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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Food and Fashion



This is not a post about fashionable food, or foodie fashionistas. Rather, it's two disparate subjects in the same post. A potpourri with just two ingredients, you might say.


I have a small (ahem) collection of scarves and love wearing them in any season except for the hottest days of summer. But how many ways can you tie a scarf? Well, more than I thought, apparently. Click on the video - Wendy shows 25 ways to wear a scarf in just 4.5 minutes. It's a fun video to watch and I know I learned a few things. If I can just remember them when I want to.





Moving on to food ... 


Last night I made a pear cranberry crisp.  I was feeling creative and made a few additions that I think made it more than just a crisp. Not that the basic crisp recipe is lacking in any way - but sometimes, it's fun to change things up. I'll put up a recipe on my other blog. (edited to add, here's a link to the recipe.) I added some candied ginger to the crumb mix along with freshly grated nutmeg (my new taste  love) and of course, cinnamon. Warm and spicy, with a hint of cranberry tartness, it was just the thing for a very rainy wet west coast evening.

18 comments:

  1. Who'd-a-thunk it! So many ways to tie a scarf! the braid is cool!

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  2. Hello Lorrie,
    that is a beautiful video. I love scarf. I will save this video. thanks
    Best wishes
    AgnesD

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  3. Hello Lorrie

    I just found your blog and am enjoying reading about your world. I am a new follower

    I love your recipe and pears and cranberries are a favourite of mine.

    I, too, enjoy wearing scarves.

    Helen Tilston Painter

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  4. Thanks Lorrie for the scarf video. I've been wearing scarves for years, before they became the cool thing to do, but I'm a very boring scarf wearer. Ill give some of these ideas a go.

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  5. Brilliant scarf ideas. Must try to copy some of them.

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  6. i like these scarf ideas :)
    follow my blog at kieranik.blogspot.com

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  7. What a great video! Thanks for sharing it...like you, I may not remember how to tie one of those cool knots when needed!!

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  8. Now that was interesting and so well done. I like the waterfall and the magic trick and something else that I've already forgotten. One thing I know, my scarf is not long enough for any of these.

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  9. A scarf and a warm and sweet fruit crisp - I think you've got the recipe for surviving this rain. Isn't it something?

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  10. I love to wear a scarf too and always end up wrapping and looping it the same way every time.
    Thanks for the scarf tying tips.

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  11. A perfect post for this time of the year...scarves and crisps. I will be back for further scarf tying lessons as needed!

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  12. So glad to have found your lovely blog today! I am now a follower ;-)
    Thanks for sharing the scarf video. So inspiring!

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  13. That is a really cool video! Thanks for showing it to us.
    Last summer, I saw TONS of young girls in short shorts, wearing scarves around their necks. I thought it looked odd, but hey...I guess I'm getting old. LOL

    I love that yummy cobalt blue color!

    Your crisp sounds yummy, too. I may have to give it a try. Thanks for telling us all that went into it, too.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  14. Oh my two fav subjects and with this cold weathers, scarves are a must. Thanks for the video!! Clarice

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  15. I can see I'll need to get more creative in scarf-tying!
    -Karen

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  16. Thanks for the scarf video! I only knew of three ways to wear one before this ;) Your pear crisp looks so tasty!

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  17. Loved this video! Gave me some great ideas for my scarves! Kit

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  18. The Cranberry crisp looks yummy.

    I love having many scalves too and like trying different ways of wearing them.

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