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Lemon Blueberry Drop Cookies

Posted in Blah Blah with tags , , on June 7, 2010 by Seeley deBorn

So, every weekend I make cookies and bring them into work. And since I’m the only girl in a construction trailer full of guys, the cookies make me quite popular.

And having recently been prompted for a recipe, and being in dire need of something to post on this damn blog, I figure the least I can do is share my culinary concoctions with the rest of the world.

This recipe is of my own making, and I haven’t actually tried a cookie yet (they’re all in the little box that I use for cookie day) so they could be horrible. Proceed at your own risk.

    Lemon Blueberry Drop Cookies

¼ c butter
¾ c sugar
1 egg
½ tsp vanilla
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
2 c flour
¼ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¾ c blueberries

–Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg, vanilla, lemon juice and zest and mix well.
–In a separate bowl, combine one and a half cups of flour, the baking powder and salt. Mix this into the batter.
–In that separate bowl you just emptied, combine the last half cup of flour with the blueberries, making sure they’re all coated. Gently mix this into the rest.
–Keep in mind that overworking blueberries makes them turn a weird green colour; you really need to be gentle.
–Drop by tablespoonful onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
–Bake at 350 F for 12-15 minutes. The edges should be just starting to brown, but the tops will still be quite pale.

Because the tops are quite pale they really need something a little extra on them.

    Glaze

–Combine ~2-3, maybe 4 tbsp of lemon juice (the rest of the lemon after the 1 tbsp above has been used) with 1-2 cups of icing sugar mixed into it until it’s no longer runny, but not quite spreadable either.
–When the cookies have cooled, set them close together on the parchment that had lined the cookie sheet and drizzle the glaze over them.
–Immediately move them to another sheet of parchment or a rack (if you have one you feel like washing) and let the glaze set.

This recipe makes 2 dozen cookies and way more glaze than you’ll need, but it keeps. It’s not so good right off the spoon. (Of course I tried it. Are you trying to say you wouldn’t?)

WordPress Sucks

Posted in Blah Blah with tags , on May 31, 2010 by Seeley deBorn

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Wasteland

Posted in Blah Blah with tags , , on May 27, 2010 by Seeley deBorn

Woo hoo! The final offering of the Wasteland set is out!

Some damn hot women have written some damn hot books and I’m so loving them for it.

Eden Bradley, Crystal Jordan, RG Alexander and Lilli Feisty created a world together. It’s a kick ass post-apocalyptic thing and in it, the roles of women have drastically changed from the ones they held before the end of all things. Each book in the set (not a series, they’re each totally standalone) is the story of one of those roles. And they’re all hot and smutty. Of course.




It’s a bit of a fixerupper

Posted in Blah Blah with tags , , on May 27, 2010 by Seeley deBorn

So, I’ve revived this thing. Not like it was ever really up and running, but still, It’s alive!

When I started it, I just grabbed a template with colours I could tolerate and parked it. Now that it’s going to be seeing some regular action, I figure I should dress it up a bit. Trouble is, I’m fussy, and nothing I like to look at regularly (and really, I’m the one who’s gotta spend more time here than anyone else) really suits the typical images of my genres.

I mean, looking at this thing, would you guess that I write medieval romance and erotic fantasy?

But I do like red on black.

Yes, I know it’s hard to look at. I’m trying to find something different. I really am. But I’m not good at colour coordination, I’m a total minimalist and I’m kinda cheap. I also think wordpress is kinda weird, and don’t like messing around with its codey bits. So, I’m hoping that I’m going to stumble across some kind of free template that doesn’t scream cheese at me, and that has some semblance of balance in the columns, isn’t busy looking, has a centered header, minimal images and patterns, and somehow manages to convey that I write overly researched historicals and dirty books about elves.

Yeah, thanks. I’m going to need all the luck I can get.

Yeah, okay, I admit it, I’m writing

Posted in Blah Blah with tags , , , on May 26, 2010 by Seeley deBorn

Well, it’s the summer. Sort of. I’m not in school and that makes it summer vacation even if it’s still barely spring in this empty northern wasteland.

And since I’m not in school, I have to write.

Have to.

Really, I’ve got nothing else to do. I’ve hidden the tv in my storage locker, and I’ve got no yard, not even a balcony that I can garden on. Window boxes are as good as it gets this year, and I don’t think I can justify spending much more than a few minutes a day as “gardening.”

And baking… well, even making cookies for the guys at work every weekend will only take an hour or so. And weekends are long in a city where you know no one.

Yup, I have no choice but to write.

So, here I am. Writing about writing.

Uh huh.

Thrilling, isn’t it.

This is not a blog

Posted in Blah Blah on March 14, 2010 by Seeley deBorn

It’s  a place holder for when I finally find time to write again.

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