Thursday, April 21, 2016

Sunday Scribblings 2 - Prompt 121

This week's prompt: Sequel 

natural, inevitable
ending, interesting, enduring
where do we go

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Weekend Cooking - Green Smoothies by Fern Green

Weekend Cooking is hosted by Beth Fish Reads

Book Tite: Green Smoothies: Recipes for Smoothies, Juices, Nut Milks, and Tonics to Detox, Lose Weight, and Promote Whole-Body Health 
Author: Fern Green
Publication Date: December 29, 2015

Description: (From Goodreads) A collection of 66 illustrated smoothies, juices, nut milks, and tonics to kick-start metabolism, fire up the mind, and promote whole-body health.  An easy-to-follow and informative guide, this book pares smoothie-making back to its essence. Each recipe is presented in a highly visual spread, and grouped ingredients are displayed opposite finished smoothies and juices, providing at-a-glace instruction. Recipes like Dandelion Tonic, Popeye's Juice, Coconut Kale, and Pineapple Twist provide a simple introduction for the new smoothies making, as well as new inspiration for the experienced blender. A seven-day detox plan with straightforward recipes energizes and invigorates. 

3 Little Thoughts:
1.  I got my hands on a juicer and dove into trying this juicing thing. I can't say it was an eye opening experience, but I did enjoy a few of the juices like the Green Giant (broccoli, green grapes, spinach, cabbage, red apple), Strawberry (strawberries, tomatoes, cabbage), and Carrot-ene Healer (carrots, red apple, sweet potato).  I really liked the strawberry and carrot-ene healer, it was interesting to juice a sweet potato.

2. I requested this book because of the smoothies, I have really gotten into making smoothies and wanted to try some new recipes (and ones not pulled from Pinterest). I was torn on smoothies, I liked the ones I tried, but I kind of hit my wall on blending greens. I enjoyed the Banana Tonic (romaine lettuce, banana, mint leaves), and Fruit and Fiber (cilantro, strawberries, coconut water, banana). 

3. I'm not into the nut milks, so I did skip those, but I tried two of the shots. As with the other two sections, I both liked and disliked recipes in this section. Not a fan of the milks, but there were some interesting shots. I really liked the Aloe shot (aloe vera juice, green apple) and the Ginger shot (ginger, lemon, agave nectar) it was um, interesting. I think I put too much ginger in and wow, it was quite strong. I'm going to give it another shot (pun intended) with less ginger.

I will be using this book again to make some more juices and smoothies!

I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.

Monday, March 28, 2016

3 Word Wednesday - Brutal, Clammy, Dense

Brutal, Clammy, Dense

Working on my short sci-fi story and this prompt fit in perfect with a section that needed to be rewritten. This might not be the final draft of this section, but it works for this draft.

Marissa walked out of her front door and looked out towards the horizon, the brutal winter weather was setting and the sun was just starting to rise, burning off the dense fog that had blanketed the night. It was bound to be a glorious day. She dried her clammy hands, hitched up her dress and set off to milk the cows.