Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Recipes, Spells and Potions....

I'm not sure what's up with my kitchen obsession these days - maybe a longing for autumn? It is, after all, the season of comfort foods, the season of the harvest...

Whatever it is, it's certainly making it's way into the work this week...

This is the most recent offering, listed on eBay now - an old fashioned recipe box. I love the little place on top to set the recipe card while you're working. Even in the age of internet recipes, where everything can be found with a click or two, and printed out, I have to admit I still love my hand written cards. Nothing beats recipes passed on from friends, or handed down through generations.

In fact, I should really share a couple of them here, perhaps as we get a little closer to autumn? I have an amazing pumpkin pie from scratch recipe. Once you try it, you'll never use canned pumpkin again.... Oh - and cider-baked butternut squash soup - sooooooooo good! (Note to self - must share favorite autumn recipes!)

Speaking of which, the latest work in progress is for recipes of a different sort, hehe - a new "Spells and Potions" chest. There's still quite a bit to be done on this one - painting, decoupage and the addition of some antique hardware. Here's a sneak peek...

I'd like to say it will be finished tomorrow, but I'm afraid tomorrow will find me down in Bryn Mawr with John, for a visit to the cardiac surgeon. Some major challenges ahead on that front, but I know we'll make it through.

I want to thank everyone for their well wishes and kind words, for the thoughts and prayers - they're much appreciated! I'll keep you posted as much as I'm able these next weeks and months, but between this latest challenge, all the works in progress, the commission schedule and the upcoming Ghoultide Gathering, I'm likely to be working every minute God sends. ;)

That's about it for now...I'm off to the Land of Nod now, determined to get more than four hours sleep for the first time in days. I can go along like that for ages, then just hit a wall and absolutely crave a good eight hours!

Until next time,
~ Carolee

7 comments:

softinthehead said...

Sending you and John "BIG HUGS" and positive energy! Keep me updated at what happens! Hang in there John! Pam

icandy... said...

Thinking of you...

Christina :)

Kathleen Coy said...

Will be thinking of you tomorrow, Carolee.
Love the new work, hand written recipe cards are the best! And yes - please post some Fall recipes as the time draws nearer. That soup sounds wonderful! :-)

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

I hope you got your sleep Carolee!! Love the recipe box and the potion box is looking good!
Laurie

William Bezek said...

So clever you are! An egg beater for a broomstick!! I hope all goes well with John. Good thoughts!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Carolee, One comment for this post and the previous one. You are being somewhat kitcheny, but I really like what is coming out of it. I am sending some strong energy your way for John. Loved your picture of the Black Eyed Susan's...of course.
♥, Susan

Designs By CK said...

Sending well wishes your way for John. Hope he will be OK!

Chris