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{ Monthly Archives } July 2011

Adventures in bread: roast garlic, rosemary and sun-dried tomato

In my last bready-bread-bread-bread post, I showed you a sexy in-progress shot of some roast garlic, rosemary and sundried tomato bread I was a-rising. Didn’t show you a finished photo, though, did I? Well, because I love you, blog, I made the bread again just so I could photograph it for you. Well, that’s mostly […]

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More zestfulness

The preserved lemon experimentation continues! Tonight: zesty preserved lemon guacamole. I’m pretty damn sure you don’t need a guacamole recipe, because you probably know how to make guacamole. And even if you didn’t, the Internet is shrieking with guacamole recipes. But I’ll tell you this: preserved lemons make guacamole freaking incredible. (Probably all the salt […]

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Stuff of life

I freaking love bread. And don’t wave that bloody awful pre-sliced, plastic-bagged, white wet foam near me, thank you very much. Get stuffed. I’m talking about bread. That shit is good for nothing but…well, I was going to say feeding the ducks, but now that I think of it, give the ducks something decent for […]

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A zesty experiment sees fruition!

Do you remember I preserved some lemons? I do. Hellzyeah I do. M made a huge pot of mushroom bourguignon and served it with pasta. Delicious and enchanting. He also added poppyseeds and finely chopped preserved lemons and HOLY CRAP it was good. Now I’m on a quest! A quest of What Else Can I […]

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Multitask mythos

I had a whole draft post typed up on multitasking. It was called ‘Multitasking Mythos’, and there was a poem in rhyming couplets about dispensing with multitasking. I couldn’t post it because I think I might have been fibbing. Here’s the way I see it: multitasking is a risky business. There aren’t many things I […]

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Appreciated

When I first started knitting, I made scarves. Everyone makes scarves. Once I was pretty sure of the whole knit/purl mechanism, I decided to branch out and teach myself some patterns. I bought oodles of blue and white wool and made square after square from Mumini’s Cleckheaton pattern book. I taught myself how to cable, […]

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On the needles – Part 4

Man, I should probably take it as a sign that I’ve let the to-knit pile get out of control when I can get this many blog posts out of it. And this isn’t including Green Sprite, about which I could blog for hours. (Oh, Green Sprite…I wonder what you’re doing right now?) I keep coming […]

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Inheritance

My Mumini just dropped off a knitter’s inheritance. I know I’m not the first knitter to be the victim of subject to this phenomenon. Someone, somewhere, casts on a project and doesn’t finish it. They run out of steam, maybe their life changes, maybe they realise knitting’s not for them (it’s not for everyone, I […]

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On the needles – Part 3

As I mentioned, I’ve decided to work on my WIPs while away on a forthcoming trip: as part of the investigation, I discovered my Mermaid Gloves, started in 2009 (I think). One down: I sat and stared at it for a while, wondering how I was going to tackle this. Lace knitting can be a […]

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In praise of glittens

I do FO reports when I finish a knitting project, but you very rarely get to see the post-honeymoon life. Jumpers that went on to sag; scarves that turned out never to be quite long enough; socks that wore through as soon as you raised your voice: I’m sure we can all imagine the endless […]

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