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Sun Dec 1st, 2013


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02:10 pm - A month of natter
Ah well, posted 29 days out of November's 30. Not perfect but respectable; especially in view of LJ's tendency to give error messages ('the connection has been reset') whenever one tries to access LJ.

To mention, I also made that leek carbonara recipe I posted a while back. Organic leeks to be on the safe side, but a disappointment. For sure they need to be blanched more than 30 seconds or else sliced much finer than my knives can manage, because leeks are hard to chew and will choke you given half the chance. Being six inches long counts as half a chance in the leek mind. Pancetta is much saltier and crispy than bacon, but also a pain to slice. And the sauce doesn't stick as it does to real pasta. So not likely to repeat.

November reading

Ima Ichiko, Hundred demons 22
Datlow and Mamatas, eds, Haunted Legends
Knight, Fade to Black
Hand, Mortal Love
Scott & Graham, Lost Things
Choo, The Ghost Bride
Jones, Wilkin's Tooth
Mori, A Bride's Story 1&2

Not a stunning record, but I've been working. Of eight works, there's only half a male involved; of ten authors etc, three are not white. Could be worse.

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