Sep 27


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jams_2.jpg Part of this healthy breakfast!

Can you say “YUM?” Just imagine… (but don’t close your eyes, ’cause then you couldn’t read this next bit)… warm toasted English muffins, a light schmear of butter (yes, REAL butter!), it’s nooks and crannies filled with ‘Purple Raspberry and Peach’ or ‘Cantaloupe and Apricot’ jams. The burst of flavor! The contrast of crunchy muffin and liquid sweet! As your teeth sink into the warm jam… er, …

Sorry. I think that if I kept going we’d get the wrong kind of crowds here, and nobody wants that. Sticky jam indeed!

These two tasty jams were homemade by Miriam, my Secret Pal (5) and gifted to lil’ ol’ me some time ago. Yeah, I need to post about it, but I’m too busy sinking teeth into jam! They are OMG-tasty. And really quite beautiful – the colors.

Damn. And now I’m hungry. You don’t suppose… naw, I’d end up trying to lick tasty jam goodness off the keyboard, and that’s never the impression you wanna make at work!

Nov 5


Posted by Nanc

Not the pork-based breakfast meal, but a mix of blog fodder.

Today, I’ve got an odd assortment of pictures and what-not for y’all. A few Maker Faire pix to go along with Matt’s post, Halloween pix, and a spooky cheeseball!

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Jan 25

dinner in the den

Posted by Nanc

Eating our dinner in the den/TV room isn’t all that new and wonderful, we do this all the time. But yesterday our den got a bit of an upgrade, which makes it special.

Yes, we do have a dining room and table, but we’ve gotten into the bad habit of watching TV while eating. Maybe this will change some day.

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Jan 18

The sale.

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This is no fairytale, happily-ever-after story of love lost and found. No lessons learned, no changing of ways or ideas. No informative story or dark fable to be found here.

Nope, just what I bought at a yarn sale.

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Dec 18

That’s what it was like knitting this quickie project last week. I put the knitting metal (needles) together to get this petal (flower bib) in no time flat. (That kind of makes sense, right?)

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Nov 13

Sweet cheese and corn tamales, Mabel! Kid ‘n Ewe was a whole lotta fun!

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Oct 31

Chicken Pot Pie

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Even though I hear Eric Cartman’s (South Park) voice ringing in my ears when I make it, I love me some Chicken Pot Pie!

BTW – Happy Halloween!

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May 22

Not only do I have a belated ‘Thank you’ to offer up, but hidden deep in the dark recesses of my shame is an even more belated (belated-er?) ‘Thanks’. And really, it’s all getting a little cluttered in my psyche so I’m thanking them all in one fell swoop.

Prepare to be swooped!

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Nov 10

It may appear that from the lack of posting and perhaps because of my latest project that I haven’t been knitting. Or worse, fell off the earth! (Eep.) But those assumptions would be wrong.

Not only am I firmly ensconced on this here planet, but I have indeed been knitting. But low, not on the project I *should* be knitting. Oh, woe.

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Apr 10

Calamari Cupcakes

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To celebrate the upcoming arrival of our dear Purling Pirate’s squid, we had a shower!

Now, to some of you that sentence made absolutely no sense, so I will now try to explain:
P-lala, the pirate of Purling P’s fame, is “with child.” This wonderful bundle of human goodness, however, picked up the nickname of the Squid. (Sometimes, it’s best NOT to know why.) Ergo, the Pirate’s Squid Shower!

Now that we’re all caught up. To lend a hand in the celebration, I made, well what else? CUPCAKES! But not just any cupcakes…


Read on, my curious friends. Read on.

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