Friday, August 6, 2010

Summer Gardens And Zucchini...

I have about 25 different zucchini recipes because normally there are about a million zucchini plants in our garden.  And as everyone cannot give enough zucchini away and for some odd reason they seem to multiply...the more you pick them the more you get.  Except for this year.  Not totally sure why but we had hardly any zucchini...and I barely got to use all my accumulated zucchini recipes.   Yesterday, however, I made these pancakes and they were incredible...easy to make...I barely measured ingredients...just sort of tossed stuff in...and they were soooo good...I may have to buy zucchini to make another batch.  The recipe came from a great site I love called Serious Eats.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fantasy Books...

I love this site. It is UK based.  Lee, the founder, has a keen interest in finding the best fantasy books for children and adults.  He is wonderful to chat with.   Some of my reviews are published on his site. Lee would just love it if you checked it out!!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hex Hall And Humor...

Hex Hall was a truly delightful book.  Magic mixed with mayhem.  Mystery mixed with demons and vamps and witches and fairies.  All of these wonderful characters thrown into one school...Hecate Hall. and main character...has no clue as to how to use her witchy powers.   She has no idea what her powers are.  She is surprised by them and by her classmates on a daily basis.  The opening part of Hex Hall was the funniest opening I have read in a long long time.   Her love spell and the havoc it caused...OMG...I was actually laughing out loud and rereading it to my husband.  And...who does not love a book loaded with mean girls?  And mean girls who are trying to form a coven...are the best mean girls around.  Oh...and I cannot forget Sophie's reaction when she finds out her roommate is a vampire...priceless.

This was just a fun great spunky little novel...I know this is the first in a Hex Hall Book 2 should be great fun.