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Happy Independence Day for those of you who are in the US. And for the rest of you, at least it’s Saturday, right? I had Friday off, and have been trying to catch up on the many things that were neglected while I was out of town: lawn, work, things with deadlines, things past their […]


A tale of my evening: hot cross buns and a new toy. Haven’t tried the buns yet, but they look good and smell better. I failed completely at the “cross” bit of the project, but the “hot” part did work. As for the new computer, shiny! I adore my netbook, but I can already tell […]

Mitts and artichokes

The extreme cold snap has inspired me to spend a lot of time checking the pipes to make sure they aren’t frozen. Only one tiny problem with the pipes – the not-so-brilliant renovators ran the cold water line to the kitchen right next to the dryer vent outlet. If it gets too cold I need […]

Adventures in Cookieland

That sounds like the title of a truly awful children’s book, doesn’t it? Nothing horrible though, I promise, though the quantity of cookies I baked today is truly ridiculous. I used all the flour, all the eggs, all the vanilla, and enough butter to keep a whole herd of cows occupied. Before I forget, though: […]

You had the words, now see the pictures

My mom’s cute little condo, with plants in the windowboxes, and plants inside. The Xena kitty, and her brother Sammy. The family gathering, to celebrate both the holiday and my grandfather’s birthday. Loom photos next time!

Happy Thanksgiving

I had a post planned, with my new old loom, my mother’s cute new condo, and the social and the antisocial cat. I even remembered to take the pictures, something I’m perennially bad at. Pictures are copied onto the computer, even. But… I have no photo editing software on this new computer (also a planned […]

Grandma’s Apple Cake

It’s snowing, and I have nowhere I must be. What to do? Bake! Apple Cake 2 c chopped apples 1 c sugar (or a bit less if you’d like) 1 1/2 c flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp allspice (I use cloves) 1 egg 1/2 […]

A short autumn

My personal marker for the end of summer is when the tomatoes freeze. If I can still pick fresh tomatoes off the vine, it’s still summer. This year, they made it until October 19, only ten days ago. The leaves aren’t all off the red maple in front of the house, I haven’t raked, and […]

Cookie nomnomnom

Since my previous attempt to make Will Shetterly’s Finest-Kind cookies met with such great approval, I thought I’d give it another shot. Having done it once, I had to tweak the recipe a bit. Here’s the latest incarnation: 1/2 cup butter (reduced from 3/4) 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup honey 1 egg […]

Quick Photo-update

Upon being introduced to fresh figs: T: That’s odd. It doesn’t taste anything like a Fig Newton. B (source of figs): Sorry, I don’t have a Newton-tree in my yard. Maybe you had to be there… And pretty, pretty shiny fiber: And now, back to Thing 1…