Got zucchini? Serve up a savory pancake that uses both the squash and its flower.
|Photo by Mars Vilaubi|
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
A home improvement project satisfies the neighbors.
Little did I know that two days later, I would go out in the morning to find it looking like this.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Turn pentagons into items for the home, from sweet sachets to spherical pillows.
|Photo © Alexandra Grablewski, excerpted from All Points Patchwork. All rights reserved.|
Need a quick English paper piecing refresher? Brush up on your EPP fundamentals here!
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Lavender’s calming, cooling properties are baked right into this sweet treat.
|A slice of lavender-lemon bread is the perfect companion for that evening cup of tea. Photo by Mars Vilaubi|
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Introducing a new book to the world brings a shift from the solitude of writing.
|Brooke Dojny signs copies of her new book, Chowderland. Photo © Elke Dorr|
For the author of Microshelters, a childhood hobby became a lifelong passion.
|Derek “Deek” Diedricksen (right) and brother Dustin, in a childhood fort. Photo courtesy of the author.|
Storey’s publisher reflects on the satisfaction of flow.
|Deborah in the flow, sewing at home.|
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Summer is popsicle season! Storey Editorial Production Manager Regina Velazquez whips up recipes from Making Vegan Frozen Treats.
|Avocado and Lime Creamsicles and Banana Pudding Pops (with a little dark chocolate mixed in). Photo by Mars Vilaubi|
I’m not sure if she was inspired by a women’s magazine or her classy new set of Tupperware popsicle molds, but my grandmother went through a phase of scientific experimentation in her freezer with one such recipe: Jell-O popsicles. I suppose they seemed like a good idea, but something was always off about them. For starters, they never actually melted and dripped. They came out of the freezer and, exposed to warm air, simply got softer. But the most disconcerting thing was that they would occasionally develop little chewy sections on the outside where the gelatin had begun to set before going into the freezer. It was as if they had a rind.
Storey staffers and friends share July garden scenes.
|A lily in the garden of editor Hannah Fries|
Monday, July 6, 2015
Knitter and author Judith Durant wants to take the guesswork out of shaping your knitting.
|Judith Durant. Photo © Adrien Bisson Photography|
I love the story you tell in the introduction of Increase, Decrease about how you used the same increase and decrease method for 30 years.
I’m actually a little bit embarrassed that I made that confession for all to see! But it’s a rather weird truth. Knitting, sewing, and cooking were all revealed to many girls of my generation when we were about eight or ten years old (how sexist we were back then!). And we were fortunate to have these skills reinforced through a course of study in public school called home economics. Completely amazed that one could take a few materials and create clothing, food, and stuff that’s fun to look at, I was hooked. I like to remember that the first thing I knit was a dishcloth, and the second was a royal blue fisherman sweater to go with the plaid pleated skirt I’d just sewn for myself. There was probably a step or two in between, but I don’t recall.