Friday, August 21, 2009

Craft: along 2009 : August

Hey Donk,

I didn't want you to think that I ran off to Hawaii and forgot all about our Craft: along project this month because I didn't.

I totally made the Ginger Spa Cookies that don't really taste all that gingery but are still very good and, now, mostly gone from the recently very full cookie jar.

This was about as spa-y as it got, y'all.

I believe there was behavior such as this to blame for the jar's current status. Which is to say, empty.

Which is fine since we leave soon for vacation and I can't have cookies going stale in the house while we live in swim suits for a week and eat ourselves insane with pineapple and fresh caught fish and coconuts from the tree out front.

I can't have it I tell you! The thought of staling cookies haunts me from afar!

Ok, not really, but you know I don't like waste.

And that is why I went out to the garden last night and harvested my fingers to the bone so that I could abandon the dog at my mom's house with a bag full of produce and so that I could surreptitiously drop a bag of produce next to the Reformer in my Pilates class for my instructor and be all WHOOPSY what do you mean you didn't need 5 lbs of tomatoes?

I found those cucumbers hiding under the beans. Sneaky bastards.

I'm very sly and clever, don't you know.

The scary thing was, this didn't even make a dent in the garden.
Melissa - please come pick vegetables.

Anyway, I'm happy to report that the cookies have been baked, eaten and requested for a rematch. This time with more ginger.

I'm also happy to say that I will peace out for a week now and then come back and do Craft: Along September which may include some different kinds of crafting (plus sewing DON'T FREAK OUT) since I am feeling the need for adventure - in the crafting sense. We'll see. Perhaps kayaking during cocktail hour will quench my need for adventure...



  1. You said the buzz words to me: kayaking during cocktail hour...bliss, I tell ya! Pure bliss.
    Have a fantastic time in Hawaii!
    The cookies look really good!

  2. Oooooh, crafting of a different kind - can't wait! Have a fabulous vacation Finny!

  3. Whenever I read your blog and you're off on vacation, I think I did my life all wrong: I should NOT have become a pastry chef in a small city and made no money; and, I should NOT have had kids so young because whoopsie, we had no money and these damn kids to tote around.

    Have a great vacay, on me!

  4. dude i am totally coming by. your garden puts my csa box to shame!

    have a fabulous time in hawaii.

  5. and i just read your last comments and yes, let's be friends. and friends don't let friends waste corn.

    i think you would like my husband, too, despite his weird anti- hawaiian thing.

  6. Have a great trip! Wish I were your neighbor...peach butter (and a surprise!) on its way! I gotta track down your addy though...Don't worry about the surprise. It's not anything illegal or stalkerish. xo

  7. I so dearly love adventures and hope your Hawaii trip gives you that, too. It will be fun to see what new exploit you're considering for September.

  8. Next time, save the cookies. I want some of that garden!
    Hope Hawaii is treating you very well, birthday girl. You will find pressies in the bin when you return!


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