I Am Impressed!

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My new Motherlode of fabric
My new Motherlode of fabric

Sometimes I feel the need to talk about stuff I buy. I do regularly buy stuff online like bra-making notions, tortillas, and other things that are difficult for me to find locally. I have found only one fabric store anywhere near my home: JoAnne’s Fabrics. No insult to them but I often feel overwhelmed when I shop there, in addition, I have found it difficult to find exactly what I want. For instance, I made (count them) FOUR trips to that store for black swimsuit spandex and still had to order it online from another company.

A few days ago, I ordered the fabric in the photo above from a new-to-me online vendor, Fabric Mart. Read the rest of this entry »

Salsa de Arbol, Repeat

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I am re-posting this today because we love this salsa so much, it is a regular item on my canning list. This weekend. despite my difficulties with the splint, I had to make some more for our pantry. Mr. M was my able bodied helper, so we tripled the recipe, starting with three dried ounces of chilies. To make things a little easier, I also started with large number ten cans of crushed organic tomatoes. This was Mr. M’s first foray into canning and he was a great help! The result was 17 half pint and four pint jars. What a treasure trove!

As I have mentioned about the variability of the hotness of chiles, this time the salsa is Muy Picante. We will be using this one judiciously. I do have a recommendation for you though if you have a really picante salsa. I combine it with a portion of mayonnaise and plain non-fat yogurt. I use equal amounts of mayonnaise and yogurt, then I add salsa to taste. It is delicious over our favorite fish tacos, in sandwiches, and even as a salad dressing!  Try it and eat it! Here is my original post:

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A Little Trip

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I’m back! The wrist is healing. I am so happy to say that I can finally type again, not to mention actually work my camera. Having my dominant hand in a splint has been trying to say the least! Especially since my left hand is pretty much disabled from a previous broken arm. Although my wrist still hurts in some positions and tires easily, I have rejected the splint for the most part and am trying to get back to my normal activities.

Last week we went on a little trip to the place we were married almost 45 years ago: Las Vegas. Read the rest of this entry »

Still Healing!

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I have missed you! I am still in the splint and now have some limited wiggling ability with my fingers. I feel kind of like a bear since BOTH of my arms are not so coordinated now.  I am not able to do my usual activities so not much to post: no sewing, no cooking, no canning, no gardening … Soooooo BORING!! But we are going to a much anticipated family get together in Las Vegas next week! Whoo  hoo! I will be pretty much offline for all of next week but you can bet I will be having a great time! Be back after!!