September 27, 2008

Sailing, Salsa and Socks

I've been a bad blogger lately so this post is a pathetic attempt at making up for lost time. A couple of weeks ago Jon and I went sailing aboard the Friend Ship which has become a summer tradition for us since moving to Vermont.

It was a beautifully warm and breezy day in September; perfect for sailing on Lake Champlain, (though we have yet to see "Champy").

Vermont is home to many local farms and purveyors of artisan foods, however the state severely suffers when it comes to good Mexican food. Growing up in Southern California I was practically raised on the flavors of Baja so I resorted to purchasing a couple of books on Mexican cuisine. The recipes found in "¡BAJA! Cooking On The Edge" by Deborah M. Schneider have been successful in satisfying my cravings. Shown here is a picture of the first (of many) recipes I've already tried, Salsa al Comal (Roasted Tomato Salsa) and it was delicious!

Finally, I've been unsuccessful once again at knitting socks. Maybe the third time will be a charm. These socks were knit toe-up and I was well on my way until I discovered 7 1/4" later that apparently I knit much tighter when knitting with two colors of yarn. I did learn how to pick up stitches to start shaping the heel, but I may apply that technique to the thumb on some winter mittens before I attempt another pair of socks.

1 comment:

Devonshire said...

The socks look great. Sorry to hear they were too tight. Sailing what fun! Yummy salsa too.