What we’re doing right now:
Here’s the recipe from Post Punk Kitchen, a site I ran across on google this morning while looking for gingerbread people options. The cookies are coming out fabulously, nice and spicy with a chewy, crispy texture. Yum, yum, nom, nom. They’re vegan, too, bonus [...]
Hurm. I seem to be going through a period of profound lack of ambition in all things. Skipping yoga. Wearing my pajamas until noon. Reading trashy books. Eating absurd amounts of corn chips. Hating my current novel with a wimpy tongue-stuck-out-Nnnnnn! but refusing to do anything about it. Floating on the pond until I prune [...]
A while back, I told y’all about how we set up an herb garden to fulfill my fantasy of stepping out into the yard to pick fresh herbs whenever I damn well felt like it. I’m here to tell you, this fantasy has come to fruition! (Thank you, Cathy!) Today, I dumped the pasta [...]
What are these people hanging around in the cold for?
I love how suspicious Sophie looks in that one. But there are several key ingredients to a successful oyster-based gathering in this shot. Oysters, of course. Shucking knives. Shuckers. And, obviously, beer. Lots of beer. [...]
I have discovered the most amazing-gooey-triple-chocolate-orgasm recipe in this universe. Maybe all universes. Except for that weird one with all the shrimp. Anyway, this is chocolaty madness in a bowl, impossible to resist, instantly fattening, gross and wonderful, in the way eating cake batter can make you feel sinful in the best possible way. This [...]
A friend of mine recently joked with me that it was pretty hilarious that I have a ‘recipes’ section of my blog when I don’t cook.
And what’s that supposed to mean? I cook! I mean, I CAN cook. Hey, I’ve done my time in the food service industry! Line cook, stove cook, short order [...]
I’m a sucker for alcoholic drinks that are essentially chocolate milk for grown-ups. One time, this bartender in a fancy Italian restaurant made me a drink that was like eating an excellent chocolate truffle—damn, I wish I knew how he did that. Sigh. Anyway, in search of repeating that divine beverage, I found Baileys, which [...]
I saw Tom Robbins speak one time–what a cool guy!–and though much of the evening has faded, I do remember him declaring mayonnaise the food of the gods. I have to agree. And since, lately, our chickens have far outpaced us in terms of egg production vs. egg consumption (I think there are about 40 [...]
Making cheese is always about separating the curd from the whey. –The Cheese Nun
Chevre is a white, creamy cheese made from goat milk. It can be sharp, perfect with herbs on a cracker, or it can be mild, with less salt, like a bright cream cheese, or a dessert cheese. The steps are extremely [...]
Queso blanco is that white, sweet, slightly rubbery cheese you get in real Mexican food. It’s also those white lumps in some Indian dishes, only then it’s called Panir. It’s really, really good when it is fresh. And, it turns out, it is incredibly easy to make. Hey, if Sophie and I can do it, [...]
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today's yoga practice
upcoming book releases
a few greatest hits
- 2 stories, 1 joke, and a song
- happy birthday, sophie!
- the amazing emu
- diggers watch tv, too
- the incredible hulk invades the yurt
- the source of my power
- yurts: the downside
- go, go, godzilla!
- bikini power vs. the ratty sweater
- the yip-yips do not cause childhood obesity
- the way of the bento
- the power of mom’s day can melt even the most bitter of hearts, not that my heart is bitter, but it has gotten a bit crusty around the edges
- lucille ball moment
- unexpected benefit of living in a round house #27
- welcome to mayaland's virtual macabre crawfish feast of death!
- the emotional insanity of writing
- screen time for fun and profit
- butterfly house
- crafts for karma
- remains of the play
- "Dusi's Wings" April, 2003. . . . "One thing fantasy can do for us is to give shape to the mysterious in the world; another is to make emotional yearning concrete. The early sections of "Dusi's Wings" do just that...there was a strong grasping towards the spiritual in fantasy here that was very promising, and I look forward to reading more by Lassiter." --review, Tangent Online.
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