Zen monk, Japan….words…written with water…
Ooo this is awesome!
Spring Pansy Flower Granny Free Pattern
Annoo’s Crochet World shares a really great step by step tutorial for making these lovely little granny squares. Imagine a whole afghan of these? Like a field of pansies in a rainbow of colours? Makes me happy just thinking about it.
Finished the bows! All three fabric designs + sewing done by me :) They’ll be up for sale in my shop, Mon Amie, soon! The option for bow tie clips will be available too, if there’s enough interest ^^
I really, really want to revisit this project and make a bunch for Fanime! If I can finish my batch of LSP plushies in time, I’ll try and have some bows ready to sell at the con too.
It’s just clam dip. What’s the big deal?
Well, clam dip isn’t a big deal these days, but it used to be. One evening during the early 1950s, a recipe for clam dip aired on the Kraft Music Hall television show, and every single can of clams sold out in New York City within 24 hours. The clam dip mania continued into the Sixties, when you could even buy a pre-made version in the supermarket.
Clam dip is an American classic. I’ve been eating it my whole life, and I love it. Here’s the original recipe. And by the way – my favorite vehicle for eating this? Wavy Lay’s Potato Chips.
Kraft Music Hall clam appetizer dip
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 2 hours
Yield: 1 cup
- 1 clove garlic, halved
- 1 can (8 ounces) minced clams, drained, 1/4 of liquid reserved
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground pepper
Rub a bowl with the garlic halves; discard garlic. Combine clams, cream cheese, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to taste, stirring until well blended. Add the reserved clam liquid to reach spreading consistency, if necessary. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours.