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Eat, yarn, and be merry

This is definitely pre-internet. The only reason I keep my Five Roses Cookbook is for this pie recipe and Date Squares. Pumpkin Pie evolved to  Squash Pie. I enjoy the mountains of pumpkins at the farm market for their colour, and head for the squash bins.  Less watery. Nuttier,  and tastier. I use butternut squash. […]

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Colour

In my garden, just turning, the witchhazels… And in my kitchen, competing with the pumpkin pie making.. The intense cinnabar coloured Lincoln/Mohair roving from my earlier post, dyed with phaeolus sweinitzii and brazilwood, now spun into  yarn. Cinnabar. Evocative.  There is so much history behind the colour red. The name for the colour is synonymous […]

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What’s in the pot?

Can you believe this colour? It all started… Late in 2010, some of my fibre frenzied cohorts and I went to a Mushrooms for colour workshop given by Ingeborg Woodsworth, a fascinating gardener, mycologist, and educator. After a wonderful afternoon in one of the richest mycological forests in our area, we came home with baskets and […]

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Rumplestilskin’s Nemesis

No doubt it would have been salad for the bear that lives there  – crunchy hors d’oeuvres before a feast of fat larvae, so I just took one.  It’s interesting how the first harbingers of spring for us – our native skunk cabbage, and the Indian Plum – Oemleria cerasiformis, are not so sweetly scented as we would […]