Saturday, August 23, 2014

GAL #18

Here is square #18.  This is the 3rd of the Harry Potter Series.  I'm currently working on the 4th.  The one represents the Slytherin House.

Fall Spinning Project

The year's spinning challenge is to spin a fiber with some kind of shiny material added or blended in.  I decided to use the alpaca I was already spinning, and add angelica (similar to the tinsel you put on a Christmas tree, but finer).  I added silver, gold, bronze and a blue metallic.  I have a 3 ply, and have 8oz to knit with.  I can either give away the yarn, or knit a project for a gift.  I'm going for the gift, but not sure to who yet.

Kindle Cover

This is my knitted Kindle Paperwhite cover.  It is double knit. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

GAL #17

This is the second of four Harry Potter Squares.  This one is the Hufflepuff Badger.

GAL #16

I forgot to post this one.  I've been a Star Trek fan for a long time.  I remember going to my favorite movie theater to see Star Trek 1.    I enjoyed watching the different series, and even went to a couple early Trekie Conventions. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Slow Cook Friday: Cider Pork Chops

Cider Pork Chops

4 pork loin chops, boneless
oil, canola (coconut)
can/bottle hard apple cider
3 T. ketchup
2 T. brown sugar

Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with salt and pepper.
In a large skillet, brown chops in oil on both sides over medium heat.
Transfer to the slow cooker.
Combine the beer, ketchup and brown sugar; pour over pork.
Cover. Cook on Low for 4-5 hours.

I used Redds Apple Ale, and added mushrooms.

I used the whole can verses a partial. I usually go for 8 hours, but I will check it just after half way.

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