May 24, 2010


The owl vest is already off the needles and does not fit Fernanda’s baby. He’s only 5 months old, but he is wearing an equivalent of a 2 year-old boy(exaggerating a bit)- Oh, well… there I go once again try to knit something that fits him. I decided for the surprise baby jacket from Zimmermann’s book, The Opinionated Knitter and this time, it’d better to fit, because this yarn is way too pricey and it is the best yarn I have ever bought.
I got it two weeks ago and I felt in love with it. I am seriously contemplating buying a different colorway for future projects. The lady from the store seems to be a nice lady and after sending her an e-mail thanking her for the stunning yarn she wrote me back a short and sweet note:
“Thanks Gisley!
I really needed that email. My heart is all warm and fuzzy. I have a teen so this is a rare and wonderful state for me to treasure! I’m really glad you like your yarn. That’s *so* important to me!
Meg aka Twisted Dyer"
Of course I will go back to buy from her again. Of cooourse!!!! Yeap! Like I need an excuse to buy more yarn....
By the way, I love exotic tastes and this past weekend I made a shrimp and green apple salad and it was served with this dressing:

Apple and Shrimp Salad
2 lbs. shrimp, cooked and peeled
4 medium apples, (Granny Smith, unpeeled and cubed)
4 ripe avocados
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup ketchup
6 drops of hot sauce
2 Tbsp. cognac
2 Tbsp. dry sherry
2 tsp. Cherchies® Lem'n Dill Seasoning


●Cut shrimp into 2 to 3 pieces. Set aside in mixing bowl. ●Slice avocado in half, discard the pit. Scoop out avocado meat with a spoon (you will use the shell for serving). Cube avocado meat and add apples and avocado to the shrimp in mixing bowl. ●In a separate bowl, blend remaining ingredients to make a dressing. Add this dressing to shrimp mixture and toss to coat evenly. ●Spoon salad mixture into avocado shells. ●Place the shells on a bed of lettuce before serving.

Serves 8(I modified by not using avocado,cognac and sherry)

I eyeball the ingredients and by doing so, the first bite tasted a little spicy, so watch out for the amount of hot sauce.
This salad is perfect to be savored with a nice glass of dry white wine. Enjoy it!!

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