Author: drkyre

Buckwheat Pancakes

Buckwheat Pancakes / Crêpes Adapted from David Atherton’s column in the UK Guardian, 1-April-2020… and a perfect opportunity for those looking to cook something a little different while we’re all in isolation. This is the perfect brunch: the batter is really quick to whip up and will have time to ferment while you take your…

Shawl Collar Pullover

Shawl Collar Pullover     For this simple drop-shoulder pullover with shawl collar, I used KnitPicks Peruvian yarn for the green and black sweater (1.75oz/50g = 110 yards) or Loops & Threads Impeccable worsted acrylic yarn, 4.5oz/127.5g = 277 yards, for the purple and silver one — with Opal Shawl in a Ball as the…

Freezer Cookies

Fabulous Freezer Cookies Adapted from Tamal Ray’s recipe in the UK Guardian, 15-Feb-2020.  Tamal’s introduction: When spending more time on my feet in the kitchen isn’t an option, freezer cookies are the perfect solution. A modest amount of preparation is done ahead of time, on a day when you’re bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, then all that’s…

Pivot Points, Coda

Pivot Points, Coda As I was thinking this over a few days later, I noticed a few things about my own pivot points – and of course these patterns may or may not apply to anyone else.  The high points: There is a period of discomfort prior to the pivot, just like Ken Wilber describes…

Noro Chevron Afghan

Noro Bias Stripe Afghan Adapted from the design book Timeless Noro Knit Blankets, published by Sixth+Spring Books in 2019, this pattern offers many possibilities for using up color-change yarns you have in your stash, so long as they are of similar weight.  Naturally, the book suggests that you use Noro self-striping yarns.  However, I used…

Pivot Point, Part 2

PIVOT POINT, Part 2 This morning it came to me that, for most people, their identity is bound up in what they do.  In a male-dominated world, the divine masculine yang energy of expansion is paramount, so we do things because we can, regardless of the end or side effects.  (For example, only in a…

Pivot Point, Part 1

PIVOT POINT, Part 1 Last Sunday was 02-02-2020, a palindromic date (and thus exceedingly rare – the next one will be in 03-03-3030).  Spiritually and energetically, this seems to be a moment to reaffirm our dreams and intentions.  My own teacher speaks of 2020 as a year of replenishment, of being blessed again after times…

Pear-Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pear + Pumpkin Spice Cake This recipe is adapted from my own Honey Pumpkin Cake;  it takes about 15 minutes to make, 45 minutes to bake, and serves 12-14.  It’s not quite vegan, but you can make it so by using flax eggs rather than the eggs mentioned here.  You can use bottled or fresh…

Why Chocolate?

Why Chocolate? I had a wonderful conversation with a local French professor this morning, mainly about the new flow and focus relating to the divine feminine.  Both of us have experienced years of feeling driven, or being judged (internally and externally) for what we do rather than accepted for what we are.  As women, and…

Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake

Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake At my recent New Year’s Eve party, one of our physics grad students Pranav Rao contributed this wonderful gluten-free cake, and very kindly shared the recipe (which he says he picked up from the NY Times, originally devised by Melissa Clark who writes the Good Appetite column). This luscious gluten-free…