Hi everyone, especially to the T Partiers since today is Tuesday where we share a drink related post. I have really enjoyed this group and reading about their travels and art. To join us click on the link in the right column. Thank you Bleubeard and Elizabeth our hostess each week for making this event so much fun
I do not have much new to share with you this week. Yesterday I did finish the first section of my hallway and it is now ready to put the final paint on. I will start with ceiling today. I am mostly anxious to see if I love the grey I chose for the walls. I added allot more texture with the tissue papers this time than I did in the bathroom walls. The two areas will look a bit different-I am hoping.
I have been able to stick with my walking and yesterday finally was able to make the 5k or 3 miles. With the weather change that gets to my asthma a bit when the seasons change over -it took me over a week to get back to the 3 so yeah me lol
On my walks the goldenrod is in full bloom-I love that plant especially since I had finally accomplished a lovely yellow with it in the dye pot a couple years ago. For me if I did not take it out of the dye pot right away when I got the yellow it would turn to a brown-a pretty brown but not what I wanted The goldenrod always makes me smile; at it's peak so beautiful
Our friend's teenage son has gotten into roasting coffee beans-he loves the process. He buys them green and then roasts them. He handed hubs a small bag of them since he always compliments him on the flavor of the coffee.
I decided to roast them the old mountain man way-in a very hot cast iron skillet-but not over a camp fire instead over a gas stove flame. The beans did not roast even and I did not want to burn them which I read is easy to do so took them off the heat after 10 minutes. The articles I had read said to roast for 8 to 10 minutes. and I asked our young friend about them roasting uneven and he tells me that is normal doing at home
Hubs said the coffee was good though. Here are a few photos.
I did totally forget to take a photo of the brew-it was lighter in the cup than regular coffee.
For me now a days, purchasing magazines is a splurge and a treat. I love mail so for awhile I was receiving quite a few-quilt magazines, cooking magazines and others of interest to the both of us. I think they are too expensive now especially since the main stream ones are quite thin with loads of ads and they refer back to their website for the recipe and more of the article-I don't like that.
I do enjoy Mary Jane Farm's magazine that I read cover to cover and then since she uses recycled paper I make my handmade paper with it.
I did subscribe for one year a spinning magazine named Ply which is written and sold from here in Missouri. The owner is a very accomplished spinner and has a couple spinning videos on Craftsy. This magazine is quite thorough on the subject like buying a small book almost.
In the fall especially I love a good food magazine for ideas. I have been hunting for the new Pioneer Woman's magazine which sells out fast-I finally got a copy last week at Wal Mart. I have also run into a new magazine about cast iron cooking-baking that has some really good recipes in them.
So when we went shopping at Sam's Club last week I went to their magazine rack and Wow I found several to bring home with me. They were even selling Sift which is a new baking magazine by King Arthur Flour. The one I picked up was all about sourdough baking.
The recipes in all of theses below that I picked up look wonderful using lots of sweet potatoes and fall fruits and veggies, so I am excited to try some of these new recipes.
I even picked up the new Farmer's Almanac which I have not done in a few years.
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What magazines do you enjoy??
Taste of South Fall Baking
As you can see in the photos I am enjoying a cup of my herbal decaf brew-this time no cream. I love this cup it is a big one but not heavy and well balanced. Probably over 12 years ago now when I was doing more quilting this quilt shop was sending along this free cup with an order.
Happy T Day everyone!!