An eye-for-details activity

I’m working on a mini-course, so I’ll be posting some of the activities here. The activities are intended for a range of writers, though seasoned veterans may not be interested. Again, I’ll be using this site to park some of my works. Here is the short, non-narrated activity.

A new set of friends…

Found some folks who: A. are under 65.B. are oblivious to COVID-19.  C. don’t catch me stacking the deck.  D. resent the use of the word ‘kitty’.  E. prefer the phrase ‘poker paws’ to ‘poker hands’.F. don’t notice their winnings have vanished after my hourly ‘Squirrel!’ call.

I should be writing. Instead…bread pudding.

Sweet potato bread pudding, to be specific, inspired by an episode of George Hirsch Lifestyle I had leftover monkey bread/pull apart from a local bakery–the parts lacking anything resembling sweet, syrupy, or nutty [i.e. the dry stuff that should have been drenched, but wasn’t. Okay, so I’m a hard-nose when Read more…

I should be writing. Instead…mini-pies.

Yep, not getting out much over the last week, so… Substituted one cup of almond flour. [2:1 ratio–all-purpose:almond.] It added a nice [no surprise] nuttiness and richness to the crust. I’d do it again. Filling: caramel-dried cranberry-pecan-apple. Topping: a basic streusel I threw together [flour, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon] Caramel: Read more…