I meant to post this yesterday and then promptly forgot about it. Christina, I think you’ll especially like this one. The recipe is from the April 2007 issue of Everyday Food. Ginger, garlic, chicken stock, chili flakes, peapods, scallions, red pepper, chicken, lime juice, whole wheat spaghetti (though you could also use soba noodles). A nice, light soup for the spring. I think it would be equally as good if you used tofu instead of chicken. I added some more chili flakes when I served it because I wanted it a little spicier. The only caveat is that it is best eaten shortly after it’s made. I ate a bowl of leftover soup for lunch today and I really missed the crispness of the vegetables. Just something to keep in mind. I found the entire April issue of EF good, so if you’re interested in the recipe, it’s worth picking up the whole magazine.
I love finding random stuff at Target that I just have to have. Yesterday was good for that. First, I found these limited edition, cocktail-flavored Jell-O mixes! This has got three of my favorite things going for it:
1) It’s Jell-O (one of my dirty little secrets is that I really, really love Jell-O).
2) Limited Edition – I’m a sucker for any flavor of anything that won’t be around permanantly
3) Pina Colada, Margarita, and Strawberry Daquari!!!
I haven’t made Jell-O shots in about 12 years, but these kind of call out for it. And I think the pina colada is just calling for me to whip out my Jell-O mold pan.
I also have a penchant for divided containers and found this one at Target yesterday. I think it has a great design with the divider that flips up a different way to separate everything. And while *technically* the large spot is for a sandwich, there’s no reason to limit oneself. I’m really excited for work this week so I can use it!
I had high hopes of knitting a lot at work today, but other things came up and I didn’t really get much done at all. However, here I am, 16 rows into the Flower Basket Shawl. I think I’m doing this right. (I hope I’m doing this right!) I’ll feel a bit more confident after I have a few more inches, I think. So far I’m enjoying it. It’s keeping my interest and I love the pattern. As for the stats:
Pattern: Fiber Trends Flower Basket Shawl
Yarn: KnitPicks Shadow (Redwood Forest Heather)
Needles: Denise Size 5
Hopefully I’ll get some knitting time in tomorrow night. I am really eager to make headway on this project!
What made me think that I could knit the Flower Basket Shawl? I can’t even get the freaking cast-on right. I think I will just have to deal with the fact that I am in way over my head here. ::sniff::
When I see this I find it so hard to remember that we live less than two hours from Manhattan. To say it’s a different world is an understatement. I drive by this barn several times a week, and for the last three years I’ve been waiting for it to collapse. It hasn’t yet. Inside there’s an old couch in the loft (which you can see if you view the photo in a larger size), and there’s also an old camper on the ground floor. I’ve tried figuring it out, but I just can’t. Rural decay at its finest.
I wish I could take photos of sweet little crocuses or daffodils poking their heads throught the ground, or of an eager vinca flower climbing up the foundation of our house; however here in New York the only thing you’ll see outside on the first day of spring is mounds and mounds of snow from last weekend’s storm. The closest I could get to some spring flowers was steeping a tea cluster to make it bloom.
Obviously, I made it to work. I really should be pinching all these customers who are not wearing green. I’m not even the least bit Irish and look at me! And no, I’m not drunk. I really just like wearing tiny hats. I will, however, be enjoying a frosty pint of Guinness when I get home tonight.
May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven
half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.