Is this not the best fortune for a quilter to find in her cookie? It's been stuck on my bulletin board for probably a decade; I even photocopied it once or twice in case it ever got lost. OK, so it says "rags." "Scraps" would have been much better, but it has the word QUILT on it! Perhaps … Continue reading Best Fortune Cookie EVER!
The cherries are here! The cherries are here! It's really summer and I bought a big bag. I gently wiggled my fingers around a suitable handful and carefully took them out of the bag. I ran them under cold water, plopped them in a bowl, and wouldn't you know the first one I chose was a … Continue reading Mutant Fruit
It's "Take Your Quilt to Lunch Month!" For those of you in and around Flint, Michigan, Ba Doy Ow is offering a special treat if you bring a quilt in to their wonderful restaurant during the month of January. Why? Because when I blogged about Ba Doy Ow before a bunch of quilters showed up. Yi-lan, … Continue reading Take a Bao
We have a new restaurant here in Flint that is absolutely fabulous. It only took me about six weeks to be able to say the name without stumbling, but you may be more linguistically agile than I am. Say it just the way it sounds: Ba (rhymes with "la") Doy (rhymes with "boy") Ow (like you … Continue reading Ba Doy Ow (That New Taiwanese Place)
Last week we re-discovered the Flint Farmers' Market. What a blast! It was a beautiful late summer day, the sun was out, and the parking lot was FULL! I bought tomatoes for some authentic Italian bruschetta: diced tomatoes, 5 cloves of garlic, salt, fresh basil, olive oil all dumped on a hot-out-of-the-oven pizza dough. Not that … Continue reading The Farmers’ Market
Apple Tree Quilts in Flushing, Michigan has the right idea. It's a blast to go in there because they have great stuff and great staff. How many other folks would pose for a photograph knowing it would wind up in one of my lectures? (Email them at ATQuilts@sbcglobal.net) They also have punch cards. I lose about … Continue reading Punch Cards
'It's in there!' You remember the Prego spaghetti sauce tag-line, right? I'm an adventurous eater and I've tasted my share of strange foods, the most odd (don't worry there's no photo) was in Italy many years ago. I ordered "calamaretti." Little calamari. Squid. The whole squid, heads and legs, each one about the size of my … Continue reading I Hope It’s NOT In There!
I may have mentioned this before, but we go out to eat a lot, mostly because I refuse to cook. As Debbie, Steve, and I were enjoying lunch at the Chinese Buffet a few weeks ago, Steve came back to the table with all RED food. He had those bananas in a sweet red sauce … Continue reading Play With Your Buffet
Growing up in the Detroit suburbs, I know bagels. After Mom moved in with us we would drive back to the old neighborhood to buy bagels: 120+ miles roundtrip. (We bought 3 dozen at a time and froze them. Sacrilege, but what could I do?) Quite the versatile food group, bagels are. Fresh with lox, … Continue reading Bagels
I gave up cooking, but I still like to eat. Kris Johnston took me to Walker Brothers for brunch on the way to the airport yesterday and suggested I order mini-version of their famous German Pancake called The Dutch Baby. Oh my goodness! Quoting from the menu, "it's a thin and delicate plate-filling oven-baked pancake … Continue reading Walker Brother’s Pancake House