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Thai-style seafood chowder

Thai-style seafood chowder

This hearty, creamy, light green stew is rich, very low carb, and quick to throw together. The following makes two small servings or one large serving. You may omit the peanut butter, but it’s just wrong to omit the coconut milk! THAI-STYLE SEAFOOD CHOWDER 4 oz shrimp 4 oz scallops 3 T butter 2 cloves smashed garlic 3 T ginger rooot, grated 1 or 2 T mild yellow curry powder 3/4 cup water or less—this soup is more of a stew, not brothy! Put all this in a small pan, cover, and cook 2 or 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the shrimp begin to look opaque. If the...
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Brownies with whiskey-soaked cherries

Brownies with whiskey-soaked cherries

  Jennifer Stevenson’s Triple Chocolate Brownies with Whisky-Soaked Cherries After long delay, here are the richest, most evil brownies you will ever eat. They’re super-quick to prepare as long as you soak the cherries in advance. I keep a jar of cherries soaking in whiskey at all times. Just in case, you know, brownies. So at least one night before you bake, and up to weeks or months beforehand: 1-1/4 cup dried sour cherries, such as purchased from CostCo at least 2/3 cup hot water, or whiskey, brandy, rum, your choice OR at least 1/3 cup morello cherry syrup...
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Brownies!

It has come to my attention that the recipe for my Triple Chocolate Whisky-Soaked Cherry Brownies is not up here! HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN? Watch this space. The error will be corrected shortly.
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Blog hopping: four questions for the wri...

Today I’m blog hopping off Katharine Eliska Kimbriel’s witty and thoughtful LJ blog hop post, and sending you on to a couple of other fine authors who will answer all these questions, each in their own way. 1)      What am I working on? I’ve been slowly finishing edits for a fourth Slacker Demons novel, but since I extended the deadline on it, I’ve fallen victim to a common problem authors face: suddenly a new book looks soooo much more attractive. At the end of that last Slackers novel is a wedding (yay weddings!) and at the wedding are some crashers: the...
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Ozzie and Harriet: the dark side

    Posted on April 16, 2014 by Jennifer Stevenson   No one sufficiently considers the barriers to love between ordinary married persons. I came to this conclusion after watching several romantic movies in a row. The truism we use to foist parenthood on young and unprepared millions claims that they owe it to themselves to possess another human being, and this is the only way to acquire one. It has as its corollary a blind trust in love. Love, the universal solvent, makes a jelly out of all things. Bah.   I don’t care for the problems of young lovers....
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#Watched100times: Lost loved movies

    Posted on April 2, 2014 by Jennifer Stevenson roly poly fish heads This more properly should be called “I would have watched it 100 times.” I saw each of these movies once, and fell so madly in love that I have never forgotten them. Sometimes I think I step into these wormholes where only I and half a dozen other crazies get to see a film…and then it vanishes forever. Mike Jittlov’s brainchild also comes in a full-length feature Pourquoi Pas! or Why Not? I don’t even remember where I saw it. It’s just adorable. Two young men and a young woman live together...
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#Watched100times: The Valet

So I have a new filmmaker I love, Francis Veber, the French maker of comedies The Valet, The Closet, La Cage Aux Folles (1978 original and the 1996 US remake The Birdcage), The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe, and The Dinner Game. I’ve seen the first three…now I want to see the other two. The Closet is about a mild-mannered executive who learns he’s about to be downsized at about the same time he is mistaken for being gay. This not only saves his job (because the company is afraid of seeming to discriminate against a gay employee) but starts him on a path to...
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Cute when they’re sleeping

Posted on March 5, 2014 by Jennifer Stevenson Click here for a cat video that describes my day, courtesy of the Copy Cat Channel. My kittens have reached that fractious teenage stage. They no longer bounce around destroying things by accident. They do it on purpose. They challenge authority. They have to get my attention, to annoy, push the boundaries, draw me away from work. YOWCH! This is what I get for working at home. Swear to god, with my first million, I’m renting an office in the building next door. Or putting a soundproof door to the one I work in now. Right now...