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Apologies for taking so long to edit this episode!
Culling my stash – possible yarn swap event! “Yarn it Forward”
Still on a short knitting hiatus
Knit to Flatter Craftsy Class with Amy Herzog
On the Needles
Old Romance by Joji Locatelli
Cape Mod from Sew-Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp
from Essentially Feminine Knits by Lene Samsoe
Seasonless by Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook
Finished: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
Currently Reading: Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
More X-files, more Fringe
Waiting for Grimm
Watermelons are a danger to society
Watermelon – Lavender Martinis (from Self Magazine)
I would probably make the simple syrup a 1:1 ratio, half a cup sugar, half a cup water, but either version would work. I think the watermelon juice provides extra sweetness, but most simple syrups are 1:1.
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon culinary lavender buds
4 cups cubed fresh watermelon
4 ounces vodka or gin
4 sprigs lavender or 4 small pansies
In a small saucepan, bring sugar, buds and 1/2 cup water to a simmer over medium heat; cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves, 1 minute. Cool simple syrup to room temperature; strain out and discard buds. In a blender, process melon until smooth. Strain; reserve juice in a large pitcher; discard pulp. Add syrup, alcohol and ice; stir. Strain into 4 glasses; garnish with lavender sprigs.