Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Today was the first snow of the season! Christmas lights are out and glowing, and the snow was gently falling. Not enough to amount to anything, but it was my first sighting. The holidays have begun!
Leftover caramels from our non-existent caramel apples at Halloween and leftover sweettart bones made the perfect turkey drumstick dessert for Thanksgiving. I came up with this one on my own, and I'm quite proud.
Simply score the corner of the carmel with a knife to make an opening to stick in the candy bone. Then press the carmel around it and shape it by molding in the corners (pressing it against a plate was a quick solution).
Monday, November 29, 2010
Yes, "ghoti" is actually a phonetic spelling for the word "fish." Strange, but true. Read more here. No wonder ESL learners find our native language so complicated. We have rules that break rules of rules, and then expect you just know which rules to follow and when. Whew. I'm tired just thinking of it. It's fun to note the uses of "ghoti" in film (Batman), toys (Neopets), language (Klingon), and good ol' Mac-Speak (Mac's speech synthesizer pronounces "ghoti" as "fish" by default.)
Sunday, November 28, 2010
I've been scanning patterns for days looking for my next crochet project. I think I've narrowed it down to slippers, a tree skirt, or ornaments. More details to come...
Our first Halloween party went eerily well. Mua ha ha ha...
A few looks at some of the food goodies:
|Cheese Brain Dip|
|Broken Heart (Fennel bulb with celery stalks in dyed water)|
|Baby Mummy Fingers (ginger in dyed water)|
|Pickled Brains (Cauliflower in dyed water)|
Monday, November 22, 2010
Another rainy day in Chicago. On days like this umbrellas are really quite useless. Walking down the city streets you'll find most of them turned inside out or leading their owner, much like a big, wild dog.
City offices and commuter trains are abuzz with chatter about soaked clothing. Hair dryers and hand dryers are awhirr trying to vanquish the water from sopping pant legs and hair.
Chicago... it could have been snow.