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Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/14 (Day 14): Halloween Bingo Reading Snacks and Drinks … Part 2: The Snacks

So, I had to go down to Frankfurt yesterday, and as I had hoped when composing my original post for this prompt, I managed a small side trip to that store. This year’s Halloween snacks now officially include: * Orange chocolate / cocoa truffles * White chocolate and almond truffles * Cocoa and dark chocolate […]

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Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/14 (Day 14): Halloween Bingo Reading Snacks and Drinks?

I don’t know how much reading I’ll be able to get done at home during this year’s bingo, and doubtlessly part of it will be in bed before going to sleep, where I don’t eat anything (and the only drink allowed is mineral water). That said, as we established last year, tea is kind of […]

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Be good to yourself, they said.

It’ll make you feel better, they said. So this morning, my BFF and I hit the road and drove through this sort of landscape — (note: these are NOT my own photos — I was driving, so I couldn’t take photos at the same time; these do depict places along the way and the sort […]

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REBLOG: 15 authors to read based on your favorite drinks

Reblog of a July 2015 BookLikes post.     No matter if it’s a cup of tea or coffee, lemonade or a glass of wine, books and drinks go well together. This universal truth has been discovered not only by avid readers but also writers, some of whom became as well known for their drinking habits as for their literary achievements. Taking […]

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Your favorite authors, reimagined as breakfast cereal mascots

mashable.com/2015/07/09/authors-breakfast-cereal-mascots/#phGTK4KehZqD Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1444717/your-favorite-authors-reimagined-as-breakfast-cereal-mascots

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Summer Splurges (AKA: Be Good to Yourself)

Largely inspired by Samantha Wilcoxson’s recommendations following up on my read of her books Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen and Faithful Traitor – as well as looking forward to book 3 of her Tudor Women trilogy – I’ve been on a minor shopping spree lately. Not all of these are Samantha’s recommendations, but that’s the way […]

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Rex Stout, et al.: The Nero Wolfe Cookbook

Invitation to the Brownstone “I beg you not to entrust these dishes to your cook unless he is an artist. Cook them yourself, and only for an occasion that is worthy of them. They are items for an epicure, but are neither finicky nor pretentious; you and your guests will find them as satisfying to […]

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Duncan MacDonald / Robb Sagendorph: Old-Time New England Cookbook

New England Cooking at Its Best How do you combine traveling and cooking if both are your hobbies? Very simple – after you’ve savored the local cuisine of the place you have visited in restaurants, you take home a cookbook to try and prepare some of those dishes at home. I bought the “Old-Time New […]

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Lorenz Books: Around the World Cookbook

Around the World in 350+ Recipes “Holidays in far flung places have increased our awareness of different foods, and restaurants on every street corner now offer dishes that no so long ago would have been unfamiliar,” the editors of this volume say in their introduction. And indeed: This is nothing less than a lavishly illustrated […]

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Moosewood Collective: Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home – Fast and Easy Recipes for Any Day

 Fast and Furiously Delicious Recipes I’m a Cornell grad, and one thing I remember with particular pleasure about my time in Ithaca, NY are those occasional forays down the Hill for lunch or (more likely) dinner at Moosewood, for years one of the local standout restaurants. Although not a vegetarian, I try not to eat […]

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Sarah R. Labensky / Alan M. Hause: On Cooking

Culinary Arts “Cookery is become an art, a noble science; cooks are gentlemen.” – Robert Burton, British author (1621). One of the many neat features of studying at Cornell University is that, even if you’re not enrolled in its famous School of Hotel Administration, you can attend one of the cooking and wine tasting classes […]

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Isabella Beeton: Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management / Leo Tolstoy: War and Peace

Well, one day I may well get around to writing proper reviews of these two iconic books (both in their own way) after all, too. But until then, quite unapologetically, my Goodreads Celebrity Death Match Review Elimination Tournament entry will have to do … Felines at War, or: Celebrity Death Match Review Elimination Tournament Review: […]

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