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KnyttWytch
Cambridge
Disabled knitter
Interests: History, wine, food, reading, yarn, dogs
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Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds Asian eggplant 2 tablespoons chicken or vegetable stock, or substitute water 2 tablespoons chili bean paste 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons Chinese black vinegar, or substitute good-quality balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine or dry sherry 2 teaspoons sugar 2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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Hmm and I still haven't finished the comfy sweater! But after a couple of weeks of serious stress I knuckled back down to it yesterday and today and I am cracking on again. This shows how long it will be as that is the completed side then This is it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Knyttwytch's Crafts and Stuff
Wow! just WOW!!!! (for all of them but especially the elephant)
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2017 on Quilt Group Friday... at Pots and Pins
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Blimey another month gone and still as fat as ever! I know I have had a lot of stress, leading to even more pain than normal, leading to pain killers, leading to side effects, leading to weight gain, leading to pain ..... well you can see where this is going!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Tempewytchhealthyliving
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INGREDIENTS 900g potatoes 50g butter 3 leeks 200g grated cheddar cheese 1 large egg DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 220°C/450 F/Gas Mark 7. Boil potatoes. Cut leeks into 1 cm slices. Melt 1/2 of the butter in a pan and cook leeks for about 10 minutes. Drain and mash potatoes with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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Ingredients For the shortcrust pastry 100g/3½oz plain flour, plus a little extra for dusting pinch salt 50g/1¾oz cold butter, cut into small pieces For the filling 50g/1¾oz butter 750g/1lb 10oz onions, peeled and finely sliced 3 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only 2 free-range eggs, beaten 100ml/3½fl oz double cream salt... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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Okay over the past few weeks we have sampled some more red wines and for a while that was it! No knitting, no nothing (although I did manage to get some reading done last week which means I am ahead of the curve for my Goodreads 2017 challenge of reading... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Knyttwytch's Crafts and Stuff
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Ingredients 200g brown basmati rice 1 tbsp olive oil 1 butternut squash, diced 1 red onion, diced 2 tbsp mild curry paste 300ml vegetable stock 4 large tomatoes, roughly chopped 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 3 tbsp fat-free Greek yogurt small handful coriander, chopped Method Cook the rice in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
Just to say I hope it goes well and I'll be thinking of you (hugs)
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LOL I like that idea! I have a few projects that are maturing nicely :D
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2017 on Quilt Group Friday... at Pots and Pins
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By Gum January went by a little sharpish! So here we go with the beginning of the month post. First off my photo (in which I look like a startled hippo!) Weight wise I have lost a grand total of 2 lbs since the start of the year (not the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Tempewytchhealthyliving
I have a patchwork tote to make (no where NEAR the intricacy of these) and I keep pitting it off!
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2017 on Quilt Group Friday... at Pots and Pins
Sorry to hear about the machine woes but WOW on all the quilts!
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2017 on Quilt Group Friday... at Pots and Pins
Ingredients 225g plain flour 2 tbsp Waitrose Toasted Sesame Oil, for greasing Method Sift the flour into a bowl, make a well in the centre and pour in 175ml boiling water. Stir with a wooden spoon to form a dough, adding a splash of cold water if the mixture feels... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
AAR[I]P - Read a mystery where the MC is mature (over 50) - Dead with the Wind by Miranda James Magick-al Mystery - Read a mystery with paranormal elements (ghost, witches, psychic, charmed, et al.) - Haunted Is Always in Fashion by Rose Pressey Across the Pond - Read a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Book Challenges
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Directions Whisk 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, the juice of 1/2 lime, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 teaspoon kosher salt and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Toss with 1 pound quartered Brussels sprouts and 1/2 pound sliced carrots on a baking sheet. Roast at 450 degrees F... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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Ingredients 50g unsalted butter 350g risotto rice (arborio or carnaroli) 125ml dry white wine 1½ litres fresh vegetable stock, heated 100g dolcelatte, cut into cubes 2 handfuls grated gran moravia vegetarian cheese (or parmigiano reggiano), plus extra to serve Method 1. Cut the top 3cm from the green end of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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Ingredients 15g unsalted butter 3 tbsp olive oil 2 leeks, thinly sliced 1 echalion shallot, finely diced ½ celery stalk, finely diced 1 small carrot, finely diced 1 rosemary sprig, finely chopped 1½ litres fresh vegetable stock 400g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 100g Waitrose 1 ditaloni rigati pasta... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
Copycat Killing by Sofie Kelly Cat Trick by Sofie Kelly The Hairy Bikers Blood, Sweat and Tyres: The Autobiography by Si King and Dave Myers The Home Crowd Advantage by Ben Aaronovitch (short story 1.5 in the P C Grant series) The Naming of the Shrew: A Curious History of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Book Challenges
Copycat Killing by Sophie Ryan Scene of the Climb by Kate E Dyer-Seeley Murder Simply Brewed by Vanetta Chapman Twisted Threads by Lea Wait Cat Trick by Sophie Kelly Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie Eggs in Purgatory (Cackleberry Club, #1) by Laura Childs The Home Crowd Advantage by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Book Challenges
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Ingredients 3 tbsp olive oil 8 sausages 1 Spanish onion sliced 200g sliced leeks 4 cloves garlic sliced 2 sticks celery sliced Small bunch of sage leaves, picked 200ml white wine 400ml passata 400ml stock 2 bay leaves Salt and cracked black pepper Small bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped For... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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2017 I have decided is the year of finishes! I can only start a project if I have finished another one off, I have two knitting projects on the go - the heather sweater and the comfy sweater - this is how the latter looks at the moment and that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Knyttwytch's Crafts and Stuff
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Okay start of the year (and a new month) so the picture comes out - I started this year 9lbs up on what I was on the 1st of January 2016 - but I am determined to shift this weight. So I am going to keep posting the photos (even... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Tempewytchhealthyliving
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Ingredients 225g pack ready-rolled puff pastry 1 batch Basic sticky onions 2 x 100g rounds goat's cheese, sliced 4 thyme sprigs olive oil, to drizzle Basic sticky onions 50g butter 12 medium onion 1 tsp sugar Method Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Cut the pastry into 4 rectangles and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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Ingredients 320g pack ready-rolled puff pastry 25g butter 1 tbsp olive oil 500g pack mushrooms, sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 50g walnuts, roughly chopped 150g tub soft spreadable goat's cheese ½ small bunch thyme, leaves picked and a few sprigs reserved 1 egg, beaten (optional) baby leaf salad, to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at Tempewytchrecipesdone