Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I am a little under the weather so regular posting will be on hold. I hope to be back to usual by next week.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Go Nowhere

I am feeling a little nostalgic for slightly warmer weather - but I am also glad that at least we aren't getting snowed on.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

rum balls

As I get older I am starting to collect all the recipes that I love from my families ... thankfully a huge chunk of that work was down by one of my grandmothers who made a family cookbook about a decade ago - so now it remains to piece together the other side - which I did a bit of over the holidays. If you ever want something delightful make these and let them sit for a day.

Don't bother making a single recipe - go ahead and double it, you won't be sorry.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


let's play the caption game .... my favorite caption wins something :-) (game ends Saturday night and the winner will be announced on Monday)

Friday, January 7, 2011

christmas sewing

I had high hopes of lots of homemade gifts (fact: they should be started in October not late November) and these are the three that made it.

A doll

A pair of capes

They were both fun projects. I wished I hadn't rushed the end - but sometimes that happens.

christmas pooch

Last night my husband packed away all of our Christmas finery (even including the mugs - my personal favorite and my roommate's nemesis) it was a good season. It usually is.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A proper prince


With no disrespect to Father Capon I would rather spend an hour with a pepper any day. A Smooth flowing terrain that opens to reveal crying diamonds glowing with luminosity and a center orb all its own.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

a begining

Rumor has it that Lell says if you start by cutting an onion good things will come ... Although I rather suspect that good things come from Lell no matter what she chooses to start with.