Monthly Archives: July 2008

yes, they are pretty tasty indeed

I must have at least a half dozen decent recipes for chocolate chip cookies, but apparently that’s not enough. Leave it to the New York Times to come out with yet another chocolate chip cookie recipe, one that is being … Continue reading

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london calling

Well, Peter safely returned from his monthlong sojourn in England! He thoroughly enjoyed Chaucer Camp and learned a lot, so if you are ever in the mood to discuss Chaucer, you know who to call. It’s hard to believe he … Continue reading

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My kakigori (Japanese shave ice) syrup arrived! I know, it’s kind of silly to order shave ice syrup online, but I conducted a not-terribly-in-depth survey of local Asian markets, and none of them carried the Japanese syrup in matcha flavor. … Continue reading

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the great panty experiment begins

I am pleased, no, thrilled, to announce the arrival of the panty spandex! I also got some stretch stuff for the waistband and the legs, but I have to figure out what is supposed to go where. I tell ya, … Continue reading

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sew stripey

I’ve been a little preoccupied with knits as of late, perhaps because of this whole “I’m going to make my own panties” deal. So, this striped knit fabric has been in my stash for I don’t know how many years, … Continue reading

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one man’s junk …

Sunday I helped my brother and mother clean out a small portion of their basement. My father, you see, was the sort who became agitated whenever anything left the house. This is one of the reasons why there was always … Continue reading

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sew rushed

Around 10pm the other night I got a hankering to get some sewing done, so I rushed down to my sewing room and started slapping together this top I had cut out. I learned it’s not a good idea to … Continue reading

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