Category: Julie

  • Quick!… Breads

    After Jeremy’s prodigious post on the bread-baking frenzy at our house this summer, I feel like I should write a bit about what I have been up to baking-wise, lest you think I have just been laying about stuffing my face with the fruits of Jeremy’s labors for two months. Yes, I did relinquish yeasted…

  • Long Awaited?

    Yeah, yeah. We’ve been very neglectful of the blog since I went to NYC and brought my husband home with me. I had every intention of writing up a big detailed post about my trip to NYC, but it seems so far back in the misty past now that I probably couldn’t remember everything we…

  • Seven with One Blow

    So here is my belated update, seven posts with one blow… ready for an awful lot of photos and rambling? 1. Parisian Flan Week before last, the day before the plague struck the library, we had a potluck to celebrate the departure of our graduating student workers. In retrospect, we really just threw a party…

  • Happy Mother’s Day!

    When I went to the sink this morning to rinse my breakfast dishes, I was greeted by this welcome sight: they are Meyer lemon trees in their infancy. I counted at least six little sprouts, and couldn’t have had a better Mother’s Day surprise, as I had given up the seeds as duds (or else…

  • Cream of Asparagus Soup

    I promised you an action shot of cream of asparagus soup… ta dah! Ok, it’s subtle action, just my style. I was tickled by the visible steam rising from the bowl, even though it means my house is still really cold. (What in the world happened to spring this year? The weatherman keeps reminding us…

  • Trekking through Spey Valley, and More!

    As always, I have lots of sock knitting to report. But you’re in luck! I went on a bit of a forced sock knitting hiatus while waiting for pretty new yarn to arrive, and have made some progress on a few non-socky projects in the past week or so. Case in point: Ok, fine…yes, those…

  • Catching Up

    I was lucky last week to have my parents visiting me from Colorado, during their spring break. We had a great time, even though I was only able to take one day off (gotta conserve my vacation time for going to Jeremy’s graduation!): We drove to the coast last Sunday for a visit to Florence…

  • Guess…

    Bet you’ll never guess what I did this weekend! Well, actually, on Saturday I got all sorts of stuff done: house-cleaning, volunteering at the Marion County Historical Society (I should probably write up a separate post about that), and a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day concert of Celtic harp guitar music with photos and stories of…

  • Sock Updates (and a Bonus!)

    Lots of knitting done over the weekend, and I have a few pics to prove it. First off, I finished my parents’ socks, and they were mailed off today, snug in cute little sock sleeves (idea courtesy of Carolyn via Grumperina). Hope they fit well, Mom and Dad! Let me know when they arrive… Next,…

  • Two Book Reviews

    The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett I finally finished reading this behemoth of a book this weekend, after several months’ labor. And no, it didn’t take me so long to finish because of the length of the book; I could only bear to read it for so long before getting bored or annoyed,…

  • The Spring of Socks Continues…

    I haven’t posted much this month, so I thought I would wrap up February with an overview of the sock knitting marathon, and a mini-tirade about yarn availability and service. Sock Update First up is a portrait of Jeremy’s finished Trekking socks. These are currently wending their way across the country in the good company…

  • The Spring of Socks

    Not sure how it happened, but this is turning out to be the spring of socks. Case in point: The three images above were my projects over the Christmas break. My mom and I picked out the yarn over Thanksgiving, and with it I made a capelet and scarf for my mom (sorry for the…