Archive for April, 2010


Maybe one of those good ideas the fortune cookie was talking about is this.  I made this hair clip holder (and the clips) for my friend’s daughter – a belated birthday gift, but at least I completed it within the same month as her birthday.


April 30, 2010 at 7:07 AM 1 comment

Predicting the future.

Most of the time when I open a fortune cookie it’s more of a statement than a fortune.  How dumb.  I thought this one was a nice change.

April 29, 2010 at 8:12 AM 4 comments

Sample anyone?

Last week Jay came home with a bounty of samples from work.  Here’s the tally: 3 loaves of gourmet sandwich bread, 1 Italian bakery loaf, 1 mini multigrain loaf, 1 baguette, 3lbs of fresh mozzarella, 5lbs of ricotta, 1 gallon of Greek vinaigrette, and finally 1 gallon of barbecue sauce.  Thank goodness for the second fridge/freezer in our garage.

April 28, 2010 at 7:50 AM 1 comment

Why I love spring.

Trees in bloom are feast for the senses.  I wish you could smell these delicate pear blossoms from my courtyard through the computer.

April 27, 2010 at 8:16 AM 3 comments

Minty promises.

The tiny mint sprigs that we planted in the ground last summer have sprung up again this year.  Mojitos, mint chutney, and any number of minty delights are on the horizon.

April 26, 2010 at 3:16 PM 2 comments

Here chikki, chikki.

Cashew chikki (Indian nut brittle) is one of my favorite things.  I’ve recently figured out how easy it is to make at home, so here’s my latest batch.

April 22, 2010 at 7:59 AM 4 comments

Twist of lemon.

I made lemon ricotta cookies yesterday and couldn’t resist capturing the twirls of lemon zest before mixing them into the recipe.

April 21, 2010 at 2:08 PM 1 comment

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