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

Introducing Meze – Sport Weight

Meze are small dishes, or appetizers, served in parts of the Middle East, the Balkans, Greece and North Africa.  Gathering around a table filled with  little dishes on a hot evening with friends is one of summer’s great pleasures – especially after a long day of work.  I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Turkey twice – once as a tourist, and the other time as … Continue reading Introducing Meze – Sport Weight

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

Introducing Amuse – Fingering Weight

AMUSE is short for Amuse-bouche, literally “mouth amuser” in French.  These are typically a pre-appetizer;  simply one or two bites at the start of a meal to tease the taste buds (and show off a chef’s skill).  It’s really one of those wonderful little surprises that are served at the beginning of a meal. Quite frankly, it is often one of the more memorable bites … Continue reading Introducing Amuse – Fingering Weight