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{ Monthly Archives } March 2010

Words words words words

When I am ill and can’t eat, or when eating is painful and unpleasant, I can usually feed on words and that means a lot to me.  While I’ve been sick I’ve been reading a lot, and that’s included some old friends.  And this is one of the best, oldest ones and I’d like to […]

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Just trying not to draw attention to myself

I’m half-baking everything at the moment: I keep finding browser tabs open with half-finished entries for blog posts and haven’t the faintest idea what it was I was trying to get at.  I keep discovering half-drunk cups of tea that I’m pretty sure are my fault.  I look around and there’s a book I’ve been […]

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Yo-yoing and magic buns

Up and down I go! Still recovering from being sick, I still have moments of complete crash (like, if I try and do too much or if I go too long between meals) which leave me laying on the couch praying someone will take pity on me and force Vegemite toast down my gullet.  Then […]

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Stitching myself back together

Hyuk hyuk hyuk — it’s a post about using knitting to feel better! Stitching myself back together! Hah! Moving hastily on! As the series of posts last week on the theme of Nourish would have suggested to your more alert breed of reader, I’ve been unwell. Being unwell sucks arse anyway, but being unwell when […]

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Bubblin’ blueberries

Loved this moment, loved this photo, wanted to share: Five o’clock drinks one afternoon a couple of weeks ago was chilled champagne with blueberries.  I wasn’t celebrating anything in particular, but what difference does that make? Sometimes life just deserves a toast for being kinda cool, and I can think of no better time for […]

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Nourish 4 – Green

Oh soup, how I love you. Still unwell, so I’m turning to the most nourishing thing I can think of.  If baking and the scent of spices calms me, making soup makes me feel like I’m healing myself. I think I must feel like I’m channeling my Inner Wholesome Pagan Wise Woman. Or Inner Peter Rabbit. […]

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Nourish 3 – Bake

I mentioned already how I bake when stressed, seeking the satisfaction of particular scents and flavours. Nourishing the spirit through the senses; nourishing the body through good food; now I turn to nourishing the mind and exploring. Inspired by a thread on the Ravelry Knit ‘N’ Bake Group (Two digressions, just in case you’re already […]

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Nourish 2- Oats

How I love porridge.  It is rich and smooth and makes me feel full and warm and, strangely, loved. I take flakey oats, tiny slices of grain, and boil them in water; stir it and stir it and it becomes thick and creamy in a miraculous and straightforward transformation.  I don’t like it too sweet, […]

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Nourish 1 – Noodles

This post is largely an essay in pictures.  While I’ve been sick, M has been awesome, knowing when to offer tea and sympathy, and knowing when to just let me sit quietly and do the crossword. (I have a theory that in my current brain-fogged state, I’m better at cryptic crosswords than usual, because I’m […]

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Propped up through the magic of buns

I can’t be the only person who responds to stress by cooking.  But I may be the only person I know who responds to illness through the overwhelming urge to cook. Specifically, it has to be baked things: preferably spiced, scented, fruity things that evoke memories of my Mumini’s ginormous rock cakes cooking, or the […]

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