What 10 below looks like…

What 10 below looks like…

100_0153, originally uploaded by As Kat Knits.

Winter is wreaking havoc here in my little corner of the world. When I woke up this morning, the air temperature was about 10 below.

It has managed to inch its way up to 16 out, not quite a heat wave, but at least it is working in the right direction!

Up next, a big bowl of homemade split pea soup and some fresh, hot, homemade crusty bread.

If it cannot be warm outside, at least I will be warm inside.

A baker's life for me!

A baker's life for me!

I have finished my Christmas knitting, what little there was of it this year. I have found that the desire to knit decreases exponentially to the increase in the number of hours I work in a day.

I will have my Christmas shopping done today.

I did my Christmas baking yesterday, and I thought I would share the recipe with you. These cookies are so incredibly delicious. I stumbled across them while searching for a molasses cookie recipe. The recipe is very simple – with just a few steps – but it makes a decadently rich and chewy cookie.

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Canned Summer…

Canned Summer…

Canned Summer…, originally uploaded by As Kat Knits.

As the temperatures climb back into the 90’s with a heat index to match, I am longing for some cooler weather.

However, I know that will not always be the case. Come about January 1 when it is cold and grey, summer will be a long forgotten memory.

Until I open some of this jam, that is. The warmth of summer will all come flooding back.

Sichuan Pork Noodles

Sichuan Pork Noodles

I have long been a fan of Lynne Rossetto Kasper’s The Splendid Table and some years ago, I began subscribing to her Weeknight Kitchen. It really is lovely, once a week I get an email with a recipe and some Lynne Food for Thought!

Over the years, she has sent out some wonderfully delicious recipes, and because they are a “Weeknight” meal, they are simple and easy to prepare.

This week’s recipe was no exception, but it was a departure for my usual Cooking Comfort Zone.

Amazingly, I had most of the ingredients in the house and only needed to get a couple of things – another key to her recipes, they are both good and made with ingredients you have in your pantry.

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