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{ Monthly Archives } May 2011

Many words on hummus: Part 1

I wanted to subtitle this post “Philosophy” but I already used a colon in the post title and I’m not sure whether I like multiple subtitles. So: PHILOSOPHY. I made hummus today. (Oh, really, bethini, do go on!) (Thank you, I shall.) I love this stuff. I have a clear memory of tasting it as […]

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Green Sprite underway!

The story so far: having identified the need for a very specific garment in my daily life, I spent a lot of time trawling Ravelry for patterns only to discover that the design existed only in my head. While my head is an exciting and magnificent place to be, I want the design in a […]

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Winter Woollies – 2

In my last Winter Woollies post, I mentioned the recent and shockingly sudden transition to winter in these here parts. This has coincided with a shift in lifestyle habits for yours spoonfully: my trip to work each morning is now half cycling! Whee! A hoot, a total hoot, but also a really good opportunity to […]

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Winter woollies – 1

Winter has come. Like POW! Like a fox all jumped up on fox juice and the smell of the sexy new fox next door. Like a rocketship zooming to a divert a meteor that just might squish the Earth. Like a jolt of carrot and ginger and guarana juice flung over a fence and replaced […]

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FO Report: Wavy

Scarves often don’t get FO Reports — they’re a bit like socks in that regard: unless they’re uber-fancy, people act like they’re a non-event. Not ’round here, mother-effers. Behold! A commissioned project! My Brotherini requested a black scarf, and, having recently unravelled a huge jumper-worth of black Merino Supreme, I was looking for a new […]

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Page-flicking

It’s that time again! I’ve been reading, gorging my brain on others’ leavings, and now I have to burp about it. Portrait in Sepia Oh my God. I first encountered Isabel Allende’s writing while studying: I read The House of the Spirits. And it didn’t blow me away. Beautiful and interesting and unlike anything else […]

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Cool things I have known

I would like to mention two extremely cool things I have encountered. My life, as I am sure I have mentioned from time to time, is supremely awesome. These cool things are just little out-shoots of awesome, like sparks that fly joyously upwards from the BONFIRE OF AWESOME that is my life. Cool thing the […]

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Short words on the matter of muesli

Oats make me happy. You may have guessed. Breakfast makes me happy. You may have guessed. Home-toasted muesli is just the ant’s pants. I toasted a batch today and added bran flakes and dried pineapple. Stand back, citizens, she’s out of control! Deliciousness awaits me every morning. I do have a warning: be vigilant in […]

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Deviation, disaster and deliciousness

“So bethini, what have you been doing with oats lately?” I hear you ask. “Well, voice in my head,” I reply, pouring another cup of mescaline tea, “I’m glad you asked. Things have been exciting on the oats front.” I wanted oatmeal cookies. Something about them sounds infinitely comforting to me: they sound chewy and […]

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Autumn cooking — part 2

I’ve been reading a lot of Oh She Glows lately: her cooking looks awesome and she clearly has a place in her heart for oats equal to mine. All her biscuits and cakes and slices look so nourishing, full of oats and seeds and fruit. Ooh yeah, toast my granola. I love finding new ways […]

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