Crafting and Cooking Saturdays 2-16-13

Posted February 16th, 2013 by in *Feature/Meme / 2 comments

Crafting & Cooking Saturdays

Crafting & Cooking Saturdays is going to be another new feature here at Once Upon a Chapter. I adore cross stitching (along with various other crafts!) and cooking but don’t do it often enough to validate a whole blog dedicated to either so you’ll get a weekly dose here! Doesn’t that sound like fun? Let’s get this first edition off with a great recipe! If you read each blog entry carefully (as I’m sure you all do!), you’ll know that I’ve been on a Julie & Julia binge. The food in that movie looks delicious! After watching it about twenty times I decided to tackle some of those nummy looking recipes. We’ve made the bruschetta (alas no pics of that) so I decided to tackle the boiled artichokes and hollandaise sauce. I’ve tried my hand at blender hollandaise sauce and well that did not go well. At. All. I was a little hesitant with this recipe but thought that Julia Child couldn’t steer me wrong. I picked up a copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Simone Beck, Louisette Bertholle, and Julia Child and my local grocery store for my ingredients.

The Beginnings of Excellence

After following both recipes in exactness I was left with a whole bunch of artichokes and a delicious hollandaise sauce. Turns out that I didn’t need to worry too much about the hollandaise, the recipe walked me through each step and offered fixes in case I messed it up! Two artichokes were more than enough for me and I had more than enough sauce.


I’ve been working on Bitter Luigi for I think maybe a few years now. I am determined to get it done this year, even if it kills me. I have made quite a bit of progress in the past month. When I started this up again, I only had the sky done up to between the tree and the plant. Now I’ve got Mario and quite a bit of the blue done! After I finish this panel I have one last one panel to do. It may very well kill me. 🙁

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Do you enjoy cooking or crafting? Tell me all about it! I love to try new things. 🙂



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