Archive for August, 2008

Gimme a beet

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

I love beets. I really do. I love their earthy flavour, I love their colour, I love it all. Today we went down to Buskerfest but there were so many people, and I hate crowds-especially in full sun, that I trickled off and bought a bunch of produce at the St. Lawrence Market. Their market is the best, for real, maybe it’s not all 100km produce, but there’s so much to chose from. I bought a box of golden beets, and we had traditional red ones at home, so I decided to make refrigerator pickled beets, using this recipe.

They tasted pretty good, but seemed to be missing something, so at the last minute, as they were cooling, I added a large pinch of ground cloves (I would have put whole ones in but didn’t have any) and a couple peppercorns.

Seriously, mmm.

Fat beets

Pretty! I am also in the process of making 8-ball zucchini stuffed with quinoa…


Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

I started to make a blanket (afghan?) after seeing these pictures. Pretty, huh? I have a rather huge collection of yarn and decided to go with what I have instead of going out and spending loads of money. I tend to like bright colours, as you can see, and I have a feeling this blanket will eventually be pretty crazy.

To explain the pattern: I have 11 colours picked out, and will do 10 as centres, then split them into 10 separate bags and do a round of each other colour, and so on and so on. Somehow this makes sense in my head, but sounds completely wrong typed out. Anyway, do this twice, end up with a lot of hexagons, figure out a way to attach them together=blanket. The main problem is my lack of ability to stick with a large project. I honestly can’t even remember what size hook I started with!


You can see my colour swatch in the middle, although it’s incomplete. I am adding the navy blue, dark purple (instead of white) and red.


Why oh why didn’t I write down the hook size?? GAH! Maybe I need to go back to the drawing board…

Delayed post?

Friday, August 1st, 2008

It’s been so long since this site has been updated that I wonder if anyone even bothers looking any more.

We get the Dignam catalogue in the mail regularly and the latest one came with a gift certificate with a scratch off for $980.oo off your next purchase of land from them! If anyone is interested in this, I would happily mail it to you!