Be mine
Thursday February 13th 2014, 11:26 pm
Filed under: Family,Food,Knit,LYS

The first Babcock peach blossom, opened today as expected, and the other two peach trees. All in a year’s growth.

I finished the aqua silk shawl, I finished the aqua silk shawl! With about two yards left on the cone while the last pattern repeat was over 5000 stitches. So close. I would have liked to have done at least an extra row knit plain at the bottom but I just didn’t dare chance it. Good thing I stopped.

And…I came into Purlescence late tonight.

I had made a blueberry cake (with a little fresh-squeezed Meyer lemon added) for Valentine’s breakfast tomorrow, and I’d been waiting for it to be done before I could go.

I pulled it out of the oven with one hand with a toothpick in the other to test it–and that’s when I found out the oven mitt I’d grabbed had a spot where the insulation had worn through, and in my sudden scramble to get Don and Cliff’s pan to the stove fast before I burned my hand any further, I tripped over my own foot.

Now, it’s a running joke here as to which of us is the klutzier, but I think I took the cake on this one. I called out to Richard to come and see, because it was funny if nothing else: a third had landed in a clean saute pan on the stove, safe! Some of course had landed on the stove, but most stayed more or less inside the pan, even if not quite arranged the same way.

Four cups was a lot of blueberries–it was supposed to be three. I goofed.

He came around the corner in a hurry, wanting to help–just as I, while trying to finally put that cake pan the rest of the way carefully down, managed to flip the handle on the saute pan, blueberry shrapnel suddenly firing right at him.

He said something about how he could only make it worse and backed out of there fast.

Tomorrow we shall beat a tasty re-treat on this thing.

I know the old name for these cakes was blueberry buckle but I don’t think that’s what they intended.

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It sounds like you were filming a slapstick comedy! I’m happy there are no lasting injuries. That blueberry thingy looks yummy, even if it is a little disheveled.

Comment by Jody 02.14.14 @ 5:43 am

Hey, Alison, my kids really love the buckle when made with cranberries. I probably more than double the fruit from the recipe I have, mixing some (a lot) with the batter and deluging the top. Great stuff.


Comment by morgan 02.14.14 @ 6:35 am

It may not look presentation-pretty, but I bet it tasted wonderful!

Comment by DebbieR 02.14.14 @ 7:33 am

So, how is the hand? I know the blueberry crumble/buckle was yummy.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 02.14.14 @ 9:43 am

Oh, man! That’s a scene right out of my Klumsy Kitchen! It looks delicious, even if it wasn’t perfect…I can almost smell the blueberries and lemon from here!

Comment by Pam 02.14.14 @ 11:32 am

I love the contrast between your completing the complex aqua silk shawl with its 5,000 stitches and the buckled blueberry buckle. I am glad there was no lasting harm done with the buckle.

Also glad that your relationship with your sweetie hasn’t buckled. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.

Comment by RobinM 02.14.14 @ 5:06 pm

The proof is in the buckle?

And what beautiful flowers for Valentine’s Day!

Comment by Channon 02.14.14 @ 6:52 pm

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