Friday, April 17, 2015

Cooking with Gas

I know I barely post these days, but this time I have a pretty decent excuse; I am finally back to work on my cookbook, and the first rough draft is shaping up.

It would be terrific to get it published properly, by a brick-and-mortar house, but if not I will still have a vanity press edition made up.

I expect the testing phase will take a long time, especially as friends and acquaintances in the UK and Europe have requested that I include weight and metric measurements. Luckily, a few people have volunteered to help with the testing; I won't have to do all of it.

Knitting is still happening--here's some proof:

I'm working on an Acadian Shawl (sideways knit, with a simple diamond lace border), and have plans for a late 30s cardigan with simple Fair Isle, and even have my eye on a lace cardi in the most recent edition of Vogue Knitting.

In other news, spring is finally here, and the snow is GONE. The garden is rather confused, but it's game. We'll see what happens. My husband and I had also wanted to have a straw bale garden this year, but the winter was so bad that there are no straw bales to be had anywhere. We do have a galvanized trough to use for some container gardening, but it will only fit two small crops. Tomatoes and zucchini, I expect--we know we'll use those (in this house there's no such thing as too much zucchini, as I use it for our favorite pickles).

Happy spring to you, too (or fall, if you're on the other side of the world).