First, let’s start by the good. The weather has been stunning, and I’ve got some great runs in with magnificent scenery: Things have been…interesting of late. More and more drastic measures are being taken in Switzerland these days to contain/limit the spread of COVID-19. I’m not going to harp on and on about it, since *everyone* seems to be. I’m tired, honestly. And I know … Continue reading No Yeast!
First – some pictures from my run this morning – just because it was pretty. I met some very nice cows and had a gorgeous view of the Aare Valley toward the Thun and the Alps. Spring is definitely starting to show, what with the calves and the little lambs I saw (no pictures there – the farmer was busy cleaning the paddock). These past … Continue reading A Run and a Recipe
Preparations are underway for the Swiss Yarn Festival, at the end of this month! I’ve been busy dyeing up yarn, winding skeins, and trying to figure out how to display everything! A couple things of note: I’ve put my Etsy shop on “vacation” until after the festival. I’ll reopen once again after I’m back, at the beginning of March. Hopefully, I will be able to … Continue reading Swiss Yarn Festival 2020…and Meat
Let’s start from the beginning: I have some new yarn in stock! I have been waiting for months and months and months for my supplier to get their alpaca sock yarn back in stock – they had a whole shippment that they lost due to water damage, and it took them a while for their farmers to restock suffiencent amounts. But anyway, after a very … Continue reading New Yarn! Food! Tree! Squash!
It’s here! My latest shawl design: The Harvest Advent Shawl! Days are short and nights grow cold; the air is cool and crisp and the fields turn to gold. Autumn is my favorite time of the year, and running through the surrounding wheat fields is one my my favorite fall activities. The Harvest Shawl is inspired by these fields that stretch across the rows … Continue reading Harvest Advent Shawl
So many lovely wines were had on Sardinia. I’m back now (just), but still adjusting over the next few days. So in the meantime, here are some of the really great wines I had this trip. I was especially pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the local wines from Alghero, as I had never seen them before. Continue reading Wine, wine, wine
Have you heard of Fregola before? No? Yes? Have you had it? The first time I heard of it was on the Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean Adventure show when they were visiting Sardinia. It looked pretty good, but then again, pretty much anything on TV looks good. Pasta and fish…how can you go wrong, anyway? I somehow would up buying the cookbook of the show (not … Continue reading Fregola.