Mar. 22, 2009 9:21 pm
Updated: Sep. 4, 2009 11:42 am
A few years ago a dear friend taught me how to wax and dye Ukrainian Easter eggs, and being a couple of obsessive crafters with lots of time on our hands, we settled down to make dozens and dozens of eggs. The basic idea is to draw a design on a raw egg with melted beeswax and dip the egg…
Pysanky tools: a kitska and a lump of beeswax.
Ukrainian Easter eggs aka pysanky.
Assortment of pysanky, some better than others, all made in friendship and love.
Mar. 17, 2009 8:56 am
Updated: Mar. 18, 2009 3:10 pm
But of course I'm not Irish. Like that matters today. I am by birth 100% hapa but I'm not going to let that get in the way of making Irish stew and champ and washing it down with Guinness. Uh huh. And I've got The Long Black Veil by The Chieftains on the iPod and…
Irish soda bread in a skillet
Irish soda bread with raisins and caraway seeds
Mar. 16, 2009 6:19 pm
Updated: Apr. 13, 2009 9:15 pm
So I worked in the garden until the rising windstorm caused twigs, then small branches, then one fair-sized tree limb to crash down and take my late winter clean up back to zero. Fine. Score one for Mother Nature. But my battle with the elements made me all the more hungry for a different sort…
Stout-hearted pork braise ingredients
Almost ready for the oven
Stout-hearted pork braise with parsley mashed potatoes
Mar. 14, 2009 8:44 pm
Updated: Mar. 16, 2009 6:47 am
To be a gardener in Seattle is to bundle up against the cold and the wet and work between the raindrops. Waiting for good weather is for the weak. So when today's downpour lightened up to merely a minor storm, I threw on the thermals, climbed into a pair of rubber boots, and zipped up my rain…
Late winter mac and cheese
Mar. 2, 2009 9:22 am
Updated: Mar. 6, 2009 6:50 pm
I must have missed the memo when January 24 was declared National Soup Swap Day. Actually, this year marked its third anniversary, so I'm really behind the curve on this one. And I'm a girl who loves her soup. In fact, a bowl of soup would be just the thing on a cold, rainy day like today, and…
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