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Archive for May, 2011
28th May 2011 Posted in: Knitting Comments Off on What can I make with this super-bulky Twinkle yarn?
What can I make with this super-bulky Twinkle yarn?

Help! I bought a lot of this very expensive super-bulky Twinkle yarn last year when I was in Austin, and I tried making one of Wenlan Chia’s sweaters, and it came out terrible. So I un-knit and I am now making a very nice belted sweater with the yarn, but the thing is that it’s so bulky that it’s going to feel like wearing a felt bulletin board.

What should I do? What would you do with ten skeins of beautiful, expensive lavender yarn that you bought to make something for yourself because you’d been knitting for other people and wanted to treat yourself but now you’re getting exasperated?


27th May 2011 Posted in: Food Comments Off on Fava beans are my new fava-rite!
Fava beans are my new fava-rite!

Here is a very easy and super delicious recipe for Fava beans, courtesy Mollie Katzen:

Roasted Beans with Garlic and Olives

3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 lb fava beans (you can add in frozen lima beans to make 1 lb)
6 large cloves garlic, peeled and quartered lengthwise
1 heaping cup green olives, pitted and sliced
1-2 Tbsp minced fresh herbs (summer savory, thyme, marjoram or sage)
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 375. Spread 2 Tbsp of the olive oil into a 6×9 inch baking pan or an oval gratin pan.

Toss everything together in the pan and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Cover the pan tightly with foil. Bake for 50 minutes or until the garlic is tender when pierced with a toothpick or fork. Transfer to a bowl and stir. If you like, you can toss with a little more olive oil and add more salt and pepper to taste. Serves 6-8, depending on what else you are having!

26th May 2011 Posted in: Arthritis, Blog 1
OMGuitar turns me into the Stephen Hawking of Guitarists

This came yesterday. I’ll tell you what it means after the pictures.


20th May 2011 Posted in: Rain Perry Comments Off on Happy birthday, Joe Cocker!

7th May 2011 Posted in: Blog, Momhood Comments Off on Pickup lines my daughters taught me.

Pickup lines my daughter just taught me:

Did it hurt? (Did what hurt?) When you fell from heaven.

Fat penguins. (What?) I’m just trying to come up with something to break the ice.

Blueberries or strawberries? (What do you mean?) I want to know what to put in your pancakes tomorrow morning.