• Archive for October, 2012

    Tales from a Melbourne Yarn Bomber

    by  • October 3, 2012 • Travel

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    I became interested in yarn bombing after seeing bike racks and signposts around Melbourne wearing brightly coloured knitted sleeves. Going to a yarn bombing workshop seemed like the next logical step. I attended workshops run by Yarn Corner, a local yarn bombing collective, where I learned how to loom and crochet.…

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    An Autumnal Recipe to kick-start the week: Blackberry, Fig and Almond Tart

    by  • October 1, 2012 • Food

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    Following another blackberrying session, collecting the last of the season’s harvest (and this time following my own advice and wearing full length trousers to avoid nettle stings), I was inspired to transform my pickings into a delightfully autumnal dessert. The result was this richly coloured and intensely sticky tart which combines the British bramble with...

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