Category Archives: Breads

Oats and Hart

Ever have those days where a childhood taste or smell memory sweeps through your body, bringing you thoughts of a sweet, warm time?  I had one recently. I remembered sitting in my mormor’s (grandmother’s) kitchen, where, over freshly made havrekjeks … Continue reading

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Hamansbrød (Haman’s Bread)

While there is no Norwegian treat called Hamansbrød (at least that I’ve ever heard of), that’s the name I gave to a sweet bread I came up with that’s a meld of three dessert traditions:  The dough is adapted from … Continue reading

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Fun with Fibers …

Thanks to my friend K’s enthusiasm for learning anything and all things fiber, I am returning to my fiber work with the most interest I’ve felt since the November 2016 U.S. presidential election. Most recently, K wanted to try dyeing.  … Continue reading

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Still Kneading, Not Knitting

My knitting sits languishing in a pile, silently pleading with me to sit down, relax and pick up the needles.  But, alas, I have been busy experimenting with recipes from Trina Hanemann’s book Scandinavian Baking.  My latest is her “Malted … Continue reading

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Knitting & Kneading

As my hands have only recently returned to a state where I can knit without fear and bandages, I had been putting more attention to bread making.  Fun!  Proofing has been challenging in these cold, winter months.  Because we use … Continue reading

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Fana Mitts and Breads

Thor requested a pair of fingerless mitts he could wear when he played the guitar.  He asked that they be low enough so as not to interfere with strings when playing and curved to match the slope of his knuckles.   … Continue reading

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A Few Pictures of FOs

  After Thor’s Valentine Day sweater was blocked and dried, he graciously agreed to model it for blog post pictures. First Picture:  Raglan sleeves work well on Thor.  This picture shows how the faux (twist) cables I worked in between … Continue reading

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