From the holiday weekend, I have a Criminal Element post up on The Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries by C.S. Harris. I also have another preview up at Heroes and Heartbreakers: The Merchant’s Daughter by Melanie Dickerson, another take on “Beauty and the Beast.”
Philcon actually happened November 18-20th, but I’m only just getting around to my report! I had quite a good time, despite my lingering cold, which I soothed with hot tea and cough suppressants. I met several new people (without really meaning to!) and had fun chats with them, as well as talking with people I […]
Canada to England Great names of thy great captains gone before Beat with our blood, who have that blood of thee: Raleigh and Grenville, Wolfe, and all the free Fine souls who dared to front a world in war. Such only may outreach the envious years Where feebler crowns and fainter stars remove, Nurtured in […]
Wait for a chilly day so the oven will keep your kitchen warm. Ingredients: –oil, salt, pepper, minced or pressed garlic –a raw chicken –an onion –rosemary and/or sage, fresh Also, a meat thermometer helps a lot. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a small bowl, mix a couple tablespoons grapeseed oil or low-grade […]
A reader, Sarah, brought this site to my attention. It has quite a lot of information on women nurses in wartime, from the American Revolution through Vietnam. It includes links to a number of other online resources.
I’m traveling today, on my way to celebrate Thanksgiving – here’s a dessert recipe, from my aunt! Pumpkin Swirl Bread 1 8 oz package cream cheese 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 3/4 cups flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 […]
I have a post up at Heroes and Heartbreakers, from Friday, which I neglected to link here on the day it went up: on Masterharper Robinton and forbidden crushes (from Anne McCaffrey’s Pern Series).
In honor of American Thanksgiving, I give to you a week of receipes. Basic Chicken Stock One really needs a stock pot to make stock. If you use smaller quantities of everything, you can get away with a large saucepan. However, stock takes so long that the time spent isn’t usually worth it, unless you’re […]
The Volunteer Here lies a clerk who half his life had spent Toiling at ledgers in a city grey, Thinking that so his days would drift away With no lance broken in life’s tournament: Yet ever ’twixt the books and his bright eyes The gleaming eagles of the legions came, And horsemen, charging under phantom […]