Monthly Archives: September 2010

Fennel Tarts

When I was young I would laugh at the local Italian immigrants that foraged in the neighbors creeks for fennel, we thought it very strange… people digging up and eating weeds…smelly weeds they were too…no we were smarter we thought, … Continue reading

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Cooking at the Vanderbilts Estate

One of the surprise activities of the scientific meeting I attended was a cook-some-of-your-own dinner at Lioncrest, one of the restaurants on Biltmore Estate. And what a lot of fun  we had! The appetizer: Butter poached shrimp, dill spaetzle, bacon … Continue reading

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Living like the Vanderbilts in North Carolina

A week or so I was in North Carolina for work. I was at a project meeting for an international wine research consortium funded by a synthetic closure manufacturer, Nomacorc. One of the other participants has blogged about this  here … Continue reading

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The results of the PR Cardi Sew Along

Quilting Queen started a cardigan sew along in late August on Pattern Review. Just what I needed to get me going on a project I’d been contemplating for a while. I had been wanting to replace a grey RTW cardigan … Continue reading

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Vintage fabric shopping in San Francisco

A day stopover in San Francisco to get over jet lag before a very full eleven day work trip. What a great idea! This was the lovely view of the Bay Bridge from my hotel in the Embacadero. And the … Continue reading

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