Author Archives: Nicole

About Nicole

I read, I knit, I cook, I farm. Lots of homebody activities for an unemployed homebody.

Some Thoughts

So, as I’m reviving this blog (though, “reviving” is a generous term, since I’ve managed to forget to post for ten days), I’ve been thinking about what I want from this space, and what I hope to contribute to others … Continue reading

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Throne of the Crescent Moon

So… I’ve kind of slacked on the “books” front on this blog. I apologize. To make up for it, I want to let you know about the most amazing book I’ve read lately- Saladin Ahmed’s Throne of the Crescent Moon. The … Continue reading

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Wow.

So, zombie blog is alive! Uh, I don’t have much useful stuff to say right now. So I offer up some photos from the last year or so since I updated… Life’s going fairly well. Sadly, Mister Kitteh (the feline … Continue reading

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Red Pepper Curry

Well, I fell off the face of the world. Or rather, things are going well in life, and as such, anything involving computers has been forgotten and ignored. I’ve got a new job, and it’s pretty seriously fantastic, but it’s … Continue reading

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Strawberry Chocolate Sauce (and cake)

While working on several other things today (particularly, making this behemoth birthday cake for my sister), I had to clean out the fridge and lit upon an idea. I mean, what else could I do with a pound of strawberries, just … Continue reading

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Catching Up

I have neglected you, poor blog. I’ve been inconstant, but you know I love you… In any case, I’ve been knitting, and doing many things, but mostly knitting. I found some owls in my stash… A new Ganomy Hat: And … Continue reading

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snow ponies

So yesterday we got the first “good” snow of the year, about four inches in total. The ponies were displeased, at first, since they couldn’t go out when the snow was falling and had to wear clothes last night. It … Continue reading

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snow

We got our first snow since October two nights ago. Seriously- we got a doozy in October, and then practically spring-like weather until two weeks ago. And then finally, our first snow, and we got barely an inch. It was … Continue reading

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cats and things

So this evening, I’ve got the place to myself, and I’d decided to make catnip concentrate. This may have been a mistake. Mr. Kitty is the cat with no name. Well, no, he’s got a name, it’s Mr. Kitty. I … Continue reading

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In which atrocious photography maligns a truly delicious dessert

So this story, I guess, begins a while ago. About two weeks ago, I had some vanilla beans, and some butter, and some sugar, and I made vanilla butter. The caviar of one vanilla bean, one stick of unsalted butter, … Continue reading

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