If you haven’t checked out my 24^3 Thanksgiving post yet…I’d love for you to click on over. Lots of good food and good times.
[my fantastic sibs: they are way cooler than I am].
I promised a chapbook tutorial, so here you go. In case you were wondering:
chapbook: pocket-sized book filled with poetry, art, recipes, etc.
- blank 4 x 6 notecards (you can also use recycled paper cut to this size)
- brown paper lunch bags
- padding compound
- binder clips
- waxed paper
- heavy books
- scissors, glue, q-tips
Step 1: Make a cover. I used wordle.net and typed in my own content.
Step 2: Print your content onto 4 x 6 notecards or paper. Arrange tightly in a stack, and attach binder clips to the side closest to the spine of the book.
Step 3: Use a q-tip to spread a thin layer of padding compound on the edge of the spine. Be careful not to let it drip down the back or front covers of your book.
Step 4: Let the padding compound dry overnight. In the morning, remove the binder clips, and press the book in waxed paper between a stack of heavy books for a few hours.
Step 5: Cut a strip for the binding from a brown paper lunch bag, and glue it to the book’s spine. Let dry.
Pretty easy! Let me know if you end up making a chapbook of your own. They make pretty fantastic gifts, and they can be green friendly if you use recycled paper.
And on a more food-related note…
One of the appetizers served on Tgiving was Michigan apples + pumpkin dip, which is slightly addicting [recipe here]. I used a homemade version of Greek yogurt instead of cream cheese.
Greek yogurt hit the blogworld about a year or so ago and is basically regular yogurt with the whey strained out, which makes it thicker. You can easily make your own Greek yogurt by draining regular yogurt through a cheesecloth lined strainer overnight.
If I use yogurt in a recipe, I prefer to use organic (free of hormones). Stonyfield is my go-to brand, and they were nice enough to provide this giveaway [lots of coupons for free yogurt!].
:: Two ways to win ::
1. Comment in response to this post. What’s your fave kind of Stonyfield yogurt, or do you have a fave recipe that incorporates yogurt?
2. Earn an extra brownie point by mentioning the giveaway on your blog or tweeting about it and linking back to this post. Let me know you did so when you comment.
Deadline is Friday, December 3rd at midnight (EDT).
After a busy weekend, I’m craving a long run and some good tunes. What was your fave dish this Tgiving?