I decided to cook up a few more gathered clutches.
I prepped to make five,
but only had enough interfacing to finish three of them -- for now.
It's fun picking out the fabrics for the bands,
and choosing fun colors for the zippers.
Zippers, as it turns out, are not that difficult after all.
The free tutorial for the gathered clutch pattern is here.
I also recently got to learn how to cook up some deliciousness in the kitchen.
Every year for a Father's Day gift, my sister and I treat our father to a cooking class. The class can take place at any time of the year, we just all have to be available and interested in the menu. It is always a very special evening, and Tuesday night's class was no exception.
Chef Dave Martin, Top Chef Season One
The class was End of Summer Entertaining, taught by Dave Martin, who graciously provided lots of interesting tips and techniques as he demonstrated the recipes. The class was held at In Good Taste, a wonderful cooking store and cooking school.
In Good Taste (Pearl District location)
You may remember my class celebrating Julia Child back in March. Well, Cindy (Live A Colorful Life) did and reminded me to show up at the right location this time and to enjoy wine after my "home invasion" Wednesday morning. I can happily say I accomplished both of those tasks. and learned to make some tasty dishes. I can't wait to try these myself.
White Bean, Poblano Chile and Artichoke Spread
served with homemade Crispy Pita Chips
Asian Chicken Salad with
Dave's Killer Ginger & Sesame Vinaigrette
Coconut Curry Chicken Skewers
with Sweet Chili Sauce
Pan Roasted Shrimp wrapped with
Prosciutto, Basil and Gorgonzola
served with Sherry Cream Sauce
For a simple dessert Dave made fabulous shortbread cookies and some old-fashioned peanut butter cookies.
Say what you will about the quality of the iPhone camera pictures, but the discreetness can't be beat -- photos to share without disrupting the flow of the demonstration.
And then there were wines....
Arancio 2007 Grillo
Les Jamelle 2009 Cinsault Rose'
With wishes, true and kind -- Joan