Saturday, June 28, 2014

CSA 6/28

Today's CSA was so green and beautiful!

I got green onions, cabbage, and cilantro:

Jade green beans, zucchini, and broccoli:

I also got eggs and some beets (I didn't get a picture).

This week I'm going to make:
The beets are a bit of a mystery to me. I've never cooked beats before. Maybe I'll make some Beet Risotto or Beet Chips  or some Quinoa Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Walnuts

I had to work today, and somebody brought us leftover flowers from the farmer's market. Check out these Mexican hat flowers (Ratibida columnifera). 

A few of my residents and I laughed about the unusual shape! We also got these two beautiful bouquets: 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Nyan Cat? LGBTQ pride? Or helping her mama with pin the cloud on the rainbow?

Saturday, June 21, 2014

CSA 6/21

This has been the biggest, most diverse CSA yet!

I got rainbow chard:

Salad mix, broccoli, zucchini, and cilantro:

Cabbage and a rutabaga!

Eggs, green onions, and another kohlrabi: 

This week I'm going to make:

  • Mashed potatoes with rutabaga 
  • I have plans to make an imaginative lentil dish. I'm planning on cooking the swiss chard or cabbage with lentils and spices (cumin, corriander, cinnamon, tumeric) and serving it with Indian fried rice
  • Zucchini pancakes (with green onions)
  • Cheesy broccoli quinoa casserole I made this today for lunch and added green onions, celery, and kohlrabi. It was quite delicious!
  • Eggs, eggs, eggs! I have 28 eggs right now. I'm either going to make another chiffon cake, make a lot of scrabbles/omelettes/fritattas, or give some away. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014


I made my bed  Georgina's bed. She was not thrilled that I interrupted her nap.

Monday, June 16, 2014

CSA 6/14

This week I got salad mix, green onions, beet greens with baby beets, kohlrabi , spicy, hot Japanese radishes, rainbow Swiss chard and mint. No pictures...too much work this weekend.

I'm planning on making:

Friday, June 13, 2014

Finished Yarns

I've got another pound of wool spun up! I'm up to 6.5 pounds of fiber spun up this year. yahoo!

Nest Chautauqua on polwarth/silk, 480 yards, light fingering weight

Sweet Sheep Trifelin on mixed BFL, 280 yards, worsted weight

Pigeonroof Studios Twin Peaks on superwash merino, 220 yards, aran weight

Three Waters Farm Marin's Pencils on BFL, 300 yards, DK weight


This is the Strawberry Bliss cake I got from Magic Morning. 
Chocolate covered strawberries, whipped cream icing, strawberry filling, strawberry cake, and a white chocolate ganache. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

CSA 6/7

This week I got a huge Chinese cabbage:

Green onions, salad mix, radishes, and sweet peas (inedible pods)

More strawberries:

Marcella also got some Uel Zing Conk to make iced coffee with:

I already made a batch of fried rice with the Chinese cabbage, peas, and green onions. I also added an orange bell pepper, mushroom, scrambled egg, and garlic. I am also planning on making power smoothies with the strawberries! And of course, more salads with the greens and radishes.

Adventures in Southern Indiana

This weekend I had an entire Saturday off work! That almost never happens, so I took advantage of it and went on a couple adventures with Jack (after getting my CSA at the Farmer's Market) We wanted to find the Empire Quarry and few other things in Lawrence County.  

We first started searched for the Needmore Pyramids. Bedord, IN is the limestone capital of the world, and they wanted to build an amusement park out of limestone to attract tourists. They got a grant from the federal government to build a pyramid and a great wall. After the government was accused of wasteful spending they had to give the money back. We couldn't find it immediately, and we came to a cemetery:

There are two men working there, and an older man told us that they never could finished the pyramids because it's almost impossible to make pyramids out of limestone. He laughed at us for searching for it and then gave us directions to the Empire Quarry. This is where the limestone for the Empire State Building came from. Along the edge of the cemetery, we could see the quarry:

We walked around to get a better view of more of the quarries:

We weren't sure if we found the pyramid remains or not. We found a sign they made out of limestone and saw lots of piles of limestone leftover from a project. Jack too a piece as a souvenir:

Next we went to the Avoca Fish Hatchery. There aren't fish there anymore, but it's still a really beautiful area to visit:

There were stone steps that led up to a wooded area. It looked like there was hiking trails:

There was also a waterfall and bridge. Both very picturesque!

We also went to Magic Morning Bakery. It smelled of heaven and was filled with some of the most beautiful cakes, donuts, cookies, pies, and pastries! I got a strawberry bliss cake and some cream puffs for Marcella and me!

After our trip to Lawrence County, we went up to Owen County to Spencer Pride. I was pretty disappointed with the sexism, cultural appropriation, cissexism, and invisibility of anybody not gay or lesbian. We watched some drag performances (sadly only drag queens), walked around a bit, and took off.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Finished Yarns

I finished up a few more skeins of yarn. Here's Nest Primavera on superwash merino. It's around 400 yards of fingering weight yarn. One day it will grow up to be socks.

This is Hello Yarn Powdered on Targhee. It's a light fingering weight yarn. It doesn't know what it wants to be when it grows up.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Summer Spinning

I got some more fiber in the mail yesterday! Too much of my stash was warm colors and darker colorways. I needed to spruce up my stash with some bright, vivid colorways. Are these not the most summery colors?

Effie, dyed by Two if by Hand

Back to You dyed by Wound Up Fiber Arts

So Serious, also dyed by Wound Up Fiber Arts