S2: E5 Christmas Nugget

Sherri, host, knitter, spinner, and fosters dogs.

You can find Sherri as
TangledThread on Ravelry
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Tamara, co-host, knitter, knitwear designer, hiker, mom.

You can find Tamara as
tammo on Ravelry
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Blog: www.tamaramoots.com
Ravelry Designs: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/tamara-moots
Etsy Shop (Knitwear Designs, Stitch Marker Sets and more): Tallgrass Knitting
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Holiday Nugget

Sherri and Tamara take a few minutes to record a short and sweet episode with a few of the things they are enjoying this Holiday season. In the opening Sherri mentioned three holiday sweets, Holiday Nuggets, Cappuccino Pecan Nuggets and Hershey's Nuggets. Here are the links to the recipes she likes best for Holiday Nuggets (almond cookies) and Cappuccino Pecan Nuggets


Projects

Sherri:
Knitting a top down hat out of black and white sock yarn. 

Tamara:
Knitting on the new Agave Cowl design out of Malabrigo Rios in the color Fresco y Seco. 

Holiday Traditions and Entertainment 

Sherri:
Her Spinning Group is doing a Zoom Christmas Cooking! They will be making Bûche de Noël (Yule Log Cake)  . Because Sherri is gluten free, she'll be making Mary Berry's Chocolate roulade instead. 
Watched The Christmas Chronicles (2018) on Netflix  Kurt Russell is Santa Clause!!!! Goldie Hawn Mrs. Claus!!
Watched Happiest Season (2020) Hulu Orginal with Dan Levy of Schitt's Creek

Tamara:
Making Springerle cookies! She makes these cookies every year with the teens and has since they needed to stand on chairs to reach the counter. She shared their recipe and process in this blog post. And released the Springerle Cowl (Ravelry link) in partnership with Miss Babs yarns last holiday season. If you need to avoid Ravelry, Tallgrass Knitting (her Etsy shop) link for the Springerle Cowl here
Making that Cranberry Spice Jam again. For some reason the blog that originally posted the recipe is gone. But Tamara found a printed copy of it in her very mess recipe box! And she found this recipe and this recipe online that are similar but not exactly the same. 

Here's the recipe she used last year: 

Cranberry Spice Jam (refrigerator jam)

Ingredients
1 (12-ounce) package fresh whole cranberries, about 3 cups
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulate sugar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons orange juice (the recipe says or apple cider but it is so tasty with orange juice she hasn't tried the cider)
1.5 teaspoons orange zest (tried a batch with and a batch without, both tasty)
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions
In a large heavy-bottomed pot, combine cranberries, sugar, juice, zest and spices. Bring to boil then reduce heat and simmer. Stir occasionally to avoid scorching. Cook until the cranberries burst, no more than 15 minutes. The mix should thickens a bit and turn a deep red color (it will thicken a bit more as it cools....and is yummy at any consistency). Skim away any foam that rises to the top while cooking. When done, remove from heat and let cool. Spoon into sterilized jars. Store jam in the fridge up to 5 to 7 days in the refrigerator. 





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