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!!