I’ve had a pretty active knitting month, hurray!
The Rose Under Fire sweater has progressed: the back is done and the front is done up till the colorwork starts and then I got distracted.
I made a Secret Project (well, not that secret, it is on my Ravelry page) which I will share next month after it gets to its intended recipient.
I also made an Autumn Blush which I decided part way through was going to be for me. I love the Silk Bamboo for this project and am seriously thinking about buying some more (what I had was a gift) so I can make another one.
Terrible picture #1: worn scarf-style*
Terrible picture #2: worn shawl-style
* My digital camera is apparently not working, so I took these with the camera on my computer. TERRIBLE.
– Leek, Butternut Squash, and Potato Soup: Hearty, filling, and tasty. Can’t argue with that!
– Country Mushroom Soup from the Beatrix Potter Country Cookbook: This was okay, but nowhere near as good as my favorite mushroom soup (the Hungarian Mushroom Soup from the old Moosewood Cookbook).
– Devon Cider and Apple Cake from The Complete Traditional Recipe Book: I have several apple cake recipes I like, and this is definitely one of them. It’s not at all what Americans would think of as a normal apple cake, but it’s a great recipe.
– Herb Roasted Whole Chicken: Great recipe, and I highly recommend making stock with the carcass, because the herb rub gives it a great flavor. (I did, and then made chicken noodle soup with even more herbs and lots of garlic and ginger. YUM.)
– Baked Pumpkin and Sour Cream Puddings: I was honestly a bit eh on this one, which is unusual for Smitten Kitchen recipes. I think the ratio of sour cream to pumpkin was a bit too low or something.
– Pane Integrale (via the Seven Spoons blog): I like no-knead Dutch oven recipes a lot, and this was a nice whole wheat version. I actually upped the whole wheat to half, and it worked wonderfully.
– Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Cornbread: THIS IS AMAZING. I love the flavors and the texture is really nice too. Next time I make it, I think I’d go for 2 cups of onion and mix half into the batter, for maximum caramelized goodness, but definitely a winner regardless.
– Edna Mae’s Sour Cream Pancakes: Very nice flavor. I’m not sure if it was me or my pan or the stove, but I struggled so much with undercooking these, though.