Just a short explanation of where I’ve been. I’ve been here! Many times….but, this site confuses me and I have zip patience. I want you to know I have written some stellar work – I can say that cause it’s evaporated. Anyhow, I’ve put pictures up, stories, and then poof “invalid request” is what I get when I hit the post button. I keep losing hope and giving up on it all for days on end. Today is a new day. I will try this short one this morning.
Catering has been foremost in my life lately – what a job. Hard work. Tough on my legs. Even tougher when I stop working – after you’ve been standing for 15+ hours a day your tired, feets hurt, etc. but nothing like when you stop. Saturday night after a party I just wanted to get out to my pool and float around in that ice cold water, in the middle of the night! I couldn’t sleep. Love my job but I do need to figure out how to modify my time better.
Sliders – first time I’ve made them….50 lobster ones!
Way to go….buttered, grilled roll, lobby, dill & mayo.
I made a Heidi Swanson dip which is my new favorite.
Doesn’t look like much but the taste….amazing! Yogurt/garlic/dill/cucumbers/walnuts/cranberries/olive oil and the secret ingredient that gives it the punch – rose petals. These, that you see are steeped in Glycerin. My friend Rebecca gave me a jar of these a few months back. I keep turning the jar over and over – it’s so pretty, what to do with it? She suggested a bit in whipped cream but I’ve not had a call for that then this recipe came up. How yummy. A couple of tablespoons, sweet, rosy, flavorful. Just right. Nice dip – you can just serve it as a sauce next to anything.
I’ve been working on sewing quite a bit lately. My newest project is making dresses. I am really tired of skirts and tops….done, all over that one. I’m thinking a quiet A-Line dress with a collar or not. I found a pattern, very early 60’s; made one up in dove grey with tiny beige circles on it. Nice, could be a smidge larger or I could be a lot smaller but…it’s good. I went to the store looking for a nice black but had no coupons, nothing was on sale and decided to wait. I have a perfect hot turquoise fine wale corduroy that would be a great collar so black would be good. While reading the morning paper last week which was stuffed daily with fashion reports of New York’s Fashion Week I was fascinated….interesting stuff. It sucked me right in. All the stories of makeup, nail polish, clothing, shoes. So foreign to me but interesting. Well, one day they showed an elderly x-model (at least 80) on the runway wearing a Marimeko print. I love that stuff. Crate & Barrell sells it. On my way to the grocery store I passed C&B, stopped in and bought this stuff:
Kind of wild, could be hideous but think of it in smaller sections….could work. It’s 100% cotton and cost $12.50 why not? But, so much for my keeping the colors muted.
I’m going to just zip this post off now and if successful and I can remember How I did it this time I’ll continue with the rest of my news tomorrow.