Good-bye lazy days . . .
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
I thought putting them in tea cups would be a nice touch.
Since I can't find the recipe on their website, I think it will be okay to share it here.
Sakurambo Tea Jelly Recipe (from a Lupicia recipe)
- 4 tsp Sakurambo loose tea
- 1 cup hot water
- 2.5 envelopes gelatin
- 7 tbsp sugar (I used 6 and would probably reduce it further, but that's my taste)
- 3.5 cups cold water
- Steep the tea in hot water for 3-5 minutes and strain.
- In a saucepan, combine gelatin with sugar and slowly stir in the cold water.
- Bring the mixture to a boil and remove from heat.
- Combine gelatin mixture with tea and pour into molds.
- Chill in refrigerator for six hours and serve with honey syrup (2 tbsp honey, 4 tbsp water-I made it with tea instead of plain water)
Verdict: Once you get over the fact that you are eating tea jello, it's a fairly tasty, light summer dessert. I will probably try this again with some of the other teas lurking in my cabinets, as it seems to be a good way to move through the stash.
Now to get back to the knitting...
Edit: Hey Mar - You think this is "fine dining" wait until I tell you about the mac 'n cheese I made . . . in the rice cooker!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
This week passed in a blur. I joined that swap on Ravelry and learned a new phrase in the process: the Ravelry time suck. Oh my gosh - it's amazing how you lose track of time! Once you get in those groups and forums, the addiction really sets in.
I can't believe summer is already almost over. I have my classroom 80% set up, since a "friend" invited herself to stay at my house the week teachers officially report back to work. I'm not ready to start getting up early in the morning, let alone plan my lunch for the day. Thank goodness for those Ravelry groups; I joined the "Bento" group just to get some inspiration. Think I'll have to go practice, now that I've pulled out all the supplies.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I warned her to be careful about teasing me, because it was "bachi" (loose translation: what goes around, comes around). So today I get a text report on the first day of fishing; everyone caught something & she caught a 90 pound halibut. Who's laughing now? Yeah, that would be me.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
I love this yarn! It's Artfibers Alfabeto and it's so smooth and nice to knit with. I want to switch my needles to something with a sharper point, but I'm afraid it will affect my gauge too much. I'm wondering if I can get away with switching them for the KnitPicks wood needles. With all the psso's the blunt tips of my Crystal Palace needles are driving me crazy! Opinions?
I also started a scarf for my cousin, since she needs pink in her life (sounds weird, I know). It's a variation on Candi Jensen's Mohair and Lace.Finally, I was all set to make the cuff for my first toe-up sock, when something went so wrong that it was easier to frog the thing and start over. Talk about blessings in disguise! It was suggested I put a gold toe on it when I knit the first one, but I didn't have the yarn. Now I'll have my gold toes and heels. Sometimes, the little things can really make your day!I decided I needed to celebrate the fact that the knitting mojo has returned. So of course, I just had to sign up for a swap on Ravelry! I haven't been in a swap since last winter and the Blue Sky Alpacas Swap looks like it will be fun to shop for.