[Sca-cooks] Steirbach Holiday Faire

Kirsten Houseknecht kirsten at fabricdragon.com
Tue Nov 21 12:22:43 PST 2006

thank you!
i love to teach spinning.  its so fun to watch people get big eyes as they
turn the ball of fluff into YARN! wow. i made Yarn!

and since i have a standard "knitting for geeks" lecture, i have more fun
teaching knitting now.

yes, garlic allergies make vaccum big time. (not lethal, but really icky..
and may escalate)

it seems to be a sulfur compound of some kind, since i am also allergic to
Cigarette smoke (lethally) and raw onions (not lethal).

cooking the onions dead makes them safe.
garlic is tolerable only in amounts so small as to be negligable..
and i married a man who made his own pasta sauce!

(it took us months to figure out the pattern to my getting sick. after all,
i ate pasta at home all the time, and never got sick.  right, i ate ragu,
over ground beef.. not made from tomatoes with  sauteed onions and garlic
and Mmmmmmmmm.)
Kirsten Houseknecht
Fabric Dragon
kirsten at fabricdragon.com

Philadelphia, PA     USA
Spinning, weaving,Trims, Amber, Jet, Jewelry, and more...

Teach someone today
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wanda Pease" <wandap at hevanet.com>
To: "SCA Cooks" <sca-cooks at Ansteorra.ORG>; "Kirsten Houseknecht"
<kirsten at fabricdragon.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 2:47 PM
Subject: RE: [Sca-cooks] Steirbach Holiday Faire

> How terrible to be allergic to one of the 5 basic food groups in my
> pantheon!  The fact that you used your time making someone else happier
> an art.  Lousy as the allergy is concerned, you did something you can be
> genuinely proud of in years to come.  The meal was only rented anyway,
> unless it might have found a convenient home on your hips like my feasts
> always seem to do (grin).  I'd say you got a lemon (the feast) and went
> ahead and made lemonade out of it (the teaching).
> Good for you!
> Regina Romsey
> >
> >
> >
> > well, i am back from Steirbach Holiday faire....
> > Kudos to all, it went off very smoothly.
> >
> > Sadly, i was allergic to most of the paid lunch provided by the
> > Faire crew.. garlic allergies are a horrible thing,
> > but
> > the Bright Hills Cooks Guild once again saved me and my husband  from
> > horrible fate of fast food lunch by providing one of their "light
> > lunches".
> > Roast lamb, turkey, cheeses, (and more candy than you can
> > imagine) and real
> > bread.  (I couldnt have the lamb, but my husband did) it was a
> > "light" light
> > lunch by Bright Hills standards, which means it all fit on one table.
> > They were sitting outside, in the cold, to give free food to people. now
> > THAT is service.
> >
> > I taught one person to spin.  Perhaps it would be better to say i
> > showed one
> > person how much spinning talent she had. She was already better,
> > at the end
> > of the event, than i was after weeks of practice.  I plan on saying its
> > because i am such a great teacher.
> >
> > i taught two people to knit
> >
> > I won with my A&S entry.  A dyers notebook, where i had samples of my
> > spun in madder, with different water, mordant, and ph.
> > i got a fantastic bag for it.  hand painted by Blithe of Wolfhou with a
> > scene from a manuscript of a Lady and a peddler.
> > gorgeous work.. and everyone needs a bag!
> >

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