Thursday, December 31, 2009

Review of Sewing in 2009

2009 was not my most prolific sewing year, but here's what I made:

4 curtain panels for the living room
4 pillowcases
1 dog coat
1 pajama top (gift for my Dad)
1 pair shorts
4 skirts and 1 under-skirt
1 top
3 tote bags (2 were gifts for friends)
3 spa tabi (2 were gifts for a friend)

That's only 23 items sewn this year. I hope to make more next year.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Trying new foods, part 2

I made sauteed kale the other day. I used the kitchen scissors to chop up a lot of kale, enough to fill the colander two times, and cooked it all in a big pot of salted water for about two minutes. Meanwhile, sauteed chopped onion and garlic in coconut oil in a big skillet. Drained the kale and added it to the skillet. Stirred in some salt, smoked paprika, and ground red pepper, and cooked for about two more minutes. It was very good. I based the method on recipes I found at recipezaar: