Sunday, December 17, 2017


Sunday December 17th
Dye Experiment
using old dried Indigo
 One from the last church garden plants
three years old
 One from Peggy dried in a microwave also old
Steeping in hot water
More on this later.

Greasy hands result in lousy Photos

Baking Pumpkin Loafs
Mix contains flour, spices and baking Soda
2 boxes
 Making a DOUBLE Batch
with 2 extra eggs
 Where they call for vegetable oil,
I use a full cup of coconut oil
 Where the recipe says water,
I use Buttermilk
An Hour Passes while I watch 2 New season Episodes
"Last Tango In Hallifax"
A British comedy-drama series on BBC One. First broadcast on 20 November 2012, twenty episodes have aired. Screenwriter Sally Wainwright loosely adapted the story of her mother's second marriage. Starring Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid as Alan and Celia, former childhood sweethearts, who are now in their seventies. Reunited via Facebook, they meet, fall in love, and plan to marry. 
Reid and Jacobi enjoyed having the chance to play out a love story between older people Sarah Lancashire and Nicola Walker star as Caroline, Celia's daughter, and Gillian, Alan's daughter, respectively. Other characters are played by Nina Sosanya, Tony Gardner, Ronni Ancona, Dean Andrews, Sacha Dhawan and Josh Bolt. The series has been praised for its depiction of the older generation, strong acting, and believable dialogue. A critic for The Daily Telegraph summarised the series as "a triumph against TV's ageism", and it has been endorsed by an executive member of the charity Age UK. Ahead of the American premiere, a critic for the Los Angeles Times described it as "the best new show of the fall". Last Tango in Halifax accrued four nominations for the 2013 British Academy Television Awards and won the British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series.


Glazed with a mix of powdered sugar, water and orange extract.They will spend the night in the fridge covered in wax paper.
In the morning the ones in glass will be cut into one inch squares and transferred to a serving platter for the zendo Holiday party tomorrow evening. The other four are gifts to be wrapped for three friends and one for me to eat :-->

The apartment smells like a happy childhood.

1 comment:

Marti said...

Everything about this post feels like a warm hug: dyeing experiments are one of my passions; Last Tango in Halifax is an endearing, lovely program with some of my favorite British actors. Who needs "figgy pudding" when they can have orange flavored pumpkin loaves; a fabulous gift and treat not only for your friends Michelle but also for those of us who visit- why I could positively smell Christmas in your baking pumpkin loaves !