I should have posted questions about the loom and quilt sooner...you guys were so quick to answer my call for help! Thanks to Patty for coming up with the directions to the loom. And thanks to John (Quilt Dad) and Becky for directing me to the name and directions for making the block. It's called a Flying Swallow, and there are directions for making it right here.
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I had some fun in the kitchen today when I set out to use up a bundle of root vegetables hanging out in our vegetable drawer this week. I usually stick to recipes closely, but this time I got a little bit creative. I roasted some turnips, carrots, onions, garlic and parsnips with some olive oil, rosemary, thyme and sage at 450 degrees for about an hour. Then I added the vegetables to 6 cups of vegetable stock and some canned whole tomatoes. Once everything was boiling, I pureed it with my immersion blender and let it simmer for a while.
And, while I had some peeled turnips on my hands, I made up a batch of turnip fries. Melissa blogged about these fries this summer and I finally got around to making some myself. I highly modified her recipe due to lack of the spices it called for in my collection. I covered the fries in smoked paprika, aleppo pepper and a dash of turmeric. Turnips are one of my favorite vegetables and this batch of fries were really delicious.