In the movie Runaway Bride, Julia Roberts’ character realizes that she has “liked” her eggs however her fiance-at-the-time liked them. In one fantastic scene she makes every type of egg there is to determine what her true preference is.
The verdict? “I love eggs Benedict. I hate every other kind.”
That may be taking it a bit too far, but I do absolutely adore eggs Benedict. Next to the Reuben sandwich, I would say it’s actually my favorite meal of all time.
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What’s the difference between cured bacon and uncured bacon? The answer may surprise you.
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This recipe is a different kind of pasta salad, featuring asparagus, yellow pepper, and tortellini with a lemony dressing. It comes from the ever trusty Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.
- 18 to 22 oz refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
- about 1 pound of asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 large yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 tsp finely shredded lemon peel
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 cup minced almonds, toasted
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup sliced green onions
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With this writing exercise, we are moving from Beginnings to Characterization.
Continue reading Oh!. . .that sort of person (writing exercise #10)
Okay, I am not a dessert person. And, I’m not a fire person – as in, sparklers make me nervous.
But this is impressive:
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Is brown rice really healthier than white rice? Let’s find out.
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This writing exercise challenges the notion of “write what you know.”
Continue reading Taking risks (writing exercise #9)
It’s been over six months since I did a writing exercise in here. I don’t know how that happened, but it’s changing pronto.
Don’t forget, you can comment with your own exercises and we can all workshop together!
Continue reading The newspaper muse (writing exercise #8)
Interestingly, peanut butter contains neither nuts nor butter.
If you’ve watched episode 6, season 4, of 3rd Rock From the Sun – I *love* 3rd Rock From the Sun – you know that peanuts are not nuts:
“A lot of people don’t know that a peanut is not a nut. It’s a legume.”
“And a lot of people don’t know that a walnut is not a peanut. It’s a walnut.”
Let’s check out who the heck thought to make a paste from ground peanuts.
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