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The Pooling-On-Purpose Project
Knit Your Tail Off, Vol.1
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Sumptuous Silk Bags
Knit Your Tail Off, Vol. 2
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Fry Bacon. Add Onions: The Valentine
Family & Friends Cookbook:
five generations of good eating
is now available to be ordered online:
- Paperback: 178
- ISBN-10: 0978594045
- ISBN-13: 978-097859404
In this combination memoir and family cookbook
blogger and novelist Kathleen Valentine combines 30 posts from her
blog with nearly 400 recipes collected from family and friends. Growing
up in a "mostly Pennsylvania Dutch" family she collected and recorded
recipes from grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, cousins, friends,
etc. which were combined in the first Valentine Family & Friends
Cookbook published in 1981. This was expanded in the 1992 edition and
now, in this third edition, nearly 400 recipes combine with essays
recording memories of growing up in rural Pennsylvania and photographs
from six generations.
Essays topics include making sauerkraut and soltz (sultz) (a German
pickled meat loaf), toasting marshmallows and catching fireflies, the old-country
Christmas traditions of making stollen and visits from Belsnickle, old world
ghost stories, their grandmother's quilts, and more.
Traditional family recipes include schmarn, panhaas, moultasha, a variety
of sausage recipes, hassenpfeffer, and liver dumplings, a wide variety
of pickles and relishes, as well as keuchels (a type of fried dough),
apple dumplings, and rhubarb crisps and pies. Contemporary recipes from the younger
generations of the Valentine family expand the collection with everything from
dips and cocktails to chowders, cakes and cookies. Among the more popular recipes
first featured on Valentine's blog are:
Though this collection is a memoir in food of the
Valentine family it could be the story of any first, second and third generation
- three maple syrup pies
- apricot-apple crisp with maple cream
- caramel peachy-pear pandowdy
- honey & white peach pie
- Pennsylvania Dutch hot and sour soup
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Mermaid Shawl & other Beauties: Shawls, Cocoons and Wraps
by Kathleen Valentine
Why do what has already been done? More than
a book of patterns, The Mermaid Shawl & other Beauties,
is designed to help knitters create their own works of knitted
lace art. The featured shawl was introduced in 2005 on Kathleen
Valentine’s blog and subsequently described in a knit-along
but throughout the knit-along Valentine encouraged knitters to
make different choices to make their shawl unique to them. Now,
using the same principles, she offers techniques, diagrams, charts
and tips that offer knitters the opportunity to make choices
and decisions that will make each shawl their own unique creation.
The book contains instruction for three versatile shawl styles,
how to turn a rectangular shawl into a cocoon, a chapter on knitting
on the bias, and an original short-story, The Mermaid Shawl*,
inspired by the featured shawl.
The Mermaid Shawl shown here knit in suri alpaca.
Emily's Shawl shown here knit in wool-angora.
Beth's Shawl, shown here knit in silk-cashmere.
The Shawl of Falling Leaves and Shooting Stars shown here knit
in Andean wool.
The Black Cashmere Cocoon shown here knit in cashmere-silk.
Sampler Stole shown here knit in silk-mohair.
The Rose Shearwater Wrap shown here knit in alpaca-silk.
The Silk Chenille Wrap shown here knit in rayon-silk chenille.
SAMPLE PAGES FROM THE BOOK