but those have little flavor. They are picked too early and the variety is chosen for its firmness so it can travel thousands of miles from California to the Midwest and the East Coast.
The strawberries at the farmers market were grown in Beaufort County, a few miles from where I live. In January.
That's what made them so special.
Now that Christmas is over I thought I would show you some gifts I made this year. At the time I didn't have many of my belongings here so it was hard to think of something. I did have my sewing machine and this is what I came up with: potholders made from recycled fabric.
Some of the designs are my own and some are inspired by designs on the Internet.
The padding is from a cut up Polar Fleece jacket and the outer fabric is from soft recycled men's denim shirts.
There were more but I forgot to photograph them.
The cat one has a pocket to put your hand in to protect it from the heat of the oven.
Fun to make, handmade, and useful!
That's what my family likes.
(Since I updated my iPad, I can't flip photos anymore. Bummer!)
And speaking of Christmas ...
Here is Mason, age two, teaching my mom, age 89, how to use an iPhone.
Let's hope he isn't phoning Africa.
I observed that adult coloring books were very popular in Christmas stockings this year. If you didn't receive one, here is a page for you. I don't think it will take you long to finish it.
And since cold season is upon us, here is a little advice.
I don't know if it works, but it sounds like it tastes good, unlike some of the other remedies I've read.
Stay warm, my friends!