July 14, 2013 at 9:40 pm (Uncategorized)

be  afraid

I  will use  my voice, gesture emphatically;

I  may  even  frown.

killing  is  wrong,  except  when it  is  not.

however ,  a warning  shot  is  20  years.

maybe  because  she  could have  used a  tampon?

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cucumber martinis ( all mom’s fault)

July 14, 2013 at 7:08 pm (drinks, food) ()

No ,  really.   she  started  me  thinking about  them…

so  I took  a  bunch of  cucumbers  and  ran  them in the  blender  with  the juice  of  a  lemon and  a  pinch of salt.

I strained  the juice (  I’ll  use  the  pulp  for  taziki ) and  added to  pinches  of sugar  to  balance  everything.   We  did a  little  taste  testing  and decided 1 part  gin to two  part  juice.   Yes,  you  could  do  vodka,  but gin  added t o  the flavor – which , in  this  case,  is  very important.    Chill.

When  ready to  serve – pour  in  a  glass  top  with sparkling  water.

Very  refreshing,  not  sweet.

my  understanding  is  that vodka cucumber  martinis   are  made  with  simple  syrup.   this  was  actually  really  good,  and just  juice  cut  with seltzer  might  have  been  really  good.   If  I  had  any cucumbers left….

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books for june 2013

July 14, 2013 at 11:40 am (Uncategorized) ()

A corner of white Jacklyn Morarity (LB) review

Throw out fifty things : clear the clutter, find your life Gail Blanke (LB) Yes , a book on decluttering – but in the approach taken by the author – there is a reason you aren’t getting rid of stuff and in the course of tossing 50 things – you learn why you aren’t throwing things out, and how to continue throwing things out. I liked it.

Masque of the Red Death Bethany Griffin (lb) well I was hoping to love it – but the creepy parts weren’t creepy enough. It went on a little long, and there are more books. Not bad, just not as good as I wanted it to be

Nine lives of Chloe King (LB) 3 books in one. A girl that is part cat or a cat person. The first one was – an introduction , if the second and thirdhadn’t been included I wouldn’t have gone looking. But they got much better.

finished through part 9 in gooseberry bluff and part 3 in Indexing

so  5 for june  and  35  for  the  year

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