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… and on, and on, and …

I really did think I would have finished Nurture, not Nature this week, but I have not. I am, however, getting really close. This is what I left on my bench yesterday afternoon when it got too dark to continue … Continue reading

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Boxing Day and an Index for the Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019

Day One and How to Make a Square Piece of Paper Day Two and an Origami Bookmark Day Three and a Menko CD Case Day Four and Jam Tarts Day Five and a Modular Star/Wreath Day Six and a Modular … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Nineteen and More Edible Squares

It seemed like a good idea at the time: I thought it would be nice to post a recipe that I remembered from my childhood. Dream Cake –a recipe for what my mother and grandmother called ‘squares’– has strong associations … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Thirteen and a Cake

There are several justifications for including this cake in the 2019 Advent Calendar: it is baked in a square pan and served in square pieces, is really easy to make, and after yesterday’s post —which took me three and a … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Eleven and some Square-ish Cookies

Every year I make cookies for St. Nicholas Day and take some to my Dutch friend. This year I made half of them square. Well, square-ish.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2019: Day Four and Jam Tarts

Although the dormouse says the tarts are filled with treacle, and the Cook tells the King the filling is pepper, I have always imagined that the stolen tarts in Alice in Wonderland were jam tarts.

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Cover for A Clear Midnight

Last week’s post contained the instructions for making A Clear Midnight, and a link to a printable pdf of the parts. This week you can make a cover for the book.

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The Architecture Pack

On Monday this week I was offered a copy of The Architecture Pack by Ron van der Meer and Deyan Sudjic. I accepted with alacrity (and small joyful noises) since, among other things, it is a pop-up book.

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Artists’ Books at the Murray Library

David and I had an anniversary this week. To celebrate we took an afternoon off and went to see an exhibition at the Murray Library on the University of Saskatchewan campus. Instead of my writing out the show’s description, here’s … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Twenty-three and another star bread

I plan to keep trying until I get it right. This one is really close. The last time David was baking bread, I begged one loaf’s worth of dough from the batch. The dough contained both oats and barley flour … Continue reading

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