Thursday, October 6, 2011

A semi-healthy dessert

Chocolate dipped apple wedges with various toppings.

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RIP Steve Jobs


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

OMG! Cookie Dough Eggrolls

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I want to try making these!

Deep fried pickles (click here for the website).

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Some weekend chick-lit

It's been a while since I've read a really girly book. This weekend, after finishing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (I'm on a roll!), I decided to pick up a light hearted girly read.

I absolutely love love love Jill Mansell. A few years ago I saw one of her books on the paperback table at Chapters and was immediately drawn in by the cute cover. I know they say not to judge a book by its cover, but I will admit that sometimes I do! I picked up the book, never having heard of Jill Mansell before and completely fell in love with her writing style, the setting, and the characters she creates. I quickly started collecting the rest of her books. Right now she has 22 books out. I have read 11 of those 22 and have enjoyed each one. You would think that since I love them so much I would have read them all, but I am slowly reading them, trying to pace myself so I can savour each story. What I love about her stories is that they are never predictable. Each story I have read has left me pleasantly surprised.

I started reading my 12th Mansell book last night and so far I am having a very hard tome putting it down. This is definitely a book you should pick up if you're looking for a laugh out loud, fun, girly read.

Synopsis: Cleo Quinn doesn't have the greatest track record when it comes to men, but now Will's come along. Handsome and attentive, he could be her Mr Right. Things are definitely looking up for Cleo... apart from one small problem with a rather large ego. Johnny LaVenture, sculptor extraordinaire and her personal childhood nemesis, is back in Channing's Hill and tormenting her as if he'd never been away.

Meanwhile Cleo's sister Abbie has a problem of her own-husband Tom has become distant and withdrawn, and she's determined to find out why. But will the shocking truth mean the end of their idyllically happy marriage?

The sisters are about to discover that the past can come back to haunt you, and that love can flourish in the unlikeliest of places...

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Book love

I have always loved the library in Beauty and the Beast! I would love to have some Beauty and the Beast-like shelves. And they have to come with the ladders so I can swing across the shelves.