Pantry raid: Chana Masala

Lately, I've found myself cooking a lot of dishes with nothing more than pantry staples - mostly because I just can't be bothered going to the shops. I figured that I'm unlikely to be the only one in this situation, so I thought I'd share those recipes here.

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The most satisfyingly crunchy muesli/granola clusters you have ever tasted

Last year, husband suggested crunchy muesli (AKA granola for those in America) clusters with yoghurt as an addition to the breakfast rotation. The only problem was that all the commercial varieties had too much sugar, were insufficiently crunchy or were prohibitively expensive - or all three!

Thus began the great crunch hunt of 2016, resulting in the following recipe...

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7 delightful printable Christmas gift tags: an Etsy roundup

Buying a printable file can cost less than the paper (or cardstock) you'll print it on!

You might be wondering why I've chosen to do an Etsy printable round up instead of a freebie printable roundup. The simple answer is because I believe designers should be compensated for their designs and that it's something that our online/digital culture doesn't nurture enough. 

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Ambitious or just anxious?

The Mighty recently published an article about living with high-functioning anxiety and it got me thinking. What would my life be like if I didn't suffer from anxiety? Would I be as ambitious? As successful? Am I these things because of my anxiety or despite it?

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Hello, it's me

It's been a while since I've posted. I feel like I'm catching up with a friend who I haven't seen in ages: slightly unsure of my reception, more than a little guilty for neglecting our relationship, and unexpectedly happy to be here talking (writing) to you.

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She loves me, she loves me not

For me, sewing is my passion, even thought there are definitely some aspects of the sewing process that I don't love.

So in honour of Valentine's Day tomorrow, I thought I'd share some of the things I love about sewing, and some of the things I don't.

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