Sunday, September 27, 2009
My grandmother had a nut grinder like this one - that's probably the only way I knew what it was. You just put whole nuts in the top and hand grind them. It's perfect for one of my favorite recipes, Martha's Macaroons.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Aren't they great? On the bottom they're dated 1956. She has been broken and glued back together, but still looks great on my kitchen table. Here's my question: which one is for salt and which one is for pepper? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I'm on a cooking kick and I just discovered that PBS has 25 full episodes of cooking with Julia Child online to watch for free.
Maybe you've heard about the movie coming out soon that profiles Child alongside a blogger cooking her way through a cookbook Child wrote. I may go see it, but I don't think it'll be as good as watching Child herself in her kitchen.
As a side note, I'm thinking of trying this tomato pie recipe, even though it's more Paula Deen than Julia Child.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
It's really strong. It looks ... very recycled, but I think it'll be handy for something.
Friday, July 24, 2009
I love the design of this quilt. It reminds me of stamped leather from a fancy cowboy boot. The light coloring in the lightest section was done with shadow embroidery, a technique similar to trapunto, where a stuffing, usually colored yarn, is showing through the top fabric from within the quilt. It was the winner of the Best Longarm Workmanship award.
Silverlight by Betty Busby of Albuquerque, NM
Quilter's Choice first place winner
These bras were made for breast cancer awareness. The sock monkey bra is my favorite.
You can look at photos of all the award-winning quilts from this show at the American Quilter's Society website.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
I am working on a project with some local Western wear collectors that I'll post a link to once it's ready. In the meantime, you can check out Manuel's website and last week's post for more links. There aren't many photos of his work, but there is a small sampling of photos with some of the stars he has created suits for (including one of Manuel taking Johnny Cash's measurements).
A friend of mine in Nashville told me that he heard that clients don't tell Manuel what they want in a suit. Manuel gets to know the person then makes a suit that he thinks suits them.