Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, July 23, 2012


So after buying Dinner: A Love Story, I went away for a week, but I took the book with me to finish reading it. I've never taken a cookbook on a trip before, but I'm so glad I did. It's not only filled with wonderful recipes, it's an enjoyable read. Now I feel it's time to make it happen. I started last night by making some very close to fresh lemon pepper linguine, using some homemade tomato sauce that Steve had made while I was gone. Saturday night, when Steve and the girls were starving and Steve wanted to order a pizza, I told them to give me fifteen minutes and I'd have dinner on the table. I dumped some chopped onions in a pan with some olive oil, sauted them and set them aside, then pan fried slices of polenta, topped them with shredded gruyere and Swiss cheese and set them aside, then chopped a pint of mixed heirloom tomatoes, threw the onions back in, and lastly, wilted a batch of arugula. I served it all up and it was delicious!

Yesterday, I decided to make egg salad and tuna salad to add a little protein to the repertoire of tomato sandwiches we've been eating.


Melissa, Stephanie, and I went to a craft swap yesterday at Kitsch, a cool store in Ghent that specializes in handmade items from local crafters. This is the store that I applied to sell some hand knits to, but fortunately, they turned me down. I say fortunately, because I would have violated some copyright rules if they had accepted and I had gone through with it, as I've only knitted stuff using patterns.

This is the front of their store; isn't it cute? They are doing lots of cool things, like offering classes, and a place to create, and this is the first time they did a craft supply swap. We took a bag of stuff, and came home with a bag of "new" stuff. Hopefully, we will get motivated to do a little craft-a-long together soon.

As usual, I am in love with another PurlBee project. This one is a simple tank shell, that could be made in many different fibers for completely different looks.

Here is an Instamatic photo of my Saroyan progress. The color doesn't show well here, but I'm at the midway point and wanted to show a photo, so here you go.

Now I'm off to the auto repair shop, because that $1500 AC repair? Only lasted eleven days. Time to go kick some butt, if need be.

1 comment:

  1. I want to click that PurlBee link, but I'm afraid if I do, the porcupine blankie will fall to the wayside.

    Eleven days? I'd be kicking butt, too.