Sunday, December 6, 2009

Life is Good!

I really haven't much to blog about...the projects I'm currently working on are gifts, so I can't post any photos of them...I don't want any recipients to know what they are getting!

The secret is everyone will know why it takes me soooo long to finish a knitting project!  Teacup DillyDally insists on sitting on my knitting while I knit!  UMPH!  I have spent the last fifteen years teaching her knitting manners, with little or no success.  Someone forgot to tell me that it is impossible to teach cats anything!  Every cat family knows that it is they who train us! Life is good?

Those of you who know me personally, know that I love testing recipes...and often need to tweak them a bit.  The Martha Stewart vs. America's Test Kitchen Pie Crust competition continues.  Martha's is easier to handle, but the Test Kitchen's is flakier and tastes I am still in the process of tweaking!  I love the challenge...Alton Brown (Good Eats) would be so proud of me.  I'll share the verdict when I'm satisfied with the results...stay tuned!  Life tastes good! 

Speaking of tasting good...I tested a Williams-Sonoma recipe this weekend, Potato-Leek Gratin.  Both Mr. DillyDally and I thought it was great!  Of course, not all of the ingredients were available here in Cordova, so I had to substitute Havarti for the Gruye're cheese.  Why Havarti?  Because that was what was in my refrigerator! ;-)  I halved the is just the two of us...Mr. DillyDally barbecued chicken...we made a salad...had a lovely dinner and watched the Star Trek is good!

Gosh...I was so touched by the comments made on my last post.  Two came from former is so great to hear from you both!  And it was fun to hear from someone I met briefly while visiting my favorite shop in Bemidji, Minnesota!  I have tried to respond to comments left, but haven't successfully figured out how to do that.  Please feel free to email me if you would like me to respond...if you click on "view the complete profile" email is just a click away!  It is soooo exciting to know that there are people out there reading my very humble be in contact with old friends and to be making new is good! 

Well...I have rambled on long enough...winter in Alaska means very short days, but beautiful sunsets.  We appreciate the sunsets because during the never sets! ;-)  This was taken this afternoon around 4:00 pm from my front deck...

Life is good...take time to dillydally and enjoy the sunsets...

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