The Lady and The Pups blog has such incredible photos..I am often (always) inclined to try her recipes..Every one I have tried..has been so good..
One of her noodle bowls ....was no exception..
Except:)..that I thought I had a bunch of scallions and had only one lonely one..so I grabbed red onion..and some broccoli..added some szechuan peppercorns and garlic and ended up with what you see.
This will be a staple this winter..and this fall while I am so busy putting gardens to bed..and stitching during rain:)
Alicia Paulson has all her kits ..here..Just the little wreath on the door is so lovely to stitch~
These are for next year..
Ariane Moffat on my Ipod dock..love her,,have this CD..
..and a blooming tea~Infinite Tranquility:)In French they made an error..one l..not 2.
My idea of happiness watching the leaves fall in the rain..but from inside:)
This year's ornaments.. are packed in a box ready to be wrapped.
I like to make them ahead of time.
I never like feeling rushed for such projects.
It has to be a pleasure not a chore
I buy the patterns..in this case it worked well because this color blue door matches..more the rest of the colors I have used for my ornaments..
My newfoundfloss is fantastic for these projects~
The second photo kind of shows the progress in making the ornaments..I started with the door..then the transom..etc etc...then the frame..so this is one side of an ornament..you make 2 to have 1 ornament as you stitch back to front..this should not be stuffed as it's a door and doors are flat..snowflakes I have made are flat also..but most are stuffed w/ polyester fiberfill.
You can bejewel them ..add anything you like.I may add addresses when I am done in gold thread..will see..
The door and frame look a bit off as light is in the back shining through..The colors are more the ind doors you see.
I succumbed to tempation and stuffed my door..slightly..ever so slightly..it just looked amiss to me..as it is quite the ornament..and with 2 ambitious sides..I wanted a bit more "oomph":)
I have loved stitching for years..
When we moved to this home ap 13 years ago..I gave most of my stitchery works away..
My country decor was left behind..in my style and in me..
I had made about 70..through the years..
I kept a few large ones..maybe 3..and 2 small ones..
This large village above I kept ..it's ap 16x20..and it has been in our basement for 13 years in a hallway....I brought it up..
Who cares if styles are different.
Our powder room sink is in an old pine dry sink..I hung it there.The country look of this piece works in that room.
I want to remember the stitches .. and pleasure I took in making this one when my girls were tiny.
I feel all these things taught me patience and how to be quiet.Later in life this has been a Godsend to me.
And it reminds me of the Paradise:) ..I know..a long shot:)
Psst..anyone else watched The Knick?
I loved that show..the first operation scenes made me hide behind a pillow..but I was hooked by the get go..
In a totally different way that I am so hooked on Parenthood.since day very 1....and Downton Abbey and Call The Midwife...and The Paradise..The Killing..
The Knick..is great...in a very different way..Clive Owen..is genius in his role..and did you know?
Eve Hewson is Bono's daughter?
Superbly plays her role.She is magnetic .
I love her.
Her mom is beautiful..her dad..well you all know who he is:)
I just want to rescue Clive Owen and make him well and happy.
Ok..getting back to this amazing bowl of noodle recipe:)
You put the sauce that you make in the bottom of the bowl..(you can warm your bowls..we are big on warming our plates before plating..)
Then place your just cooked noodles..I am crazy about these ramen type(LOTUS SEED) ones I find in my Asian store..to the right..your add~ ins to the left..top w/ bacon..and then stir it all up..and you get the first photo.
So so good..if you like this kind of dish..and Oh how I do♥
Please click on the link to see the way she did hers..
What I did..
I made the sauce..for 2..so doubled it
Soya sauce,brown sugar and black vinegar..
I rendered 4 strips of bacon that I had cut up and removed with slotted spoon and placed in a dish.
In the fat that was remaining I added a bit of Evoo and on high enough heat I cooked my lonely scallion..the cut up red onion..and cut up broccoli..added sliced garlic and szechuan peppercorns.
I cooked my noodles.
The rest is written up above..
If you enjoy this type of dish..try it.