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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…

Fabulous Xmas Pudding

Oh, MY! Vegan Christmas Pudding Both vegan and gluten-free, this recipe is so much easier and better than the typical heavy traditional Xmas pud. Instead of steaming for three hours, you can steam this in a pressure cooker or InstaPot for one hour. (Make sure your pudding basin will fit in the InstaPot before attempting…

Lent: Time for Spring Cleaning  In the Christian churches, Lent is the period of penance and prayer running up to Easter. It’s intended to prepare you for the Easter and its annual cycle of sacrifice and renewal. In 2019, Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on March 5, and of course it ends at Easter. In…

Snow and Silence

Snow and Silence It’s been snowing here in the wilds of Illinois – the first serious snow of the season, although it didn’t last as long as anticipated. Yesterday morning, I got to exercise unaccustomed muscles as I did my neighborly duty and cleared the front pavement. By the time I finished, the back porch…