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Cara Elliott/Andrea Pickens
historical romance author
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Hmm, this may require some kitchen taste test research! Yum!
Toggle Commented yesterday on On Porridge at Word Wenches
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It's Anne who deserves the thanks! She's the expert on oats here.
Toggle Commented yesterday on On Porridge at Word Wenches
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Your mother soaked rolled oats overnight? I have uses rolled oats a lot (not quick-cooking one) and they always cook in a short period of time without soaking. But maybe as an American I just don't know what they should taste like! But I now really love the taste and texture of steel cut oats. (But as you point out, not for cookies!)
Toggle Commented yesterday on On Porridge at Word Wenches
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Wonderful blog, Anne! I adore oatmeal—and not the "instant" or fast-cooking kind, which is very popular in America. The steel cut oats, like your father cooked, are wonderful. Though I confess, I didn't know salt was a must. Now off to make porridge for breakfast, and will use salt!
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Thank you so much for your efforts on environmental education, Karin. We need that more than ever! Oh, and I hear you on the lifetime of family photos. My mother was a wonderful organizer of photo books . . . but alas, I haven't picked up the torch. Another task to add to the year's wish list.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Ask A Wench - Plans for 2017! at Word Wenches
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Tat doesn't sound slow at all, Cynthia! Good luck on all the projects. A research trip to Ireland sounds wonderful!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Ask A Wench - Plans for 2017! at Word Wenches
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Oh, thanks so much, Karin! So glad you like Lady Arianna! I really enjoy writing them, so will try to have a new one soon!
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Tempest, I'm so glad you enjoy Lady Arianna. I've got a list of possible new Arianna stories, and I would love to get to them—so hopefully, yes, there will be more, though I can't say when. Right now, I'm deep in writing Book Two for the new Regency mystery series, which debuts in July. So stay tuned!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Ask A Wench - Plans for 2017! at Word Wenches
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Congratulations, Jana! And thanks for t your teaching!
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Sue, tackling technology is always daunting, but sounds like you have a good plan for conquering the complexities. And the genealogy pursuits sound so fascinating. A good year ahead!
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All wonderful plans, Shannon! You deserve the nap!
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Kathy , having taught just one course for a semester, I'm in awe of how much thought and preparation you teachers do. It's such an important job—thank you!
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They definitely were intrepid, Nancy. And great role models!
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She sounds amazing, Mary. Anyone who makes Amelia look tame has my attention!
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Sue, seeing the West, with its untouched prairie and mountains during that era would be spectacular. A wonderful choice. And how very practical of you to think of medicinal cream!
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And an Amelia Peabody parasol!!
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Lucky you on the Middle East, Shannon. There are a lot of places I'd love to visit, but right now it doesn't seem a wise idea to travel there. The Pacific islands do look fascinating, as does Madagascar, another exotic spot that appeals to me. And yes, with frigid weather moving in where I am too, the tropics does sound tempting!
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Shauna, I'm dying to travel down the Nile, too. I have a wonderful photo of my Grandmother in the courtyard of Shepeard's Hotel, and one of my mother in the same spot. I REALLY need to continue the family tradition!
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You're in for a treat, Mary Jo!
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Love that quote, kathy! I do enjoy adventuring—in moderation, and as long as it's followed by some little luxuries.
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SO true, Larissa! After an interlude of 'roughing it" a hot bath and down quilt are bliss! As is a nice meal and a glas of wine—or maybe two!
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Ha, ha, Mary. I done some mountain exploring out West, with only what I could carry on my back!So definitely no china, and there were lakes instead of bath tubs (but COLD!) It makes the one appreciate all the modern conveniences when one comes home!
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Andrea/Cara here, I’m delighted to kick off the new year with a bang—and a swoosh (you'll see why in a moment)—by welcoming the incomparable Deanna Raybourn as our guest on the Wenches. As most of you know, Deanna has won scads of awards and accolades for her writing, including the RITA. (For Deanna’s full bio, you can click here.) Her books feature a scintillating combination of mystery and romance, rich with intriguing characters and witty dialogue. Her settings take readers around the world—the Lady Julia series (fluttery fan-girl sigh) journeys through Victorian England, Europe and India, while A Spear of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Word Wenches
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As they say in Pirates of the Caribbean, it's more of a guideline Just seeing it on my wrist reminds me that I want to walk enough each day. I don't check all that much either!
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2017 on I Resolve To . . . at Word Wenches
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Ha, ha! I'm a firm believer in setting goals and making an effort to meet them—but not beating myself up if they stretch on longer than I originally intended.
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