I know more than one writer who has boiled kettles or saucepans dry, burned things in the oven, or cut off a fingernail chopping vegetables. As an expert at trying to injure myself, I am offering up a few suggestions in basic kitchen–and writer–survival. (Readers, I’m talking to you, too!)Continue reading
“Once I read through a house catching on fire.
Are you capable of reading–or writing–through a house fire? Then it’s time you take a proactive approach to kitchen safety. Writer (and reader) Katharine Eliska Kimbriel offers up tested techniques to keep you much safer in the kitchen and get you back to work quickly.Continue reading
A series exploring the props, habits, and drugs that fuel the writer’s productivity. Past, present and future! Look for BVC writers, plus other authors we know and love. Tea by Pati Nagle I’ve been a tea drinker all my life, … Continue reading
Wisteria Tearoom Mysteries #2 Notorious for failed relationships. Ellen Rosings knows that’s true of cops. Detective Tony Aragon has even said it about himself, or something like it. Despite her misgivings, she is drawn to him, but can he reach … Continue reading
A Fatal Twist of Lemon by Patrice Greenwood Cops drink coffee. They don’t belong in Ellen Rosings’s Victorian tearoom. But when her opening day thank-you tea ends in the murder of the president of the Santa Fe Preservation Trust, the … Continue reading
The morning of my birthday (February 9th), an anonymous package arrived on my doorstep containing an amazing tea sampler with a wooden tray, a lovely lidded cup, sugar and cream pots and tea bag holder. There was no name on … Continue reading
Access to nutrients. That is a big part of eating in a macrobiotic manner. Roasting, toasting, soaking, and in some cases boiling all allow the food to be digested swiftly, gently, in its best form. If your gut hurts right … Continue reading