Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The vinegar is ready.

Just in time.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Since we have a profusion of chives, I'm giving chive blossom vinegar a try.

It's supposed to be delicious on salad - oniony but not overwhelming. I learned the other day that if you pop a chive blossom in your mouth it is both oniony and overwhelming.
It's been a while, but I finally listed another nursing necklace in my shop.

Of all my jewelry, these necklaces are my favorite to make. Pretty beads, bending wire, and happy thoughts of mamas and babies. It feels like time well spent.
You'll be relieved to hear, a nice man came and fixed my oven today.

Monday, June 06, 2011

I had the best surprise today! I went to check on the new strawberries Dagny and I planted this year. They look great, but more exciting was what I found on the tri-stars we planted in Spring 2010.

These are the same plants that produced til November last year. If this year's similar, we'll enjoy five full months of strawberries! What could be better than that?

Ok, ya, maybe that.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

My oven is broken. Do you know what this means? No granola bars. No roasted asparagus. No challah. No brownies. This is no way to live, people. If you have a functioning oven, waste no time. Carpe brownies.


4 oz unsweetened baker's chocolate
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350.

In a small bowl, beat eggs, then add vanilla.
In another small bowl, combine flour and salt.
Melt butter and chocolate in a saucepan.
Turn off heat.
Add sugar to saucepan and stir til dissolved.
Temper egg mixture with a bit of the chocolate/sugar, then add to saucepan and stir thoroughly.
Add flour/salt to saucepan and stir til combined.

Bake in a 9" x 9" pan for 30 minutes.