breakfast :: in the studio


All organic: mint tea with soymilk & agave nectar, strauss yogurt & mixed berries, raw sharp cheddar, gluten-free cornbread muffins.


I love to close the door sometimes.  And to pour so much tea that it will take at least 3 hours to sip.  A quick-to-prepare snacky kinda breakfast means more time stitching, more time felting, more time sketching.  (I'm breathing in...still...still...ahhhhhh)
And what's better than eating next to my girls?  I have to be careful not to get my fabric all greasy...I gave this Morse machine away to my girlfriend Margarita for her son.  Then my Grandma came in a dream & told me to get her machine back.  What the heck was I thinking???


There's absolutely no point to this picture.  But it was an old banner & I just couldn't let it go to waste.  We did start using that l little "Knitting Nancy" spool on the right this summer.  We didn't know how, & our friend Mit taught us.  He's a really interesting teacher who's taught at a "democratic unschool" where students decide when they're ready to go to a class & what classes, & everyone votes on school policy & discipline & whatnot.  And he's a fabulous dad to his girls, as you might imagine.  We walked over to his cabin next door &  they were all knitting, Emily, who's...oh, is she 10?  And Sophie, who's 7 & Mitt, who made the sweetest hat & gifted it to Kai (!!), which I'll show you later, & Marcie the mama.  She was actually doing this AMAZING crochet-bead-thing.  She was so cute, showing me her reading glasses with a sheepish smile, then busting out a crochet hook so tiny I literally couldn't see the hook.  But she makes these crocheted bead ropes that are off the hook & unlike anything I've ever tried.  I love that Marcie.  While I dream of acreage, the East Coast, a pond & a garden, she only dreams of my college town, with it's organic co-op, giant farmer's markets & nonstop bike lanes.  We have so much fun together.  We all sat for a spell, our two families, everyone knitting a bit.

I can't find my recipe for those muffins, so here's something!!  Corndogs!!

Gluten-Free CornDogs

10 Tofu Pups or other Pups...
1 1/2 C. mixed masa/fine & medium cornmeal
1/2 C. honey
1 t. dijon mustard
1 Egg or Egg replacer
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 C. soymilk or water
1 T. Olive Oil
1 inch Olive Oil

Set up: Lay 2 paper towels on a plate to soak up oil.  Heat oil 'till shimmery.

Mix all batter ingredients.  Dip Pups in batter & fry to golden.  Don't crowd pan.  These freeze really well.