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Julie
New England
Crafty homemaker with a scientific past.
Interests: knitting, spinning, cats, cooking, reading, sewing, soap making, gardening, geocaching, beading, embroidery, origami, general craft
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Mmmm, the food is what I miss most about Louisiana! With the superbowl coming up fast, a muffuletta makes a great party sandwich that can be shared by many. http://www.nolacuisine.com/2005/07/17/muffuletta-sandwich-recipe/ Of course Mondays are for red beans and rice (might be Creole). This recipe is most like the one I use: http://neworleanscuisine.blogspot.com/2005/04/new-orleans-cuisines-red-beans-rice.html For Mardi Gras day you really need some King Cake: http://www.mardigrasday.com/mardigras/kcrecip.php (wow, not til March 8 this year) A lesser known part of Mardi Gras is the traditional ride where the riders collect ingredients for gumbo. http://web.lsue.edu/acadgate/mardmain.htm My recipe doesn't include the traditional okra but it's otherwise very like the gumbo made so often by my best friend's mother, Ruby, who didn't even speak English until about third grade. http://www.stoneview.us/tag/gumbo-recipe/ It freezes very nicely btw- just freeze the rice separately or make fresh rice when you are ready to thaw. My favorite cookbooks are probably not very available at your local library but Amazon does have them. The Tabasco cookbook: http://www.amazon.com/Tabasco-Cookbook-Americas-Favorite-Pepper/dp/0517589656 and Pirate's Pantry: http://www.amazon.com/Pirates-Pantry-Treasured-Southwest-Louisiana/dp/0882898655/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1296652748&sr=1-1
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Mar 15, 2010
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For those who have been very patiently waiting for trip pictures there's a slew of them over on Flickr here. We dropped Dan off at college, visited family and a few national parks and then more family before arriving home... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2009 at Stoneview
What a fun outing. I adore zinnias. Grandma always planted them and now I do too. When Daniel was little he used to say "lellow" but Chris being the firstborn almost never mispronounced anything and never more than once. The only thing I can remember Chris saying wrong even once was elbow which he pronounced "elbowbow" the first time he said it and then never again.
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2009 on Zinnia farm at Knitting Zeal
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I can't wait to get back home and do some baking with my blueberries. Hopefully there will still be peaches so we can pick some for the freezer. Enjoy the recipe! Julie
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2009 on In the kitchen again at Stoneview
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Thanks! We are relieved to be here and already had some lovely BBQ.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2009 on Take two and call me in the morning at Stoneview
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So far so good!
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2009 on Take two and call me in the morning at Stoneview
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Thanks! We made it to KC so the worst drive is past and we all survived.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2009 on Take two and call me in the morning at Stoneview
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Yesterday I made a batch of peace blueberry conserve that just about finsihed up our lovely peaches. We'll take the last few on the road with us today. We are heading off to take the boy to Missouri for college,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2009 at Stoneview
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Yesterday we went to pick early season peaches lest we miss them while we are away for the next couple weeks. I've never done much canning but I decided it's high time to learn and the success of the blueberry... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2009 at Stoneview
Thanks! I'm just starting the gusset on the redesign and it's quite fun. I can't show pictures of the cuff at all now but once I get the foot done I can post B&Ws of that.
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2009 on Swappin' at Stoneview
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I think it's turning out nicely though that photo is two froggings ago so it looks nothing like that anymore. I can't actually show any of the cuff anymore since I put my pal's name on the cuff. I will be able to show B&W's of the foot though once I get that done but I don't think it'll happen before we leave in the morning so most likely no photos until September. How's your pair coming? Did you start something easier or stick with that fiddly one? Julie
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2009 on Swappin' at Stoneview
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If I could find a zone 5 fig tree I'd get one. Alas I think it is too chilly here for figs.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2009 on A basket o' figs at Stoneview
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Having fully recovered from our last visit to the Nashua Rail Trail we pulled out the bikes again to enjoy another lovely sunny day. This time we made the trip a good deal shorter in hopes of preventing another shoulder... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2009 at Stoneview
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Our fall sock swap is fast approaching and at the rate I am currently knitting it's long past time to get busy with this. As usual, if I show colors I'll give myself away so we'll make do with black... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2009 at Stoneview
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I made an interesting blueberry bread yesterday. I wanted to clear some things out of the fridge since we are heading out next week to drive the boy to Missouri for college and we'll be away two weeks. This bread... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2009 at Stoneview
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I have really enjoyed the chicken from our CSA share, it's just head and shoulders above any other chicken I've eaten. This week I made a chicken marsala with it that was very tasty indeed. We received breasts this time... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2009 at Stoneview
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It's rare that we find affordable figs here so when I see them at a reasonable price I snatch them up right quick. This week we enjoyed them in a salad with fried manchego and ham as well as a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2009 at Stoneview
Yeah, especially with my middleaged apple shape. I need to find some elastic better than JoAnns has though, it only lasts about 6 mo and then needs replacing.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2009 on Shorts that aren't short at Stoneview
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Thanks! Slowly slowly getting better.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2009 on Scratch and Sniff? at Stoneview
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He's so cute!
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2009 on Bela LaBunny at A Day in the Life of.....
Thanks! Practice does help and I was even noticeably better on the second mitt.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2009 on Scratch and Sniff? at Stoneview
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Thanks! I love those 99cent sales, that's exactly how I came by this pattern.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2009 on Shorts that aren't short at Stoneview
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How about embroider and tear instead. I finished knitting the mitts for Daniel earlier this week and finally took the plunge to do the embroidery. Past attempts at embroidering on knitted fabric have been less than satisfactory but I'd seen... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2009 at Stoneview
Its always available on request! Just takes at least 8 hours notice for the brining.
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2009 on Crunchable at Stoneview
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