Easy knit: Ysolda’s Elijah

September 22nd, 2014 · Crafts, knitting

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Isn’t he adorable? Elijah is one of Ysolda’s creations and an easy knit. Her construction is quite clever and the detailed instructions make adding the arms, legs, and ears a snap.

 

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Wine in the Summertime

July 23rd, 2014 · Eats, Life List

 

We still have plenty of fine weather ahead of us here in The Bay Area and while I’m partial to sangria for a refreshing treat, opening a bottle of wine is often an easier option.

In the June issue of Sunset Magazine a reader from Reno -where it gets upwards of 90F- asked:

“What white wines are especially refreshing? And my husband actually prefers red wines- would any work in our heat?”

Well, bless her hubby. I red over white any day. Sunset’s advice was to try a Sangiovese specifically mentioning Washington State winery Claar Cellars’ 2009 as an excellent choice. For whites they say Sauvignon Blanc is the classic warm-weather white and recommend Clif Family Winery’s 2013 Rte Blanc.

I was surprised there was no mention of the trendy Rosé so I did a little more digging and found a couple more lists of wines to enjoy when the weather is fine.

From the New York Times: Summer’s Winners: 20 wines for $20. : A suggested a Broc Cellars 2013 Sonoma County White Zinfindel that is actually quite pink.

Epicurious has a nice list with pairings that include meat and meatless. Their choice for rose is Tapeña Rosé Tierra de Castilla 2008 from Spain to go with Baja fish tacos and/or horseradish potato salad. I always thought a Pinot Noir was on the heavier side but they chose one and say “Pinot and pork are perfect partners” (should be easy for me to remember at a restaurant). They picked La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2008 from California.

Do you have a go to wine for summer?

I’m trying to become more knowledgeable about wine and how to pair it with food. This post is one of what I hope to be a series on wine.

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Yarnbomb project connecting Boston and the world

July 21st, 2014 · knitting, Yarn, yarn crafts

My Chicago Yarnbomb

My Chicago Yarnbomb

I love a good yarnbomb project. Thanks to @cupcakefaerie I found the story on PRI about The Joining Project. A collaborative yarnbombing of the bridge connecting Cambridge with the city of Boston.

Listen to the story

Here’s a couple of the wonderful images of the project:

The Joining Project

 

The joining project

Go view the rest or even contribute to its growth.

 

 

 

 

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