Saturday, August 31, 2013

Kater Bohnen (Dill Beans)

This recipe is from a dear friend, a fellow quilter, and one of my "adopted" grandmothers, Caroline Trumpold, of Main Amana, Iowa.  Dill beans are a German treat to look forward to every summer, if you are fortunate enough to find fresh yellow wax beans.  This year I made them over Labor Day after stumbling on the wax beans at a high-end grocer in downtown Iowa City.  The summer before I got the beans from a vegetable stand upon special request.  The recipe is for about one pound of beans.  I think I had two pounds and did a recipe-and-a-half of the brine.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Class @ Home Ec Workshop, AUG 17 & 24, 2013

SATs AUG 17 & 24, 10A-1P, Home Ec Workshop, Iowa City
Be charmed by this ~ 44" x 55" quilt-as-you-go project!
Learn to make this wonderful quilt pattern by Teri Stillwell. All sewing skill-levels welcome in this fun quilt-as-you-go class.  Sew 5 strips from charm squares (5" x 5" squares), cut your sashing strips and start building your finished piece.  My goal is for everyone to go home with a finished (or very nearly finished) quilt.  Some homework may be required depending your individual in-class pace.  This is a great quilt to really showcase some of your favorite Home Ec fabrics!

Audrey cuts

Maureen sews ever so joyfully

Val sews on her binding