Saturday, September 30, 2006

works in progress, reading, apples...

I really loved reading all your comments last post...thanks for the breakfast ideas. Kim, I have to say I have never had peanut butter on pancakes, but I thought maybe my daughter would like that as she really doesn't like syrup. I have done oatmeal in the crockpot like Lisa...really good with cinnamon and apples. And thanks Jody for the cornbread idea...I have one of those cast iron pans that makes the cornsticks, but I have never done cornbread in the skillet. I hope it isn't a dumb question, but is it cooked in the oven or stovetop?
Since I finished my husband's hat, I got started on the tea cosy. It's really fun knitting with these bright bold stripes...

I've also been working on this reversible winter capelet I started last winter. I ran out of yarn at the end and it's been tucked away til now. Just the ribbing on the sleeves is left to be done...

I found this Robert Kaufmann cherry fabric at Joanns recently, and it reminded me of a Cath Kidston fabric in blue and red that I love but sadly don't find where I live. I want to make a tote or book bag out of it...

At the library this week I picked up Where Women Create. Wow, what great studios filled with wonderful ideas for storage, organizing, and just creating a beautiful work space. Definitely has me inspired...

Today I'm making some apple sauce and hopefully some scrumptious apple bread that is a favorite around here every fall. I will try to post the recipe here next week. This is the little tool that makes it all possible...

...it's the apple peeling gizmo from LLBean and it's the greatest for peeling and slicing apples. I just realized I chopped off the handle in my picture, but you can find it here.

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

15 comments:

  1. Mrs. Scott4:01 PM

    Deb

    For the cornbread. I heat my cast iron skillet in the oven til it is hot. I then add some shortening til it melts. I then take the skillet out, add the cornbread batter. Put it in the oven and cook. Now you use a hot oven, I want to say 425 to 450. This way you get a nice crunchy bottom. Ummmm. I love cornbread.

    Mrs. Scott

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  2. I love that book! It makes you want to find a space & go crazy with all of your fun little things.

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  3. I love the colors for the tea cozy!!

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  4. Where Women Create is one of my favourite books! I usually go to the library too but this time I just had to have it for myself and bought it. So much inspiration. Your blog has been inspirational as well and I have enjoyed reading your entries and trying out your delicious recipes!

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  5. My daughter, daughter-in-law and I usually make applesauce every other year. We always have warm applesauce on vanilla icecream for desert that night. Yummy!

    Jean

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  6. I loved your cozy, Fall-ish post! Love the green and magenta together!!!

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  7. The book looks very interesting. I haven't seen it here at all. I really needed your apple peeler last autumn as we had a bumper apple crop.

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  8. I really love the fabric!

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  9. Anonymous10:25 PM

    About the cornbread, you will want to warm up the cast iron skillet on the stovetop (and melt a little shortening in it to grease the pan) before pouring the batter into it. Then put it in the oven to bake as usual. The cast iron gives an extra crispness to the cornbread that we like.

    I'm amazed by your knitting! Beautiful! And that tea cozy is going to be the cat's meow! Love it.

    BTW, I have an apple peeler/corer/slicer and don't think I could live without it! I got mine at urbanhomemaker.com.
    ~Jody

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  10. Debbie looks like some great creativity is going on at your houe. Can not wait to see the tea cosy. Have a relaxing Wensday. Clarice

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  11. I just came across your blog and I'm loving it! :)

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  12. Hi! I just read your blog (inspiring), and I also love your tea cozy. Where did you get the pattern? I am looking for one just like that (to duplicate one that is worn out). Thanks!

    Char

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  13. Hi! I just read your blog (inspiring), and I also love your tea cozy. Where did you get the pattern? I am looking for one just like that (to duplicate one that is worn out). Thanks!

    Char

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  14. I love the colors for the tea cozy!!

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  15. I love that book! It makes you want to find a space & go crazy with all of your fun little things.

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