Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Art of Visiting – Part 1

Perhaps one of the most important skills that is of the utmost necessity to learn, but nearly impossible to teach, is that of mastering the social visit. Yes, the rules of etiquette and even good conversation can be studied and … Continue reading

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On the Needles – Art Deco Pullover

This week I’m returning to the idea of writing my own pattern. This time, however, I’m just going to take it slowly and not fuss too much about results. Given how cold it can get here and the prevalence of … Continue reading

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Baking 101 – The World’s Best Banana Bread

I have made banana bread in the past. I’ve done nutty ones, ‘healthy’ ones, and even a Nutella-infused banana bread. But never have I had a banana bread as simple or delicious as the recipe here. Like many bakers, the … Continue reading

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Summer Birthdays

Last night, we celebrated the belated birthday of a very special guy in true Newfoundland styles: lobster, beer, and Betty Crocker. It’s been rather busy – people coming and going, shifts at the local restaurant, and more cooking than I’ve … Continue reading

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On the Needles – Lida Shawl

My first Newfoundland edition of Ginny‘s weekly yarnalong. And although I’m knitting something I’m excited to show off here, I have to say that I’ve got a lot of other fibre ideas on my mind. The community we’re staying in … Continue reading

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Temporary Unsettling

After a whirlwind move out of our apartment in Montreal, we’re temporarily in Newfoundland, on Canada’s east coast, for the summer. The glamours of working in a local restaurant (town pop. 400) may be written about at a later date, … Continue reading

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