So in this post I showed that I made a letterpress. It took me a weekend to make the letterpress but Sunday night I was able to do my inaugural print run with it. Here are the basic steps for doing a run: Ink the plate. Attach the paper. Slide in the plate. Pump the…Details
Yes, I finally did it. I’ve been going on and on about making a letterpress and I finally did it. While looking for invitations for my wedding, I totally fell in love with letterpress. It’s such a great combination of pretty yet tactile. I took a class on it and you can see the results…Details
I see these dance skirts all around and I’ve always thought to myself, “I could make that.” So I had some extra lycra lying around. (Okay, actually I cut up a dress I made that went horribly wrong. Sorry there are no pictures of it, but it’s probably for the best.) It was all very…Details
So I really put my bread machine through a workout this weekend and we also made pizza. We used Mitch’s Basic Pizza Dough recipe and made it in the bread machine. This is the one I typically use. Here it is: 3 1/2 cups flour (I use all-purpose unbleached) 1 cup warm water 2 tablespoons…Details
As anyone who has ever had french toast knows, there is no french toast like that made from challah. I was testing out a challah recipe for the holidays this past Monday. It came out quite well. The recipe I used came from allrecipes.com and can be found here. I like this recipe for multiple…Details
Yes, you see that delicious, creamy looking tomato soup? It actually contains no cream! Got this recipe from the most recent issue of Cook’s Illustrated. I love creamy tomato soup, but being lactose intolerant, I tend to avoid it. The secret ingredient? Bread. Who would have thought? Those people are geniuses I tell you. It…Details
Oh, they went there. Get a nectarine and a plum in the same room, put on some mood music, dim the lights and of course–you get a necta-plum. Quite delicious. Also from the farmer’s market.
Okay not related to my usual crafts or cooking, but I took this picture of this super cool flower. And a bee flew into the picture as I was doing so and I think it turned it out pretty neat. Mostly it’s just a cool flower.
You may grow up to be a pig! Fortunately I have a fig (although arguably I am already a pig so it is too late 🙂 In any case, went to the farmer’s market and turns out figs are in season. I love figs. They are delicious. I got two types. The dark ones are…Details
I decided to try my hand at bread. I’ve made it before. This time I made it without the bread machine. I’ve had bad luck with bread machine breads because the crusts always come out rock hard (and once I almost cut my finger off trying to cut through the crust of some bread I…Details