I have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of summer in Oregon for about two months now. It was this warm promise that got me through the cold, wet days of winter and spring; I needed a dream that these things were only temporary, that the flowers would bloom and my skin would feel the warmth … Continue reading Summer Weekending
This weekend when you go to the farmer's market and see strawberries, you should buy some. In fact, buy as many as you are able, eat some as you walk around, and then bring them home. Snack on a few while they're still warm from the sun before settling in to the work of … Continue reading Strawberry Cake: Not Just a Dessert
Some sort of New Home Nesting has been going on around here lately. I am, at heart, a homebody, and it is important to me that my home be comfortable, beautiful, and full of good things to eat, read, knit, and do. Slowly but surely over these past few weeks I have been making progress … Continue reading In the Kitchen
While food shopping this weekend I could not resist the allure of these plump, shimmery red plums. They're not exactly in season, but the sun was out and I felt like baking something tasty as soon as I saw them. After looking at a couple of recipes, I came up with my own variation. This … Continue reading Plum Tasty
Not much knitting news to report around here. I got off to a speedy start on my Knitting Olympics hat, but now that I'm at the decrease section I seem to have stalled. In fact, I haven't knit in two whole days. An eternity! So I'll share some photos from the week, a little peek … Continue reading This Week
Thursday afternoon I was struck with the inspiration to bake something. The sky was clear blue, a distinctly fall breeze was blowing, and the house was just a little bit chilly. What better way to warm things up and kick off the change of seasons than by firing up the oven and baking something with … Continue reading Day 3
I've had a pretty great summer so far. Two wonderful trips to visit friends and family, lazy afternoons reading and napping, and more recently knitting and baking again. All good things in my book. And yet there was something so perfect about this past Saturday that it stands out among all the other Saturdays of … Continue reading Satisfied.