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darn it!

i’ve been trying to use up yarn… i’m not really sure why, since i seem to buy it at a rate that it will be impossible to use up. so, i have some half-skeins of cascade220 (my second favorite yarn) with which i started the loopy velez cowl from the...

almost spring

even tho the chickens have been laying since thanksgiving, we had our first six-egg day this weekend. this picture is not of that day, but it’s close enough. nero, the one-year-feral, one-year-scared kitty is finally and slowly coming out of his shell. if...

water bill

my water bill for the second half of last year went up by about $40. i’m not sure how much of that is due to annual increases in city costs, but i think a majority of it has to do with all of the food-making and subsequent dish-washing we’ve been doing. i...

good enough

i went to visit my sweets at the tavern last night, and i brought along one of my new cookbooks, featuring indian slow cooker foods. it made me hungry just looking at all the legumes and spices and spinach, so when i got home, i fired up the ol’ pressure cooker,...

addiction

i’m not really sure how it happened. one day i had three or four vegetarian cookbooks, some old vegetarian times magazines, and the joy of cooking (an excellent encyclopedia). now i have many. and three more are being delivered today.