Mailed the swatches yesterday (of course forgetting to take pics first).Â Â Two were lace swatches (one of Knit One, Crochet Too sock yarn, similar to this yarn,Â the other of Rooster Merino DK ), one Aran inspired (Briggs & Little Tuffy in a lovely dark blue heather (Indigo)).Â I wanted to try a few new stitch patterns and figured this was a good way to do so.
Book Reviews:Â Does anyone have any requests?Â You can check out my Ravelry library.Â Although buying a lot of new books is not in my current budget, I do make good use of the many local libraries as well.Â Â If it’s a book I have I’ll set it up as my next review;Â if not, I’ll get to it as soon as I can acquire a copy.
Cooking:Â I really, really just need to follow TK’s instructions for the quiche.
This time I thought it would be clever to try phyllo dough (fat free, yadda yadda) instead of the thick,Â fat-laden tart crust.
I ended up with quiche batter all over the counter, as it snuck through the layers of phyllo dough and through the (very narrow) gaps of the springform pan.Â I saved most of it and dumped it into an old pyrex baking/casserole dish.
So anyway, the ham & cheese egg custard casserole came out okay, a little salty, but okay.
I did make some pecan baklava that came out very tasty (recipe here).
Travel:Â This weekend we’re going camping near Paso Robles.Â We’re staying at Windrose Farm, an organic farm east of Paso Robles.Â I’ve not car camped in quite a while so we’ll see how this goes.Â The only thing we’re planned is attending a wine event at Four Vines late Saturday afternoon.Â We’re thinking of going to Cambria Sunday (mostly beach stuff, hiking, not so much in town) but I may stop at Ball & Skein.Â We also might go to Pinnacles National Monument late afternoon….depends on how tired we are & how much driving we want to do.Â We’ve not been there & it looks very nice.Â Anyone have any favorite hikes they’d like to share?