Karen Brett

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Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

Dessert

One day in Brooklyn: the perfect itinerary

For many first-time visitors to New York, New York equals Manhattan. But just a couple of subway stops across the river lies a whole other delicious world that deserves your exploration. So set aside a day to take a tour of Brooklyn, with these hand-picked highlights from Brooklyn local, Brian …

Gruyere

Six weekend breaks in Europe

If you’ve ticked off Europe's big city hitters such as Paris, Rome and Madrid, then <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine has some suggestions for your next trip.<p>Jerez de la Frontera, Spain<p>Jerez distils Andalucian culture down to its most dramatic elements. It is a beguiling town of sherry bodegas, sleek …

European Travel

Unmissable South America

South America is home to dramatic landscapes, archaeological splendours from the past and a dizzying variety of wildlife - the largest collection of plant and animal species on earth, in fact. For the sheer awe factor, it's hard to top seeing Incan ruins through mist-covered cloud forest, spying …

South America

Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>Best …

European Travel

Cutting-edge Lisbon

New York, London, Paris, Milan? Move over funky fashion capitals of the world, Lisbon is the place to be. The city's cutting-edge fashion and design haunts are luring visitors who are after more than a souvenir magnet of a custard tart and a vintage tram.<p>While Lisbon has been known for its music …

European Travel

Ljubljana: a small but beautiful capital

Ljubljana, Slovenia's biggest city (say lyoob- <i>lya</i>-nah – the j’s are mostly silent), also happens to be one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals. It’s conveniently set up for visitors too – most of the city’s top attractions are clustered in a compact pedestrianised area around a bend in …

The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean

I have to admit, I melt at the creaminess of full-fat yogurt.<p>It's an indulgence that we're told to resist. And I try to abide. (Stealing a bite of my daughter's YoBaby doesn't count, does it?)<p>The reason we're told to limit dairy fat seems pretty straightforward. The extra calories packed into the …

Vite Cowl pattern by Kristi Johnson

Vite (grapevine in Italian) is the perfect one-skein project with a super bulky yarn or 2 skeins of Breathless Cush (doubled). The lacy vine pattern …

Camp Out Fingerless Mitts pattern by tante ehm

These fingerless mitts are worked in two directions. The hand portion is worked flat in garter stitch. Stitches are picked up and worked in rounds …

Evangeline pattern by Michelle Szeghalmi-Shirley

Fingerless gloves are just the cure for this frosty season. These gloves can be knit in two lengths, so you can either go for the wrist warming or …

Spatterdash Wristwarmers pattern by Dagmar Mora

Eine deutsche Uebersetzung des Musters ist hier erhaeltlich - ganz herzlichen Dank an die Uebersetzerin blumenbunt!<p><i>Tip: Why not knit a</i> …

Rainbow twist pattern by Thao Nguyen

Thick and Quick Ribbed Cowl pattern by Jordan Altevers

DIY Projects & Crafts

Craft Gossip

Leave a comment in today’s post by May 23, 2018 and you are in the running for this adorable fiber crafting book that comes with a tiny loom.… Read …

Wishing Spool

25 Creative DIY Wooden Spoons Crafts

Every kitchen should have wooden spoons. But if you want to make them more beautiful you can decorate them. You can paint them in different colors, …

How to make a recycled suitcase dollhouse

I love this idea! I loved making things for my dollhouse as a kid and the idea of having a dollhouse that can go on the road sounds too fun! Pop on …

Crochet Reindeer Taxidermy