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omg where is the coffee?

I blocked another shawl yesterday! I’ve got an Ishbel to photograph and write up, and I’ve taken the pins out of a Bridgewater this morning, so I may do both at the same time. I miss my blocking wires terribly, because blocking lace with waste yarn threaded through (waste yarn that’s kinda thin and not very strong and at risk of breaking) isn’t very convenient, especially since it stretches and then the tension goes all to hell. Marta helped me pin this one out, and  ...

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recipe: Lemon Zest Pull-Apart

In this picture the cake is actually half-gone, because it’s the kind of cake that you can’t keep around very long. It’s actually best served still warm, when you can pull it apart with your fingers. I’d say you could probably make it with sugar and cinnamon, or with raisins, but it’s really quite excellent with lemon/orange zest.

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needs more explosions

I made banana nut bread today, for the first time ever. I used a recipe from 101 Cookbooks (this one, using Cointreau-soaked raisins instead of rum, and regular milk instead of coconut milk (it’s really hard to find good coconut milk here, I weep), and walnuts instead of pumpkin seeds. My grandparents both seemed kinda dubious about it, but so far, they seem to like it. They’re both very traditional as far as cooking goes, so stuff like banana bread is totally new and unknown to them. But  ...

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