Monthly Archives: December 2012

By Popular Demand

Boiled fruit cake. I know how unattractive that sounds, but trust me. This recipe comes from Josceline Dimbleby, A Taste of Dreams, but I have altered it a bit, so feel free! Heat oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C. … Continue reading

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White Christmas – the Edible

I’m dreaming of this forbidden treat from my Australian childhood – well, not so much forbidden as incomprehensible to my mother, who would look like Puss in Boots with a furball at the very thought of copha. So White Christmas … Continue reading

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My Alternate Reality

A wonderful day in our alternate reality – we make corporate and documentary films in everyday life (quite separate from Rough Linen), and today were at Berry Mills in Cazadero, CA filming the selection of a 45′ log to create the … Continue reading

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My Mind Wanders

This picture is inspiring me: I don’t have a sloping roof like that, so it must be something about the wood and the colour. I even like the simple light – always like wall-mounted lights as long as I can … Continue reading

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San Francisco Christmas Market

I’m really excited to say that this coming Saturday I will be bright and early (gulp!) at the Heath Ceramics factory on 18th Street, fortified by Blue Bottle coffee and meeting my friends from the making world on this beautiful … Continue reading

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Tybee Island

One day I shall visit, but I can’t December 8, more’s the pity – so if you can, do!

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