Sunday, July 25, 2010

Finally! New Podcast This Week!

First of all, THANK YOU for all of the continued notes and emails wishing me a speedy recovery! While my recovery from reconstructive surgery took far longer than I had anticipated, I am feeling so much better.

I will be recording a podcast this week! YAY! I have a fiber project and recipe to share, but I'm not sure whether there will be a paper project. We'll see. The theme will be (drum roll) . . .

I am so excited to get back in the podcasting saddle again.

Stay tuned!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Spicy Baked Pita Chips!

This is a great way to use your leftover pita or naan. Experiment with a variety of spices to please your palate. I like the combination of zatar, garlic powder, and sugar.

CLICK HERE to download the recipe.


Yay, I feel CREATIVE again!

Still recovering, but I'm feeling creative again -- both fiber-wise and cooking-wise!

Fiber-wise, I have plans for another free set of redwork patterns, and I know these will be a huge hit. I can't wait to stitch the first one. I'm not going to share what the series will be yet, but there will be at least 12 in the series.

And cooking-wise, I'm excited to share some new recipes with you. At this moment I can smell some fabulous pita chips baking in my oven. I'll draft the recipe soon and will share it, probably as a bonus recipe.

What precipitated this? Well, if you're a Facebook friend, you know that my refrigerator died two weeks ago, and we had a replacement delivered just today. So in going through all of the stuff in my freezer I discovered several partial packages of naan and pita bread. Rather than toss these partial packages that are a little freezer-burned, I decided to make pita chips. Easy-peasy! And SO delicious!

I'm feeling so much better, and am champing at the bit to get another podcast recorded. I'm aiming for July 31.

As I always say, STAY TUNED!!!


Friday, July 9, 2010

Surgery Update 2

Yes, I am still among the living! I hit a snag in my recovery last week, and just haven't felt up to creating even the most mundane blog entry. I saw my surgeon today, and he assured me I am definitely improving. I've had all of my drains removed, all of my stitches (hundreds of them!) removed, and am now feeling a little more normal. I still have at least a month of recovery, but I'm back on the right track.

I can't thank all of you enough for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers. I love you guys (um, that might be the Vicodin talking!).

My plan right now is to record a podcast August 15, but I just might record one July 31. I'll see how I'm feeling, At first they might be brief, but I promise to offer at least one project per podcast until I am fully recovered.

Until my doctor's appointment this afternoon I admit that I was experiencing "buyer's remorse" -- I thought I might have made a mistake in having this surgery. Now that I know all is well, and I am beginning to see the fruits of my surgeon's labor, I am happy with my decision. It's been a long 2 1/2 weeks, but I see the light at the end of the tunnel (and, contrary to popular belief, it's NOT a train!).

Again, thanks to all of you -- knowing that I have an obligation to you, my readers and listeners, I feel a renewed obligation to get back in the saddle.