This is sally harmon's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following sally harmon's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
sally harmon
Coming up with recipes using WIC ingredients
Interests: Mary Blair,dotted lines,chocolate,Claudia Fleming,short stories,dahlias, Nancy Silverton,The New Yorker,Vonnegut,Tom Dixon,tomatoes,kimono fabric,indigo,macarons,kelly green,RJD2,Anthropologie,gingham,Marimekko,caramel
Recent Activity
Image
Today's collage,yet another 'Villa', yielded 5 fabric deisgns. I must say, I'm not thrilled with all of these & probably will not proof all of them. Villa Apartment Dapper Dan Oval Medallions Pi Stump Ribbon Roman Lace Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at boristhumbkin
Image
Today's collage ,another 'Villa', only yielded 3 fabric designs. Oh,well. Villa Folk Flowers Mid-Century Mod Radios Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at boristhumbkin
Image
Today's collage,'Factory', yielded 7 fabric designs: Factory Factory Cloud Crosses Mashrabiyah Mod From Tower to Tower Screen Tripod Small Mod Positive/Negative Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at boristhumbkin
Image
Today's collage "Roman Theater" yielded 16 fabric designs: Roman Theater Etruscan Mini Citrus Village Venice On the Windowsill The Burbs Tongue Depressors Bamboo Chateau Crenellation Windswept T Funfair Suburbs Circus Patchwork Hugging Thorns Door to the Funhouse Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at boristhumbkin
Image
This one,also called 'Villa'? yielded 21 fabric designs! Brown & Red Mod Mauve Bow & Arrow Orangeylocks 4-Arched Bridge Rectangular Pipe Medallions Cream Red Brown Check Stripes of Stars Peach & Burgundy Rectangles Thyme Frames Swirlies Fish House Flourish Green & Brown Circles Brown Arches Thyme Ribbons Nighttime Heart Boxes... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at boristhumbkin
Image
Villa I recently finished 8 collages. I then generated fabric designs based on them. I thought it might be interesting to do a series on my blog wherein I show the collages one at a time & then the fabric deisgns based on it. So...heres number one ,Villa & 11... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at boristhumbkin
Image
Tokai Stripes Green Cheater Minoo Stripes Chinoiserie Garden Fretwork Seesaw Lotus Perler Cheater Izumisano Fan Scatter Daejeon Ribbon-Framed Tulips Cut Paper Whale Flower Power Japanese Crest Lace There are some of the 60 new fabrics I recently listed at Spoonflower . Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at boristhumbkin
Image
Walnut Craisin Bread Walnut Dried- Cranberry Bread This recipe is kind of involved. It involves not only a sourdough starter but a sponge that is made the day ahead. Day 1: The Sponge Combine (in mixer bowl): 1 package yeast 2/3 cup water 1/3 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at boristhumbkin
Image
Pickled Chinese Mustard Greens Pickled Chinese Mustard Greens WIC items are in bold Bring 1 and 2/3 cup water just to a boil. Add: 1 and 1/2 T. salt (not iodized) 3 T. cider vinegar 3 T. sugar 1/4 t. mustardseeds Heat just until salt & sugar are dissolved. Remove... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at boristhumbkin
Image
In my world,"cannelloni" is a baked dish made with large tubular pasta. "Manicotti" is a baked dish made with "crespelle", or crepes. Manicotti made with buckwheat crespelle Manicotti WIC items are in bold. Crepes: Combine in a blender: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup buckwheat flour 1/4 t. baking soda... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at boristhumbkin
Image
Curried Black-Eyed-Pea Soup With Apple Curried Black-Eyed-Pea Soup WIC items are in bold Saute: 1 chopped onion 1 clove garlic,minced 1 carrot,chopped 1 sweet potato,diced 1/4 t. each: black pepper,turmeric,coriander,cumin,paprika,salt,cayenne 1 rib celery,chopped 1 inch fresh ginger,grated 1 t. curry powder When sweet potato is softened add: 3 cups chicken... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at boristhumbkin
Image
Chile Rellenos WIC items are in bold. This project takes several days. Braised Boston Butt First: Dehydrate an onion and a head of garlic at 135 degrees for at least 24 hours. Pulverize. Then: Combine half of the onion powder,half of the garlic powder,1 T. smoked paprika.1 t. cumin &... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at boristhumbkin
Image
