Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tuesday (or Thursday) at the Table, and Postcards!

I'm a bit late for Tuesday at the Table over at A Quilter's Table, but better late than never, right?  This week's theme is desserts.  I'm not much of a dessert person, preferring salty food to sweet, but I do like pies and cookies and make them occasionally.  It's summer though, and not a good time to heat up the kitchen.  During the summer we break out our electric ice cream machine and make up a batch of something every week or 2. 

 It's a fantastic way to use all of that yummy fruit from the farmer's market!  My favorite ice cream is the vanilla "cooked custard" type, but it requires a LOT of work... splitting vanilla beans, heating the custard, tempering the eggs, cooling it all down.  Ugh!  When we want it, and want it now, we simple dump a quart of Greek yogurt into the maker and flip the switch!!  Yum!!

I also thought I'd share the beautiful postcards that came in the mail this week!  The skill of these swappers just astounds me!!  I think over half of us made beach scenes.  Ahhhhh  Perfect, as we haven't been to one in a very long time.  One is from a swapper in Colorado (can you guess which card?).  I sure hope she's coping with those horrible fires. 

My husband works in wild-land fire management, and I suspect he'll be very busy this summer.  He's already been put into the action.  For anyone who's interested, here's a website I check frequently when he's out on a fire.  It has a lot of information on it, and is the most reliable source, but not necessarily the most up to date.

A few other bits of news is that I saw the baby quail yesterday!  I sure wish I had a good telephoto lens on my camera to take some good pictures of them.  They are the cutest little fluff balls that you've ever seen!  I also finished quilting my "Purple Haze" Quilt last night, and just need to sew on some binding!  With any luck, I'll have a "Friday Finish" tomorrow!!


  1. Ummmm, I may have a problem.... Sweet or Salty? I like them both! Wow the postcards are cool. Are you displaying them? If so HOW?

  2. Salty snackers represent! Woo!

  3. I've got this ice cream maker too! Our favorite ice cream, from Jenni's ice cream book--salted caramel. The recipe starts out with a danger warning......