Saturday, August 06, 2011


Sometimes I do achieve perfection when obsessed.  I made my third batch of strawberry cupcakes in a week, and this is the one- perfection!!  The strawberry taste is strong without being overwhelming or fake-tasting, and the frosting is fantastic.  So, I know what I will be making next weekend for Bentlee's birthday party.  The batch I made today will go to work for a staff member farewell.  And if you want to try them yourself, the recipe is here.  The only thing I did differently was to omit the jam- didn't think we needed it.  And I got the shape cupcake I wanted!!

And, I have discovered a new grain, healthy, high in protein, and quick cooking- quinoa.  I used it in a salad last weekend, and to my amazement EVERYONE- even the picky eaters- liked it.  This weekend I decided to try something a little different.  I mixed white and black quinoa, then after cooking it, mixed in blanched cauliflower and asparagus, grape tomatoes, and some sweet onion.  I dressed it with olive oil and white wine vinegar and minced parsely.  Yummy, and heakthy!!

Lest you think I haven't been in the studio- my piece for Tangled Textiles is done.  I'm considering mounting it on a canvas or stretcher frames, but that is still in the thinking stage.  I've got another tee cut out and ready to sew.  And I'm starting to gather all my equipment for the one workshop I'm doing this year, a week with Carol Soderlund in Heber.  I can't wait- one more week of work, then a week in the dyepots.  I am planning to have my dye knowledge expanded exponentially!

1 comment:

Gina said...

Your quinoa salad looks and sounds delicious! It is also one of my favorite grains although I don't use it as often as I should.

Congratulations on finishing your TT piece! Getting into some fabric has been the big challenge this summer for me ... but I'll get there yet!