Not Martha

yummy easy recipe from Karissa:

Chili Verde – aka “sorta-kinda Arroz con Pollo”

1 can Italian recipe stewed tomatoes

1 cup chicken broth

2 lb chicken – cut in chunks

1 small can diced green chilis

1 diced onion

That’s the original recipe I got from a friend but I usually use two cans of tomatoes and the entire can of chicken broth. It makes it a little thicker.

Brown chicken. Cook onion (separately from chicken) in a little bit of oil but don’t brown. Combine chicken, onion, tomatoes, chicken broth and chilis in a large pot and simmer for 2-2 1/2 hours.

I’m not really sure what you’re supposed to do with it but I always serve it w/ lots of shredded cheese, rice with tortillas. Kind of like a messed up version of arroz con pollo. It makes a lot and with rice is pretty filling – we can usually feed 4 people and have some leftovers. My old roommate and I always froze single servings in ziplock bags for quick dinners. It’s really yummy!

· comments [0] · 01-11-2002 · categories:uncategorized ·

The kitty hat spotted on a co-worker at Halloween has been leant to me! yay! I’m going to attempt to recreate the pattern, or at least get good documentation of it so that I can attempt it when I have a bit experience. It was made by Brooklyn Handknit, who might have a site at www.brooklynhandknit.com (it’s being slow or nonexistent), but you can see a lot of great stuff in this interview (check out all three pages). I love the skirt seen in the first pictures on this page. Yay for knitted things which aren’t ugly!

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i troll martha stewart so you don’t have to: new products

· comments [0] · 01-10-2002 · categories:uncategorized ·

I figured out which yarn it was at the store which was similar to Geisha – Trendsetter’s Zucca. Anyone make anything with it? How did the yarn wear?

· comments [0] · 01-10-2002 · categories:uncategorized ·

The knitting books I ordered finally arrived. I decided to go light before I invested in any major references (and while I’m still at the Knitting Square Things stage). I got The Knitter’s Companion which is blissfully spiral bound (all books used while doing something else – knitting, cooking, stained glass – should be spiral bound, there should be a law) and the Vogue Knitting On The Go Scarves book because why not? It’s a strange little book, like a mini version of the cheap hardcovered textbooks from middle school. At least it has clear instructions for when I want to try my first cabled thing. Thanks to everyone who gave suggestions!

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Harrumph on the search for a doggie sweater turned up this pattern for a fleece dog sweater. My dog Scruffy would never suffer our attempts at a dress up party with her involved. She mastered the art of sliding backwards and running far away.

· comments [0] · 01-9-2002 · categories:uncategorized ·

mmmm recipe for Fresh Tomato Sauce with Garlic and Basil at ugly green chair

· comments [0] · 01-9-2002 · categories:uncategorized ·

this thread on Glitter about those slide-top tin lip balms of yore lead to Impress Rubber Stamps site, which carries a bunch of great stuff. In containers they have slide top lip balm tins, two sizes of hinged mint tins, cd tins (!), and those glass topped tins. They have a whole lot of colored paper eyelets. In elements they have mini brads and shink plastic. And they carry a bunch of great gift tags.

· comments [0] · 01-9-2002 · categories:uncategorized ·

very happy news via erica mulherinBUST is back! you can join in the bust life support drive by subscribing using a credit card or paypal, yay!

· comments [0] · 01-8-2002 · categories:uncategorized ·

ljc alerted me to a great beading site: WigJig which has a great amount of instruction in the WigJig University

· comments [0] · 01-8-2002 · categories:uncategorized ·

The Girl From Auntie visits the Harry Potter scarf problem in both theory and practice. Very nice, check it out.

· comments [0] · 01-7-2002 · categories:uncategorized ·

Squibnocket posts a great, easy recipe for kettle corn to make in her Whirley-Pop. I have a Whirley-Pop and I love it, but I burned a black spot in the bottom using too much oil and sugar a while back. Here is Squibnocket’s:

    1/2 cup corn

    1 teaspoon oil

    1 tablespoon white sugar

Yay!

· comments [0] · 01-7-2002 · categories:uncategorized ·

now that I feel a little more comfortable with knitting, I’m really appreciating the Tips Archive at ChicKnits (no direct link, frames), and take a look at all the great stuff in her Gallery

· comments [0] · 01-4-2002 · categories:uncategorized ·

some notable lip balm supplies (which are new to me):

· comments [0] · 01-4-2002 · categories:uncategorized ·

My second knitted thing is done – fuzzy wuzzy scarf made out of Geisha yarn, sooo soft. And I used the Pony Pearl needles, which I adore.

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