Scout and I only had a short visit over brunch, which was perfect since I was dressed for work and was all very Breakfast at Tiffany's. She shot this photo on her iPhone before I brought her to the airport in the middle of my UVM function. But we packed a lot of conversation into an hour and a half or so. Wish it could have been longer! Miss ya already, Scout!
Red Hen Baking Co. has developed the first all-Vermont-grown-wheat bread, the Cyrus Pringle loaf, and I had my first opportunity to try a loaf last night. Awesome! Much lighter and airier than my favorite of their loaves, Mad River Grain, but very exciting that it's made of all-Vermont wheat. We have a tough climate for growing wheat, and it's been a challenge for the farmers to get enough to supply a bakery.
For someone who watches how much wheat she eats, this is a once-a-week-only treat.
I bought some smoked mozzarella from Maplebrook Farm, and added some pesto I made with my own basil and arugula, Vermont sunflower oil and Vermont parmesan cheese and garlic. I served it all with tomatoes and cukes from the garden.
A simple feast that I rounded out with (very local, made in my town!) Ben & Jerry's vanilla ice cream topped with decidedly UNlocal (nobody's PERFECT) Yazi ginger vodka. Yummmm!
I know I've been unusually quiet, and I know you're curious why and I know it's unsettling because it's so unlike me. In fact, this is the first two days I have missed writing in the blog in probably over four years, if I'm not mistaken. I know you know me well enough to know that it's for good reason. I'm not sick or hurt or anything of the kind, but there has just been a ton of stuff going on that puts me not in a mindset to blog (as amazing as that sounds, coming from me!).
But this weekend might give me some good blog fodder. I'm not saying anything more than that!
2. The new artisan gallery that I love is having a raffle. Based on my experience the other night, it is sure to be the location of many a laugh and good story from me the third Thursday of every month. I had a blast there and met (or remet) some wonderful people. And it actually got me knitting again -- no small feat!
Go buy some raffle tickets! (Purchase them online -- free shipping of the tickets!) You could win a lovely shawl kit, a $75 gift certificate to Manny Beads, an art doll, and more, all while helping the gallery raise funds for new lighting and other stuff to improve and expand the space.
It's extremely hard to capture the beauty of this yarn under artificial lights and with a digital camera. It's Father's Grey Peace Fleece sportweight. Father's Grey is charcoal with subtle flecks of pine green, occasionally various shades of brown, and occasionally off white, and it's knitting up gorgeously. The colorations are very subtle, but in the daylight you can really see all that interesting tweediness.
I cast on last night while watching The Informant!All of a sudden, the movie was over and I had almost 5 inches of the back of David's sweater knitted. I'm using US 5 needles (US3 for the ribbing portion).
Hello, This message may be coming to you as a surprise but I need your help.Few days back I made anunannounced vacation trip to London,UK .Everything was going fine until last night when I got mugged on my way back to the hotel.They Stole all my cash,credit cards and cellphone but thank God I still have my life and passport it's such a horrible experience,Another shocking is that the hotel manager has been unhelpful to me for reasons I don't know. I'm writing you from a local library cybercafe..I reported to the police and after writing down some statements that's the last I had from them.
I've been to the embassy and the Police here but they're not helping issues at all,they asked us to wait for 3weeks but we can't wait till then. Our flight leaves in less than 4hrs from now and we are having problems settling the hotel bills.
The hotel manager won't let us leave until we settle the hotel bills.you can speak with him through this number +447024087578 his name is Richards James. we are freaked out at the moment,you can wire the money to me through westernunion all you need is Name on my passport and location below
Receivers Name:Kathy Harry Location:14, Lexham Gardens,London W8 6JE United Kingdom Amount:$2,650
I'll def refund your cash as soon as i get home.
This IS shocking! Shocking! I'll def wire you the money. But first, would you mind telling me what hotel you stayed at that cost you $2,650 for a few nights' stay???? WTF?! That must be some place. I'll be sure not to stay there the next time I'm in London -- it's not even in a safe neighborhood, from what I can tell!
Thank GOD the muggers did not take your passport or your life. SRSLY, that would have been bad. Otherwise, how would I know who to send the money to?????? And thank God for local library cybercafes that you can get to even though the hotel manager is holding you hostage.
Really, at the end of the day, even though there are muggers out there, it's a pretty good world. Don't you agree?
Well, I must close this out. I know time is of the essence, and I should get right over to Western Union so I can send you the cash. Cheers! And I hope the rest of your trip is not nearly so nasty. Just in case you have any other emergencies, I'll send you my checking info and bank PIN.