28 02, 2016

Stopping in at the Singles’ Ward

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:17+00:00 February 28th, 2016|book review, good fiction, main dishes, romance novels, stir-fry|0 Comments

Mix a few tumbleweeds, some girls gone missing and an uncle with a wandering eye, and you have Lori Roy’s novel, Bent Road. No, really, I mean it about the wandering eye. It’s a milky gray and you think Uncle Ray is looking right at you, but he’s also looking over at the stove. Anyway, the story follows Arthur and Celia, who find themselves hip-deep [...]

9 11, 2014

The Romance Atheist

By | 2014-11-17T17:46:21+00:00 November 9th, 2014|LDS romance, main dishes, Mormon romance, romance novels, stir-fry|0 Comments

Amazon readers warned me about Thomas Pynchon's Mason & Dixon.  "Huge, tough book. . . . very clearly a masterpiece."     "Talking dog. . . . Mid 18-century prose style." I mean, the size alone: Sheesh!  Eight-hundred or so pages!I dug in anyway. I found it delightful, got right into the pirate-era lingo, had no trouble "hearing" the two famous surveyors joking with each other.At least until [...]

10 03, 2009

Haste, oh haste, oh haste away!

By | 2014-11-17T17:46:29+00:00 March 10th, 2009|main dishes, stir-fry|3 Comments

Let's just get to the food right away, shall we? Today, we feature:   Honey Chicken Stir-FryThis is the kind of recipe where I hide the leftovers behind something ugly, hoping the family will forget about them, so I can have them for lunch the next day. And as for something to read, last time I mentioned George Ade, whose collection of writings I had just [...]