08 February, 2013

Episode 178: Sweaters, Books, and Bobbins oh my!

Show notes can be found at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com

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Weigh in:

Calligraphy- Sleeve woe

Mataines Mitts

Crosswords at the coffee shop- top down

Sweater bug!!

Fiber Exercise:

Yarn Hollow- Truffle

CJ Kopec Creations- Magic- Thick thin single- 200 yds

Three Waters Farm- Sunlit- 3 ply- 120 yds. 2ply- 20 yds., N-ply- 18 yds.

Portion control:


Stone Button Studio

Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

The spinners book of Yarn Design

The complete guide to spinning yarn

Taste Testing:



Black Welsh-25/3ply


Grey Swaledale-71/2ply

Cooking School:

Craftsy Short Rows class

A La Carte:


My Favorite Things

In the Kitchen:

Minestrone Soup A la Margo--Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 6 hr 30 min
Makes: 8 servings, about 1 cup each

1/4 cup Zesty Italian Dressing (I always add a little more than that)
1 cup chopped onions (about 1 medium)
1/2 cup chopped celery (about 1 stalk)
1/2 cup chopped carrots (about 1 medium)
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (19 oz.) red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
2 cans (14 oz. each) vegetable broth
2 cups water
1 tsp. Italian seasoning (if you don’t have this – just throw in some seasoning salt)
1-1/2 cups small shell macaroni, uncooked 1/2 cup
Grated Parmesan Cheese

I add a can of tomato paste with the broth and a chopped zucchini when I add the pasta.

HEAT dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add Veggies; cook 2 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Spoon into slow cooker. Add tomatoes, beans, broth, water and Italian seasoning; stir. Cover with lid.

COOK on LOW for 6 hours (or on HIGH for 3 hours).
STIR in macaroni; cook 10 to 15 min. or until macaroni is tender. Sprinkle with cheese just before serving.

Pot Luck:

Indiski Shawl (KAL w/ class)

Neutral Aidez

Stealing from Myself

Field Report:





Craft day

First Sweater for Mommybear

On the Menu:

Shearing Day at Shady Side Farm- Mar. 2

Gadget Corner:

Bobbins up

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