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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Chiles Rellenos

I picked up two nice Pablanos at the local Super Mercado, and had some Queso blanco left over from shredded beef tacos, so this old favorite was in my to-do list today. Mmmmm, one is the few deep-fried delicacies I absolutely live for!

I used this Chiles Rellenos recipe
They turned out awesome, and of course I had to break into into one o make sure it was ok...perfecto!


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Best served immediately with your favorite salsa, or cover and refrigerate for later. Pop in a 350• oven for about 20 minutes.

The rest of my day will be spent with DH, quietly knitting wile watching cooking shows, and listening to Spaz babble and Whoo-hoo from his cage.

I hope your day is a beautiful one; here's a little something from mine to help brighten your corner~

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Never ata loss for words, just time…

I have been once again remiss in blogging- what is up with that? Oyeah, the emails.
I’ve been a knitting fool, plus work has been amazing, so without further boring you with trivialities, I must show you what has been keeping me away!

First, I got really interested in making a neck warmer cowl, specifically for when I’m out riding. I didn’t like the fuss of a scarf, too many loose ends needing to be tucked out of the way. Gearing up is a process, as it is. I usually pull the home out, start her up, and she’s warming up while I’m gearing up. That can take me 5 minutes, and one more article added just means less time on Stella.
I saw this new Lion Brand Tweed Stripes yarn at Joann.com and the color Wildfire jumped out at me; Harley Orange! They even had a simple FREE PATTERN: Marble Cowl for what I needed!
2 days later, VĂ“ILA!

I love the striping, and how soft it is. I washed it last night and it came out even softer; NOTE: this yarn, while soft, does not hold its shape, and becomes quite drapey, a good thing for this type of project
Ohai! How do you like my new Bikers jacket? I got it from a friend who no longer rides due to neck surgeries and other comfort issues. She had a brand new pair of chaps, and threw in the jacket. O.M.G. I am in 5, 6 and 7th Heaven!!! I just finished seeing on my HOG owners patch, AB-F’ing-FAB!!!

Next, I needed another cowl for my Taking Igor Outside At 11:30 At Night coat. I dove into my stash and found some Red Heart Lt. Grey Heather, which would pick up the subtle gray in the fleece coat. Using the same size 10 16″ circular needles, I threw another one together in 2 days. An pleased to report, this yarn seems less stretchy and is holding its shape well. This is a nicer acrylic yarn which I would definitely recommend for something larger, say, a sweater or Turtleback-type wrap or just a simple shawl.
Will wear it for a week before I note any stretch or shape-shifting, but it doesn’t feel as though that will be a problem.



And speaking of Turtlebacks, I’m back on my very FIRST large knitting project, the Turtleback Wrap, as seen in previous blog posts here. So many have asked for the directions, I felt compelled to revive the hibernating wrap and will complete it post haste!
This is an easy pattern: K2 P2 for the rectangle, fold and see up to within 7″ for armholes. I’m going to knit it until I run out of this luxurious yarn!


That ball of fluffiness, that’s Paton Divine. Like knitting a cat!

Well, that’s it for today! The snow is melting, we’re missing a spectacular Northern Lights show, due to overcast conditions, but I hear it could last a month?!? Will post any news, pics and/or sightings!

Have a loverly rest of the day, wherever you call Home, and I promise to update more often, now that the Holidays are but a memory.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year From Stella and LunaC


Another year has come and gone. Winter has finally come to stay and left us a little dusting of snow.

Igor will be happy when he sees his playground today!

If you haven’t been following my blog, or just started, I wont bore you with long drawn-out recaps. If you just found my blog, I hope you will stick around for more.
Whether you’ve been following, are just an occasional passer-by, or a new Reader, I promise this year will be another great ride, with double the miles, and smiles as I take Stella and LunaC out on day trips around the town and county.
I can’t wait to take early morning rides, feel the sun on my face, the road beneath the tires, the wind at my back and miles of smiles to burn up!

Oyeah and there will be gardening, the local wildlife, good eats, recipes, knit’n and crocheting, and as many FREE PATTERNS and RECIPES as I can find and share!

Many Blessings for love, peace and prosperity for us all, in 2012. Ride safe, ride to live and live to ride!