In the Kitchen

No photos today as I make a vegetable soup from what I found in the refrigerator.    Then I made a bulgur wheat dish with miso for flavoring.   It doesn’t look like much, but it tastes good.  I made cashew milk and cereal for breakfasts.   We make steel cut oats for 3 days at a time and then just heat them.   I have the  Quinoa cooling to make a salad for Sunday.

In between, I supervised some yard work and did research on AI on sheep.   It turns out that it is much more difficult than on cattle.   There is also the expensive proposition of bringing in the semen and all the paperwork that involves.   After talking to Washington State University, it doesn’t look like something I can afford.


So near the end of the day, I decided that I needed something fun and started this dish cloth.   The yarn is pure Peruvian prime cotton from Juniper Moon Farms.  It’s a simple K and P pattern from Janet Nogle



4 Responses

  1. Dar in MO says:

    The yarn color of your dish cloth is super. It sounds like you are very busy cooking and prepping food dishes. I too cook my steel cut oats in a big batches that lasts me for 8-9 days. I freeze it in individual servings and just microwave it when I want them. Do you add other ingredients to yours? I add raisins, toasted almonds, cinnamon, flax and chia seeds.

    • sharon says:

      It seems that at least once a week, I have to do a lot of food prepping or we don’t eat. The garden is growing so that will mean even more kitchen work. I dislike that it takes me a way from the studio, but that’s what winters are for – right? I use 6 cups of water and about 4 cups of blueberries in the kettle for the oats. Also I get Bob’s Red Mill fast cooking steel cut oats – so they don’t take as long. And yes, raisins, almonds, sunflower seeds and others items land in the cereal. I will try the chia and flax seeds. Thanks for the suggestion.
      I think this cotton for the cloth was a gift. I definitely am interested in buying more. It is the softest with which I have worked. I’ll find the label and post it when I post the finished cloth. I usually do wash cloths when I’m too tired to get up and start another pair of socks.

  2. Gari says:

    Your dishcloth really looks nice, much more fancy than the ones I make.

    • sharon says:

      Thank you – I like to try different designs. This one I might use on socks.