July 21, 2011
Episode ten is up and running! I hope you enjoy this mini-milestone, and I’m looking forward to being back with you in August. 🙂
If you love to laugh (and who doesn’t?) and knit, The Knit Wits Podcast will be right up your alley. You can listen to them on their website as well as on iTunes.
Do you have dreams of becoming a Southern Belle? This humorous list, courtesy of About.com, will provide you with a few simple steps to help you on your way. And, if you would like a classic example to model yourself after, spend a few hours with Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With The Wind.
Fried Green Tomatoes
2 green tomatoes, cut into 1/4 inch sliced
1/3 – 1/2 cup milk
oil for frying
salt and pepper
- Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in the bottom of a frying pan over medium-high heat.
- Beat together egg and milk.
- Coat tomato slices in egg/milk mixture, then dredge in cornmeal.
- Fry slices in oil until golden brown on both sides.
- Drain slices on paper towels. Salt and pepper to taste.
And many thanks to all of you who have left me great iTunes reviews! It is much appreciated.
July 10, 2011
The heat is really wearing us down in TX this week. As I write this the thermometer reads 100 degrees. I’ve heard of people trying to fry an egg on a hot sidewalk, and I’m thinking of seriously giving that a try this Wednesday when it’s supposed to be back up to 106. Ugh! Wherever you are, I hope you are staying cool. And whether or not you celebrated Independence Day on July 4th in your part of the world, I hope you get the chance sometime soon to celebrate your creative independence.
If you’d like to learn a little Mandarin while getting your knitting podcast fix, you should give a listen to Clothed In The Lamb.
Let’s have a go at that recipe sharing! Here’s your first one:
Classic Pecan Pie
1 cup Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) pecans
1 (9-inch) unbaked or frozen** deep-dish pie crust
- Preheat oven to 350°F (178 °C).
- Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into pie crust.
- Bake on center rack of oven for 60 to 70 minutes (see tips for doneness, below). Cool for 2 hours on wire rack before serving.
- **To use prepared frozen pie crust: Place cookie sheet in oven and preheat oven as directed. Pour filling into frozen crust and bake on preheated cookie sheet.
- RECIPE TIPS: Pie is done when center reaches 200°F (93°C). Tap center surface of pie lightly – it should spring back when done. For easy clean up, spray pie pan with cooking spray before placing pie crust in pan. If pie crust is overbrowning, cover edges with foil.
- High Altitude Adjustments: Reduce sugar to 2/3 cup and increase butter to 3 tablespoons. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F (163°C).
*This recipe is courtesy of Karo. Pictures and a how-to video can be found here.*
Here are some of the bracelets I have been working on. Thoughts?
Along with the bracelets, I have been working on the Tangled Branches hat by Grace Akhrem. You can click here to have a peek at her many other designs. And, the kits for the breast cancer awareness socks are available through Pagewood Farm.