I made a thing

I’ve been thinking maybe I’d get into doing some one-off graphic design for nonprofits and such. Here are two t-shirt logos I did today for the Fredericksburg Virginia Farmers Market which has been around since 1728. I don’t know if they’ll use them, but they’re not bad work, if I do say so myself.

Spring Asparagus and Biscuits

Well, this recipe is even older than I thought! My printout is from the year 2000. We’ve been making this recipe at our house for 19 or 20 years. I went to the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board website, and the recipe isn’t even there anymore, so I’m going to share it here for posterity: Spring Asparagus and Biscuits Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board Ingredients: 2 cups cut, trimmed fresh asparagus 1 10oz package frozen asparagus 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons packaged biscuit mix (omit if using prepared biscuits) 1/3 cup milk (omit if using prepared biscuits) 3 Tablespoons margarine 3 Tablespoons flour 1/8 teaspoon white pepper 2 cups milk 2 teaspoons chicken bullion 1 cup diced, cooked chicken 1/3 cup Parmesan…

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Asparagus and Microgreens

Every year I panic waiting for the asparagus to come up. I’m sure that it won’t come up or that I sprayed too late for weeds and killed everything accidentally. This year the weather has stayed cooler and spears came up about 10 days later than usual. But they’re here now. I went out this morning and did a second cutting. Look at how gorgeous these are: Years before we put in the asparagus bed, I made a recipe for spring asparagus with biscuits and chicken I found on the asparagus growers website. Jared and the kids loved it, and it’s become a family traditionnfor at least 15 years now — so long that the website doesn’t even seem to…

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Dress Code

A friend’s daughter is helping with BYU Women’s Conference hospitality this year, and since I am going to be there this year, I told her I’d help on Friday. I’m pretty sure I signed up to help back when I was a student, too, but that was 20+ years ago — ahem —- and ye olde memorie is foggye. Anyway, the sister sent out an email with instructions on where to meet, and typical of Mormon women, a dress code. Sigh. We “have been asked” to wear dresses. Our hospitality aprons will be light blue if we’d like to color coordinate. Shoes will have to be ugly sadly since we’ll be on our feet. Sigh. I wish I were more…

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