Fried Grated Potatoes and Carrots with Herbed Quark

[I added the Quiche Lorraine recipe I used to my entry about it. It’s really quite good, you should try it.] My Grandma had reason to be proud today (even though that in itself is a very questionable argument, considering she subsists on spinach with the consistency of cow dung) (sorry for that picture): I…

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An Experiment in Gardening

I like cooking. I’m not a fantastic cook, but I find after a stressful day there’s nothing that cheers me up like a homecooked meal. As I’m one of these insane people that responds well to the “learning by doing” approach, I slowly taught myself how to cook over these past years. Believe me, you…

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Wood Elves Gloves

I don’t know if you noticed, but I like giving hand-made gifts. Really, you say sarcastically, that must have escaped my attention. Yes, really, I say. BUT. There’s a decided drawback to hand-made gifts, that is you have to actually make them. Like, it’s a lot of effort! And, to be honest, I don’t really…

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Potholders, Gifts, and a Confession

Confession: I lied. I said the All-Day Beret was the last Christmas present I was going to post, but I lied. Shamelessly. I know! How could I. These Easy Going Potholders were for my former boss. I sort of lost track of them because meeting up with my former boss before Christmas didn’t work out,…

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Bakersfield, reworked

People say a woman’s purse is its own infinite world of curiousities and unexpected danger; while mine definitely qualifies (I feel like Columbus combing through it, minus the ensuing mass murder), my yarn box does even more so. It contains multitudes. Treasures. Disappointments. Plans. Memories. The crafty remains of the past five, six years. There’s…

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Quiche Lorraine

Finally found a good recipe! The quiche is rather classic with bacon, but I added scallions instead of onions. It was oh so very yummy. What did you have for dinner today? QUICHE LORRAINE (in: Tante Marie. La véritable cuisine traditionelle) Ingredients: yeast dough, 125g smoked bacon, scallions, 100g cream, 3 eggs, 25g butter, salt,…

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WIP: Sock yarn blanket, pt. 2, and so many, many other things

Do you guys sometimes feel like you’re drowning in unfinished projects? ’cause I do. I still have a two shawls, one in alpaca and one in mohair, a cardigan I really really want to finish but never find the time to work on, a dress that’s been waiting patiently in some corner for years and…

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