place to start…). I woke up this morning. It was cold. The bedroom was warm (thank the ceramic-coiled-space-heater gods), but the rest of the house was… chilly. So I assessed my options. 1. Stay in bed like a […]

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Spookiness

Well kids, it’s that time of year. Not just The Time of the Apples, although we all love That Time. It’s the Time of the Spookiness. Confession: I love dressing up in costume. I used to throw theme parties– (like my infamous “P Party” where everything revolved around the letter P. I dressed as the […]

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Apples to Apples…?

Autumn is the time for apples. Not like the iPhone– but like apple pie or apple turnovers or apple dumplings. Yum. My inbox is flooded with apple recipes– –and The Tailor just recently gave me a few pages from the New York Times that had all sorts of weird and interesting apple ideas (like adding […]

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Greens and Beans

I love fall. I love everything about fall. The cooler weather– I can finally wear my beloved boots again– My cardigans now look seasonal instead of silly– (especially when I stand like that girl)– And face it–beans taste even better in the fall. Here’s one of my new favorite meals. I’ve made it 4 times […]

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Strawberry Jam

Wonder Woman loves strawberries. LOVES strawberries. I really like them. I think they’re a wonderful fruit, full of potential for cooking, baking, preserving, and eating raw. They can be a snack or dessert (how many things can you say that about?). There’s even a fictional character named after this luscious fruit. And did you know […]

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Top Secret Alfredo Sauce

I’m not usually a secret sharer. But let’s face it: some secrets are too good to keep to yourself. This is one such secret. Are you ready? It’s….my homemade, super delicious, not so healthy (but dairy is a food group, right?), smack-your-lips alfredo sauce. Here’s what’s in it: 1 stick of butter 1 8 oz […]

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Stuck to My Bulletin Board

First let me apologize for the awful title of this posting. My brain ran dry and this is what was typed by my fingers. Anyway, I have a really large bulletin board on the wall above my desk. This mass of grey has been calling for decoration for many months now, but I had yet […]

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