Friday, June 19, 2009

Flying Solo-ish

Last night I finished the ring I'd almost finished the prior night in class. I touched up the bezel, which is still a little wonky . . . and although I do obviously want to learn to make PERFECT bezels, in this instance the wonkiness adds something, I think. I polished the ring using my flex shaft and then oxidized it and re polished by hand.

I think it looks like it belongs on a Viking. Meaning I think it is totally fecking dope.

I also kicked off my Smitten Kitchen inspired week of fun in the kitchen by stopping at Trader Joes and Farm Boy on the way home from work. I picked up a few remaining things I hadn't been able to find at the farmers market: a butternut squash; thyme, rosemary and sage; baking supplies; WINE.

I made Pesto Potato Salad with Green Beans (along with a green salad) for dinner. I modified to use lemon juice instead of vinegar, and I halved the recipe . . . I also used some grated Parmesan in the pesto and skipped the pine nuts because Trader Joes was out. I thought it was pretty damn good . . . and boy was totally enamoured. We're FOR SURE going to be bringing a (FULL! or even a full and a half) batch of this to the family reunion next weekend.

And I, for one, am very much looking forward to my leftovers for lunch!


Anonymous New York said...

Love the ring! I'm so impressed with your silversmithing!! I'm also going to be perusing the Smitten Kitchen blog for a few good recipes now that I'm home more often. She has such good summer recipes and salads. This one looks fantastic.

HollyLynne said...

Her recipes really are fantastic. I haven't had one fail yet! (Except for the cake, but that was totally my fault. And it was edible, just not divine :))

e rega said...

I always like a little wobble in a bezel...tool marks make handmade things much more rich. (to a degree!)

Thanks for linking my blog, by the way, I never even saw it~~