They had a baking contest at work today. Of course when we heard about it, my girls and I, we had to enter it. And of course we had to enter the cupcake category (there were 4 other categories as well). With some help from hubby (he gave me the basic idea and I made…Details
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