Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Kevin Dundon's Berries Sabayon

My new favorite cooking host is Kevin Dundon on the Create Channel.  He hosts Modern Irish Cooking.  I made his Berries Sabayon tonight.  It required a lot of whisking in a bowl over a pot of simmering water. Instead of using a fresh ($11.00) vanilla bean, I used the equivalent  of vanilla extract (1 teaspoon). I used a Taylor sweet Port wine.  The lady at the liquor store  helped me pick it out....I was clueless what to use.  It turned out amazing.  If you want to impress your company, make this.  It's a sophisticated dessert.  The bummer is you can't make it in advance and it doesn't keep.  Wicked awesome good and worth the inconvenience. :).  Here's a link to the recipe:  http://www.kevindundon.com/berries-sabayon

Outlander Gathering Shawl

This capelet is very loosely based on a free pattern by the Red Heart Company.  Here is the link:  http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/lacy-knit-capelet.  Besides not doing the lacy pattern, I made a couple of other changes. For the life of me, I can't remember what I did differently.  This has been sitting around for a long time waiting to have the ties finished.  Once I finally sat down to do them, they went very quick.  

Monday, June 1, 2015

Making Lilac Potpourri

Have a huge lilac bush in the back yard.  Tried making potpourri out of it.  I hung clusters of the flowers upside down on an old tobacco drying rack in a dark closet for 3 weeks.
After three weeks, I removed the petals from the stems.
I added a couple off drops of Lilac Floral Oil to enhance the fragrance.
Then I spooned the dried petals into sachet bags I found at the Christmas Tree Shoppe. 

More Top This Hats

Am living doing these.....Whipping up one a night.  Our knitting guild is doing a charity knitting project next year.  I'm getting a head start (no pun intended :)) on it ;)

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Quickie Little Charity Knitting Hat

Found a couple of cute kits on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $4.37.  It came with a pom pom but  it was too big for the hat and the color was off.  Self striping yarn.