Bean Salad

I don’t like when bean salad has too many starchy beans.  I amended this recipe so that there are just wax beans and garbanzos, cuz that’s how I like it.  You could do a combo of kidney, green, and garbanzo… or really whatever you like.  This recipe was adapted from the Three Bean Salad on…

If only we listened…

July 17:  Use this for an opening line: Grandma used to say, “If you want strawberries, don’t sow radishes.” Grandma used to say, “If you want strawberries, don’t sow radishes.”  Each time she said it, her gaze turned to me.  She knew exactly what it was I wanted.  Exactly.  I met her gaze honestly each…

But now I only hear its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar…

July 6 “Off the Cliff”   (FYI I didn’t like todays’s exercise, so I’ve gone back to one I missed): Describe an elegant hotel room from the point of view of a character who is having a psychotic breakdown. The sea is calm tonight, like Dover Beach was on the night Matthew Arnold described it….

Vignette

And now for today’s writing exercise… see where it takes you. July 14 “Vive la France” Write a little something that includes the following: ~the smell of fresh-baked baguettes ~hot peaches ~a man in a beret ~the words “souvenir” ; “clink”; and “lurk” The smell of fresh-baked baguettes hooked Gilles by the nose and reeled…

Whose woods these are I think I know

Today’s 5 minute writing exercise is a little sci-fi-rific, a la Giant Golden Buddha. July 9 “Into the Forest” Pick up where the bold and italicized words leave off… They were told that the only way to make it safely through the forest to the city was to stay off the path. So they entered…

July, I love you… now let’s sit down and write

“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.”   ~ Ada Louise Huxtable On a dreamy summer evening, under the…