December was supposed to inspire me to get out my sewing machine and make a few things. Well, this was a lofty goal when I was planning things out last year. Not necessarily because I have serious sewing talent issues, but because I underestimated how busy I would be in December.
I want this goal to carry over to 2013 as I have a bit of a fabric and pattern collection and would like to finally do something with it. I had planned to make something different each week: a shopping bag, a skirt, a dress, and a shirt.
So, what did I do this month? I made a lot of food! One of the best things I made this month was persimmon spice cake.
I’ve made this three times and have received several compliments on it. I’ve made it a couple different ways, once with all-purpose flour and twice with white whole wheat flour. The all-purpose flour produced a much fluffier, puffier cake, whereas the white whole wheat flour didn’t rise as much and was a bit denser and moister, like a banana bread. I preferred the white whole wheat flour cake, mainly because it was moister.
In December, I also made: candied orange peels, chocolate covered pomegranate clusters, apple pie cookies, persimmon puff pastry tarts, butter, cucumber sandwiches, rosemary flatbread, feta salsa, and pears with goat cheese and prosciutto. Unfortunately, I didn’t take pictures of any of these things!
I had a few other adventures, which I will cover in the next few posts!