Knitting, spinning, pets, food and other thoughts

This ‘n that …


With Ten Minutes a Day, I’m definitely making progress on the spinning, though I rarely stop at just 10 – more like 30, as I often spin through at least 1 news program. This bobbin is nearly full, so I need to go back and fill the other one to about the same level and do some plying. This is from a Border Leicester fleece I got a couple of years ago – very nice fleece!

I’ve been playing with beads again – here’s a pair of markers I did the other evening. They’re about 1 1/4″ long. Sometimes it takes some fiddling to get just the right combination 😉
Stitch markers

I fixed a batch of Swiss chard for lunch today–unfortunately I didn’t get a photo before it all disappeared. I cut 1/2 of a large red onion into strips and sautéd them with some thinly sliced garlic, added the chard stems and cooked a little longer, then added the leaves and a little liquid, steamed it all briefly, then sprinkled some balsamic vinegar over it. It turned out really tasty, so much so, there weren’t any leftovers!

For supper, I did another riff on Nora’s “Nameless Asian Noodle Dish”, using her sauce ingredients with green onions, some shiitake mushrooms, slivered sweet peppers, and cooked chicken (stirred in towards the end). I used some spaghetti-like rice noodles, which were OK, but I prefer the flat ones. This is a very versatile recipe which we really like!

Author: joyknits

Knitter, designer, tech editor, spinner sharing a home in the Missouri Ozarks with my husband (53 years and counting), 1 dog, 2 cats, and way too much stash!

3 thoughts on “This ‘n that …

  1. Oooh, your chard sounds lovely! I’m the only one in the house who will eat cooked greens, so I generally have to get mine elsewhere. I do love them. And your stitch markers are so fetching! I made my first batch recently and it really is a fun, quick little project.

    Glad you like the recipe – we do, too!

  2. Well Himself isn’t usually a big chard fan, much as I love it, but after the first helping, he asked if I wanted to split the rest, and that I should remember what I did 😉

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