Monday, 24 May 2010

Pretty Please Socks

I just finished my Pretty Please Socks - from the January 2008 Sockaholics club (Make 1 Yarn Studio) - in Cherry Tree Hill Merino Sock Yarn.


I loved knitting the socks but I'm not sure how they'll wear because I went up to a US1.5 needle to get the lace to go over my heel but I was getting stockinette gauge on US0...


Just a few modifications - I worked 15 rounds of ribbing instead of 6, picked up more stitches at the start of the gusset, and twisted the stitches in the first row after picking up the stitches on the heel flap.


Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Kale - Garlic - Tomato Pizza

I wasn't going to post about this meal. I was going to knit on my second Pretty Please sock (no pictures yet, sorry). But as I sat here, looking outside, I kept thinking about how good the pizza was, and how great is the taste that currently fills my mouth (aftertaste? that sounds somewhat negative). And I thought that I couldn't not tell you about it, especially seeing how little I post around here.


It doesn't have a fancy name - Kale, Garlic & Tomato pizza - and it doesn't come with a pizza crust recipe (though there are gluten free crust recipes on the same blog - I used a different one) - but the taste! My only real modification was to use 6 cloves of garlic instead of 3-6 T... It was plenty garlic-y, so perhaps the author meant clove instead of tablesppon. I also used less chilli flakes because I'm pretty sensitive to spice. She isn't exaggerating when she instructs you to pile on the kale - I spread out the kale pretty evenly to start and then added more in the centre, I used 4-5 leaves minus the stems, but my pizza could have handled more. In the future I might add more tomato so that its flavor is more prominent.


I definitely recommend this recipe - for gluten and non-gluten eaters alike.