Friday, March 25, 2016

A Bright Spot in the Kitchen

I gift from a visiting friend.

I've never had a cyclamen before. It bloomed for weeks and weeks.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Honeyed Garlic

I still have a large amount of garlic from last year's harvest and it's starting to sprout. So I decided to preserve it by lightly fermenting it in honey.

Here's the how-to I followed. The weather was cool so it took longer to bubble than I had read. Once it was done I started using just the honey-garlic syrup in marinades and salad dressing. Yum! And the cloves have a smooth taste, not hot like raw garlic usually is.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Avoidance Quilting

This quilt was started so I wouldn't have to solve the points of procrastination I was facing with my Fruit Basket quilt. An easy Log Cabin, with all straight sewing, in colors completely different from clear pastels, how refreshing...

I just started pulling colors from the strip bin and sort of matching shades.

Spunky always has to come and help.

Cut into 2" strips and ready to go.

I can create a layout in EQ7 to get an idea of where I'm going, but then I just sew until I have enough blocks to actually lay it out. It's always good to see it in the fabrics I'm working with.

Log Cabin has so many fun options, but I think I like the first one best.