February 2007

Book Reviews

Behind again. Here are more book reviews: Magic or Madness, by Julie Larbalestier. If you use magic, you use up life. If you don’t use magic, you go crazy. First part of a trilogy — I plan to read the rest of it. The writing is straightforward and good. YA. Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon. What …

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Shrimp Dip

Another early-spring recipe. 1 pkg. cream cheese1/4 c. chopped cooked shrimp3/4 c. chopped portabella mushrooms1 green onion, white and green parts choppedsoy sauce Using the “reheat” setting on the microwave, bring the cream cheese to about body heat temperature. Stir in the shrimp, mushrooms, and green onion. Add 1-2 Tbs. soy sauce or to taste. …

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Love Poem.

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.I love thee to the depth and breadth and heightMy soul can reach, when feeling out of sightFor the ends of being and ideal grace.I love thee to the level of every day’sMost quiet need, by sun and candle-light.I love thee freely, as men strive for …

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Trailer: TMNT

Hey….Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer here. Sarah Michelle Gellar plays April. Dollars to donuts they let April kick some butt…and the Johnny Storm from the FF movie is Casey Jones. Whee! And here is the trailer for The Number 23. Not a kids’ movie, apparently.

Spring Rice.

Before I forget 🙂 This would make about 2-3 cups of rice. I doubled everything. By spring I don’t mean a warm, sunny day with cherry blossoms; I mean a raw, yucky day where you can just smell the promise of something good coming along later. sesame oil, about 1 – 2 Tbs.1/2 yellow onion, …

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Book Reviews

Quick reviews, because I’m behind: The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin. Very readable. Good insights, not only into the Austrailian songlings the book is ostensibly about, but about the human nature to wander and how people have to turn their enemies into beasts — animals — in order to fight them. The Soup Peddler’s Slow and Difficult …

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