Hi everyone! My “Small Measures with Ashley” post is up over on Design Sponge. This week I’m sharing tips on making homemade butter. If you’ve never made your own butter before, I highly encourage you to jump on it. NOTHING matches the flavor of just-whipped butter. You’ll suddenly find yourself coming up with all sorts of “needs” for its use: Naked toast? Put some butter on it! Steamed broccoli? Put some butter on it! Saltine cracker? Put some butter on it. Consider yourself forewarned…(incidentally, this is reminding me of the Portlandia “Put A Bird On It” skit…Fred & Carrie should really do an “Ashevillia” spin-off; there are SO many consistent characters here that are RIPE for characterization!).
I’m deep in the throes of writing-deadline land. My new technique of getting Huxley to take naps in our bed is really working out well. Wish I’d had that idea months ago! It makes sense; it’s the place he sleeps each night already, so napping there is familiar, and safe, and reliable. Hopefully he’ll go down again today for almost two hours like he did yesterday, and even that came on the heels of falling asleep in our jogging stroller while Hubs took him for a long walk down our driveway and along a country road nearby! ‘Atta boy.
Oh, and as for the book I’m working on, I’ve got to remain a bit mum on the topic for now. I promise to share more as it progresses, but, for the time being, my editor has asked me to keep tight-lipped on all the details. I can, however, share that it won’t be part of my Homemade Living series. It’s food-related, though, and I can assure you you’ll love it. Promise.
Have a great weekend, everyone!