Friday Recommends – 6-24-2011

Yes, I know what day it is this week. I made a mistake last week, okay? Let’s all get over it. All right, I know I’m the only one who noticed or cared or still cares, but indulge me while I pretend my massive fan base is in a turmoil over my having put the wrong date on last Friday’s post, all right? It takes so little to make me happy. Thank you.

If you like book reviews, I recommend Red Adept Reviews for “critical, in-depth eBook reviews”. Writers can purchase ad space, but the reviews are real.

Marie Andreas’ Fairies, Dragons, and Spaceships is a lovely, thoughtful blog, with writing prompts twice a week.

The Independent Author Network was recommended to me by another writer. I haven’t joined it yet, but I’m passing the recommendation on. Its purpose is to connect readers and writers who publish themselves or publish with indie presses.

A great site I discovered recently is VegWeb. We’re fairly close to being vegetarian, but we have a daughter who’s vegan, so this is a great site for me. Daughter #2 keeps chickens, so we do eat eggs, so I can take these recipes and add eggs in place of egg substitute and be happy. Some of the recipes on this site are standard objective recipes, but you do run across some like this one for mac and “cheese”, which I adore.

On a related note, I made some vegan “cheese” from toasted sesame seeds, rice wine vinegar, salt, olive oil and nutritional yeast. Charlie said it tasted just like cheese to him, but it had a bitter aftertaste we didn’t like. I’m wondering if using cashews would be better, or if I ground the sesame seeds too long or what. Anybody know?

WRITING PROMPT: Go outside or online and observe chickens. Write about one.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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