Monthly Archives: April 2011

Peanut butter fudgies

Kate asked me to make these cookies before Lent began but there was no time and then she gave up chocolate. And so, as soon as I was able after we entered the season of Easter I made peanut butter … Continue reading

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Where the sidewalk ends, redux

Then there were crocuses. Now there are hundreds of grape hyacinths. It’s a stunning little place beneath the black walnut tree. Too busy for much else today. New garage door mechanism (cable broke a couple of weeks ago), and estimates … Continue reading

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Knitting in Cleveland

On our way to Cleveland this past Thursday, I finished the Druid Mittens (Jared Flood, Fall 2008 Vogue Knitting — Ravelry details here). We have wanted to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a while, as well … Continue reading

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Old-fashioned oatmeal cookies

Another US recipe from The Joy of Cookies, these oatmeal cookies are rich with butter and brown sugar. Sharon Tyler Herbst calls them chameleon-like, saying they change their character with various ingredients. Her variations include coconut-oatmeal, oatmeal-brownie drops (with cocoa … Continue reading

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Praline kisses

The latest in our baking series from The Joy of Cookies are praline kisses. Ms. Tyler Herbst describes them as having “the taste and texture of the famous Southern praline candy” with no stovetop fuss. A US recipe, these were … Continue reading

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Secure the perimeter, batten down the hatches & run for cover

Bruce and I had only been married for a few months when a bat entered our 3rd floor, attic apartment. Bats were, we were told, a common occurrence there, but this was our first encounter. We discovered the bat’s presence … Continue reading

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Off the needles… and on

Two weeks ago, with some pomp and circumstance, I blew my own horn a bit regarding a recently finished bit of knitting. About a week later, I finished another bit of knitting and said absolutely nothing. I may have been … Continue reading

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