Posts from ‘October, 2014’

Texas Chili!

The distinguishing character of Texas chili is believed to be that it does not have beans and has cubed meat, not ground meat. Additionally, it often has masa, corn flour (not to be confused with corn meal) as the thickening ingredient. I did a take on Texas chili this weekend, with a chili blend of […]

Beeswax and hand-sewing thread

So I recently discovered, after 30-plus years of sewing, that applying beeswax to thread before hand sewing virtually eliminates tangling. I also stumbled on the revelation that whenever I need to thread a needle for hand sewing, thread two needles at once, one to use right away and the other to be used the next […]

Great corn bread recipe…

I just found this “Southern style” corn bread recipe, supposedly by someone who grew up in the South. It sounds yummy! I think I’ll try it with jalapeño and scallion, with a batch of my chili… (Image from Books, Cooks, Gadgets and Gardening.)

“Separating hidden zippers”!

I recently discovered that there is such a thing as a “separating hidden zipper“! (Image from The Zipper Lady blog.)

Reinforcing skirt’s slit

I reinforce skirt slit by sewing a small piece of ribbon across the top of the slit. This prevents the slit’s stitching from having to handle all the stress.