I don’t age in my mind. Everyone around me just keeps getting younger.
- Don’t cut out the top of the pumpkin to scoop out seeds. Cut out the bottom instead. This way, the pumpkin doesn’t cave in on itself and it lasts longer. Also, you can just set the pumpkin over a lit candle or light without having to stick your hand inside.
- Sprinkle some cinnamon inside the pumpkin after carving. The heat from the light or candle will make it smell like pumpkin pie.
Here’s a fun & free PDF poster with a description and picture of some of Europe’s most famous (and some unknown) mythical creatures.
Here’s what’s on the poster:
- Alp – Germany
- Banshee – Ireland
- Basilisk – British Isles
- Black Shuck – England
- Ceasg – Scotland
- Cerberus – Greece
- Chimera – Greece
- Dames Blanches – France
- Dragon – Europe
- Fenrir – Scandinavia
- Herne the Hunter – England
- Kelpie – Scotland
- La Guia Xica – Spain
- Medusa – Greece
- Pegasus – Greece
- Phoenix – Greece
- Unicorn – Greece
- Valkyrie – Scandinavia
- Vodnick – Czech Republic
- Xana – Spain
- The bookstore buys the books up front from a distributor, or from the publisher directly, and then stocks and sells the books to their customers, and return any unsold copies.
- Special orders: a customer requests a book that the store doesn’t carry, and the bookstore orders it from the distributor or publisher and then hold the book for the customer. Most bookstores now request payment up front from customers for special orders.
- Consignment arrangements with the author or publisher.
Well, probably you’re thinking about setting up a book signing, but you’re not sure what to do, or what to expect. Continue reading
This is a deceptively simple recipe which produces a delicate waffle that showcases the sourdough flavor of your starter. The waffles are so light and airy, and the egg whites help them remain crisp. This recipe makes three waffles, but can easily be doubled or tripled. Enjoy! Continue reading
This recipe is for the benefit of my daughter, Siobhan. She has braces and says the Thanksgiving pecan pie is out. Yes, there’s a pumpkin pie, but we always have a second pie—and in our family, no one likes apple pie but me. So here’s my recipe, adapted from the recipe found in Cooking with Craig Claibourne and Pierre Franey: Continue reading
I just finished marking yet another large, manuscript-filled envelope as “Refused-Return to Sender” and dropped it into the mailbox. This time, the author sent it to us via Priority Mail, and paid $11.15 for the privilege. Unfortunately, it was all for naught, because Barking Rain Press does not accept paper submissions.
I believe that Barking Rain Press makes this very clear in our Submission FAQ Guidelines, and yet, we have not had a single submission period go by without at least one paper submission.