For being good and taking all my nuclear medicine, I decided to buy myself some presents. So of course I bought fiber related fun. I ordered a Louet drop spindle, bottom whorl, and 1/2 lb. of Shetland top, both ordered from Yarn Barn. I also ordered a Shotzee top whorl spindle from Halcyon. That one hasn't come yet. The top spins up nicely but I haven't used a bottom whorl spindle in a while... all my spindles are of the top whorl variety. So the yarn was coming out a little slubby at first. But after a while it evened out as I got more acquainted with the tool.
I'd also like to share a website that I recently discovered through fellow blogger, Delighted Hands. The KnitPicks website is a very nifty site. There is yarn and fiber for sale, patterns, and lovely needles. There are also videos and tutorials. Check it out.
Ooooo what is that you ask? Why it is a genuine key lime pie made by a genuine Florida girl! The pie was our contribution to a dinner invite from our good friends. I had not made a key lime from scratch in a loooong time, so I was a little nervous as to how it would turn out. First off, a real key lime pie is not green. Nor should it be sour. And it absolutely must have a meringue topping... none of this whip cream stuff. Want to make one? You will need:
1 graham cracker pie crust
4 eggs + 2 or 3 more eggs for meringue
1 can condensed milk
1/3 c. key lime juice
1. Beat the 4 egg yolks and 1 egg white together. Save the other egg whites
2. Add the can of condensed milk and beat again.
3. Add the lime juice and beat until thick
4. Beat the 3 remaining egg whites until thickened and fold into the mixture.
5. Pour into the graham cracker pie shell.
6. Seperate 2 more egg whites and beat with 2 tablespoons of sugar until meringue forms peaks. For more meringue, use 3 egg whites and 3 tablespoons sugar.
7. Don't put meringue on pie yet. Bake the pie at 350 for 10 min.
8. Take the pie out of the oven, spread the meringue on top, and bake for 10 more min.
That's all there is to it. You will have a sweet yummy pie. A Sunshine State original. I'm going to bake another one before the summer is gone.