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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

before felting

finished knitting this bowl this morning.  I'll post it again after its felted

The Dinner

Here's the end result......mmmmm it really was good!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What's for Dinner?

Yesterday I was at Trader Joe's and saw this great basil plant.  I normally wouldn't buy a scraggly plant but those leggy leaves will be cut off for dinner and then I can transplant what's left.  So tonight we're having chicken, linguine with pesto.   yummmm - ok here's my recipe.

I don't measure - just taste as you go
I use a small food processor and place these ingredients:

fresh garlic (chop a bit before putting leaves in)
a good bunch of  basil leaves with thin stems only (washed/dried) if you don't dry leaves pesto will be runny
pine nuts (tsp or so) I sprinkle more on finished dish
parmesan cheese, salt/pepper
olive oil

just drizzle oil slowly until it seems the right consistency to toss with the pasta.  Taste as you go and adjust ingredients as necessary
and keep at room temp (no cooking)

Boil pasta water, when pasta is half cooked start chicken.

Cut chicken breast into bite size pieces, spice to your liking, heat pan to med high first, add tbsp oil,  saute quickly -don't overcook

When pasta is cooked, drain and place on a platter and toss with chicken and pesto sauce

I can smell it now and I haven't even started cooking yet!!

If you try it - let me know how it turns out


I have a lot of pieces cut from my felted sweaters so now its time to sew, decorate and get these posted in my etsy shop.  This is the fun stuff.....

Friday, April 16, 2010


Here is a sample of some of my items from a recent craft show in Portland, OR.  I think you can tell that color is very important to me and I love being out there meeting people and getting feedback.