Harvest Advent Shawl

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

Fregola.

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.

Introducing Zakuska – Bulky Weight

ZAKUSKA (plural zakuski) originates from Russia and many Slavic countries, where it can be served as an appetizer, but often a plate of zakuski can serve as a meal itself.  My experience with zakuski is from my travels in Bulgaria, where I indulged in many cheese-stuffed dishes that would fuel a day’s explorations.  Bulgaria is a country that is constantly changing and evolving – each … Continue reading Introducing Zakuska – Bulky Weight

And we ate All the Things

Oh, Germany. How I love thee. The Christmas markets are like no other. I mean, I’ve been to some great ones outside of Germany (Prague is fabulous as well as Straßburg), but at home they are quite sad (I’m looking at you, Bern). Germans know how to do Christmas. The Glühwein, the chocolate covered fruit, the beer, the Glühwein, the markets, the rides, did I … Continue reading And we ate All the Things