Friday, January 02, 2009

This week's edition of Freezer and Pantry Soup was extra-special (translation: extra random), because I was also trying to clean out the fridge before we left on 4-day trip. And it still turned out really yummy. :)

1 quart bag frozen heirloom tomatoes
bit of leftover roasted tomatoes with garlic
bit of leftover red wine
2 handfuls black beans
some leftover tomato juice
about 2 cups caramelized local onions
adobo spice, dried parsley, sea salt and black pepper

Chuck it all in a crock pot set on high, and cook until the beans are done.

With the wine, roasted garlic tomatoes, and very flavorful caramelized onions, it hardly needed any spices - it was really delicious and savory. I stirred a little sour cream into mine....mmmmm.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Me as a redhead (sorta) - I played with henna the other night. Ignore the goofy look on my face; it was very sunny and I was squinting. :)

Monday, December 29, 2008

When good dough goes bad! ha.

I whipped up my latest batch of 5 minute bread, but the dough seemed EXTRA active!!! whoops. I scooped off a pound or so of dough and baked it. It was the best loaf I've made yet, from that recipe!

I also made this divine whole wheat bread in the breadmaker - for toast in the mornings. I cannot believe how good it is. It's 100% whole wheat, yet it is light and moist and not too heavy or dense. SO. Yummy.I just listed this luscious handspun on etsy. I really wanted to keep it - it's so pretty. But I am just knitting and knitting, and I swear my stash is still multiplying. How does that happen?!?

Sunday, December 28, 2008

So, I'm twittering now. (see right).

Which is fun. Why I think that anyone cares what I'm doing is really beyond me, but, hey. it's still fun!

In other news - I started a scarf THREE TIMES yesterday, and, by about the 12th row in, had about 20 extra stitches on the needles. Considering I only cast on 36, that's not a good sign. I have given up, for now, and will try again at sometime in the future. Maybe.

I've started some handwarmers now, which are turning out really good. Thank goodness!