Monthly Archives: July 2012

20 Things: Clay ConneCTion

I spent last weekend with the Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild at their biennial retreat.  Four days on the campus of Connecticut College in New London, staying in the dorm, eating in the dining hall, claying for many hours at a … Continue reading

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Butter Makes It Better

Yesterday, my friend and I spent the day in the kitchen at the Rittenhouse Tavern, taking a cooking class with Alex Talbot of Ideas in Food.  The class covered a broad range of topics, but here are some of what I thought … Continue reading

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Growth

Last year, I posted about my pears & plums.  My plum trees are a pair, and only one of them had fruit.  I thought that they were gendered, and that only the female fruited.  Oh, how little I understand of … Continue reading

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Where It’s At….

No turntables, no microphone.  You may have gleaned from previous posts that there’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on in my kitchen.  I have been strongly encouraged to share some pictures of what’s goin’ on, so here they are. The Before: Yes, … Continue reading

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What I Want

(Found on a friend’s blog, but original attribution is lost.  Sorry!  I’d love to give credit where it’s due.)

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Gifts

The two items in the photo were both given to me recently by lovely people.  The scarf was made by my friend’s mother and is really gorgeous.  The necklace was made by a close friend and happens to match the … Continue reading

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We Have Floor.

And walls.  And electricity. Old houses are interesting.  The upside is that they have a lot of character.  The downside is that they have a lot of “character.”  The contractor initially thought that this would be a four day job.  … Continue reading

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Fete!

So this is what normal people do, right?  Knock out the kitchen and then invite 50 people over for a barbecue?  In other words, in spite of the ongoing kitchen renovation, the show must go on! As always, the July … Continue reading

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Yikes!

Too late to turn back now…..

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