Monday, October 11, 2010

HAPPY thanksgiving canada



today i am giving thanks for learning new things (again) example; pie crust and fly front trousers, two relatively simple things that i have technically done before but have been putting off re-learning for years...pure laziness.


this is our thanksgiving afternoon meal of the day . pumpkin pie made from fresh pumpkin and a tiny little pumpkin stew pie for two. plus lots of wine and beer. this table is a garbage find in our alley and the old school chairs too, which i recovered in recycled leather and black cotton. montreal is amazing for recycling furniture for free. the jade plant is from elizabeth and the pot from the dollorama (i should have a cheapest decorating award). for dinner tonight it's popcorn and twizzlers at the movie theater. no family dinners just wine and work and going out with my baby. perfect.


beer head

pumpkin stew filling

these are the pants i made perhaps for spring collection? only in black of course. they are silk suede pleated trousers with a fly front closure, fully lined so you can roll up the hems and show off a nice silk crepe de chine liner. also notice the bottom of the leg is a different piece so you can have skinny legs but maximum pleated volume at the hips and pockets. they feel very silky on the legs.



grandma's pie crust:

5 1/2 cups flour
1/2 pound lard
1/2 pound butter
pinch of salt

mix with your hands

1 tbls white vinegar
1 egg beat with fork
add cold water to make 3/4 cup full


mix it all together, should be dry not watery and roll out for pie crust. i don't have a rolling pin so i used an empty wine bottle, of which we have plenty! this is a lot of dough i used half the recipe for today, but you can freeze left over dough or store in fridge for a week..apparently.


Victoire said...

those pants look so great!!

supayana said...

love the pants!!! :-D

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