Salaam, Trackstar joon!
The cookbook looks interesting! Have fun! People get discouraged from Arabian kitchen, because they aren't used to using spices in such amounts and reduce the quantities. The spices are supposed to help digest and break down all the carbs - disarm the bomb so to speak (:
BTW, I suspect you of knitting as much of all those shawls and scarves as those tiny squares, and putting them away bored. I think you subconsciously just want to collect colourful balls of yarns. Might be Smokey's pheromones...
Good tip! More spice - just like more cowbell. (very funny SNL skit from some years ago.)
On amassing a serious yarn collection hehe - well there is nothing subconscious about that. : D
But on finishing these projects - the problem is not boredom, but time.
And I haven't even mentioned embroidery and crewel here yet.
I'm off to help my sister train her dogs for Search and Rescue soon (not joking - and in truth, I do enjoy being rescued from time to time. ; )).
In this case, I have to go and hide deep in the woods - sometimes behind a rocky ledge or up in a tree. They do not see me leave and then they have to find me.
It's cold out there and if she wants me to go way out, I'll bring a blanket and a book.
Hold for a pic of some nice threads before I go...