Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Long Awaited Aestlight

It is finally here! My Aestlight. It has been an FO for probably a good month now. But with class, homework, exams, work, and other general busy-ness I have not been able to blog it. But at last, it has reached you.  I must say, I love it! There is nothing not to love about this project. The pattern is beautifully written and the construction keeps you interested but not so much that you can't knit on the bus.
Also, the Malabrigo. What a gorgeous yarn. It is beautiful. A great green with just a few subtle variation that to be GORGEOUS. Also it soft, soft, soft, soft. And combined witht the garter stitch? Fuggedaboutit. It is squishy-soft-warm heaven. Love.

Friday, April 23, 2010

No I'm Not Dead, Just Extra Super Busy

But to make up for not posting in a month while I want to do something fun. So I present you with what I have happily dubbed a "pictorial recipe" for Pear Crisp. These pears were lovingly adopted by Andrew's mom earlier this week. The church she works at received them as a donation and, because they couldn't use them, planned on throwing them away. But we won't be having that. So what does anyone do with a surplus of fruit? Bake! So here we go.

Gather your pears and rinse them off nice and good. We used about twelve and spilt it into two small pans.

And gather your stuff for the cripsy yumminess. (aka flour, sugar, oats, honey, brown sugar, and cinnamon)

Have your loving significant other cut up the pears. (My significant other is indeed loving, but is cutting more because he doesn't trust me not to chop my finger off). Thin slices work best.

Simultaneously melt two sticks of butter in a pot on low heat.

Now this is my favorite part. Once the butter is melted begin to stir in flour by the handful.  That's right, put your hand into the flour and pick some up and drop it in. The flour is the ingredient that absorbs the butter so it is the only one you need to have "enough" of. The rest of it is for taste. So start with a small handful of sugar, a handful of oats, a tablespoon of honey, a little brown sugar, and a little cinnamon. Take the time to mix after each  new addition. The important part is that you add enough flour to make it thick and slightly crumbly. Then continue to add sweetness to your taste.