Saturday, December 10, 2011

Loukoumades & Sunshine

16.past.noon

16 past noon on Saturday. All of our ornament & decking boxes are piled up on the dining room table. Sunshine is pouring in. Loukoumades are rising on the kitchen counter. Under a towel I made more than 3 years ago, which has held up quite nicely. I'm so glad I've used it. I hope we have enough honey. Getting the tree today.

xo, AM

19 comments:

  1. Lovely. Is this towel made out of quilter's cotton? I would love to know what you used to make this and if it is double sided?

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  2. It is a kokka cotton from a few years ago, sort of heavier than standard quilting cotton, its a project from my first book. Just single sided :)

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  3. Yum! We make a similar sweet fried dough called Pinulata. The honey syrup is the best part, imho!!

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  4. Mmmmmmm, loukoumades and Christmas decorating.
    Go together almost as well as loukoumathes fried in the the year's new olive oil--fresh from the mill a day or two after the olives are picked. Truly does have a flavor of the fresh outdoors. And, God willing, we'll be doing just that in a few short weeks with your brother.

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  5. My mouth is watering at the thoughts! I've not seen them in the UK but the recipe is now bookmarked :)

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  6. So fun to see the towel I know from your first book in use:)

    Loukoumades look delicious. Like a Greek version of dutch oliebols. Or oliebols are the dutch version of loukoumades :)

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  7. Anna Maria... you delight me! From a kitchen towel, to visions of decorating and gathering, and now imagining the aroma and taste of your loukoumades... all sweet as honey, all inspiring and cheering. Merry Advent, dear friend.

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  8. What a lovely glimpse into your afternoon. And that towel is beautiful. Love the colours!

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  9. I would SOOOOO love to make those for my kids and hubby. We were just talking about them last night ... any leads on good recipes for them?

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  10. i love that tea towel and recognize it from Seams to Me. i've considered making them for christmas gifts in the past, but always end up in a time crunch and buying them from anthropologie instead. thanks for the inspiration again! maybe after christmas i'll make a few for myself.
    happy decorating!

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  11. Linda Ash3:41 PM

    I really like your site and blog!! You have some great ideas! Must try some of that black mint tea!!

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  12. I love making stuff to be used. Real, real, real. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  13. love your great sence of color!

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  14. Excellent blog! I truly love how it’s easy on my eyes as well as the info are well written. Great job!!

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