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December 2010 Blog Posts (32)

Scissors' Christmas Cookie Countdown-Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

Posted by ~Scissors~scissorsanddrumsticks.com

24 maraschino cherries (drained; reserve juice)

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 tbsp reserved juice

1tsp vanilla extract

1-1/4 cup all purpose flour

1/8 tsp salt

1 pkg chocolate candy coating (ex. Almond Bark)

  1. Pat cherries to remove excess moisture; set aside. Combine flour and salt; set aside. In large bowl cream butter and brown…

Added by Scissors & Drumsticks on December 10, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Help! What's the difference between a felt board and a flannel board?

OK, now normally I can find out something as simple as this, but apparently no one has made a "felt boards for dummies" book. When one is making a flannel/felt board, what material adhered to the board: flannel or felt? Is this word used interchangabley? My understanding is that flannel is the soft, cotton fabric used for jammies (and cozy sheets!), but that felt is washed wool. From what I remember of flannel boards, the cutout figures were felt (stiffer material, and rough textured), and…


Added by Linda Sing on December 9, 2010 at 10:20pm — 1 Comment

What's the Difference: Turnips

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While shopping at Seattle's…


Added by Cara Rosaen on December 8, 2010 at 10:39pm — 6 Comments

The Garden Returns: Playing With Our Food



Added by Stephanie M, Together In Food on December 8, 2010 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Behind the Scenes of the High Mowing Organic Seeds' Vegetable Breeding Work - Interviews with the people who make it happen.

Behind the scenes of our plant breeding are the two people who direct this work, build relationships with public plant breeders, take detailed notes, and organize taste tests to ultimately bring forth these exciting new varieties. I thought that you would want to hear from them about how it all works. Jodi Lew-Smith and Heather Jerrett, have both worked at High Mowing since 2003 and… Continue

Added by High Mowing Organic Seeds on December 7, 2010 at 10:40am — No Comments

Make your own Chitarra or Pasta Guitar

I stumbled upon this website and wanted to share. We plan on making our own from these plans.


Added by Misty on December 6, 2010 at 12:31pm — No Comments

another leek and potato soup recipe

I've tried many potato and leek soup recipes and they've all been very good. I'm not sure you make a bad-tasting potato and leek soup. In fact, The Kitchn has… Continue

Added by Christine on December 5, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Troubling irreconcilable paths reconciled with breakfast

There are some mornings when you wake up and it's a reasonably pleasant day and you have nothing in particular to fret about, and yet you can't shake the feeling that you have absolutely everything to fret about.

This is one of those mornings.

In about one year, my partner and I will leave the safety of the Portland's liberal bubble and head back to California where we were both raised so that I can join up with my dad and uncle and carry…

Added by Caitlin Couture on December 5, 2010 at 2:38pm — 3 Comments

Creamy leek and potato soup

From my blog, domestic efforts:

This year, I decided to take full advantage of the rich urban agriculture of Philadelphia and signed up for the winter CSA run by Greensgrow Farm. Not so long ago, I began focusing increasingly on local, seasonal food, and CSAs are a great tool that force you to think about how and what you cook. Traditionally, I would start with a recipe and then run to the… Continue

Added by Jenni on December 4, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

terrarium love

I had to buy this terrarium. I intend on making one of my own soon enough, but I really had to have this. If you can believe it, I'm actually not one for impulse buys. I usually hem and haw over something so long that I convince myself to put it back on the… Continue

Added by Christine on December 3, 2010 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Creating Something Out of Nothing: Stock & Compost


Added by Stephanie M, Together In Food on December 3, 2010 at 3:24am — No Comments

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