(Eliot, George, and Graham Handley, ed. Daniel Deronda. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009. Print.)
(Modified version of this recipe)
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup cold butter or margarine, cubed
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- chopped basil leaves
- 4 mushrooms, finely diced
- In a bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In another bowl, combine the egg, milk, cheese and pesto. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times. Transfer to a greased baking sheet. Pat into a 10-in. circle; cut into eight wedges but do not separate. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
• "And I was desolate and sick of an old passion" ~ Ernest Dowson
⁃ also: "I have forgot much, Cynara!"
• "Look at the stars! Look, look up at the skies! / O look at all the fire-folk sitting in the air!" ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins
• "Lugs" is Scottish for "ears"
Today I am playing a game I like to call Pretend To Be Productive.
It involves me posting my projects on Ravelry (which is exciting; I love Ravelry!) in the hope that some bored soul on the knitterwebs will see it and think I'm doing things with my life other than delaying this whole studying business, thus somehow translating into me actually having accomplished something... (?)
In the spirit of such things it seemed only right to include it in my personal journal, in the hope that Future Me will see it and think I'm doing something with my life et cetera et cetera.
Hey Future Me! I am knitting an alpaca scarf
in the summertime.
I started this pattern as something to occupy my hands during movies and then had to figure out what to do with it and it eventually just turned into a pouch. Credit to the five-year-old next to me during a long plane flight for her excellent advice and some help stitching too. We agreed that we could make it look like a hungry critter with a big mouth using button eyes. (Hence the paper arms I gave him for the purposes of his fashion shoot.) His name is Ziggy.