Knitting

Just a little change...

A couple of things have happened Chez Cheryl in the last few weeks. First came my iPad and you know how sometimes a wonderful new tools just grabs you and runs away with you? Well, that's what happened to me. I am so delighted by this device! I use it for most of what I do online now and I love reading books on it and... and...

There are apps and apps and  more apps. I am doing my best to curb my desire to try keep trying new ones. 

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Technolove is a stern master indeed!

But an even greater event was my son's wedding last week -- see, I have retained sufficient perspective to know that the wedding is bigger than the iPad. It was beautiful. I cried. His dad cried. My daughter cried. My son cried. The bride cried. And we all laughed and smiled until our faces ached. It was such a wonderful day. I don't feel the liberty to show you pictures of it all because I haven't their permission. But I can share what I read -- I was asked to choose a reading about love and what would a Jungian mother choose but something that has a Jungian feel to it!

Tomato Cheese Pie

Last week on Ruth Reichl's blog, the recipe for tomato cheese pie caught my eye. Friday we got some beautiful heirloom tomatoes from the farmer's market and we had cheese on hand so it seemed the perfect time to make this dish.

Here is the recipe as Reichl posted it:

James Beard’s Tomato Pie

Begin by making biscuit dough. (I like buttermilk biscuits for this recipe, although any biscuit will do – even the ones that are in the freezer case of your supermarket.)

Buttermilk Parsley Biscuits Combine 2 cups of flour with 2 and a half teaspoons of baking powder and a half teaspoon each of salt and baking soda. Cut in 1/3 cup of butter until it’s the size of peas, and add a little flurry of chopped parsley (mostly it looks pretty). Stir in ¾ cups of buttermilk until the dough holds together, turn out onto a floured surface and knead a few minutes. Pat it into the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie pan.

Cover the biscuits with 4 to 6 ripe tomatoes, sliced into nice fat rounds. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Shower a couple of tablespoons of shredded basil on top.

Sucked into the iPad vortex

Thanks to a small windfall, I was able to buy myself an iPad. I can't say that I *needed* an iPad but I have coveted one since they were introduced last spring. Mine arrived Monday. And I have been obsessed with it because it is ridiculously seductive, easy to use and fun!

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So knitting fell by the wayside until last night. Though I think I have figured out how to  position it so I can watch something on Netflix and knit at the same time.

It's hard to show you how really beautiful the Knitterain design, Amile, really is because it is rectangular and knit in the round. But here you can get an idea of it -- this is the center.

Now I have to get back to Peggle on my iPad -- I just know I can get to the next level!

Dog Days

After a week of really nice dry cool weather, we are in the dog days now. Today, though it is only 82F, the heat index makes it feel like 87 -- and believe me, 82 by itself is enough.

And when it is hot I tend to think more about knitting than actually doing any knitting. So really nothing exciting to show you.

I did get some raspberry vinegar made. It stays in this big jar for 30 days, then gets strained and bottled. But isn't it pretty?


Spike seems to have the right idea on what to do on a hot day like today --

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