Saturday, June 29, 2013

tour de fleece #TDF2013

The tour de fleece is a spinning challenge that takes place during the tour de france. During the TDF, spinners are supposed to challenge themselves and spin things (or in ways) that will push their spinning boundaries. It's also a good time to stash-bust all that fiber that's been laying around.

Today is the start day. I am still working on the merino/silk braid, so my goal for TDF will have to wait until this one is finished. The goal reveal will come later..

For now, here is TDF2013 day 1.

unspun fiber, spun fiber, and kiwi wheel

Monday, June 24, 2013

the perfect peach - peach/date bars

peach/date deliciousness 
For the third recipe from The Perfect Peach, I chose the peach-date bars. I used fresh peaches that I chopped up in the food processor - they were nearly liquid when I added them to the dates and stuff. There were other normal vegan subs, nothing too exciting. Just a delicious crumble bar that worked great as dessert or breakfast! I really love every recipe from this book so far!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

toaster oven cooking

Today, in Fresno, it's supposed to be 102. 
Today, also in Fresno, I have a craving for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. 

Usually these things would not work together - either I would have to turn the oven on, and heat up the whole house, or wander out into outside and get some cookies from the store. But not this time. 

Last year, I discovered the art of toaster oven cooking. With recipes for 2 cupcakes, and some toaster oven pans, I was able to bake all summer. 

Today = 102 AND toaster oven cookies. I'm only excited about one of these things..