Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The Winner of BB#2, Etc.

The votes are in, and the winner is jaangri (sweet sticky fried spirals) from Harini of Tamalapaku. Harini, please send me your address if you would like a little gift from me. Congratulations on being the most popular recipe this time around!

I want to thank all of the participants (if I could, I would send all of you prizes because all the entries were fantastic) and hope you will come back to participate in the next round.

Fresh Off the Hooks

I talked about dyeing wool with Kool-Aid and this is what it looked like after another dunking in orange Kool-Aid-


I used this yarn, and another ball of already-dyed green yarn to make these summery citrus hot-pads. Each is green on one side, and orange on the other side.

The pattern for each side is adapted from a slice of summer from BitterSweet. Hannah has come up with many adorable patterns, and generously shares them at no cost- very sweet of her.

My modifications: After embroidering seeds on each orange/lime slice, I added a layer of batting between them for extra padding and sewed the two sides together using single crochet.

The hot-pads were a hostess gift for a dear friend of mine.




Guessing Game
Finally, a guessing game. I visited this kitchen over the weekend, can you guess whose kitchen it is?
I'm back from vacation, and regular programming on One Hot Stove will start in a few days.

33 comments:

  1. yuppp....Julia Child's kitchen!

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  2. This kitchen belongs to Julia Child. :)
    Beautiful and creative hot pads. loved the colors.

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  3. Lovely hot pads Nupur. Is it Julia Child's Kitchen by any chance?

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  4. Julia Child's, absolutely! :) (I saw the movie!) :)

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  5. Julia Child's Kitchen at Smithsonian :) Even I was in awe when I saw this.

    Loved the hand knitted goodies Nupur. The colors are so vibrant!

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  6. Julia Child's Kitchen!!!! U lucky girl!
    Love the hot pads.

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  7. looks like a Julia Child kitchen for sure! orange-lemon hot-pads are a great idea.

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  8. the yarn looks yummy! the color is gorgeous, no wonder kids fall for that color soda all the time.

    You were in our neck of the woods?

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  9. congrats to the winner and those yarns looks so full of life.Loved those colourful hot-pads Nupur.
    hugs and smiles

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  10. The hot pads look wonderful!
    Julia Child's kitchen? remember seing something like this in the movie.

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  11. Congratulations Harini.
    Lovely hot pads. I will try to make them too.

    and that looks like Julia Child's kitchen :)

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  12. Congrats Harini on winning. You deserved it. Nupur, those hot pads are simply gorgeous. I cannot knit or croche for saving my life. I love it though. And wow, you got to visit Julia Child's kitchen, lucky you !!!

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  13. Hi Nupur,

    The dyed yarn looks very beautiful with varying shades of orange. And the hot pads look so nice. You are inspiring me to learn crochet. BTW I have knitted many of your projects from your profile at ravelry.

    And I think thats Julia Child's kitchen I saw on a PBS program.

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  14. Nupur wonderful hand work and I have no idea abou the kitchen but it looks magnificient :)

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  15. hi,can non bloggers participate for this month's blog bite event.

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  16. Congrats to Harini.. those Jaangris were good-looking!

    Nupur, your wool and mats look so bright and colourful! And I guess if so many ppl say thats Julia Child's kitchen, it must be. :D Must have been fun! Have a great week!

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  17. But of course, Julia Child's @ the Smithsonian! I have seen it over a dozen times, and never tire of it!
    Wouldn't you love (I know I do) a kitchen like this?? Minus, the high counter tops that is! :)

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  18. Sonia- You are correct! Glad you like the hot pads :)

    Preeti Kashyap- Yes, you are right on both counts :)

    Rajee- Right, it is Julia Child's kitchen.

    Shyam- Did you like the movie? I thought Meryl Streep was wonderful.

    Meera- Correct!

    Ashwini- Glad you like them, I wanted bright cheerful colors :)

    Manasi- Yes, lucky indeed :)

    PJ- You're right, that's what it is!

    indosungod- I know, kool-aid colors are quite beautiful and vibrant. Is that you neck of the woods?? Was not sure where you live.

    Jaya- Thanks so much!

    Shivani- Yes!

    Sangeetha- You're right :)

    Mints!- Please do make the hot pads, they look quite cute; they can be made in cotton too.

    Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal- Yes, lucky me :) Crochet is really easy in case you feel like giving it another try.

    Garden Dreamer- Oh, what's your username on Ravelry? I would love to take a look at your projects if you don't mind. I was quite pleased with the dyeing- the subtle variegation was unintended but looks good :D
    For me, crochet was a lot easier to learn once I knew how to knit, you can pick it up in a couple of hours.

    Life is beautiful!!!- It is Julia Child's kitchen, now in a museum.

    Anonymous- No, I am not planning to accept entries from non-bloggers. However, it is very easy to start a blog and I hope you participate by starting a blog!

    SS- Thanks!

    Neha- I certainly would love a kitchen like this, but actually it looks like a very homely ordinary kitchen which was what struck me the most. You don't need a fancy kitchen to become a cooking legend ;)

    notyet100- Thanks!

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  19. That kitchen belongs to JULIA CHILD

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  20. hi nupur,
    first time here..u have a lovely blog..great roundups....u r a mster blogger...th ehot pads looks so cute...great work dear.most of all great write ups.i love pets...seeing ur love for dogs,i remembered my doggy with whom i just video chat...he is far away from me in india..:-(.just stared blogginf few days back..anyways..do visit my blog...comments/feedbacks/suggestions appreciated...
    happy blogging..i m following u

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  21. Yes! We live about 25 miles north of DC.

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  22. I love the hot pads,especially the orange one.is the cool aid dye permanent.

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  23. hi,honestly,im not much of a techie to start a blog.i,m a nutritionist by profession and know only the basics of computer related things.thanks anyways

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  24. Hey Nupur! Hope you doing great. Will be sending a yummy recipe for the adaptation blog bites. Do participate in my on going event in my blog. Will be happy to see your contribution.

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  25. Oh, I never knew that was a problem, coz I always put it on for events. Anyways, I have changed it so that you don't have to put it on. :)

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  26. Hi Nupur, I've lived in this area nearly 14 years now, but I only actually visited the Museum of American History late last year. It is certainly inspiring for someone who loves to cook to look upon those blue-green cabinets and to imagine Child towering over the tall countertops, speaking in that gravelly voice :)
    Delicious hot pads!

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  27. Nupur, Mahanandi had asked for specially, this sugar http://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/01429/turbinado%20sugar.jpg

    which is unprocessed cane sugar and I didn't have it. Makes sense?

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  28. Happy Mother's Day, dear.

    Julia child kitchen, I guess.

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