Have you ever knit a pair of gloves?
I just started knitting gloves in the past couple of years.
I’m only on my second pair right now but they are a fun knitting challenge. Some new techniques to learn too.
I’m making the Unisex Gloves from the One Skein Book by Leigh Radford (click to read my review) in a forest green yarn. I’ll share a photo when they are complete. I’m kind of slow when it comes to glove knitting but I’ll get there.
The beautiful gloves shown above are all part of a new free ebook from Interweave.
You can download your free copy here.
Looks like a great collection! I’d like to make those purple ones in the bottom row.
I also use this glove tutorial at Very Pink. The step by step instructions in the video that you can start and stop as you knit along with Stacy, is SO helpful.
Some other great knitting tutorials and resources over at Very Pink too.
I’m taking a new direction over at My Real Life Reviews (click to read the post).
I’m spending more and more time at Amazon.com recently, writing reviews. I’m hovering at 2000 in the Amazon reviewers ranks at this point…woo hooo and heading for the Top 1000 soon I hope. I really LOVE to write reviews, can you tell?
So, I thought I’d combine some of my reviews at both sites, to make things easier for me and also to allow me to share more reviews (albeit shorter ones) over at My Real Life Reviews.
I think it’s a change for the better! Hope you do too.
Happy Reading and Weekend too!
I ♥ beets sooooo much!
I think beets are one of the most underrated vegetables in terms of versatility and taste.
Not to mention their health benefits, which are significant too and in a number of ways. It’s not just vitamin C that you’re getting in a serving of beets! You can read about some of the many nutritional pluses of eating beets and beet greens here.
Tonight I’m making a beet pesto with pasta recipe for the first time. Sounds and looks so yummy. It’s a recipe that I found recently in Alive Magazine. I also make a variety of beet salads on a regular basis and of course, my fav soup of all time:
Veggie Beet Borscht (click for the recipe).
Do you like beets and what’s your fav recipe to make with them?
Happy Cooking! :)
***Thanks to Chef Julianna at Foodie on Board for this wonderful review of my new cookbook: The Groovy Green Kitchen, Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker. ***
Happy Cooking and Weekend to All!
Originally posted on Foodie On Board:
I have only been blogging for about 7 months now, but it has opened up a whole new world to me: one brought to life by talented, creative, and friendly people – fellow bloggers. I really had no idea just how much I would enjoy “hanging out” with this positive, energetic bunch of people who give so much time and energy to supporting and encouraging one another. So today I thought I would give back a bit, and celebrate the talent of a prolific food blogger. Geraldine Hartman of Veggies, Yarns and Tails is the author of a number of cookbooks, several books of Haiku and a novel. I recently acquired a copy of Geraldine’s, “The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker”, and recovered my slow cooker from the back of a cupboard where it had been languishing for a number of years. …
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If you buy/use any Heinz products, I hope you’ll stop by and read about a recent experience I had, over at: My Real Life Reviews.
Click to read: My Heinz Beans “Horror” Story.
And please DO share this post if you can on your FB, Twitter, blogs…
It’s an important warning/heads-up about Heinz, that I hope a lot of people find out about.
As I said in my post:
I came across a very interesting article today, at the Tree Hugger site re: the many benefits of knitting.
Not only is it great for stress relief which I did know about, it actually helps in a lot of other ways, to keep us healthy.
**Click to read the post here.**
So, the next time you are trying to justify another trip to your LYS or an online yarn splurge, remember it’s not just fun, it’s so good for your health too.
That’s certainly enough of a reason for me!
***Keeping toxins out of our homes/offices is so important. ***
For our long-term health and for the environment too.
This post from Daily Health Central is a good reminder.
Originally posted on Daily Health Central:
Are the toxins in your cleaners getting to you? These toxins and chemicals may make your house sparkly clean, but exposure to them may be harming you and your family. Try making your own natural cleaners. Mixing together baking soda and dish liquid will make your counter tops and bathtubs sparkle! Want more tips? Like our Facebook page and we will send you more tips for a greener clean. #naturalcleaners #organiccleaners
Mr. Cheddar is having a wee bit of fun today with some new garden pals!
They are also not-so-patiently, waiting for spring to arrive.
How’s the weather, where you are?
Here in BC, the sun is shining today ♥ it!
Hope you have a great weekend.
Toodle loo for now…from me, Chedster and the Rockin’ Gnomes!!!
PS: On an entirely different topic:
I have another free Kindle book promo this weekend, you can check out the details here.
Homemade Zucchini, Onion and Artichoke Pizza
Well, I’m finally back online with a new computer and Windows 8 (fun, fun!!!) to learn. Why do they have to change these programs so much every time there’s an new edition? Makes no sense.
Now I know first-hand why so many people are complaining about Windows 8.
Anyone else learning Windows 8 right now? If you have any quick tips to share, PLEASE DO!
Even simple things like minimizing a page etc…have changed. And I can’t figure out how to copy my photos from a USB drive, into the Photo app. on the start page.
I also have a gazillion emails and other things to catch up with.
But, I’ll get there, chipping away at the to-do pile, day by day.
I have missed blogging SO much!
I hope to get around to visit all my fav blogs by this weekend. I read a LOT of blogs so it might take a while.
In the meantime, hope you enjoy this pizza crust recipe from my first cookbook: Not Just for Vegetarians. (see recipe below)
So easy to make and another thing I’m making ‘from scratch’ more and more these days.
What is your favorite pizza and do you make homemade too?
Happy Week and Happy Cooking!
Homemade pizza is so much better than commercial and for so many reasons.
Obviously, not as expensive. Ingredients not questionable (many commercial crusts contain lard) and of course the varieties you can have fun making are endless. Healthier choices made easy for a ‘fast food’ that has stood the test of time. Pizza will be around forever I think. I certainly hope so. Enjoy!!!!
This dough recipe makes enough for 2- (14″-15″) regular crusts OR 3- (12″-13″) thin crusts (my preference).
HOMEMADE PIZZA DOUGH
Pizza dough doesn’t have to be complicated to make. This way, you can be sure what you are eating; many commercial pizza crusts contain lard. This one is from my brother Wendell’s collection of recipes and it is one of the best I’ve ever made or tasted.
1 C. lukewarm (not hot) water
1 T. raw sugar or honey
2 T. dry Traditional yeast
¼ C. olive oil
½ teas. sea salt
2 ½-3 C. unbleached white flour
Optional: 1 T. mixed dried herbs of choice (oregano, thyme, savory etc…)
In a large bowl, combine lukewarm water and sugar. Sprinkle yeast on top and stir just once. Cover and let dissolve in a warm place, about 10-15 minutes, yeast should be frothy.
Add oil and salt and then stir in just enough flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured board and knead 100 times, adding more flour if required. Dough should be smooth and satiny but not dry. Note: Add dried herbs with the flour (opt.).
Grease mixing bowl and place kneaded ball of dough in it. Cover with a dampened tea towel and let rise in a warm place for 30-40 minutes or until doubled.
Preheat oven to 450 F. Grease pizza pans.
Divide dough in half (or 3 for thin crusts), spread out on prepared pans, forming a thin crust around edges. Hint: Wet your fingers slightly to help with this step.
Top crusts with a thin layer of tomato sauce ( go easy on this, too much means a soggy crust ) and toppings of choice.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, reduce heat to 400 F after first 10 minutes, if browning too fast.
Reprinted from: Not Just for Vegetarians, Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way by Geraldine Hartman. All rights reserved.