My stick with holes.

I needed something to help organize my circular knitting needles.

Nick to the rescue!

He made me a stick, with holes in it. I labeled the holes with transparent labeling tape.



See that leather strap? Know where it comes from? HA! Nicks pants! That gives me quite a laugh.

And here it is in use.


I absolutely love it, it works great, and even looks rather interesting hanging on my wall.

What does Shells eat?

Now that I do not eat much meat, I have found a few things that I think are so good that I rarely crave meat anymore.

First up, Tabbouleh. The first time I had it, I didn’t like it, the flavors were so very different from what I was used to. The second time, it tasted “interesting.” The third time I decided I wanted more. After that I was hooked and at this point I am fairly certain I could eat it every day.


J originally told me that it cannot be prepared except for chopping all the parsley very small by hand. I kept saying that we should try a food processor. He said that in his experience it made the parsley mushy and ruined the dish. I finally convinced him that if I used a salad spinner and then chopped the parsley in my food processor. He was amazed at how fast it went and how much easier it was. Now he doesn’t like to make the dish at all without the use of my food processor. BTW, the dish above I made myself.

My second favorite is lentil salad.

Lentils, brown rice, and fried onions:


On top of that I will put salad with homemade olive oil/garlic/lemon dressing:


Sooooo delish!  I just love it.  The onions get so sweet and add this very interesting flavor, while the lentils give a bit of a different texture than just eating salad.