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Posted on Feb 20, 2012 11:34:17 AM PST
Of course I had to look some more & I found 2 good books on baseball offered free today-

Safe at Home: A Novel-minor league baseball In 1953 In the era of de-segregation.
The Greatest Show on Dirt-author worked for the Minor league team-Durham Bulls

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 11:34:53 AM PST
K. J. T says:
Mmmm, rhubarb... Rhubarb soup is one of my favourite summer dishes. Because of rhubarb's oxalic acid, which is not good for joints, it is best eaten together with some milk products, though.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 11:38:17 AM PST
Grandma says:
That is easy enough. Put whipped cream or creme fraiche or yogurt on top as a garnish :) Gout or no, I'm not giving up rhubarb. Or grapefruit. Luckily my blood pressure is that of a 20 year old and being female I needn't worry much about gout.

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 11:41:52 AM PST
Joo says:
Diary of a Parallel Man by Mahershalalhashbaz by David Elham is a very good read.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 11:44:18 AM PST
K. J. T says:
I prefer to have a glass of milk :)
My entire rhubarb consumption, spread evenly throughout the year, is not very high. But rhubarb is a seasonal product here, available only for a few weeks in summer, and when it's in season I eat it almost every day!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 11:45:32 AM PST
Misscali says:
@bigtc

Oh me too. I am all about the covers. I think if publishers only knew the significance of the cover, they would spend a lot more time in designing one. With the right cover, any book will sell. I was amazed when someone recently mentioned they don't look at the cover when choosing. I was aghast!!!! LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 11:46:15 AM PST
Grandma says:
One of the things my grandmother always canned was rhubarb sauce - like applesauce except made with rhubarb. That was SO good. I've made it once or twice myself, but I usually turn the rhubarb into either rhubarb conserve or strawberry rhubarb pie for the freezer.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 11:49:09 AM PST
Misscali says:
@Addicted to Kindle

I have a grandson who is 4 and whenever I see the vast number of free children's books, I ask myself the same question. I can only tell you that I am on my second Kindle (stepped on my first) and I just don't think they can withstand the physical use of a young child. I keep hoping that they will come out with a superstrong child version and I will be the first in line.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 11:52:28 AM PST
Hey Princess Joyce. I cant wait to try this recipe. Approximatey how long should this bake for???

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 11:53:20 AM PST
LTC says:
bigdtc, (a belated answer) I wish we could get fresh Hatch chiles. I can get the canned when I go "to the valley" (75 miles each way) and often do. A few years ago I noticed that Hatch will ship frozen chiles but it was a very large quantity.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 11:55:03 AM PST
K. J. T says:
I only have three ways of eating rhubarb: in soup, baked in oven with rolled oats and butter, and raw as a snack. I don't like the combination of strawberries and rhubarb, as the sweetness of the berries tnds to overpower the lovely tartness of rhubarb. Too much sugar also spoils the enjoyment.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 12:05:18 PM PST
 nospin  says:
I commented in my review of And Still, She Wept that the cover was off-putting.
The author designed a new cover for it which is totally evocative of the story!
LINK ONLY TO SHOW COVER
And Still, She Wept

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 12:14:46 PM PST
Misscali says:
@Nospin

I rest my case on the importance of the COVER. I ordered that book awhile back so the cover must have passed my test.

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 12:18:39 PM PST
Will you guys please stop talking about rhubarb? My poor root of rhubarb is currently buried under about a foot of snow and there is a blizzard out there, she'll not dare show her head untill early May! I have a wee bit in the freezer, though, I think I feel a custard and rhubarb pie coming my way this weekend...
Just got the 101 Offline Activities You Can Do With Your Child, worth a try:)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 12:20:24 PM PST
 nospin  says:
Actually the previous cover was sort of okay but the font the title was done in did nothing for it.

This cover is perfect. She designed it and had it up three days after my review. If you read the book, you would know how perfect it is.
I was just so impressed with the artistry of it. That woman has talent both as a writer and as an artist.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 12:26:57 PM PST
pjf says:
Check her name out in the Kindle store -- Hunters of the Red moon and Survivers were free a few days ago, and may still be free, and quite a few of the MZB literary trust books have been going free periodically.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 12:34:00 PM PST
tweet says:
I may have to break down and go back to Harris Teeter for the rhubarb, that "crisp" looks so easy and good! Thank you!

Must. check. diet. books. <G>

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 12:34:07 PM PST
Don't know if anyone posted this one yet. I had read about it on the WomenOfMystery blog on Saturday:
A Creative Kind of Killer

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 12:34:08 PM PST
J. Maleski ... There is no time given on this old recipe. Directions just read to bake until golden brown. I would probably let it bake for 20 minutes and then how it is browning, and add time as needed.

