August 19, 2009

nom, nom

After meeting with a guy about the trees, we decided to make dinner.

Burgers. Burgers with Rogue Creamery Crater Lake Blue Cheese, caramelized red onions, bread and butter pickles, and fresh tomatoes from the garden.


the best way to have yogurt

This morning was made special by this breakfast.

Yogurt creme with fresh peaches. Tasty.

August 16, 2009

mmm... breakfast...

Last night, we decided to bake. We found fresh peaches in town to make a peach crisp with maple cream sauce... I found the recipe from a blog I have been following, the Pioneer Woman. The recipe is here because the link to her pdf does not work. The crisp was alright but the sauce is evil delicious!


What is in the duck bowl?

Fresh strawberries...

What should we do? Well, make pancakes of course!

...with oven bacon and scrabled eggs with smoked cheese...

and of course, a cheery morning view.

August 15, 2009

Need a quick fix

So my venture into real lace knitting (Ishbel in Yubina cashmere silk) has been slow. So slow, I had to go back and start again because I messed up the center stitch. Don't ask.

After frogging it and getting about 1/3 of the way to where I had been, I just decided to cast on a quick knit. It is summer but I decided to knit up a cowl in my new favorite yarn... Malabrigo Aquarella in the color Yi. It turned out really well. The brioche stitch confused me but I managed to figure it out based on this site. Buttons are from beadfreaky on Etsy.

Alan would like me to knit him one. :)

Back to lace knitting for a while...

August 2, 2009

Know your limits

Things I learned this weekend... because of this trip.

  1. I don't need to carry 2 jackets in my backpack when the weather is 100+ degrees.
  2. Yarn does not mix well with sap. Nothing really does.
  3. I cannot handle heat well. My body decides it is time for a screaming headache and reserves the right to vomit whether time permits or not.
  4. Less is more when it comes to backpacking. Food, when not dehydrated, weighs a lot.
  5. My friends are flexible and can remain calm under pressure.
  6. Louis is the best hiking dog ever. We will try hard not to burn your paws in the future bud.
  7. Mosquitoes are still useless.
  8. It is OK to turn around and not complete a hike if your body is telling you to stop.
  9. I have chosen to spend my life with someone who will take care of me and help me be successful AND happy. You just cannot beat that.
I know some more of my limits.