Monthly Archives: September 2017

Raspberry Cordial Recipe

While attending the most enjoyable reading retreat, I tasted the most delicious drink! If you have read Anne of Green Gables you will be familiar with raspberry cordial. I always wondered what it would taste like, and during our Anne themed dinner, I had the opportunity to find out. I quickly decided it is now one of my favorite things to drink! Try it out for yourself and let me know what you think.


serves 6


  • 2(300 g) packages frozen raspberries
  • 1 14cups sugar
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 3 lemons


  1. Put the unthawed raspberries into a saucepan and add sugar.
  2. Cook on medium, stirring occasionally until all the sugar ahs dissolved.
  3. Using a potato masher, mash the raspberries and syrup thoroughly.
  4. Pour the mixture through a strainer, extract all the juice.
  5. Squeeze two of the lemons and strain the juice, add it to the raspberry juice.
  6. Add the boiling water to the raspberry juice.
  7. Allow the cordial to cool, then chill it in the refrigerator.
  8. Serve cordial with a thin slice of lemon in each glass.


This recipe is from the Anne of Green Gables cookbook by Kate MacDonald.

180 total views, 0 views today

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Episode 20: Our One-Year Anniversary!

We are back after a long month and a half. We have a nice long chat about all our projects and delightful things. We announce several giveaways for our Dye-along as well as our one year anniversary!

Come join our Dye-Along!

Deborah and Emily are both having so much fun with dyeing yarn. It can seem like an intimidating process but it really doesn’t need to be. We would love to have you experiement with dyeing yarn and share your photos! We’ve put a thread in the Ravelry group for chatter on the process and draw prizes periodically from that thread. There are also links to a few tutorials we’ve enjoyed as we’ve been embarking in this process. You can share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #dyealongkal.

Contact Us

You can find Queen Deborah on Ravelry as IndigoChicken, on Instagram as IndigoChickenDolls, and on Etsy as Indigo Chicken. Queen Emily can be found on Ravelry as SaltCityKnits (new user name!) and on Instagram as SaltCityKnits. Please join us on Ravelry in our group for more discussion, photo sharing, and prizes!




Show Notes

Queen Deborah’s Projects

Sweet Summer Nights Shawl by Emily Clawson (pattern not currently available)

Amanda Makes Yarn in Meanwhile, At the Castle colorway

Malabrigo Sock in Aguas colorway

Lartha Socks (heel pattern) by Lara Smoot Designs

Sheepy Fibers, etc. in Lucky colorway

Footie Socks by Miriam L Felton

Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet 100 Splash in Lipstick colorway

Good Vibes Shawl by Nadia Cretin-Lechenne

Beach Bum Yarn in Hula Girl

Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering in Parkrose colorway

Luna’s puppy afgahn – Granny Stripe Blanket

Knit picks Felici in Bubble Colorway

Candy Floss socks (for the ribbing) by Emily Clawson

AJHC Wools in Vintage Funk colorway

Pinwheel Scrap Blanket by Knitting Expat Designs

Check out #pinnieparade on Instagram for some awesome pincushions!


Queen Emily’s Projects

Sweet Summer Night’s Shawl in her own yarns.

Dragon Hoard Yarn in A Very Merry Unbirthday colorway

Randrops by Tin Can Knits

Ella Rae Lace Merino (unlabeled colorway)

As yet unnamed aran weight squishy shawl of coziness

Malabrigo Worsted in Molly colorway

Window to My Soul by Joji Locatelli

Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk in Aqua Foam

Monkey Socks (no purl version – just knit wherever it says purl)

Malabrigo Sock in Idiecita colorway

Fancy Cardi by Joji Locatelli

Malabrigo Sock in Light of Love colorway


Yarn Hanging in Background

Dragon Hoard Yarn in Under the Sea colorway

Knitterly Things – Rainbow of the month club  in Misty Mountain Rainbow colorway

Amanda Makes yarn in Beachy Pink colorway

Sugarhouse Woolworks – set of five, not named

PK Yarn in Benny and the Jets colorway

Knitterly Things in Sum-Sum-Summertime colorway

Yarn Cafe Creations in Marche colorway


Podcasts Mentioned

Girls in the Yarn Cafe

Knit Song


Dyealong Giveaways

Bare yarn – going to LadyAmberSkye

Deborah’s hand dyed yarn – oing to Trace44

Get in contact with us as instructed in the podcast


One Year Anniversary Prize Package

Neeley’s Knits yarn  in Thing One and Thing Two colorways

IndigoChicken Dr. Suess Project Bag

The Quirky Sculptor stitch markers and progress keeper

Pattern of choice by Lara Smoot Designs


Ridiculous Book of the Day

The Museum of Kitschy Stitches by Stitchy McYarnpants


171 total views, no views today

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather