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KnyttWytch
Cambridge
Disabled knitter
Interests: History, wine, food, reading, yarn, dogs
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Melanie West is getting her life back on track after a messy divorce when her grandmother, Liza Harris, asks her to open a B&B with her. Together, Liza and Melanie purchase a purportedly haunted mansion on the Oregon coast and jump right into clearing out the cobwebs. But while attempting... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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The Monday Bunch and other local knitters are participating in a fundraising auction to save a community center, creating a growing pile of stuffed animals and toys right in front of the auctioneers as the audience bids. Among those contributing the most knitted goods is temperamental businesswoman Marsha Hanover—who keels... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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Oh to read this number on the scales! But at least I did lose 3.5 lbs over the course of last week - now to stick with it and get to my first goal of below 22 stone (aka 308 lbs shudder that doesn't even register on the scales above... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Tempewytchhealthyliving
Sorry to hear this - but this means you all spend more time writing fantastic stories :D
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Follow the Clues Mystery Challenge* Duration: Open-ended Starting any time after September 1st Goal - Follow clues from the mystery books you read to create a body of evidence and build a book court case. Each book clue leads you to your next read. (For example, if your first book... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Book Challenges
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Welp here's the podgy me! I have now (as of today) finished the loading dosage of Vitamin B12, for the first time in ages I actually have some energy (not a huge amount but way more than I have had in ages), so knuckling back down to healthy eating, my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at Tempewytchhealthyliving
It looks (and sounds) as though you had a great day - and many happy returns for whenever the day itself is!
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Ingredients 400g runner beans, topped, tailed & stringed 3 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely sliced 6 large tomatoes or 1x 400g tin tomatoes 1 tsp sugar 1 bay leaf 2 garlic cloves, crushed or finely chopped 3 sprigs thyme Method If using fresh tomatoes, peel them by cutting a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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As stated in the previous post I have been exhausted - beyond exhausted really! But I have started Vitamin B12 injections and they seem to be helping, so I managed to do a small amount of clearing today By the desk before By the desk after - I know it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Knyttwytch's Crafts and Stuff
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Ingredients 250g/9oz strong white flour 1 tsp salt ½ tsp caster sugar 1 tsp instant yeast 6 olives, stones removed, chopped sprig fresh rosemary, leaves only, finely chopped 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing Method Put the flour, salt, sugar and yeast together in a bowl and mix... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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Ingredients 200g linguine or spaghetti 250g runner beans, trimmed & stringed, finely sliced on the diagonal 1 garlic clove, crushed Finely grated zest & juice of ½ a lemon, more to taste 2 tbsp olive oil, plus a little extra for drizzling Handful parsley leaves, chopped Handful dill, chopped Handful... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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I managed to stitch for two days before exhaustion kicked in again - the above was the end of the first day and below the end of the second. Hopefully in a couple of weeks the Doc will be able to help me with the brain fog, shattered ness etc... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at Knyttwytch's Crafts and Stuff
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Things still not going brilliantly - the Vitamin B12 worked for a couple of weeks and then I started going backwards again - so back over 22 stone (22-5 this morning - whimpers!), hoping to chat with the doc when he is back of his well deserved holiday! Hopefully he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at Tempewytchhealthyliving
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Ingredients 500g plain flour 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp fine sea salt Approx 400ml buttermilk or live yoghurt A little milk, if necessary Method Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl and stir in the salt. Make a well in the centre and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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Ingredients 1 tbsp rapeseed oil 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and diced ½ - 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped ½ bunch spring onions (about 5), tops and whites sliced but kept separate 1 tsp cumin, plus a little extra to serve (optional) 1 tsp coriander ½... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil half a butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 300g/10oz peeled weight) 2 garlic cloves, chopped few sage leaves, roughly chopped 140g mushroom, sliced 175g pasta, any shape 1 tbsp grated parmesan Method Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan, then fry the squash, garlic... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
★ Read a book that takes place in hot weather. - A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie ★ Read a book that takes place somewhere in the Northern Hemisphere other than the US. Here's a list of countries: https://www.reference.com/geography/c... - The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie ★ Read a book... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Book Challenges
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8 ounces oat bran 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 ounces brown sugar or 2 ounces honey 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 eggs or 2 egg whites 1⁄2 cup raisins 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (optional) 11 ounces milk Directions Combine the oat bran, baking powder and cinnamon. Add the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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1st of the month photo (and yes I missed last month!) and I was/am not a happy Wytch - my weight has been going up and up and it turns out my Vitamin B12 levels are fairly well shot (oh and menopausal wootness NOT!!), this would account as well for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at Tempewytchhealthyliving
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Ingredients 250g/9oz wholewheat egg noodles 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 red pepper, seeds removed and finely sliced 1 small bunch spring onions, finely sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 large carrots, peeled into ribbons with vegetable peeler 1 medium courgette, peeled into ribbons with a vegetable peeler, then shredded... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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Ingredients 300g Quorn Meat Free Chicken Pieces 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion, diced 2 sticks of celery, diced 1 carrot, diced 1 red pepper, diced 150g mushrooms, sliced 1 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp allspice 2 tbsp vegetarian Worcestershire Sauce 200g tin of pineapple chunks 4 tbsp malt vinegar 500ml... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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Ingredients 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 6 florets long-stem broccoli generous handful kale 1 small red chilli, finely chopped 10 sugar snap peas 8 tablespoons light soy sauce 2 packs of soft cooked noodles (egg free) 1 spring onion, finely sliced handful fresh coriander, finely chopped 1 tablespoon peanuts, roughly crushed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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3 tablespoons olive oil ½ medium onion, diced small ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground coriander ½ teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 14.5-ounce can small-diced tomatoes, with juice 2 15.5-ounce cans chick peas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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Ingredients 500g Quorn pieces 25ml vegetable oil 200g onions peeled & chopped into large pieces 200g carrots peeled & sliced thickly 200g red peppers – deseeded & cut into large pieces 300g courgettes – sliced thickly 3 garlic cloves – sliced 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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Ingredients 500g Quorn Mince 1 tbsp olive oil (Quorn just needs to be added to the sauce, so the recipe requires about 50% less oil than you would usually use) 1 onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, finely chopped 1 stick of celery, finely chopped 200g mushrooms, finely chopped 2 garlic... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Tempewytchrecipesdone