Let’s think about Spring!



I can’t take another day of this dreary weather. All I do is make cookies, soup and bread, as you can see from my photos.  It was fun for a week or so, but now I have had enough of flour all over the kitchen and a freezer filled with soup containers.   So, I started to think about all of the good things coming up in the next month or so to get me out of the house.  For starters, this Saturday heralds the first day of 2015 that Standing Chimney in New Galilee ( near New Castle) is open.  It’s a sweet shop filled with local pottery, baking and dip mixes, handmade candles and all sorts of lovely, locally made items.  Every time I’ve been there, the dear owners have samples of their goodies so you can try before you buy.  And once I even bought a fresh,  free range chicken there (from their backyard, I think.)  You never know what they will have and that is part of the fun.  Standing Chimney is open from 10 am until 4 pm this Saturday.  After all of this cabin fever, who isn’t ready for a little road trip??


Another cool thing this weekend is the Hard Boiled event at the Nomadic Trading Company in Punxsutawney.  This  one is new to me, but I am intrigued.  So if the weather is decent, I’ll be trekking to the land of the groundhog to check out this the goods.   My friend, Danielle, from The Tea Loft in Allison Park will be there and it is worth driving a long way for her beautiful teas.