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"I cannot live without books: but fewer will suffice where amusement, and not use, is the only future object." -- Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, January 4, 2018

#STC2018 Tweeting Star Trek Cruise January 2018

#STC2018 Tweeting Star Trek Cruise January 2018


Check out @BitsBitesBooks!


With the #BombCyclone storm, this will be interesting. Didn't bring enough warm clothes :-(



Thursday, December 21, 2017

A Favorite Quickie Quichy-Like Breakfast -- Canned Spinach Soup-Egg Quesadilla

Canned Spinach Soup-Egg Quesadilla


Ingredients:

A dab of olive oil
1 egg
3 Tbspns canned spinach soup concentrate (don't add water)
A dash of Tabasco sauce or ground black pepper
A dab of milk
1 flour tortilla
Toppings: a sprinkle of imitation bacon bits, a dash of Parmesan cheese


Process:
Add dab of oil to mug, swish around to coat bottom and sides of mug.
Add egg, soup, sauce and milk in a mug.
Stir vigorously to mix ingredients thoroughly.
Microwave mixture 2 minutes on high.

Place tortilla in skillet, heat on medium-high to brown bottom. Turn over, add egg mixture on top of tortilla.
Sprinkle bacon bits and Parmesan cheese on top. Heat about 1-2 minutes, fold tortilla, then transfer to a plate.

Variation: use mushroom soup concentrate.



Friday, November 24, 2017

Star Trek Cruise 2018

Star Trek Cruise 2018





Another opportunity to meet science fiction fans.


World Con 76 San Jose, CA August 16-20, 2018

World Con 76 San Jose, CA August 16-20, 2018

This is an opportunity for writers or lovers of science fiction and fantasy to meet other authors, share their work, participate in workshops and events, and vote in the Hugo Awards.

http://www.worldcon76.org/


Friday, October 6, 2017

Baked Potato Salad



Baked Potato Salad
Adapted from: https://whatscooking.fns.usda.gov/recipes/print/3556
But also referenced PotatoGoodness.com recipe


Ingredients:

5 medium to large white potatoes, peeled
1 cup plain yogurt
1 TBspn mayo
1/2 red onion, diced
1 Medium slice, Mozzarella cheese, diced
1/2 Cup Imitation Bacon bits
Ground black pepper to taste
A palmful of dry parsley, crushed
A few dashes of Parmesan cheese
Garnish: a handful of cherry tomatoes, halved (Optional)


Process:

Place potatoes in microwaveable dish. Pierce with fork. Cook on high for six minutes or more until cooked.
Let potatoes cool before dicing.
Add diced potatoes to large bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients, except garnish.
Mix and stir well until potatoes are coated.

Cover bowl, place in frig to cool.
Add garnish to individual servings.

I usually don´t add salt to my recipes but I just thought, maybe I should make sure I offer a salt shaker to guests.

Also, Lucy likes it. Lucy is a friend who is brave enough to try some of my recipes. This is the first recipe she has liked :-)








Dressed Up Store Bought Cake

Dressed Up Store Bought Cake

Part of my morning routine is to have coffee and a slice of store bought nut cake. One morning, I decided to dress up my usual slice of nut cake with a plain yogurt sauce, a few dried blueberries, banana slices and a few dashes of cinnamon. Presto: breakfast.













Happiness is Cake

Happiness is Cake

When you move to another country, you make alot of adjustments. One is finding a favorite snack. In Mexico, these cakes are called Pinguinos. Chocolate Cake with chocolate frosting with a little white icing inside.