Did you miss your spring cleaning this year? It’s not too late to get your clean on. The longer days of summer are perfect to clean a spinning wheel and other gear, a day I devote to my spindles and wheels. After all, if I expect them to be with me into the future, I need to take care of them now.
I have a confession: spinning wasn’t my first fiber love. The year was 2002, and a fetching handknitted and fulled tote bag on display in my local yarn shop seduced me. I wasn’t even a knitter yet, but the bag beckoned me to take the plunge, and I discovered the magical world of fulling and felting wool.
Sweet and smoky blueberry chipotle ketchup makes a perfect addition to all manner of grilled foods; it's great in place of barbecue sauce on chicken legs and meaty portobello mushrooms. See the recipe »
Rustic sour-milk pancakes make for a delicious breakfast, especially when topped stewed blueberries and maple syrup. This recipe is adapted from Edna Lewis' The Taste of Country Cooking (Knopf, by Tim Mazurek for his column Back of the Bookshelf.