A very happy Tuesday to you all...to those of you sweltering in the heat I feel for you. I apologize in advance for telling you that here in Southern California we are enjoying perfect weather - it's about 65 degrees with bluebird skies at 8am. I have a movie date with my boys this afternoon to see HP 7.2 but am compelled to admit that I've not seen HP 7.1. Now that my boys are older I rarely see movies with my boys anymore so HP 7.1 just passed me by. A movie I won't be missing in the theater is Coyboys and Aliens - I never pass up a chance to see Daniel Craig on the big screen.
|Who's with me ladies?|
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My Little Glam Bag - pattern by Pink Sand Beach Designs.
|My Little Glam Bag|
The winner for my 100th blogpost giveway was Debbie from A Quilter's Table. Not only is she a very talented quilter but she blogs about food. Her Tuesdays at the Table feature is a favorite of mine. Please go check out her blog at aquilterstable.blogspot.com
Gloria from Escondido e-mailed me about the "1800's Club" she belongs to. They meet at The Crazy 9 Patch Quilt Shop in Ramona, CA. The club gets together to share and sew about the history of quilts with a focus on the Civil War Era. Wished I lived closer to Ramona as I would love to be a part of this group.
The San Diego Quilt Show is coming up - September 8-10, 2011. I will be going to this show and would love to meet with any listeners on Saturday, September 10th in the morning. Send me an e-mail or comment if you want to meet up.
|Long Beach Quilt Festival|
The Long Beach Quilt Festival is just around the corner! I'll be meeting up with listener Ann from Santa Barbara on Saturday, July 30th at 12:45pm just before the 1:00pm showing of Stitched - the quilting documentary. Send me an e-mail or comment if you want to join us.
I met Eileen Wintermute, a local Southern California quilter during the Southern California Quilt Run a few weeks ago. She will have a quilt on display in the Bridges exhibit at the Long Beach Quilt Festival. Please visit her blog at http://eileenwintemute.blogspot.com/ and view her gorgeous mixed media and art quilts.
Last up for the podcast was food - Tuscan Lemon Chicken and Garlic Ciabatta Bread both recipes from Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics cookbook by Ina Garten.
Cooking a whole chicken on the grill intrigued me as we had never tried it before. I bought a 4 pound chicken, cut down the backbone and flattened it. After cutting out the breastbone, I placed it in the garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, rosemary and S&P marinade for about four hours. The chicken was very good and I will make it again although it took quite a bit longer on the grill than is explained in the recipe. Recipe said 12-15 minutes per side but it really took about 45 minutes total. Lemons on the grill - very tasty!
|It's a well used grill.|
|Garlic Ciabatta Bread - to die for.|
|Dinner is served.|
Saturday night's dinner was a hit with two new recipes that I'll make again. Tuscan Lemon Chicken, Garlic Ciabatta Bread, grilled lemon halves, assorted grilled veggies and orzo and paired with a glass of Sangiovese, made for a great meal.
What are you cooking for dinner tonight?