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Easter Deviled Eggs

  When I think of Easter foods, first to come to mind are ham, eggs and lemon … but not combined, of course :-)! It makes sense that egg dishes are prevalent at Easter time, because the chickens are enjoying longer days and laying more eggs. Lemons are light and fresh and make excellent desserts that are a burst of sunshine after long winter months. We’ll have no less than 3 at this year’s Easter meal … lemon desserts, that is.  For 13 people.  That’s  ...

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Spring planning

I suppose I could have called this Spring Planting instead, as we just put in our first seeds this weekend. Our garden was already growing as we planted garlic last fall. The garlic we tried planting last year didn’t get big enough in the short growing season, so we just used some of those bulbs to start.     See my gardening cupboard? It’s located in the garage next to my vehicle. It was ravaged this winter by a family of mice. We had all our leftover seeds in a  ...

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Pattern release – Crevices Hat

It seems hard to believe that it’s been four whole months since I last released a pattern. That dry spell is now over as I’m now bursting with energy and ideas again! Let me introduce you to Crevices Hat.     This hat is so named because it reminded me of craggy rock cliffs. My prototype hat was made using some luscious KnitCircus Ringmaster speckled yarn I picked up early last December. How could I not buy this fun colorway, especially with a name like “Mischief  ...

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Snakker du norsk?

Translation: “Do you speak Norwegian?” I can’t, but I’m learning! I took a Norwegian class as a continuing education course years (decades?) ago, but didn’t get very far as it was a short-lived class (6 or 8 weeks). In January, my friend Carolyn from Chain 344 Podcast posted on Instagram that she was on a forced hiatus from knitting/crocheting due to some pain issues. In the meantime she decided she was going to learn Norwegian and Russian. At. The. Same. Time.  ...

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