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You know the ads that are in facebook? The ones by my profile that I see all the time are Wellpregnancy Childbirth, Fertility Flower, and How To Get Pregnant Quick. I'm just saying.

I want this book. Should remember to request it when it comes out: Embroidery Companion: Classic Designs for Modern Living, by Alicia Paulson.

Monday, May 03, 2010



Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thursday, December 18, 2008

basic pizza dough recipe at epicurious

1 teaspoon active dry yeast
2/3 cup warm water (105° to 115° F)
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
olive oil for the bowl

Sprinkle the yeast over the water. Let stand 1 minute, or until the yeast is creamy. Stir until the yeast dissolves.

In a large bowl, combine the 2 cups flour and the salt. Add the yeast mixture and stir until a soft dough forms. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead, adding more flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.

Lightly coat a large bowl with oil. Place the dough in the bowl, turning it to oil the top. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in a warm, draft-free place and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.

Flatten the dough with your fist. Cut the dough into 2 pieces and shape the pieces into balls. Flatten the dough slightly. Dust the tops with flour. Place the balls of dough on a floured surface and cover each with plastic wrap, allowing room for the dough to expand. Let rise 60 minutes, or until doubled.

Basic Savory Pie Dough:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 sticks butter, cut into small cubes

1 pinch baking powder

6 to 10 tablespoons ice water

Combine the flour and salt in a bowl. Add the lard and work it in with your hands until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, working it in with your hands. Add only as much as you need to make a smooth ball of dough.

Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and place it on a lightly floured surface. For 2 crusts, cut the dough in 2 and put the second half back in the refrigerator.

For each crust, roll the dough out on the floured surface into a circle about 12 inches in diameter and 1/8-inch thick. Gently fold the circle of dough in half and then in half again so that you can lift it without tearing it, and unfold into a 9-inch pie pan. Fill and proceed as directed in the recipe.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

amy winehouse - rehab
ting tings
black kids - teach your boyfriend how to dance
ra ra riot
okkerville river
decemberists - wonder
decemberists - barbary allen
decemberists - valerie plame
decemberists - sons & daughters
decemberists - we both go down together
justin roberts - meltdown
ralph's world - coffee
mates of state - only offer
the editors
* that song that was on PASTE about old houses*
secret agent 23 skidoo - blue grasshopper
spearhead - hole in the bucket
* that hop-hop-hippity song
* the day after halloween
gustafer yellowgold - pine cone lovely
Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
Santagold - Lights Out
smiths - ask
smiths - panic
siouxie - the passenger
The Clash - London Calling
dan bern - marilyn?

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Dude. Gotta find: Son Lux - At Home With Walls and Mazes (robin's fave from best of 2008)

also: search LJ for this year