Wednesday, September 19, 2007

pillow, revised (and food)

This pillow really wasn’t finished when I photographed it the other day, but I needed to get a shot to send with my craft fair application. I un-did the quick hand sewing job, and added the quilting, binding, and envelope closure.And I finished 3 'grocery bags', to sell.

I’ve taken Jenn’s lead and finally updated my links list. I messed around with the html and made a few other fun changes to the blog as well.

Now, on to what’s really a food post. Need a desk drawer snack? I’ve got the best trail mix in mine right now. It has almonds, pecans, cashews (my favorite), sunflower seeds, tropical dried fruit mix, golden raisins, and chocolate chips. The great thing about trail mix is that you can mix in whatever you like. Other tasty additions: m&ms, craisins, dried apricots, banana chips. And I just discovered dried figs! Any other ideas?

We enjoyed the last of the garden over the weekend, eating one of 2 watermelons that grew. There may still be sweet potatoes, but I’m not holding my breath. That’s OK, though because when my grandmother visited recently, she brought, as always, bags and boxes of fresh, family grown food: tomatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squash, pecans. Using a giant butternut squash from my aunt’s flower bed (did you know you could grow them in between shrubs? My sister-in-law just discovered a pumpkin growing in her yard!), I made what must be my favorite meal: roasted squash and peppers + baked goat cheese over wheat pasta. Unfortunately, it got eaten up before it could pose for any pictures. Next up, butternut squash soup. I love pureed soups in the winter. This cheddar soup with celery, carrots, and apples becomes a staple in our kitchen during cool weather.

Another post about cooler weather. Can you tell I'm ready for fall?

5 comments:

  1. That pillow and those bags are so cute and thanks for all those yummy sounding recipes. I can't wait to try them out. Are you signing up for a craft fair ? Sounds like fun.

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  2. We stay away from trail mix in my house I'm afraid, Nick's got a nut allergy. But, I love the pillow and the bags. They look great. I look forward to hearing about the craft fair. I know how it feels to apply to those things. Good luck!

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  3. The pillow is *gorgeous.* I love the colors and who isn't a sucker for wordy fabric? Love it.

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  4. Those recipes are making me hungry! I love roasted squash. Fall is my favorite time of year : )

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  5. ohhh! the quilting on the pillow looks wonderful!
    and drooling over the idea of fall foods... i just made roasted tomato soup the other day but squash soup is sounding fantastic.
    xo

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