Lentil Salad with Pickled Red Onions Lentil Salad with Sweet Potato & Pickled Red Onions (WIC items are in bold) First: Slice 1 red onion thinly. Combine 1/4 cup cider vinegar ,2 T. sugar, & 1/4 t. salt. Pour over the onion. Cool. Set aside. Then: Blanch 1 julienned sweet... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at boristhumbkin
Image
Banana Ricotta Muffins WIC items are in bold Line a 12-muffin tin with paper liners. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift together: 1 and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup whole wheat flour 1 t. cinnamon 1 t. baking powder 1 t. baking soda 1/4 t. salt Set aside. Mix:... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at boristhumbkin
Image
The cookies we gave as gifts this year Every year I bake 7 to 12 kinds of cookies for Christmas. Most are my own recipes. Here are 7 from this year: Note: these recipes yield a lot (i.e. enough for a party or packing in tins.) For regular old around-the-house... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at boristhumbkin
<a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11357139/?claim=e597vrc9zjv">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> Bloglovin won't let me follow myself if I don't do this? Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at boristhumbkin
Image
Banana Bread Banana Bread WIC items are in bold. Yields 3 9-inch loafs. Sift together: 2 cups self-rising flour 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 t. cinnamon 1 and 1/2 t. baking soda 3/4 t. salt Form a well in the middle. Set aside. Combine: 6 beaten eggs 2 and 1/2... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at boristhumbkin
Image
Stencil Experiment Torso I wasted a lot of time with this torso. I don't think much of it but I did learn a lot. I've been continuing to take botanical illustration classes. Here are some examples from Composition,Field Sketching,& Colored Pencil: I've been continuing to desgin Spoonflower fabrics. I now... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2013 at boristhumbkin
Image
Chicken & Waffles For some people "chicken & waffles" means waffles with fried chicken,perhaps drizzled with honey. Although I love this,when I cook "chicken& waffles" I make creamed chicken served over a waffle. WIC items are in bold. Chicken: Warm : 2 cups chicken stock 1 cup milk Keep warm... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at boristhumbkin
Image
Clover (2x size) Lately I've been taking classes at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens towards a botanical illustration certificate. So far I've taken botany,summer flora,drawing,field-sketching,& colored pencil. In November I'll take composition. The clover above & the river oats below are from the introductory drawing class: River Oats I realize... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2013 at boristhumbkin
Image
For years, I thought I didn't like chocolate milk. I wondered why..I mean, I like milk; I like chocolate...so why didn't I like chocolate milk? The commercially available stuff that they offer in elementary schools remains slimy,warm & gag-inducing. So what's the problem? Gellan. It's added to chocolate milk to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2013 at boristhumbkin
Image
Quiches are ideal for using WIC food ( or perhaps I should say WIC food is ideal for making quiches) ---milk+egg+cheese+vegetables. In the past couple of weeks I've made 4 very different kinds: Spinach quiche with an oat crust WIC items are in bold Spinach Quiche with an Oat Crust... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at boristhumbkin
Image
You can see how tiny the top pancake is by looking at the pat of butter! Sweet Potato Pancakes WIC items are in bold. Sift together: 1 and 1/4 cups self-rising flour 1/4 t. cinnamon 1/4 c. self-rising cornmeal 1 T. sugar Set aside. Combine: 1 sweet potato,fully cooked ,peeled... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2013 at boristhumbkin
Image
Set design for A Midsummer Night's Dream This is my entry for the Spoonflower contest in a few weeks. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at boristhumbkin
Image
Systems of the Male Frog This is my entry in this week's Spoonflower contest. After the contest is over,I'll enlarge the design & (maybe) lose 3 of the 9 frogs ( endocrine,respiratory,and urogenital?). Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2013 at boristhumbkin