I love reading the Simply Recipes food blog. I always get great ideas and I make many of the vegetarian recipes I find there. Recently there was a recipe for pear butter which I found to be intriguing. So I got all the stuff — except star anise. I couldn’t find it, so I just sprinkled in some allspice and I think it worked fine. I spent a recent Sunday afternoon making a batch of pear butter. I got 11 jars out of about 6 lbs of pears. It has a lovely flavor and I think I may make another batch to give as gifts.
I finished a recycled sari silk scarf and decorated the ends with some old looking coin type decorations. This scarf was to be sold at a benefit for a young woman who is going to Kenya in January to work at a children’s camp. One of my friends purchased it and says she loves it, so I am happy about that.
I am still knitting dishcloths for Africa trips, finishing a baby sweater as a gift, several pairs of socks. And I need to get started on a couple of things I want to do for Christmas. I believe it was at the Purl Bee’s webpage that I found a pattern for vintage looking dish towels knit with organic cotton. I am thinking that might be a perfect gift for my aunt this Christmas.
The pug and I went to a cookout Saturday evening and I put her in her costume for a bit. She looks so funny!
My church does a trunk or treat event every year. I think the pug and I will go and walk around for a bit and hand out candy. She will love it. She can wear her turtle costume and I think I will dress up as a ninja! Great fun!