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KnyttWytch
Cambridge
Disabled knitter
Interests: History, wine, food, reading, yarn, dogs
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Ingredients 1.6kg/3lb 8oz good-quality braising steak (chuck steak) 4-5 tbsp sunflower oil flaked sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 200g/7oz smoked bacon lardons or smoked streaky bacon, cut into 2cm/¾in pieces 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 75cl bottle red wine 2 tbsp tomato purée 1... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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Ingredients 2 x 300g packs Waitrose 1 Red Choice Tomatoes, halved 3 medium leeks, trimmed and roughly chopped 5 garlic cloves, peeled and halved 4 thyme sprigs 2 tbsp olive oil 400g can butter beans, rinsed and drained 500ml Cooks’ Ingredients Fresh Vegetable Stock 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil,... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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Professional cat grooming isn’t all fluff—when the fur starts flying, Cassie McGlone, owner of Cassie’s Comfy Cats, handles her feistiest four-legged clients with a caring touch and nerves of steel. While these qualities certainly help keep her business purring, they also come in handy when she makes a house call... Continue reading
Posted 18 hours ago at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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This is me looking grim (cute dogs mind you! Although Hamish looks a little unsure at the front there!), still 23 stone (ouch!) so I need to look after myself, I have had my bloods tested and my Doppler and all of them were fine, which means other than the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Knyttwytch Health
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Okay the house is a tip, especially the lounge near where I spend most of my time (see exhibits A, B and C below!) I have done no crafting and I haven't even finished writing my "want to get done in 2019" list!!! So here is my plan, finish writing... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Knyttwytch's Crafts and Stuff
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Ingredients 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 tsp coriander seeds 1 onion chopped 225g carrots diced 75g red lentils 300ml orange juice 2 tbsp low-fat natural yogurt fresh chopped coriander to garnish pinch paprika to garnish 600ml vegetable stock Method Crush the seeds in a pestle and mortar, then dry-fry for... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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Ingredients 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 3cm/1¼ in piece ginger, grated 6 ripe tomatoes ½ tbsp oil 1 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp turmeric pinch chilli flakes 1 tsp yeast extract (we used Marmite) 4 tbsp red lentils 6 tbsp coconut cream 1 head... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Tempewytchrecipesdone
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Murder. Deceit. Mothers. Tea room owner Maggie O’Flynn has her hands full when her estranged mother unexpectedly blows into Stratford Upon Avondale, bringing a murder along in her wake. Not only is Maggie busy trying to find who murdered the local woman they discovered in her mother’s elegant hotel room,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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While her boss becomes entranced with a beautiful armoire at the countywide craft bazaar, Maggie can't help noticing the Amish craftsman who made it. Though his clothes may be plain, he himself is more handsome than a man sporting a jawline-only beard has any right to be. And he seems... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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Everyone agrees that Lucy McGuffin bakes the muffins in Whispering Bay, but she's got another talent, one that she's tried her whole life to hide. Lucy can always tell when a person is lying or telling the truth. Being a human lie detector isn't all it's cracked up to be.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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According to her friends, Lucy Lancaster, Austin, Texas genealogist, has never been drunk. Tipsy, sure, but drunk? No way. So when she arrives back at her office from a three-martini lunch three sheets to the wind, it's a momentous occassion. Even more momentous is what she's announced on live television... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2019 at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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Life at the house on Winter Street is abuzz with preparations for Aunt Ibby's 45th high school reunion, and Lee Barrett is happy to pitch in, tracking down addresses and licking envelopes. But as a field reporter for Salem's WICH-TV, her priority is to be on top of the town's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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Sexy film star. Long-held secrets. Murder by poison. When international stage and film star Miles Elliot comes to Stratford Upon Avondale to play Macbeth, Maggie O’Flynn is thrilled. He’s been her actor crush for years. But when Miles ends up at the center of a murder investigation Maggie finds herself... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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It’s the dead of winter in the Thousand Islands, and there’s nothing that reminds Suzy and Josie about that fact more than sub-zero temperatures, bone-chilling winds, and finding a dead body under the ice wearing only shorts and a tee shirt. In addition, a rare Dandie Dinmont has been found... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy... the whole Peanuts gang have become American icons, but they continue to live their touching, insightful, comical lives day-to-day in the funny pages. Everyone carries a favorite Peanuts image: The lovable Snoopy perched atop his doghouse typing the first line - "It was a dark... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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It is Sunday afternoon, and Theodosia and Drayton are catering a formal tea at a hot-air balloon rally. The view aloft is not only stunning, they are also surrounded by a dozen other colorful hot-air balloons. But as the sky turns gray and the clouds start to boil up, a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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While viewing the harbor's Gaslights and Galleons Parade from the widow's walk of Timothy Neville's Charleston mansion, local banker Carson Lanier seemingly tumbles over a narrow railing, then plunges three stories to his death. But a tragic accident becomes something much more sinister when it's discovered that the victim was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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When Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is invited by Doreen Briggs, one of Charleston’s most prominent hostesses, to a “Rat Tea,” she is understandably intrigued. As servers dressed in rodent costumes and wearing white gloves offer elegant finger sandwiches and fine teas, Theo learns these parties date back to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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Poppy McAllister is happy about opening a Jersey Shore B&B--but working in a professional kitchen has always been her real dream. Now it's coming true, at least briefly, as she teams up with her former fiance, Tim--and his condescending partner, Gigi--during the high-profile Restaurant Week challenge. Poppy's specialty is pastries,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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Bread. Cheese. Wine. Beer. Coffee. Chocolate. Most people consume fermented foods and drinks every day. For thousands of years, humans have enjoyed the distinctive flavors and nutrition resulting from the transformative power of microscopic bacteria and fungi. Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods is the first... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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Between trying to get her gluten-free baking business off the ground and helping her aunt remodel her old Victorian into the Butterfly House Bed and Breakfast in Cape May, New Jersey, Poppy is ready to call, “Mayday!” And now Aunt Ginny—who's a handful wide-awake—is sleepwalking on her new sleeping pill... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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As summer comes to an end in her Jersey Shore town, Lucy Berberian continues to manage her family’s Mediterranean restaurant. The Kebab Kitchen also has a food tent at this year’s beach festival. But now a local businessman is under the boardwalk—dead by the sea . . . With a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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For fortysomething Poppy McAllister, taking a stroll down memory lane in Cape May, New Jersey, isn’t just awkward—it’s deadly. Newly widowed and stuck in a middle-aged funk, Poppy has been running on cookies, infomercials, and one-sided chats with her cat for months. There’s no way on earth she’s attending her... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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Maggie O'Neill was just a small-town girl, stuck in a dead-end job--until she started working at Enchantments, Stony Mill's finest mystical antique shop. Now Maggie is Indiana's newest witch. Learning to cope with her newfound powers is tough enough, but add to that keeping the stock at Enchantments organized and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at A Wytch's Book Review Blog
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When a mysterious rattling sound confounds the guests at Heavenly’s local inn, Detective Jakob Fisher steps in and cleverly deduces the noise’s source. But the necklace he discovers sparks an even larger mystery when Claire realizes it’s connected to the writing of a popular author who’s vanished and left her... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at A Wytch's Book Review Blog