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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Alana Dakos is Never Not Knitting

While blog surfing one day I discovered the blog Never Not Knitting by Alana Dakos. While scrolling through her original designs along the sidebar of her blog I found an archive of Podcasts. I've never listened to a Podcast so I decided to listen to Episode 1 while I finished my web surfing. I enjoyed that episode so much I immediately downloaded all 22 available Never Not Knitting Podcasts. I am slowly getting caught up, listening to one episode per night. Alana does such a super job with the podcast, it is simple yet well thought out. There are reoccuring themes such as Product Reviews and Stories from Listeners. What I enjoy most about the podcast is how much I can relate to the knitting obsessed mentality, Alana's style is conversational which quite often reveals quirky habits that make me laugh out loud and think "That's hilarious, I do that too!". I have made it as far as episode 9 thanks to a double dose last night during some late night knitting. With a friendly voice and down to earth attitude I can see why Alana's Never Not Knitting Podcast has aquired such a following. If you are as crazy about knitting as I am you will certainly enjoy listening!

...and did I mention the theme song is hilarious!

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Tomatoes are Turning

Our tomatoes started to turn a few weeks ago. There has been no shortage of tomatoes in our house since then...

Our Cherokee Purples sunbathing on the window ledge.

Cherokee Purples are new to me, they look very similar to Heirloom Tomatoes, I'm sure someone can tell me whether they are or not. They are beautiful to look at and so delicious, very juicy with a mild flavor, very little acidity. I will grow these again.

These Romas are patiently waiting for my Mother's arrival this Wednesday. They are to become a small batch of my Mum's infamous Basic Tomato Sauce.

Our Sweet 100's are by far the greatest producers. Again this is my first year growing this variety and I will not be growing them again. They are very acidic and taste alot like tomato juice, Elsie won't eat them and she loves tomatoes. The plum sized tomatoes are Camparis, we raised the plants from seed and have been very anxious to see if the fruit would hold up to the store bought tomatoes. They are just as sweet and delicious but with one major flaw, the skin is very tough... hmm. The little guys outside of the plastic shell are Sugar Snacks, they are nice and sweet, I will be growing these again aswell. We only have one plant so we treasure what little fruit we harvest from it.

The tomato patch. They are caged... and staked... and out of control!