lemongrass and ginger soba noodles

Is it hot in here, or do I just want to call the fire brigade?

OMG!! I am reviewing a cookbook. What the fuck has happened to me? For my #BeBetterBookChallenge I selected a vegan instant pot cookbook, and so far it’s great! But I decided to go for extra credit and read another. I’ve been seeing the Engine 2 Diet products in Whole Foods for a few years now, but kinda just … Read more…

Rock Hard and Rearing to Go.

OMG. You guys, I think I have a thing for befanged grey men. First, it was Brishen in Radiance  by Grace Draven, and now? Daarik from Exile by Colleen Vanderlinden. Maybe I have a statue fetish I’ve not explored? Something about their stoney grace? I have a feeling I know who’s next… It’s the obvious first step into the … Read more…

I Only Have Ghost Eyes For You.

Today’s post includes my children’s two favorite things: Chinese mythology and the Perfect Bubble Tea. My children, The Captain and The Peanut are 50% Chinese. When I first started buying books for them, I looked for books about that huge piece of their heritage, because, let’s face it, it’s not like the white narrative is … Read more…

Life Changing Books on Reader/Eater

Lady in Red.

(read on for foolproof falafel and white sauce!) The Reading: I fully admit that I belong to a fandom or two. I have read and could re-read everything Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Stephen King, Kurt Vonnegut, Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Hunter, Octavia Butler, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Daphne duMaurier…and on and on–have written. I never tire … Read more…

Remember the Ladies. (Spicy Food and Books for Spicy Women!)

Today’s recipe does not at all go with the review. It was not inspired by the book, or the time period. This is because the book takes place in Colonial America and the food just seemed inedible to me. They didn’t have access to much sugar or salt or, you know, TEA, so it looks … Read more…