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{ Monthly Archives } January 2011

Gomfables

Made some powerful fine gomfables for lunch today, and wanted to let you know how and what they were so that you can quiver fearfully under mine awesome gaze. And so you can make them yourself. I’m not your Mummy, I ain’t doin’ it. I freaking love fresh rice paper rolls. I can see why […]

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Dark and dignified: a tale of using up leftovers.

For reasons that are too tedious to go into, there was a recent experimentation with beer as a hair conditioner Chez Spoonfully (results: not unpleasant, not smelly, not sticky, did not attract ants, but not spectacular either).  For the purposes of said experimentation, half a stubby of Guinness Stout was directed to the follicles, leaving […]

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On breakfast, the last one, I swear.

Okay okay okay, last breakfast-babble. I want to talk about fruit. Who doesn’t? (Kindly ask them to leave.) In posting the following, I may easily alienate many northern-hemisphere readers, who are currently snowed in. I got this out of my garden the other morning: We bought our house in winter, and spring was an awesome […]

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On breakfast, part deux.

Because I apparently can’t shut up on this topic. Right, here’s how to have breakfast, folks, and to have it fast. If I had a degree in marketing, I’d probably say something like “Here’s how to have break-fast!!” and that’s why we’re all glad I have no marketing-related qualifications. Moving on. In my last breakfast-related […]

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On breakfast.

Today I woke up and felt like crap: tired and bitchy. Did some yoga, felt less crap and way less bitchy, but still not awesome.  And, frankly, if your day doesn’t start out by being awesome, you’ve got a bit of work ahead of you to get it up to that hallowed status.  You know […]

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Further bookery from Britannia

I finished reading the Narnia series, which was so annoyingly Rule-Brittania that I was at risk of coming to hate English literature. The antidote was to get some really tasty English reading at the same time: enter the pipe, the violin, the doctor, the cocaine, the Hound: enter Sherlock Holmes. Prompted by Eddy Webb’s essays […]

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Sticky red victory

Trust me, this is relevant: I don’t like hot weather. But there’s a lot about summer I love: the longer evenings, going barefoot, bushwalking, swimming, picnics. Cherries. Cherries get dirt cheap around Christmas, occasionally dropping to astonishing prices like $4 per kilo. That’s mondo cheap. That’s stupid cheap. This year, so everyone keeps telling me, […]

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FO Report- Coachella

Dudes, I rock.  You’re always the last to know, right? This is the finale of this summer’s have-my-cake-and-eat-it-too knitting. The conclusion of Coachella! Having finished Agave satisfactorily (I wear it as I type), I diverted all remaining yarn to the pursuit of Coachella. Which meant tiny scrap balls and a rogue i-cord from a project […]

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Bookery from Britannia

More reading! I finally finished reading the Chronicles of Narnia series. Seven books, maybe 120-150 pages per book; shouldn’t have taken me the many months it did. But there’s a reason: I didn’t enjoy them very much. I loved The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe when I was a kid, and I still think […]

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FO Report: Agave

My have-my-cake-and-eat-it-too knitting experiment is concluding and the early signs point to TRIUMPH. Having calculated that I had enough bamboo to make one of the two tanks I wanted, I got a cramp in the brain and decided to make both anyway. The first to finish: the Agave tank. Agave lace in detail (I’ve used […]

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