We’ve had a busy couple weeks. In late October we flew to New York City to participate in The Print Fair which opened on the 27th. Cynthia and Bob again graciously lent us their wonderful loft in Chelsea for the week. We ate simply at familiar restaurants close to our temporary home like Cafeteria and Westville. I’m still walking with a cane so we took cabs and limited our walks. I told folks I was doing art fair PT.
Bud, Roseanne and I were happy to talk with artists, clients, and colleagues not seen since the last Fair in 2019.
Enrique Chagoya was honored and had an on stage conversation with Kara Maria and Bud. All in all a successful trip.
I think the NYC PT worked. I feel better and more flexible each day. Wonderful Bronwyn Muldoon at Lyons PT has discharged me and I continue to take walks in Apple Valley and at Pella Crossing.
On our return to Lyons, Zoë convinced me that I should get an I-phone, something I’ve put off, feeling content with my flip phone. With her help I’ve figured out the basics and the kitchen photos in this post were made with my new phone.
Sister-in-law Jan came for a visit and we viewed the Sharkive exhibit at the CU Art Museum, played Scrabble, cooked and ate with Zoë, viewed Picasso prints at the art museum in Fort Collins, and had lots of good conversation.
Snow fell all yesterday and through the night. It’s cold. What to bake? I chose gingersnaps to sweeten the grey and warm the kitchen. This recipe is from Marion Cunningham’s Baking Book. I use blackstrap molasses for its deep, slightly bitter taste.
I make these in my Cuisinart. Use a mixer or a bowl and spoon.
Cream together 6 ounces butter (1½ sticks) and 1 cup of sugar.
Add 1 large egg and 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses.
Stir in 2 cups unbleached flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon ground ginger, 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
Roll tablespoons of dough into balls then turn in turbinado sugar. Place 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake at 350° for 12-14 minutes. Cool on a rack.
Makes about 32 cookies.
The sun came out this morning but it’s still cold. Cold and beautiful.