If I just posted about whatever creative project I'm working on, even if it doesn't happen to be knitting per se? Because lately (ie. this summer) my "making stuff" time is dictated by the farm market and therefore, many days I find myself casting about for blog fodder other than "progress-on-the-thing-I-showed-you-yesterday," all the while there is a small heap of cool metal objects that are the reason I don't have more knitting to show at that moment. I tried for a while to write separate blogs, but that is turning out to be totally impractical, at least for the time being - this summer has been much busier than I thought it would be (for both good and less-good reasons). In my mind, the key issue is that I wouldn't want any readers to be offended, thinking that I was turning this into a "buy my stuff" blog, if I regularly blogged a bit of jewellery along with everything else. Thoughts?
Meanwhile, here's another summer recipe:
This is something we developed to use up the various goodies we bring home from the local farm market, and it has become a favorite over the years. I suppose it could be loosely described as a West Coast version of the Nicoise salad.
- Boil up a mess of new baby potatoes and let them cool a bit. Cut the larger ones after cooking so they are all around 1 inch in diameter. (This is a good stage at which to set aside a few for the fussy eaters in the family.) Mix together mayonnaise (real mayonnaise) and crushed garlic (preferably the spectacular organic stuff from the farm up the road) in whatever amounts suit your taste buds and arteries; stir in the potatoes.
- Arrange on a plate with tomato wedges, thin sliced lox (cold smoked salmon), thinly sliced red onion, and any other fresh veggies you like (snap peas are particularly nice, as are baby summer squash thinly sliced and lightly browned in a wee bit of butter.) Sometimes I add wedges of hard boiled eggs, if I feel it needs to be a bit more substantial.
- Garnish with capers and freshly ground pepper. The tomatoes do well with a wee sprinkling of coarse salt.
- Best enjoyed on a sunny patio with your favorite white wine.
Have a good one!