Category Archives: 2014

Thanksgiving 2014 – Pie Crust

Pie Crust 2 1/4 cup flour pinch of salt 1/8 t chai tea spices 1 cup lard up to 5 T ice water mix the dry ingredients by pulsing in a food processor bowl add the lard and pulse until … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2014 – Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie Filling 1 sugar pumpkin 1/2 cup brown sugar cut in half scoop out seeds and slime add 1/4 cup brown sugar to each half wrap in foil bake at 350 degrees until soft (about two hours) 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2014 – Apple Pie

Apple Pie Filling: 2 pounds Granny Smith apples (4 medium) 2 pounds Newton Pippen apples (4 medium) 5 medium 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon granulated sugar to finish 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest, from 1 medium … Continue reading

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Finally Back to “Normal”

We’ve finally finish most of the repairs to the house.  We just need to fix the apron on the master bath and pant the hall upstairs.   The pantry has bright new paneling and hooks for coats and hats.  This … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, November 2014 | Leave a comment

Update – a long, dry, spell…….

I haven’t posted anything for a really long time.  Things around here have been in such an upheaval that everything else is just not happening.  I thought I’d post some photos now that the light is finally showing through then … Continue reading

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Here we go…….. Again

On April 22 we discovered that, once again, we had a broken CPVC pipe.  This is our third pipe breaking resulting in damage to our home.  This time it was under the powder room on the main floor  – two … Continue reading

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In like a Lion – March 2014

We’ve had a cold rain storm blow in this weekend, so much rain that our old nemesis, the leaky kitchen window, has started up again.  We don’t have the time to mess around too much, nor the money to have … Continue reading

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Hat Number Two – Feb Knit & Purl

After the striped stocking hat, I decided to try another hat to see if I could improve my technique. I love these circular hat because there is so much less counting than my scarf sampler. I used a teal wool … Continue reading

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Knit and Purl: February

This moth I decided to try to knit a hat on circular needles.  I also learned how to do K2Together as my stitch of the month.  Not very difficult, but when combined with the circular needles, knitting in the round … Continue reading

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Knit-Purl Knitting

I am a beginning knitter.  I can cast on, knit, purl and cast off.  Over the course of this year I hope to choose a new skill each month and add a new pattern each month.  My goal for the … Continue reading

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