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October 19, 2007

Friday musings and the great pumpkin…

Filed under: Morning Musings, Recipes — jackie @ 1:49 pm

Good afternoon readers…

It’s getting close to that time when little ghoulish creatures run around in the street and knock on your door begging for sweets.

If you’re one of those folks that really gets into the spirit of halloween why not consider surface carving your pumpkin instead of the traditional hollow carving. Lee Valley tools has a tutorial with some tips on surface carving your pumpkins here.

The DIY Network has a group of video tutorials on pumpkin carving, sculpting and painting.

Watch this video podcast from Make Magazine and learn how to make cool vampire fangs.

Obligitory food content (For Clara :o )…last night I made some quick apple turnovers using filo dough for the crust. Basically I took about four layers of dough and brushed them with butter. Added about a cup of peeled apples that had been mixed with lemon juice as well as sugar and cinnamon to tase. Then folded over the dough and brushed a little butter on top and then sprinkled it with a little sugar. 20 mins in the oven at about 400 degrees. They were good and made a light evening snack to go perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea. Easy enough that even a non baker can make them.

In the not too distant future I really want to make these peach turnovers and these rolls. Oh and this cake. Anybody have a birthday coming up soon?

Of note in the bookbinding world…

Here is a nice little tutorial on making a post and screw bound album from the Alternativephotography.com site.

I hope everyone has a great day.

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