So, Cheryl Sleboda at muppin.com posted her yearly "blog for 31 days challenge." I'm a wee(k) bit behind, but better late than never I guess. I quilted this customer quilt last week and really like how it came out. The pattern itself is Off Track. My customer said she was good with something simple but I could quilt what I want. Y'all know I don't do simple, right?
Here it is!
As a big fan of everything "Everything" I perked right up and plopped on the couch. The basic idea was to pat the seeds and onions that would be in or on an Everything Bagel onto some salmon filets and serve with an onion-y sour cream sauce. I can handle that! So here goes...
So, I've been so busy lately that it's hard to know which project to tell you about first. I've been sewing, cooking, and trying to keep the garden alive in this heat. 113° in the shade is not helpful for tomatoes or cucumbers, but for some odd reason the jalapeño plants are in overdrive. This leads me to one of my new favorite things to cook: Salsa Doña.
So I told my good friend a few weeks ago that I had been canning the extra produce from our garden, and she said she wanted to try out canning sometime. That, coupled with a sale on peaches, and a few recipes I've been wanting to try, led me to this week's activity.
So every day there is a new excuse:
- I can't follow my diet plan today because we are going to a party tonight.
- I can't walk the dog today because I waited too late, and it's already hot.
- I can't sew today because I need to work on business stuff.
- I can't quilt today because the house is dirty.
- I can't do X today because Y.
The list goes on, but the point of the story is that it must stop. I saw something on Pinterest last week that really hit the nail on the head for me.
So Monday’s post really got me thinking about how I cook. It is impossible for me to follow a recipe as written. Part of the problem is that my small kitchen doesn’t have room for every single piece of equipment and spice. The other part of the problem is that I would rather use what I have than drive into town for some obscure ingredient that I won’t use all of. I don’t know that this is a bad thing, except when someone reviews a recipe on allrecipes and gives it a bad review because they “followed the recipe exactly, EXCEPT…” THAT drives me crazy.
So yesterday Mr. QuiltedPig and I set off with a good friend to pick blackberries. We had been to the same farm previously to pick sand plums, and we were very pleased with the 22 pounds we were able to pick in a morning.