Monday, December 31, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
I knew that Rebecca appreciated old-fashioned things. I wanted to make her a delicate, lacy crocheted bedspread, but thread crochet drives me batty. Instead, I chose a beautiful pattern from Terry Kimbrough's book of baby afghans, and using a larger hook and thicker yarn that called for, I hoped I could make it bed-sized very easily.
And now for a few construction details and tips:
Thursday, December 20, 2012
I would like to interest everyone in the idea of a new holiday, much like Christmas in that it is internationally recognized so everyone benefits from it, but formal observations are optional according to your personal beliefs.
Since the End of the World is happening so often (remember last year?), we may as well make it a holiday and let everyone off of work. That way, instead of quitting their jobs for the end of the world, folks could just have the day off. When the End of the World fails to come to pass, those who believed it can just go back to work the next day (or the next Tuesday, as we all like those 3-day-"weekends") and not lose their jobs over it. Post office workers will enjoy an extra break, and countries will benefit from the tourist dollars (as the End of the World usually requires some travel). Card companies, florists, etc. will benefit from the holiday, which will boost the economy. Joann's will have a new reason for a fantastic fabric sale and coupons.
I do ask that it not be set so close to Christmas-- those Mayans sure did choose an inconvenient time of year to end things!
See you Saturday.
I tried this "cheesecake" recipe recently, and was pleased with the results-- it really passed for cheesecake. To find a non-dairy cheesecake that has "normal" ingredients and came together in the food processor was nice!
We are not vegans, but having one in the family who can't have dairy or soy, it was hard to figure out how to make a favorite dessert that he could eat.
I did not put in as much lemon juice-- out of one large lemon I had about 1/3 cup, but it worked out fine, as I added 1/2 cup cocoa and didn't want the lemon overwhelming the flavor. I think adding melted chocolate would be even tastier than the cocoa.