Guest Submissions Wanted

Here’s a friendly reminder about next month’s writing challenge! This year I’d like to shake things up with a new challenge, one that will hopefully test your limits as a writer. Next month I would like submissions to be about self-love. Not self-obsession, narcissism, or conceitedness, but actual, genuine self-love. As defined by Merriam-Webster online dictionary … More Guest Submissions Wanted

Guest Submission: Midnight Snack, an excerpt from ‘Glasgow, My Love’ by Fanni Suto.

I’d give half my years to know what he is thinking about. He seems so peaceful under the city lights; they are painting neon stripes on his face. The beauty of the moment breaks my heart a little. Why couldn’t this happen back then in that café, many years ago when we could have been … More Guest Submission: Midnight Snack, an excerpt from ‘Glasgow, My Love’ by Fanni Suto.

Guest submission: Es’s Tip – Grinding of Coffee beans with a drop of water

I am sure you may know this, but I find it so handy that I wanted to share this tip with you all.     As we are coffee-holics we like a decent cup of  coffee. We buy bags of coffee beans and grind them as we use it to make a fresh cup of coffee. … More Guest submission: Es’s Tip – Grinding of Coffee beans with a drop of water

Guest Submission: Es’s Pork Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy

Ingredients 1 lb pork tenderloin 3 Tbs soy sauce 1½ Tbs teriyaki marinade 1½ tsp golden brown sugar 1½ tsp maiziena / cornstarch Freshly ground black pepper to taste Enough VOO (virgin olive oil) to lightly coat the wok 3-4 medium minced cloves of garlic 1-2 Tbs grated fresh ginger 4 medium white button mushrooms, … More Guest Submission: Es’s Pork Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy

Guest Submission: Grandmother’s Canned fruit

I’ll never forget sitting in my grandparent’s kitchen while family all around laughed and conversed with one another. I sat, a young observer, watching life whirl around me. I sat with an empty bowl and spoon, waiting for grandma to notice. Of course she did. She swooped down on me, earrings jangling, “Dear you have … More Guest Submission: Grandmother’s Canned fruit

Guest Submission: Nana’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Growing up, my mother made the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They were huge. Each one had to be the size of a grown man’s hand. And they were always soft, even when the outside layer crackled when you bit into it. As an adult I’ve still got this childhood obsession with this cookie. I’ve … More Guest Submission: Nana’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies