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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Keeping Busy

Last night I finished making this stuff here

Into this stuff.
And I think I did a darn good job. This week I plan on making it into a lacy little shawlette. No one in particular in mind for it, just wanting to use it. It's a 70% Merino and 30% Tussah Silk Top mixture that although was a bit frustrating working with, but finished oh so wonderfully.

And I even got this item done, and am almost done with the pattern write out for it.
 I just need to give it to it's intended recipient and get a couple pictures of her in it for the pattern. Then I will probaby post this pattern to my blog.

And speaking of things I said I'd post to my blog..
Blueberry Pear Pie

One bag cascade organic frozen blueberries

2tsp sugar
A splash of vanilla (size of splash is up to your personal tastes)
3 medium sized ripe pears of your choice
1/2C water
3tsp cornstarch
2tsp cinamon
1tsp ginger
a dash of cardamom (again, up to you on amount)
1/2C water
3tsp cornstarch

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine blueberries with sugar and vanilla and allow to thaw (I placed in refrigerator over night). Make pie crust of your choice, or just go buy yourself one. No, I make my own, so don't even ask it. I find most have their own preferred way of making crust but for this pie I do a full crust on both bottom and top. Place bottom in greased pie plate. Peel and slice pears thinly lengthwise. In medium pot dissolve cornstarch in water, add remaining spices and berries and pears. Heat to a simmer and when liquid starts to thicken cook for 3 minutes stirring frequently. Transfer fruit mixture to crust. Place top crust on, trim of any extra, turn up sides and pinch seal the edges. Place several vent slices in top of crust. Place in oven on middle rack and bake for one hour or longer if needed until crust is golden brown. At high altitudes such as Casper I add 10-15 minutes to my baking time then turn broiler on to high to brown crust.

Warm or cool, it's a delicious pie. Garnish as you wish and serve!

Got it? Good.

Now, on a side a note, I was heading into class tonight and as I entered the building and was walking down the hall, I sneezed. A woman who looked vaguely familiar blessed me and as I said Thank you, I thought I reckognized her and asked, "Did you cut off all your hair?"
She smiled and kinda plumped her curls as she said, "Yes I did."
"It looks great." I said as I walked past her and slowly realized that I didn't quite recognize her as much as I thought I did. As I continued down the hall I turned to look over my shoulder and saw her keep brushing at her hair and smiling. A few minutes later as I sat in class the person I had thought she was walked in with tresses intact. I just kinda nodded to myself and though, "Well, I made someone feel good tonight."

Back to work with me tomorrow, so I thought I better get another post up tonight. Hope you have a great week. Oh, and since Bob is back from his busy two weeks on the road, I figured I could post this little pic of Tucker moping when he was packing. The break in has made me nervous about letting many people know when one of us is out of town.

Tucker always mopes when Bob leaves. It's ridiculous. We'll go for a walk and he'll play and romp with everyone, then we come home and he mopes next to the bed. Pitiful, absolutely pitiful.


  1. Thanks for the recipe.
    Ron in Mexico

  2. Poor Tucker...evidently not having Bob home when you get back reverses all the fun. The pie looked good. Glad you got the chart done. - Joe