it has been one of those perfect gloomy days. rainy and windy and not a bit of brightness in the sky, but the studio was warm and busy and full of the hum of the sewing machine, the steamy rush of the iron. and i turned a mountain of squares into 84 colourful, double-sided and double seamed napkins. they aren't quite finished, but they're well on their way. i could have stayed at the studio longer, but i wanted to come home and make crackers for our dinner.when i was little, my grandmother lived with us. and it seemed like she never stopped bustling around the kitchen. she loved to invent new and oddly healthy dishes from leftovers and her strange health food store ingredients. she baked bread in v8 cans, so the sandwiches i took to school were often round. and she always made delicious crackers.
lately i've been experimenting with making crackers from organic and/or gluten free flours. and i think of my little gramma's knuckley hands every time i'm pressing the dough into the bottom of the pan. i'm sure i use more oil and salt and flavorful herbs than she did. tonight was brown rice flour and spelt flour, garlic olive oil, sea salt and greek seasoning. topped with dill. and some wonderfully garlic-y fresh guacamole. my version of my little gramma's crackers.