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man of the period

mansm

Thanks, Man of the Period, for staining my whole dress red. Nice for you that you can wear those white trousers though.

(source: flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary)

Posted by Jodi Green on December 29, 2015 at 1.45pm

just look at this beautiful sandwich

Today we had a record high temperature of 15 degrees, and Peter and I took advantage of the mild weather to finally get our vegetable bed cleaned out and readied for next spring. I worked for two hours wearing a tank top, and there was still some gorgeous spinach worth harvesting.

Later I chopped a bit of that spinach and layered it on rye toast with homemade mustard (Basic #1 for anyone keeping track), homemade kimchi made with some of the season’s last CSA cabbages and green onions, and home fermented tempeh browned in a sauce of maple syrup, soy sauce, and Rooster Brand chili garlic. This is the best sandwich, for real.

tempeh

Posted by Jodi Green on December 13, 2015 at 7.42pm

snowflakes, fake meets real

snowflakes

Outside my shop window.

Posted by Jodi Green on November 21, 2015 at 5.58pm

When young, one can still aspire to sublimity. Old age knows that this, is, and probably always was, in devastatingly short supply.

—Anita Brookner, Brief Lives

Posted by Jodi Green on November 3, 2015 at 7.17pm

a lovely summer

csa 2015

csa 2015

csa 2015

csa 2015

csa 2015

csa 2015

We got our CSA this year from Locally Germinated. This isn’t every week’s basket, just the ones I remembered to photograph.

What happened to some of it: from left to right, plain sauerkraut, sauerkraut with carrots and turmeric, and kimchi.

sauerkraut + kimchi

Posted by Jodi Green on November 1, 2015 at 8.05pm

today

You guys. We recently got a new food processor after our old one kicked the bucket. And guess what? It’s true: if you roast some nuts a little bit and put them in the food processor (a GOOD one, not an ancient, dying one) and wait, and scrape and wait, and wait past the point of This is never going to work, this is going to be such a disaster you really do get nut butter. Look.

nutbutter

This is approximately two parts almonds, two parts cashews, one part sunflower seeds. And so freaking delicious.

Other things I did today, on my day off:

-cried all morning over a very gorgeous, very sad book

Then:

-made beer bread

-made brown rice for my upcoming week’s breakfasts

-made the aforementioned nut butter

-started a huge new batch of sauerkraut (one red cabbage, one beet, one leek)

-made a terrifying amount of hummus (that’s 3 different things in a row in the food processor if anyone’s keeping track)

-started a batch of pickled turnips (Lebanese style, the ones you get on your shawarma)

-made mjaddarah, because it’s Mjaddarah Monday

And then I went over to the shop to teach a class, because it’s not a DAY OFF day off. But still more day-offish than I’ve had since March 14, so I’ll take it. I didn’t do anything work related until almost 7pm, unless you count putting on clothes which I didn’t do until about 6:20pm.

But this was week 3 of a 3 week woodcut class, so it pretty much taught itself! The students had their blocks all carved and ready to print their third colour, and after that they carved and printed a fourth colour. You can see process photos over the past 3 weeks of class on the studio weblog, but here are a couple from tonight:

blue

treepull

Posted by Jodi Green on March 30, 2015 at 10.51pm

hey, you guys

Things are happening, and they’ve been busymaking and exhausting things. I opened the shop. And haven’t had a day off since! If you’re following my studio weblog, you know what’s been going on over there, but if you don’t, I’d be grateful if you’d have a look at what’s been taking up all of my passion and my attention lately.

awning

The shop is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and someday soon I plan to spend at least part of those days doing the things I love and that I love documenting here: making beautiful food, working on our laundry list of home renovations, gardening (thanks to the new porch, we’re starting from scratch in the front yard this year: so exciting!), and knitting. I’ve been knitting quite a bit actually, working on samples for classes I’ll be teaching in the upcoming months, but the truth is that since the shop opened, most evenings that haven’t been spent teaching classes have been spent falling asleep on the tee vee room couch with knitting in my hands and a football (soccer to you lot across the border) match on. I haven’t made it through an entire match awake in weeks.

doorvinyl

But it’s a nonstop seventh birthday party over at the shop. Just look at this partytime grand opening window.

ready

Go check it out, if you like, here: Levigator Press

Posted by Jodi Green on March 28, 2015 at 10.12am

it’s cold outside

wandaskeetersnow

Posted by Jodi Green on February 22, 2015 at 9.36am

singles

Here is approximately six ounces of wool from Uruguay, in turquoise, mixed green, and brown (with some viscose-type shiny bits).

wool from uruguay

Spun up together into two bobbins of singles, one mixed, one stripey:

uruguay wool singles

This was done a few months ago, and hasn’t yet been plied because now I can’t find the bobbins in the chaos that is a studio in the process of moving. D’oh.

Posted by Jodi Green on February 16, 2015 at 11.27am

a better look at yesterday’s FO

Does anybody still say “FO”?

It’s a cold one today, and here at Jodi’s Weblog we are dedicated to taking as few steps out the door as possible to bring you the quality programming to which you’ve become accustomed. Behold, a freshly blocked lace shawl on our beautiful new porch railing! (yes, the new porch is still a novelty, and every time I drive home I gaze at it in wonder and adoration as I go past the front of our house. Don’t judge. It really is a very nice porch). With a lovely backdrop of snow, a record-breaking amount of snow for our normally balmy region of Canada.

shawl1

And a better look at that perky line of Vikkel Braid, with which I am inordinately pleased:

shawl2

This sucker is huge. It covers practically Polly’s entire body.

shawlpolly

Posted by Jodi Green on February 6, 2015 at 6.58pm