Sunday, June 10, 2007

Cupcakes, Knitters and Rhubarb

On Friday night, Mr. Happy and I went to the esteemed Ms. Poppy-loo's birthday bash - Cupcakes and Karaoke! Here are just some of results of the cupcake decorating:



I would love to claim artistic rights to these amazingly decorated cupcakes, but alas, the moment I finished decorating mine, I stood over Poppy's sink and snorfed down the entire thing.

On Saturday, after a successful yardsale, I headed over to the Worldwide Knit in Public event at the Public Gardens. Henry was well received by the crowd. When he wasn't smooching Lynne, he was soothing Grace's tears:



He's considering a career in childcare, but I wonder who would leave him alone babysitting (seriously, hide the keys to the liquor cabinet).

On my way home, after watching Mr. Knit move a train, I came across this "lobster graveyard".



These poor crustaceans seem to have met an untimely end. (For those of you who are looking at this and thinking "What the heck?" - the lobster shells will help improve the soil.) Mike? That photo is for you - do you know where it is? (No hints, anyone - this is part of a challenge.)

This evening I jumped the neighbour's fence again to steal some rhubarb. I was hoping to make rhubarb jam tonight, but I don't have a pot big or deep enough to boil the jars. I also don't have a canning rack, so if anyone has one they can loan me, I'll give you lots of jam in return. I thought I had the whole thing under control (Dutch oven + cooling rack) but then discovered that I wouldn't be able to submerge the jars deep enough. Sigh.


A Saturday sky photo taken in the Dartmouth Commons yesterday - I was sprawled in the grass waiting for a cloud to roll by

9 comments:

  1. I have a *very* deep pot you can borrow. I can bring it Tuesday if you like, but I don't want to lug it into the Munk... so I may have to give you a drive home again too... Let me know.

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  2. Um, I have a large stock pot that's just sitting in storage, I think...but Poppy's probably closer.

    Was that Josef Stalin on a cupcake? Did I just invent a new epithet? JOSEF STALIN ON A CUPCAKE, WHERE DID YOU LEARN TO DRIVE?

    I think I did.

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  3. Hehheh. I love it, I am going to put "Joseph Stalin on a cupcake" into my vocab!

    I warned Ben there would be pics of me kissing other men on the internet. Please send me a copy of that. Please!

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  4. Mmm... cupcakes... Your baking always looks so yummy.

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  5. I have to admit- I didn't make those cupcakes. It was "decorate your own" at the party and the birthday girl provided the cupcakes. They were delicious!

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  6. I want a cupcake but skinny people don't eat cupcakes.
    Sigh.

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  7. Hmm.. I'm trying to place the fence (since I can't identify those particular lobsters) -- could be Leighton - Dillman park, but I don't have any idea at the moment which end of the park it coudl be on. Nice dandelions, though.

    Love, love, LOVE the dictator cupcake idea. Awesome.

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  8. Oooh, wait. Halifax Public gardens?

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  9. "Joseph Stalin on a cupcake" clearly must become part of my vocabulary. Speaking of cupcakes, have you seen these? She has also posted a tutorial.

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