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The Joys of homemade Bread!

The Joys of homemade Bread!

Like many of us in these times of isolation, I have been making lots of bread. Most of the recipes are both in my blog and in the Bread section under the Veganity link. Have at it!

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Church of Chocolate

Church of Chocolate

At the Church of Chocolate, our motto is "Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we may diet!" Click on the link below to find out more -- and to order your truffles now!

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Teal Sheep Foundation

Teal Sheep Foundation

TSF is a 501c3 nonprofit that pursues flights of fancy, and supports artists, healers and dreamers with radical notions for the social and environmental good. Read on...

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Non-Binary 2

Non-binary 2 Asymmetric Scarf/Shawl This is a shawl I designed and made for my niece, who is non-binary.  I added a tassel to the ‘plain’ end, where I cast on the silver main color.     Gauge is not all that important, so long as you make a fluid fabric.  I used a circular 4.5mm…

Butterfly Shawl

Butterfly Shawl This is a triangle shawl with elongated front ‘wings’, named for the lovely acrylic yarn from Hobbii.com that inspired me to create a unbirthday present for a friend.  Having finished it, of course I had to write out the pattern (which I made up as I went along, more or less). Butterfly Shawl…

Non-Binary Scarf

Non-binary Asymmetric Scarf This is a shawl I made for my niece, who is non-binary (I think);  it’s adapted from May I Borrow This, Please?, a free pattern on ravelry.com originally devised by Lorraine Waitman (2019). Gauge is not all that important, so long as you make a fluid fabric.  I used 4.5mm needles and……

Revised Chocolate-Chip Cookies

REVISED GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES I’ve now made this recipe about a dozen times, but the cookies keep coming out thin and crunchy.  So today I adjusted the proportions, and they turned out so much better!  Still gluten-free, almost vegan with suitable substitutions, and oh, so delicious! Prep time is 20 minutes, cooking time is…

Michael’s Afghan

Michael’s Afghan 2021 This is an afghan knitted on the Sentro 48 circular knitting machine.  There are nine tubes, sized to fit a 60” x 72” piece of magenta polar fleece that I picked up at the local Idea Store.  The tubes are sewn together using mattress stitch, then tacked ‘stitch in the ditch’ to…

GF Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies On a whim, I decided to make chocolate chip cookies — always a favorite.  I’ve been tinkering with the Freezer Cookie recipe posted before on this blog – the orange-ginger variation is very popular – and today I decided to use some of the gluten-free techniques I have been learning around…

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake This fabulously fudgelike chocolate cake is adapted from Anna Jones for the UK Guardian;  here is a link to the original article (https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/apr/09/anna-jones-chocolate-cake-recipes) This is such an easy cake to make: no creaming, no sifting.  Be sure to use a tight-fitting cake tin as the batter is quite wet and will…

Simply Challah

Simply Challah I’ve now made challah a dozen times, so I’ve pretty much got the hang of it. This morning, I wanted to make a simpler, faster version, so here goes… no filling, no rolling out and rolling up into ropes… simply challah. This recipe makes one large loaf, and takes about three hours to…

Avocado-Rosemary Quick Bread

Vegan Rosemary Avocado Quick Bread with Chocolate! This Sunday morning I fancied something different, so I wandered the internet and found a couple of recipes similar to this: www.thefussyfork.com/rosemary-avocado-quick-bread/ Of course, being me, I wrote it up with grams instead of cups, and also added 250g dark chocolate – 72% Belgian from Trader Joe’s, to…

Italian Bread with Tarragon

Italian Bread with Tarragon This is a variation on Italian Rosemary Bread, one of the fastest breads I know how to make. If you are pushed for time, this loaf will emerge from the oven less than two hours after you start, This quantity makes one good-sized loaf, about 900g or 2lb. Key steps for…