Hope this helps you ... Princess Joyce

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 12:39:56 PM PST
tweet says:
Grandma, have you tried grapefruit marmalade? I've never made it because I know I'd eat the whole batch in one sitting, but I buy it whenever I see it, usually at farmer's markets. Grapefruit is another one of my favorites.

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 12:41:22 PM PST
AmeliaAT says:
Today I've picked up the following:

Rediscovery (Darkover) by Mercedes Lackey
It's been ages since I've read a Darkover book. This one looks like a SciFi/Fantasy crossover.

Product Description
Leonie Hastur has a high degree of laran, the telepathic power of the Comyn caste, and wants to be Keeper of Arilinn Tower, which will give her as much power as her twin brother Lorill, Heir to Hastur. But she has a premonition that something strange and disturbing will come from the sky and change their world forever. She's correct.

Ysaye Barnett loves life on shipboard and would happily stay right there, with her beloved computers, forever. Her best friend Elizabeth Mackintosh, a musician and anthropologist, and her fiance, linguist David Lorne, want to marry and have children, which means they need a planet they can settle on and make their lives' work. They are very excited about the new planet, especially when they realize that it's a lost Terran colony.

As five young lives and their very different cultures meet, all of them will be changed by the encounter.

Everywhere But No Place by Mark Foster
SciFi Thriller
Here's the first part of the lengthy book description:

Product Description
It is the year 2042. Prisons all over the European Union are bursting at the seams. Hans Schleiman, a criminal psychologist, has developed a new system for rehabilitating prisoners. He proposes that they be housed in virtual reality units where they will spend the whole of their sentence. Schleiman has developed software that aids the Subject's rehabilitation and he has built a new breed of supercomputer to oversee the process - the Hosts. The UK is the first country to try the scheme and Denver is one of the first of a hundred Subjects to be inserted into the Schleiman Tanks after getting mixed up in an armed robbery he'd never wanted to be involved in. His pleas of self-defence are ignored and he is sentenced to twenty-five years in the Schleiman Tank.

So it is that Denver wakes up in a lush, green World - alone, and with no idea where he is or what this World might hold.

Elsewhere, on the outskirts of Glasgow City State, Haze, a data hacker, wakes up in the bowels of a run-down estate. He is blind and destitute after choices he made five years before left him eyeless and on the run from the most dangerous men in the country. That morning the very men he has been evading finally catch up with him and take him by helicopter to London. There he meets his ex-boss, Shaun Darling. Expecting to die, Haze is told instead that he is required for one last job. Darling gives Haze an ultimatum - he either carries out this one last job, for which he will have his eyes restored as payment, or he will be killed.

Haze has no choice but to accept. He is told that Denver stole some priceless data while on the armed robbery. That data was hidden somewhere in London and it contains records of Darling's illegal activities. Darling needs it back before it falls into the wrong hands but no-one can speak with Denver because he has been inserted into a Schleiman Tank. It is Haze's task to break into the virtual World that Denver inhabits and retrieve the location of the disks.

A Creative Kind of Killer by Sandra Scoppettone, Mystery/Thriller

Product Description
<snipped review quotations from big newspapers>

Nominated for an Edgar.
Won the Shamus.

Lot's of long-time residents of Soho don't approve of the transformation the art crowd has brought to the area. But Fortune Fanelli, ex-cop turned private investigator and single parent of two, likes his old neighborhood in its chic and glitzy guise. He also likes to work, and accepts the job of solving the murder of a young girl, whose trail snakes along the underbelly of SoHo where drug smuggling, runaway children, kiddie porn, and legions of hustlers crowd.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 12:43:56 PM PST
Grandma says:
Your nose knows. When you start to smell whatever it is you are baking it is almost done.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 12:46:56 PM PST
Grandma says:
No, I haven't tried that D. Thomson. I loves jams, jellies and preserves but have never had much appreciation for marmalade except as a baking ingredient. I'm willing to try some on you recommendation though. - and grapefruit are cheap right now. I eat them by the bag!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 12:56:18 PM PST
tweet says:
I like marmalades as long as they aren't too sweet, which is why I like the grapefruit, a good one still has that tartness. I eat grapefruits like oranges, just peel and eat, no sugar. Peanut butter and marmie sammich <G>

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2012 12:59:06 PM PST
Grandma says:
That is the way I eat them too. Sugar is an abomination. Salt will fix a bland grapefruit though. I never used to. Elieve my mother when she told me that as I piled on the sugar when I was a kid. Live and learn.
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