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. 

http://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/fireInfo_main.html

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!!

3 comments:

  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?

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  2. Salty snackers represent! Woo!

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  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......

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