Domestic Bliss

Oooh! So this is what a day "off" is like.
After checking email and dealing with a couple of work issues:

Bake the bread that had been rising since yesterday.
The Martha Stewart "No Knead Bread".

I had sworn her off following an unfortunate chestnut incident a couple years ago but was seduced by the simplicity.
Will report after dinner tonight. :-)

On to yogurt. Was given a yogurt maker by the ever marvelous (and often mentioned) Miss Julie. Making plain unsweetened but threw in a vanilla bean for kicks and giggles.

The Baby Bistro Cookbook has the world's best pancake recipe requiring plain yogurt. We're like chipmunks who made it into the house - never going back to the perilously bland world of uninspiring pancake mix.

I can't say enough good things about this cookbook. I attribute Z's dietary range to this resource. Yes, he goes through normal 3 yr old "I don't like broccoli" days but for the most part he does great.

One of my yogurt goals (yes, I'm just that special kind of cooking geek) is to make greek yogurt. Looked at recipes today and think I'll give it a shot later this week.

Finished another dishcloth for my swap with Karla. It's a little too big (and our deadline isn't until end of March) so I'm keeping this one. Good experiment. Like the pattern (King Charles Brocade) but need to scale down and pay better attention to the transitions. I've got a couple little holes from not keeping the yarn taut as I transititioned knit to purl and back.

Last, but certainly not least, a fantastic christmas present from my dear brother - three different fabrics for my crafting and sewing.

I really love so many things about this gift. Mostly I love it that it's from him, whom I hold so dear. I sent him sausage. Hope it's good.

There are bacon people and there are sausage people. We are sausage.

Ask yourself the same question between apple pie and peach pie and let me know on which side you fall.

In the end doesn't it all come down to pies and cured meat products?


tiennie said...

What a nice gift!

Apple pie!!!

keri said...

I am a bacon and a apple pie sort of person.

Love the fabric, I can't believe they have sushi print!

Ali said...

Mmmm - greek yoghurt, with honey and nuts, you're making me want a snack. And for the record, apple pie and baconandsausage please.

I have a tiny snippet of that sushi print - it's the greatest.

Cathy said...

I have made yogurt successfully twice. Several times after that, I ended up making cheese from my yogurt attempts. I hope your attempts are better than mine! Love the knitting and fabrics.

KnittenKnots said...

Well, that bread certainly looks tasty! Your yoghurt maker sounds like something I would enjoy - I'm becoming increasingly paranoid about "additives" these days. That print fabric is so fun!! What a great gift. And I would have to say apple pie. Peach pie sounds delicious but I've never had it?

Jenn said...

Your blog makes me so very hungry and wishing that I could knit and be crafty. I yearn, I yearn.