Comment Scam

I’m glad we can edit comments left on the blog. I don’t remember being able to do that when I was using Blogger/ Blogspot. You could delete the comment or keep it.

Today I had a comment on an older post. It was a good post, in my own opinion. The commenter used my name and referred to the post, closely enough that it could be related to the topic or generic, depending on how you read it.… Read the rest

Off to a Good Start

A fairly standard writing prompt is to complete a sentence with your own idea. Such as:

“I wonder how…”
“The car turned around and…”
“I found…”
“The scariest animal is…”
“The book opened to the page with…”
“She read the tea leaves and…”

You can go on creating more and more of those. So do it!… Read the rest

Single Serving Chocolate Cake in the Microwave

Chocolate Cake In 5 Minutes!


4 Tablespoons cake flour
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons milk
3 Tablespoons oil
1 Mug

Mix flour, sugar and cocoa:
Spoon in 1 egg
Pour in milk and oil, and mix well
Put in microwave for 3 minutes on maximum power (1000watt)
Wait until it stops rising and sets in the mug
Tip contents out of mug onto saucer and enjoy!

Not Another Profile

In the time I have been online (started 1996) I’ve written a lot of profiles, bios, etc. It does not get easier. For some reason I don’t ever like to write the same thing twice, for any site or network. So, finding something to inspire new ideas is a nice find for me. I found this profile on Studio 30 Plus, written by Kelly.… Read the rest

The Moods of the Delicious Miss Dahl

I posted the recipe for Sophie Dahl‘s borscht recipe on my Creative Fat Grrl blog. Her cooking show was on the Food Network today. Unfortunately she only made six, it wasn’t given a second season. Which is a shame cause it was really good, elegant and glamorous but simple too. Each show was given a theme:


If you were given your own half hour TV show, not necessarily a cooking show, how would create six episodes around each of the same themes?… Read the rest

Believe Before you Can Find It

‎”Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
— Roald Dahl

The Delicious Miss Dahl’s Borscht

We make borscht a couple of times each summer usually. I love the beets with the sour cream swirled on top. We don’t put it all through the blender or serve it cold. Will be nice to try a new recipe this summer and see how it comes out as a cold soup. This recipe comes from The Delicious Miss Dahl, a cooking show from the UK with Sophie Dahl.… Read the rest