A holiday round-up

on December 22, 2016

Taking a wee break to spend the holidays with my family, my dears, so here is a seasonal post from 2013. You might have missed it the first time around, and I hope you enjoy. If you just can’t get enough seasonal cheer, here are a few books you might enjoy: *JANE AUSTEN’S CHRISTMAS Maria…

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Something YUM

on December 20, 2016

So I’m whipping this post up in the second week of December, attending to all my various commitments because I am about to get VERY busy. I have an upcoming chat scheduled with my editor to discuss the first round of revisions to Veronica’s third adventure–yay!–and I have lots of fun things I have to…

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Happy December!

on December 1, 2016

Rabbit, rabbit! It’s the first of the month, and to ensure luck, the first thing out of your mouth is supposed to be, “Rabbit, rabbit!” Do you do this? I remember about one month out of four. Anyway, happy December, my dears. The newsletter is going out soon, so be sure you’ve signed up–remember, an…

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Something to kick off the holidays…

on October 25, 2016

The holidays are just around the corner, and you might be in a mood to putter around and start your December prep. Or you just might like to play with dead flowers. I don’t judge. In any event, I have a recipe for the winter potpourri mentioned in one of my previous works. It requires…

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Lazy cooking!

on November 23, 2015

We’ve talked here before about how cooking is just Not My Thing. It’s fine when I’m in the mood, but I almost never am, and the idea of producing edibles on a daily basis makes me want to pull the duvet over my head and never come out again. But I did manage to create…

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In which readers wanted food

on November 19, 2013

When I was pondering subjects for bloggery, a reader said anything was fine but FOOD PLEASE. I’m nothing if not accommodating, so here is a recipe from the graceful and memorable Hortense de Bellefleur–Fleur from the Lady Julia Grey series. Enjoy! Hortense de Bellefleur’s Chocolat Chaud To make a cup each for oneself and a…

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