I've been working on a ton of earrings, some of which are going to be included in an Amazon promotion through my 1000 Markets shop(!), and a couple of rings. I also have a custom piece that I'm working on for a friend, so I'm definitely keeping busy! The rings and one pair of earrings will be shipping today, everything else should go tomorrow. I like playing in the studio and coming up with new designs, but I like it even better when I know I'm getting paid!
All of this means I have not been able to tackle the anti-tarnish jewelry roll I've been talking about for two weeks. Oh well. The fabric is not going to disintegrate on me - it'll still be there waiting when I have time to deal with it. In the meantime I can leave you with my recipe for Miso soup!
- 3c Dashi (Japanese fish stock - if you don't have an Asian grocery near you, you can probably find this at your local natural foods store. I'm not a purist - I'm happy with the powdered stock!)
- 1/2-1 c sliced, chopped button bushrooms
- 1-2T butter (or oil of your choice)
- 3T Miso (again, available at Asian groceries or natural foods stores) White miso is milder than red miso, so if you're not sure what you're doing yet go with the white. I like to mix them half-and-half.
- 1-2T Wakame (dried seaweed in a plastic bag - available etc., etc.)
- 1 or 2 scallions, whites and greens very thinly sliced. (I know it's a "garnish", but don't skip the scallions!)
This is so amazingly quick, and almost everything is shelf-stable or freezable (I freeze batches of sauteed mushrooms and sliced scallions) that it has become one of my "emergency meals" when I'm short on time or ingredients for anything else. Enjoy!