While I knit for enjoyment, a knitting machine has always held a strange and mysterious appeal. I love figuring out how things work. Finally this fall I was given the opportunity to try a knitting machine of my own. I’ve been at it for 6 weeks and don’t have much to show for myself. I […]
If you’re sick of curried lentils or that one recipe with carrot and lemon, try this. The flavor is a little spanish, the ingredients mostly pantry basics. Even better, the substitutions are endless. I forgot to take pictures the first time I made it, so the next time I subbed in half an onion and […]
So you’re cooped up at home and going crazy baking all your favourite things? Just like you, I have been baking rather more than usual – therapy? boredom? Or am I merely living my best life now that I actually get to spend time at home? Perhaps just like you, I have also discovered sourdough […]
They idealise Finnish schools where the children come together to learn and play outside. Taking in oxygen and all those essential elements that America seems to lack. I miss the wide open sky, but not this. Honda civics cruise the block but here, the Nissan Qashqai is car of the year, nearly, if it fits… […]
So I did a survey last month for #memademay where I went and counted every item in my wardrobe and where it came from. It was pretty extreme. I wanted to know, how well am I doing in making handmade clothing to wear? I gave up unnecessary shopping a couple years ago, and last year […]
One thing I’d been anticipating about moving to Washington, DC is the chance to finally visit all the Smithsonians. My only memory of visiting the Smithsonian back in the day is the Air and Space museum, not exactly my cup of tea now. I pictured spending my days in the National Museum of the American […]
Just in time for madememay and with only a few minor delays, may I present my Improv cardigan, improvised for yours truly as part of the Fringe Association KAL last autumn to make the most of two beautiful big skeins of pink linen. The pattern starts with bear claw lace and lots of short rows, […]
I went to make a quick salad for dinner on Friday night, as you do. It turned out great! It was such a satisfying meal and a real snapshot of what has happened to my cooking while living in Ireland. I can’t stop giggling about the name I came up with! Recipe is below. Being […]
These healthy seedy muffins taste like cinnamon gum, but better.
When we nearly missed the boat on my first holiday to an Irish island.