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Baba Ganoush (Translation: Yummy Eggplant Dip)

Fun factoid #1: literal translation from Arabic– Pampered Papa or Coy Daddy Fun factoid #2: Eggplants contain nicotine. Why is this? Good question! Because the tobacco plant is a member of the nightshade family, along with eggplant, tomato, tomatillo, chilie, peppers, … Continue reading

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What am I reading now?

Considering the state of the world, and the fact that we’re planning a kayaking trip through the Gulf of California, I decided to reread Laurence Gonzales’ book, Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why. Brought back a whole lotta … Continue reading

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Jake and his baby spiders.

Remember our giant orb spider? The spider who built a web across an entire garden bed? She was the size of my hand, fingers spread. She was so enormous the dog barked at her. Ms. Spider only came out of … Continue reading

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Free free free free free! Did I mention the book is free?

I love this cover! Yes, The Red Demon is free. This is Book Four in my Daughters of Persephone series – my homage to the Space Opera. Check it out right here – The Red Demon. There is a reason … Continue reading

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Busting Nutrition Misinformation – Yes, you may have s’more!

The s’more has a long and glorious history. It was first mentioned in Girl Scout literature back in 1925. That’s almost 100 years ago, folks! A s’more, the simplest of confections, is made of a fire-roasted marshmallow and a layer … Continue reading

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