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!
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
Dining in Japan is an experience, especially when one enjoys a kaiseki, or multi-course meal. The hassun is traditionally the second course in this multi-course meal, which typically embraces the local, seasonal offerings. I fell in love with Japan on my first trip there in 2014. I mean, I have always loved sushi, but the trip that we took opened my eyes to so much … Continue reading Introducing Hassun – DK 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