Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Monday, October 02, 2006
If you've taken your crock pot for dyeing, go buy another one, or at least a new insert. Crock pot cooking is ridiculously easy to setup and it's like you're not even cooking because you don't have to do anything, it can cook all day while you're at work.
8 ounces of black beans (2 regular cans of beans will work)
2-4 cups of Vegie stock
3-8 cloves of garlic pealed and chopped
1 medium union peeled and chopped
5-6 diced tomatoes (1 lg can would work)
1 diced red bell pepper
1 large handful of TVP or meat (all preference)
Tomato paste if you like a more tomato flavor to your soup
salt and pepper
hot pepper flakes
Soak your beans overnight (skip this step if you're using canned beans) and rinse, discard the soaking water. Then add everything on the list into the crockpot. Stir it all up, cover, set the crock on low..... Come back tonight after work and eat.
I like to serve it with corn chips and some soy cheese (cheddar will do nicely).
I worked all weekend. I got in a full stock of all the exotic fibers and fibers of natural coloring. Alpaca in 6 colors. ooh ahhh... So I've been busy. I did manage to make a brown and blue jacket for a certain little Brownie. Don't mind the look on her face... She's not sleepy, it was her "fashion model" pose.
And I finished the hems on this: It's only been hanging in the sewing room since spring.
And I finished my BLACK SWEATER!!!
For real this time. I finished it. I don't have pictures yet, because that's more effort then I was willing to extend this morning.
I know you're thinking, how can I claim to work all weekend and still have gotten anything done. Everything is done is shorter intervals. I hate building web pages so I have to take frequent breaks. I work all day on it but in lots of short intervals so I don't end up pitching a fit and tossing the computer out the window. Hopefully some of the pages will be live today or tomorrow.