Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Barefoot Contessa

So, basically when I can't sleep - I bake. This is my latest early morning scramble.

Hmm.. what could it be?
Oh look. It's a chocolate ganache!

.. and it looks nothing like Ina's..

Infact, it looks horrible.

But it passed the "good job, honey," test.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Mmm, cinnamon

I've been up since 5:00am so I decided to bake! I made some yummy cinnamon swirl-coffee cake.

I had a little trouble getting it out of the pan and all of my crumbles crumbled and fell off (whoops!). Then I put a glaze on it.. dropped a paper towel and smudged it everywhere.. then thought I could salvage it by smearing it with a fork.. It did not work.

Well, I assure you this: It tastes way better than it looks!

Friday, February 19, 2010


This was supposed to be a gathered scarf, but I didn't like the way it was coming out with the vareigated yarn. I made a hand towel for the bathroom instead!

I wish I had a pretty soap for it, but I guess Caress will have to do!
You will see this pattern again, as I do want to make the scarf with it!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

'tis but a dusting

It was predicted yesterday that we could possibly get up to ten inches of snow. Figuring the snowfall would be the perfect way for me to plan and plot a blog entry I started snapping pictures out of the spare bedroom window every hour.



I'm sure you can imagine my astonishment, when not even ten minutes after I took this last photo, the snow abruptly stopped falling. So much for my snow documentation!

Well, I shouldn't say that. This is Maine, afterall. There will be more snow.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My apologies..

...for falling off the face of the earth. However, I have returned and am more focused on getting back into the swing of things here. Since Valentine's Day was over a long weekend this year, we decided to go away and do something fun. We chose Salem & Boston as our not too close, but not too far away destination. In Salem we saw these great ice sculptures!