about that giveaway, though…

Shoshana, you recommended Ardent, by Janina Kallio— and you were also selected by the Random Number Generator! Would you send me your address, please, as well as a good paypal email address so I can hit you up for shipping?

Sorry it took me an extra day to make the announcement!

I spent a bit of this afternoon visiting Kate & Nancye at Dragonfly Fibers— they were having an Open House, so I took advantage of an opportunity to see their studio when the air conditioning would be on and actually making a difference. I’m completely unashamed to say I fell down and picked up a few skeins; it’s mostly work, a reknit of Theodosia and a colorwork cowl idea I’ve been kicking around.

At the Dragonfly Fibers studio open house this afternoon.

At the Dragonfly Fibers studio open house this afternoon.

Of course, it isn’t like I didn’t pick out colors I love, and I’ll be keeping my samples, so yeah, it’s a kind of cheating, but it’s the sort of cheating I can write off at the end of the year.

A new giveaway, before I leave you: I have a slightly light (3.8 oz), caked skein of Oleander Nymph in Skinny Bugga waiting for the person who helps us find our next dinner in the comments. We aren’t picky eaters, but there are a few things that make it a little tricky: Sam can’t eat corn in any form, Kiddo is a vegetarian, and we’re trying to keep dinners as quick/ simple as possible in the evenings, because Baltimore is swiftly turning into a humid sweaty summer mess. Random Number Generator will make the final decision; leave a comment with a link or a recipe below to enter and I’ll run the RNG this coming Tuesday! Oh, and there’s more stuff in the shop, but I’ve been updating steadily as the week has been moving along.

Look, it's so lonely. Don't you want to bring this skein home with you?

Look, it’s so lonely. Don’t you want to bring it home with you?

  One thought on “about that giveaway, though…

  1. June 20, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    How about Curried Potatoes with Poached Eggs? Quick, cheap, tasty, and fits your restrictions 🙂 Budget Bytes is my go-to when I’m trying to find something new to incorporate into our meal plan. http://www.budgetbytes.com/2015/05/curried-potatoes-with-poached-eggs/

  2. Sierra Hairie
    June 20, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    This is one of my favorites and it can be easily made vegetarian. Sauté broccoli with garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice. Toss with pasta and Italian sausage (cooked and sliced). Salt, pepper, red pepper flakes to taste. Optional is grated cheese.

  3. Marie aka Rubenesque
    June 20, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Pita pizzas – top a pita with sauce, shredded mozzarella or provolone, your favorite veggies like mushrooms, onions, peppers, olives, broccoli, whatever, then sprinkle parmesan on top and cook at 450 for 5-10 minutes. Or broil in the toaster oven. Whatever makes the least amount of heat.

    Or, grill skewered veggies outside. Cut a pineapple into rings or planks and grill for dessert. Serve over ice cream. No heating up the kitchen at all!

  4. June 20, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Gazpacho! It’s so yummy and cold and vegetarian and it can be made really quickly. My friend, who lives in your state, gave me her recipe, which is excellent, along with a recipe for cottage cheese croquettes, which she likes to eat with it. She blends up the gazpacho in the morning and has it in the fridge all day, so it’s nice and chilled by dinner time. The croquettes cook up very fast and are a great texture treat with the cold soup. This recipe is similar to the one I use. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/gazpacho-51121580 My friend’s cottage cheese croquettes were little more than cottage cheese balls rolled in bread crumbs and quickly pan fried, but they were delicious.

  5. June 21, 2015 at 2:01 am

    capreze salad. OR arugula pesto in a pita with cherry tomatoes. Mmmmm.

  6. June 21, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    We make a rice and lentil salad with a lemon-basil dressing that’s awesome. We use olives and feta, green onions, shredded carrots, red bell peppers, and tomatoes. Alas, I can’t find the recipe online. It’s a bit of work (it just isn’t the same without lemon zest), but it’s very make-ahead friendly.

    • June 25, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks for this idea, Lily! Could you send me an email at onmytiptoes(AT)gmail.com? The Random Number Generator chose YOU for that skein of Skinny Buuga above! Congrats!!

      • June 26, 2015 at 9:13 am

        Email sent!

  7. Knittin With Kittens
    June 21, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    Salad! A big salad is so quick and tasty, especially when it’s warm out! Plus, it’s fun to set everything out and let the family create their own. 🙂

  8. Jenny
    June 22, 2015 at 7:50 am

    How about grilling? I love grilled burgers and/or eggplant. That way, the cooking heat stays outside, and the house stays cooler.

  9. mamacharm
    June 23, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    does the kiddo eat eggs? if so, poached egg with sauteed kale on toast (and a smear of brie) has been my go to. ten minutes tops.

  10. June 23, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I would love that skein!

    I keep a vegetarian kitchen and I like quick, easy, tasty dinners, so I may be able to help. My latest favorite is ramen with stir fry veggies and tofu. I found nice ramen (not Top) at Whole Foods. The first step is to remember to press the tofu. Then I cook the ramen for 4 minutes in broth I make my dumping garlic powder, onion powder, and fresh ground pepper into the water. Drain the ramen and toss the broth. I stir fry some frozen veggies in olive oil, put them aside, and then stir fry the tofu for a bit. Finally, I stir fry the ramen just a little. Toss it all together with teriyaki sauce, salt, and pepper, and you have an amazing meal! You can marinate the tofu in teriyaki before cooking if you feel like it, but it’s still great if you don’t. Thanks for the giveaway.

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