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if you have never tried a delicata squash, i urge you to do so. the flavor is subtle and sweet and so very delicious. we grew some this year (in the new squash pit) and our four little plants took off running, literally:: bake at 400 degrees for about a half hour. as soon as they feel nice and soft when squeezed, they are done. be sure to keep an eye on the water in your pan. once scorched, twice shy. then just a little butter, some flaky salt and a spoon. i was never a squash lover. at all.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at elliemoon
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Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2014 on MONOGRAM COMPLETED at elliemoon
it's already hanging, just like that, right in the hoop :)
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2014 on MONOGRAM COMPLETED at elliemoon
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all stitched up:: worked on a five inch hoop, this really is the perfect little project for beginning embroidery. i'm so glad i had the chance to take that class at purl. such a great introduction. i already have all of the supplies to make one for each of the girls for christmas. i've even stained the hoops. now all i need to do is find the time to do it. waiting for these busy, busy back-to-school days to start settling into a flow. any day now, right? Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at elliemoon
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have you tried making chia pudding? did you know it's a thing? turns out it's a thing. and it's a very good thing. of course, my first time trying it, i used whole milk and cream, but i have a feeling the healthier alternatives (like almond milk) would be just as satisfying. i'm going to test that theory very soon. here is a great recipe that i found via pinterest. it's strawberry rhubarb chia pudding:: how can you go wrong with two scoops of macerated strawberries on top? you can't. six thumbs up! everyone loved it. i wasn't sure how... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at elliemoon
i miss you!
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2014 on STAR STITCH TOTE at elliemoon
thanks beth!
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it's time again for bringing it all in, for putting up what's to be stored and for enjoying the rest. we extended our growing area this season, so the pickings just keep rolling in. we added a potato patch, a squash pit and a separate tomato sight. we grew heirlooms, purple cherries, green zebra's and lots of beefsteaks. we trellised japanese cukes, pickling cukes and three different varieties of beans. we tried out brussels sprouts, bok choy, garlic and even quinoa. not to mention all of the staples. it was a busy summer in the garden. and, as usual at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at elliemoon
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it is finished! and look, little hands helping to tie in the ends. indy begged to do this. yes, a child that asks to learn finishing and then begs to tie in your ends. it is a christmas miracle. if she keeps this up, i just might finish more projects around here:: the star stitch tote is a unique pattern. you can find it free right here. my version yielded a larger bag. i did decide to do that extra row in the body and i believe my gauge may have been off. i never checked it to begin with.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at elliemoon
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the love remains, even after the fluff-ball stage. everyone spends ample time hanging out by the run. it's the new place to be. breed list: 2 speckled sussex, 2 buff orpington, 2 araucana, 1 cuckoo maran and 1 pearl white leghorn. they are, thankfully, out of the bathroom and living the good life in a spacious coop. a coop that is just about there. more news on that to come. happy long weekend! Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at elliemoon
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just a couple of lavender laboring pillows:: i have a couple more that i need to make and then the leftover lavender is going toward something special. something to help achieve maximum relaxation. maximum relaxation? yes, i'll take some of that. think i'll get started straight away. Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at elliemoon
hi! i emailed you the link :)
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2014 on NO KNEAD, DUTCH OVEN ARTISAN BREAD at elliemoon
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early on in the spring, big b made us a beautiful strawberry cage. it is a complete cage, buried in about 10 inches of soil. i found some amazing heirloom alpine strawberry seeds and heirloom pineapple strawberry seeds and started them out inside. the pineapple strawberries will be yellow when ripe. we're hoping to see some next season. i also purchased one plant from our favorite garden shop that would give us fruit this summer:: it's filling in nicely. and the variety i purchased has been producing fruit all summer long. sometimes doubled:: and sometimes heart-shaped. nice touch, mother nature::... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at elliemoon
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thanks to the recent super moon, there have been some just-as-super tides down at the harbor. tide pools at sunset, my favorite:: we walked and walked and the tide just seemed to keep going. we found creatures we don't usually see and didn't leave until after the sun was down. just before the mosquitoes moved in and right at the turn of the tide. perfect august evening. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at elliemoon
i love that owl cap! unfortunately there is no pattern that i know of. but i will keep looking and update this post if she ever does publish the pattern for this hat.
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2014 on HELEN RODEL at elliemoon
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it's almost there! and just in time. our youngest chicks are almost eight weeks old. and they are not chicks anymore. luckily big b found a larger temporary home for them, but they are still in the bathroom. which is interesting. and kind of smelly. can't wait to move them in. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at elliemoon
thanks alexa! it's the star stitch with a row of single crochet in between.
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2014 on SUMMER CROCHET at elliemoon
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crocheting with jute is pretty interesting. interesting and slightly painful. but once you get the hang of it, it really isn't too bad:: look! it's taking shape now. this is the point where i have to decide to adjust the size or continue according to the instructions. i feel as though i could be close to seeing this thing through to completion. which would be so refreshing. maybe i will! and maybe it will lead me on to some fantastical finishing streak; where i will gather all of my piles and, one by one, finish, finish, finish! it's good to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at elliemoon
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rosemary and garlic. my favorite combination. here's how it went: i roasted two garlic bulbs, carefully removed the roasted cloves and put them into the freezer. then i took about a tablespoon of dried rosemary and crushed it up with the mortar and pestle. i added that to the normal recipe for no knead bread and set the dough to hang out overnight. the garlic remained in the freezer:: in the morning i took out the frozen cloves and folded them into the dough while i was forming my ball. this way they didn't get all mashed and smashed in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at elliemoon
wooden embroidery hoops are usually very light, pale wood. she uses wood stain to achieve darker/different colored hoops, which look so beautiful when you are keeping your work in the hoop and hanging the finished product. also, no way! i would love to see that story. i searched on youtube but couldn't find anything. i will keep looking.
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two very exciting events! last weekend i made it back down to visit nej in brooklyn. another little bite of city life. it was fun, delicious and craftingly educational:: that mural is great right? it changes up and is painted on! i would love to see that in the works. after a significant amount of exploring and eating, shopping and more eating, we headed to soho for an embroidery class at purl! one we have been trying to coordinate for quite a while:: i could spend a whole day in that shop. we signed up for the custom monogram embroidery... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at elliemoon
the spinner is made by saf natura. we got ours through brushy mountain bee farm. they have a great starter kit:: http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Introductory-Extracting-Kit/productinfo/796/
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2014 on THE SWEET STUFF at elliemoon
hi elizabeth! there is actually a fine mesh filter placed inside the bucket that the spinner is draining into. it takes the honey a couple of days to filter through but then it comes out of the bucket ready to be bottled up. i can use what's left behind to render more beeswax too!
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2014 on THE SWEET STUFF at elliemoon
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the only bright side to loosing a hive over the winter is that you get to clean it out in preparation for the new bees. our older hive was heavy with honey, so we finally had the chance to test out the new spinner:: the spinner! the spinner is amazingly amazing. i love the spinner. not a drop left in the comb and absolutely no damage done. the sweet bounty! on a related note, my strategy with the bees this year will be: "let them be" (no double pun intended). i've heard that people have success in not bothering them... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at elliemoon
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look what happened to those tiny little rows of bok choy and radishes:: for the bok choy: chop, chop. saute in a bit of oil and garlic. that's it. unbelievably yummy. and the radishes?:: a few handfuls got chopped into salads but for the most part they were all picked, rinsed and crunched up with some goddess dressing. so good! and just as we finished the picking and pulling up, and cleared out those rows, we realized the catnip has completely grown back and is in full force again. friends with cats, see me. i've got the goods. this first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at elliemoon