Happy New Year!

The past year has been a bad one all around – for me and for the planet as a whole. I am going to choose to believe that out of adversity grows greater strength, out of muck, beauty. There are plenty of possibilities to look forward to. The publishing company...

Paper Chef #2

Time to get started on the second installment of the Paper Chef! The January 2005 version will start on January 7, 2005 at Noon PST. The mandatory ingredient list will be announced slightly before that time right here and at Is My Blog Burning. You will then have...

Tsunami Relief

If you want to donate something toward relief for this horrendous disaster, click below. I get nothing and Amazon says all money will go to the relief effort. In fact, 100% of your donation will go to the American Red Cross relief effort. If you prefer to donate to a...

Murder, Mystery, and dinner!

Well, we had the murder mystery party. Being the kind of masochist that I am, I decided that I could write one of these things in under a week – no problem. Ha! It’s a good thing Jan is as understanding as she is – or we’d never have pulled it...

Oatcakes

I love oatcakes. I always have and I always will. They are better than mere crackers in every way. They taste better, they are better for you and they are more interesting. I have made them before but only once and it took me a LONG time to track down the recipe that...