Monthly Archives: January 2004

goodies on the doorstep

Yesterday I was high as I returned home from acupuncture (not a drug-induced high, people, but an acupuncture-induced high), and I got even higher when I found a lovely little delivery on the doorstep. All the way from France (via … Continue reading

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Someone’s a-knittin’

Please congratulate my friend Janice on her first project! She did such a wonderful job that even her two young boys want scarves! And since she is a good mom, she took them both to the yarn store and let … Continue reading

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It was 20 years ago today

Okay, so not exactly 20 years ago TODAY, but I CAN admit that my 20th high school reunion was last fall. Ugh. I didn’t go. But anyway, I have nothing interesting to report craftwise or foodwise, so I thought I’d … Continue reading

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and the knit goes on

Just wanted you all to know that in between bites of brioche, bread, cookies, and chocolate, I AM still knitting. I just have nothing specific to report about it right now. I like gadgets, but I don’t consider myself a … Continue reading

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I bake the brioche that makes the young girls cry

I’ve been wondering why Barry Manilow’s “I Write the Songs” has been going through my head for the past week. I think it’s because I read on Chowhound that a particular dessert made Julia Child cry on her television program … Continue reading

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Field Trip

Today the Hedster and I went on a little adventure. After a nice little run at Avila Beach, we headed south, an area rather unfamiliar to us. We went to the little town of Guadalupe. It has a predominantly Hispanic … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Delight

Is there anything more dependably tasty than chocolate chip cookies? I usually use a recipe I’ve had since 8th grade, but today I tried one sent by Loose Ends Knits Melissa, she of Cranberry Banana Bread fame. Yum.

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chantal rules

This morning I discovered rust in my trusty Chantal tea kettle! It’s probably about 10 years old, but I was still very dismayed. I called Chantal, and they are sending me a replacement! I asked if I needed to send … Continue reading

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new year=new yarn

Happy New Year everyone! What better way to greet the New Year than to acquire more luscious yarn? My “local” yarn store is a good 30 minutes away, but it’s worth the trek. I couldn’t resist these two: The one … Continue reading

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