Friday, January 25, 2008
My FolkHeat is finally complete with binding. It found a home on a small yellow swivel chair in our living room. It's very bright, but works well in my home. I love the more calm colors used in primitive rug hooking, but these bright wools from Tammy just get me all excited!
Our Wednesday night group is just a blast! It's getting larger all the time and is a group of beautiful, funny, creative gals. The other night our "fearless leader" Tammy brought items in for a little silent auction. Simply Fibers is full of beautiful yarns, wool, books, and just about anything one would need to work with fiber. Its cozy and stimulating atmosphere makes it a great haven for us "hookers."
My friend Rhonda gave me the recipe for this great frittata:
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
2 cups peeled and 1/2 inch-diced boiling potatoes
8 extra large eggs
15 ounces ricotta cheese
3/4 pound Gruyere cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter in a 10 inch oven-proof omelet pan (I used cast-iron skillet) over medium low heat. Add the potatoes and fry them until cooked through, turning often, 10 to 15 minutes. Melt the remaining 5 tablespoons of butter in a small dish in the microwave. Meanwhile whisk the eggs in a large bowl, then stir in the ricotta, Gruyere, melted butter, salt, pepper,and basil. Sprinkle on the flour and baking powder and stir into the egg mixture. Pour the egg mixture over the potatoes and place the pan in the center of oven. Bake the frittata until it is browned and puffed, 50 minutes to an hour.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
I've been struggling with this Valentines rug in progress. I have been wanting to do a rug with some simple American folk art designs using primary colors. Yes, it's bright! I plan on binding with a printed fabric using these same three colors (providing I find the right material). It measures 20x24 inches. Larger than I had originally planned. I've been going back and forth between ripping out, or staying with the original desgin and color plan. I think I've gone too far to turn back, and it's starting to grow on me. I'll post it again when I've finished.