Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sweet! Spud & Chloe

Stopped in the shop this morning and was just amazed. The new yarns from Blue Sky Alpacas and Spud & Chloe are lush with color and softness. Take a look at "Sweater" which most of you know is the worsted weight for S&C.

Come by this week while our color selection is big!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Oh my Stars!

Starry is in the house!!

Kollage Yarns @ Hot New Price!

We've marked down most of our Kollage Yarns (even the Glisten) from $11/skein to $7.00...these won't last long at that price. Great for holiday projects. Can you believe we're even saying that H word??!! See you soon!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Know what this is?

My dear friend, Christian, took me out on a girl's Friday afternoon adventure and we traveled in FUN style in her adorable Mini Cooper!! This is her dash. Why didn't I get the whole car? I have no idea. (but cool dash, huh?)

Had a good time...lunch and shopping. I'll post one of my new treasures soon. Thanks Christian!! I had a fun time and got to meet Tori, her cute pup! Zoey did some heavy duty sniffing when I got home.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Jo's Fresh Tomato Pie

This is one of our favorite recipes since finding it a couple of years ago.  Tomato & Pie are two words you don't usually put together but when you taste TOMATO PIE, you'll know that they play well together.

One of my new co-workers, Judy, knew I grew up in Georgia.  She, too, is from Georgia and brought me a dozen fresh tomatoes from her home town of Claxton, GA (home of the world famous Claxton Fruit Cake that we may/or may not enjoy during the holidays)!

So when you have more tomatoes than you can use for a sandwich, but not enough to can, as if I knew's the perfect recipe:

1-9" deep dish pie shell (bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes)
4-6 ripe tomatoes (fresh....don't even try this in the winter)
   -rinse and cut up tomatoes into bite size pieces, try to drain them very well while shell is baking, dab with paper towels if needed.  Now my friends, Susan and Belva, would take this tomato juice and create another great dish but we won't talk about their overachieving kitchen skills!
1-2 cups of grated cheddar cheese (you may mix in various cheeses if you like)
1/2 cup of mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon of Tabasco (or if I'm out, I'll use a sprinkle of crushed red pepper) or you can skip this part
Salt, pepper, onion powder (or fresh for more onion taste), and basil


Sprinkle bottom of pre-baked pie shell with drained tomato chunks. Shake a dash of onion powder on top.  In medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, a little salt & pepper, a dash or two of basil, the hot sauce/pepper and the cheese-fold together.  This mixture will be thick so you'll need to use a spatula to spread small amounts on top without messing up the tomatoes.  Once topping is on, bake in 350 degree oven until brown and bubbly, anywhere from 25-45 minutes (mine is usually done in 30 minutes).  Let set up for 10-15 minutes, cut and serve.
Yum, Yum!!  Let me know if you try some pictures!  We can have a tomato pie gallery!!

Now my cooking is done for the day, so're up.

Friday, July 8, 2011

New Sideboard & Big ole Yard Sale!

Whew...what a busy day, as Sidney, Steve, Michael and I worked yesterday and today giving Knit Picky Yarns it's annual sprucing-up for the season.   I'm thrilled to have this new piece in the yarn room and wanted to share a sneak peek w/you.  Also....we invite you to take advantage of our YARD SALE on yarn, bags and miscellaneous we've found. You never know what you'll find cleaning out closets in a yarn shop!

Making room for fall yarns is a great way for you to score on good deals while they last.  So....YARD SALE,  Saturday, July 9, 12 noon til 4pm.  Come by and see the's not quite finished but with your help, we'll be done by end of day tomorrow plus we'd just like to see you!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Recipe for Homemade Key Lime Ice Cream

Susan always wows us with this recipe! If you enjoyed a bowl at Knit Picky's Birthday celebration, you know what I mean.  Now....after many requests....Susan is sharing her secret!

Susan's Key Lime Ice Cream
2 1/2 cups sugar
6 cups Half & Half (or 4 cups H&H, 2 cups Milk)
1 T. Lime Zest
1 - 2 cups of freshly squeezed Lime juice
1/8 tsp salt
Mix well, freeze in ice cream freezer and enjoy!

Thanks Susan!!

Sound yummy??  Ready to make some??  We're about ready for more!