Archive for November, 2008

the 2 cutest things I have ever made

Friday, November 28th, 2008

the cutest candy corn in the universe
I made a candy corn costume for Alice, complete with little bloomers to cover her diaper. Nevermind that I didn’t finish it until November 8th and we finally took pictures of her in it the night before last, and the bloomers didn’t quite cover the diaper. I used fun fur and worsted weight yarn held together and big needles (I think size 15) and I just made it up as I went along. It’s not really that difficult to make a triangle shape, but I was still impressed with myself. I especially love the hat – Erin Goley suggested a green one for christmas with little ornaments on it. I think I should get on that. I have decided that fun fur joins comic sans in the “things that are only appropriate for children” category. One of the benefits of liking bright colors – I had all of the yarn for this in my stash already, and even an exactly matching orange button to close the back opening.

and from the side
She had two other costumes, but we were only able to get pictures in the pumpkin before she ran out of patience. The pea pod will have to be undocumented, sadly. Here is the composite picture, and here is a link to her giant and ever-growing picasa gallery.


Thursday, November 27th, 2008

fat and fat
I made some fat bars on Saturday to go to an anniversary party, and then sadly everything conspired against me and I couldn’t go (this is not the recipe I used, I used to search my blog and find the recipe I used the first time, but now I can’t do that anymore poor blog boo hoo). So these were in the fridge since Saturday. Uncut up. That is an amazing feat. I left them out last night to take a picture but then forgot and when I came out to the kitchen this morning I saw that sweetie has less willpower than I do.

lemon bars (the only post I saved)

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

I have been doing a million blogtastic domestic-y things lately, especially when I was on maternity leave (which is sadly over). So now I will attempt to catch up with everything I took pictures of. It is most likely impossible.

cute baby with dessert

One of our new favorite treats are the lemon bars from the amazing The Joy of Vegan Baking. Their only drawback is purely aesthetic – without eggs, they look a little bit disturbingly vaseline-y. (And now I have a solution, Heather said to add tumeric. Genius!) Well, that and I can never make them now unless we are having people over to help eat them, because we can eat the whole pan in one evening. This has been tested. Twice. The recipe I used to use for fantastic lemon bars was from the Best Recipe cookbook, which while might tasty, includes 7 large egg yolks and 2 large eggs. Vegan-ness aside, that is kind of gross, and a ridiculous amount of cholesterol. These have a little bit different of a taste, kind of lemon meringue pie-ish, but they are equally delicious. Mmmmm, now I want to make them again. And this picture is from when Alice was 6 weeks old (so talented! already holding plates!), she is much, much bigger now.

mmmm, vegan hollandaise

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

I guess I still have all my pictures, which means I could go back and make posts for all of them. Or maybe just some. I feel bad denying the google imagers of the world my eyeball ulcer.

Vegan hollandaise sauce sounds so good right now. Oh fellini, so delicious. I haven’t been there since Heather was here in February. I guess the chickpea cutlets with mushroom gravy and chocolate cheesecake will do for today. I wonder why I’m not losing any of this baby fatness.

RIP, bloggy account of my life from December 2004-today

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

My blog broke today, and in my impatience and ineptitude I deleted the database that had all my posts. Damn you, SQL and your important databaseness. I was devastated, and then I remembered how silly blogs are. So I will begin again, this time I will make it even lovelier, and I won’t be deleting things so rashly. I guess the winds of change were a-blowin’ after all.