Seven weeks ago, we decided that we needed to re-shingle the roof. No leaks, but it was just time. That decision started a discussion on the chimneys – which lead to the decision to remove the fireplace …which lead to deciding to remove the oak paneling … which lead to deciding to remove a brick wall in the living room … which lead to needing new flooring in our main living areas … which (obviously) got me thinking about new flooring in the studio and dye room and reminded me that EVERY wall needed a fresh coat of paint!
Yep, still here.
Four weeks ago we left to go on a family vacation, west to Montana and Alberta. It was a good trip …
Along the same vein as last week, being the child of Dutch immigrant’s meant that New Years the house was full of relatives and we made Oliebollen. Translated that means Oil Ball. I know I know, it doesn’t sound very tasty, but trust me they are. An Oliebollen is basically a donut with fruit in it. Read more
Being the child of immigrants from the Netherlands – almond is one of the flavors that remind me of childhood and Christmas – I have several favorite almond cookies and pastry recipes – some of them take hours to prepare and I didn’t think you would want to spend that much time in the kitchen this week. This one doesn’t take long, it doubles easily, freezes well and, best of all, looks and tastes delicious. I got this recipe from Barefoot in the Kitchen.