is good news. Which, in fact , should leave us with a surplus of blank newsprint. Combine a few sheets of that with a couple of “snow” days, a McGuyver rigged spindle and some scissors and you have got yourself a great way to ” get away”…get out of your own head for a bit. The result?  Newsprint yarn, a relaxed constitution and perhaps a solution to some problem that’s been needing attention. Is “spinning” like yoga? Could be. At the very least it provides some peace and quiet, gentle rhythm and some time to think.

newsprintF

strips3F

newsyrnFadj

newsyrnx3crptcrrctd

 

Not…

March 15, 2014

funny. Really…I’m serious.

snocrabcrpt

snopinecrrtctd

 

Like white on rice…

January 10, 2014

pudding. Really, everywhere you look…SNOW. I’m sure most of the nation feels the same way about the last week. Too much snow…way too cold. In between bouts of shoveling out I would retreat indoors to warm up and keep myself busy with one project or another so as not to run the risk of contracting “cabin fever”. I noticed a box of arborio rice that I rarely use and wondered what I could make of it other than risotto.After a quick search and a visit to Smitten Kitchen I found I had all of the ingredients necessary to make a rice pudding. When I saw that it was adapted from a recipe by Gale Gand and that the ingredient list was minimal I knew I had to give it go. I still had some shoveling to do and this would be the perfect “carrot” to pull me through that chore. A few ingredients and about a half an hour later and you’re ready to dig in…thick, rich and creamy with raisins and a hint of lemon zest, a touch of ground cinnamon over the top. Simple. Now back outside to work it off.

moresnoF

ricepudnging2Fcrpt

ricepudng2F

g's arborio rice pudding