Work has been busy, my family life has been busy, my social life has been busy and somehow I've been trying to shove some exercise in there. One afternoon of soccer can take up a good 3 or so hours of my day, and that's without baking for the team! (I take 2 buses and a train to get out there and you have to get out there early enough for warm up, and then of course we linger for a little bit to catch up with our friends.)
But I'm doing alright. Trying to keep up the balance like most of you.
Soccer season has come to an end. Track is over, and school will be out next week. So if work could just cooperate a little I think I'll do just fine.
My knitting needles have been a little quiet while I have been going from one thing to another. However I was baking like crazy. I baked every single match weekend. While I was baking for the team, I started to explore other recipes just for home and entertaining.
I can't remember how I got there (much like the discovery of a pattern completely different from the one you were originally looking at ...) but I became a little obsessed with my American scones.
What makes them American? Well my British friends laugh at the Starbucks sized scones we have out here. The idea that the scones below also have fresh fruit in them AND have decorative sugar AND a vanilla glaze was just plain bonkers. I've made these a few times now and I am pleased to report to my mother that they did not turn out like hockey pucks. (One time she was visiting and I attempted scones and she literally knocked it on the kitchen wall to prove what a fail it was. Good Golly I love that woman.)
Well without further ado. Here's what's been happening while the wool waits ...
I did these for a girls brunch up in Tahoe and since there were 9 of us, I went for the old rectangle / cube cut instead of the pie cut that yields even numbered servings :)