Sometimes, I get an idea and I will not let it go. Wanting to learn to play the ukulele was one of those things. Yes, I know.. hipster shmipster… shaddup already. See, when I was *cough* younger, I used to sing a lot.. like.. a lot.. and really really loved it.. and I’ve gotten out of the habit like big… Read more →
I have a small problem. I have a yarn stash that is a bit.. much. So, that’s it.. I’m going “cold sheep”. I’m not buying any more yarn until my stash is gone. That’s right. GONE. This includes bits and bobs of this and that.. which means lots of scrap yarn projects. I will probably end up making some hats… Read more →
We saw the folks for dinner tonight and my mom brought us some puddles that she baked. These cookies are made by spreading a batter that is kind of cake-like onto a sheet pan and then you drop 12 blobs of jam into the batter. Then it gets baked off, cut apart and then you top with powdered sugar. She made these with the strawberry fig jam I gave her a few weeks back.
These are one of my favorite cookies. Have you ever had puddles? What is your favorite cookie?
For those of you who’ve asked, recipe is forthcoming. I snuck it out of my mom’s house like a thief a few years ago, copied it, and put it back… I suppose I could have asked for it but these cookies seemed to inspire the mischievous behavior of my youth. Of course, I’ve stashed it somewhere and now I need to find it again.
Also? I still can’t believe that the only person who knows about these cookies is the gal who grew up next door to me. I also cannot find ANY other reference on the web. Bizarre
I have some pretty serious tactile issues. Some things I just do NOT want to touch. Like slimey things.. or gooshy things. This is the reason I refused to even consider trying to make kombucha. I mean.. Look at this just … look at it. That’s a kombucha scoby. Scoby is an acronym for Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast…. Read more →
Evidently Pork Cake is a thing… probably a war time thing when eggs, butter and white sugar were rationed. Proof: My mom handed this to me yesterday. It was my Great-Grandmother’s and evidently she got the recipe from someone else (see the name up in the corner?) I need to make this because… pork.. and cake.. and it’s a real… Read more →
Oh Hai! I started this post back in August.. so … yeah.. LB and I recently read a review of the Farm to Table Bistro in the New York Times. Since we had a plan to visit Bannerman’s Castle which is pretty close, we decided to check it out. First, in case you go, it’s in a strip mall. That… Read more →
Saturday night, I had the pleasure of seeing Bing Futch perform at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts in… (wait for it).. Sand Lake, NY. I heard of Bing while digging around dulcimer websites, and my first thought was , woah this dude does not look like a mountain dulcimer player, but I’ve since figured out this guy breaks… Read more →
So, it’s been a while… I’ve got a bazillion things in drafts and in my head.. but not posted to this blog.. also? lots of pics just waiting to be shared. I haven’t updated this blog since August. And it’s October. I’ve done lots of things in this time. I’ve gone to Bannerman’s Island Castle. Which is probably not what… Read more →