Four metallic strips, that hold five tins each. Plenty of space. On the side of the fridge. Cooking is fun again.
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I figured it out! Finally, a solution to my spice storage issue. I was surfing along when I found this. I’ve considered the magnetic jars, and even have a few right now for decoration, but didn’t want to clutter up my wall with a lot of them. But inside the cupboard? Genius! So, I found these at Bed, Bath and Beyond and I’m sure two, maybe three, will fit in the cupboard. So, now, I ask you, which spices do you use the most often? I’m planning to have room for 12. Which 12 spices should they be?
Thanks for all your favorite Fair Foods last week! There was such a huge variety of favorites, most notably Cheese Curds, Cotton Candy and Mini-Donuts. This year we tried many things, including the cheese curds shown above. But in case you still haven’t gone, there are a couple new things you must try. The wine ice cream (we tried the Red Raspberry) is really, really good. They’re selling it in the wine section of the agriculture building. We also shared the Peaches and Cream from the Salty Tart. Wow. I only wanted a bite, but ended up eating about half of it. Wow. Fresh Peaches and I’m not sure what else, but I’m sure there was a scoop of heaven in the there somewhere.
Husband gave me this chocolate bar for my birthday. Can you say perfect? He also gave me this new camera that I took this shot with. Again, say perfect. He knows me too well. I have a thick manual to read and much to learn, but I’m having fun. And looking forward to better photos of food, aren’t you?
Well, I promised. And a promise is a promise. So here goes.
I’m changing things up. This blog, The Write Ingredients, is going back to it’s roots. It’s going back to Food. All about eating food, and cooking food, and exploring ingredients, local (and not-so-local) goodies, and chocolate. Because you have to have chocolate.
But, but, you say. But what about all the sewing and drawing and art fairs and all that stuff? Well, that’s moving to a new home. (This is where the drumroll comes in…). I’d like to introduce you to…
It’s my new blog which will host my creative endeavors, including paper goods, sewing fun, design (graphic and otherwise) and my dreams. I’m still working on the details, and the Etsy shop, but it’s all coming soon. (Like next week if I can get my %$$^ together).
So hang tight, add it to your reader, and I’ll see you after the 4th. Happy Celebrating!
I made daughter a backpack. It was based on the drawstring backpack I made for myself a while back. I made hers roughly half the size, and used cord instead of making the straps. I used a bit of Fredrika fabric from Ikea (Bought 2 yards – couldn’t resist!). I love it. She loves it. She’s very proud of it, and every morning we put her yogurt and extra shoes in it and she wears it into school daycare. Her teachers Oooh and Aaah when she puts it on when I pick her up, and the other mothers ask me where I got it. Well, I will tell you!
Just not yet. Things are going to change around here. Not too much, just a little bit. More tomorrow though, I’m still putting the pieces in place. But no worries, you’ll be happy. And I’ll be happy.
Last summer I went to the Kingfield Farmer’s Market on a whim. I had heard it was cute and neighborhoody (is that a word?) and had some cool stuff. And it was. Whoever told me was right. I remember weaving my monstrous stroller through the tiny aisles and checking out the local mushrooms and beautiful jams and handmade purses. I also remember being hungry. (I was still nursing, I was always hungry.) I maneuvered my way to the back corner where I saw a trailer selling some food. At the time I had no idea that is was the famous Chef Shack or that the 1000 Hills hot dog I would soon be consuming would be the Best. Hot. Dog. I’d. Ever. Had. Whew. It was good. I smothered it in Bacon Ketchup (yep, bacon ketchup) and some spicy peppers and ate it while pushing the behemoth stroller with one greasy hand. It was good. Really good. So imagine my excitement when I heard that the Chef Shack will be coming to a corner near me on a regular basis!
Follow this link to read about it in the Star Tribune, or “Like” them on Facebook. I”m sure they’ll like that.
And just to confuse you, the photo above is of the hot dog I enjoyed a the Twins game a few weeks back. It was NOT from the Chef Shack or from 1000 Hills, but it was good. And proof that I enjoy a good hot dog every now and again. And again.