Friday, August 14, 2009

Pressed for quotes, seams, and crocks

Your girl is quoted in the Daily Herald about food and farmers' markets here!

The most beautiful runway show EVER was by Kenzo for the Womens' Spring/Summer line. All you seamsters and seamstresses out there- have you been wondering how to use up your inherited lace and fabric remnants? Check it out.

I've been painting a lot lately, we fixed our irrigation system, and I just cut and fitted the glass for our greenhouse (the windows were made of plastic before.) Also I've been looking for more crocks to ferment veggies and believe it or not Walmart carries the most suitable 1-2 gallon glass containers. Now if only we could find ceramic crocks...

5 comments:

lara candland said...

This is so cool! Way to be featured in the article as a pioneer in our community's local food movement!

Alan said...

I love your definition of "post modern" (I'm guessing that you got too many weird replys on you post about post modern wifery so you had to delete it. It still shows up on my reader, and I had some thoughs, but you seem to be back on track and happy with your post modern existance. It does reminde me of any number of Oingo Boingo songs, but ...) Kudos on the pioneering. You fit right in in Provo...

GrittyPretty said...

Thanks, Lara.

Alan,
no replies, just general anxiety. i must go listen to Oingo Boingo and try to guess what you mean.

kellyn said...

i'm using the stoneware inserts for a 4 qt crock pot. then i can use it for fermentation, or cooking. viva la multitaskers!

you can buy extra crocks for $15:
http://www.crock-pot.com/CustomerService.aspx?id=rpt&step=5&prid=384

the bizarro part is that if you buy both the crock and lid, it's the same price as buying the whole she-bang with the electrical sleeve. you might find some old crock pots at thrift stores.

i tried a kimchi pot for fermenting saurkraut. it looked cool, but doesn't allow you to fit a weight inside easily. but they look good for things that can float and have a lid.

if you're made of money, this is the uber-crock--one brilliant part is the weighting stone is split into two pieces:
http://www.cfamilyresources.com/products/fermenting_crocks.htm

dig your blog. keep up the good work and posts!

GrittyPretty said...

Kellyn! You are brilliant! Thank you so much for all of the leads! I am going thrifting for crocks, thank you!