Saiyuki vol. 9 Review

Posted by Dindrane on June 27, 2005 in anime |

Saiyuki vol. 9 review up on Needcoffee

top 10 heirloom veggies link

Posted by Dindrane on June 22, 2005 in food, gardens |

a nice list of 10 varieties of heirloom veggies well worth growing (Boy howdy, I wish About.com would do a major site design rehaul. They look awful and they’re impossible to navigate well, and all that useful info is essentially lost.)

Baked Cucumbers with Cheese

Posted by Dindrane on June 21, 2005 in food |

Baked Cucumbers with Cheese 2 large cucumbers, peeled 1/2 8-oz. Container low-fat sour cream 1/2 cup grated Gouda or Gruyere a pinch of ginger a pinch of nutmeg salt and pepper to taste butter, as needed 1. Carefully slice cucumbers in half lengthwise and with the help of a small knife, remove seeds with great […]

skunk scent treatment that works

Posted by Dindrane on June 20, 2005 in cats, soap |

Dog stick his nose where it doesn’t belong? Or maybe a hiking friend? Take 1 quart of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide (available from any drugstore), 1/4 cup of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and 1 teaspoon of liquid soap, such as Ivory. Mix and immediately apply to the stinky creature. Rinse thoroughly with tap water. Mixture […]

Medicinal Uses of Mint

Posted by Dindrane on June 20, 2005 in herbs |

Medicinal Uses of Mint (not horse mint, or bee balm, but family Mentha) As for the garden of mint, the very smell of it alone recovers and refreshes our spirits, as the taste stirs up our appetite for meat. –Pliny the Elder Mint has properties related to soothing toothaches, indigestion, stomach cramps, menstrual cramps, flatulence, […]

birdwatch 6-20-05

Posted by Dindrane on June 20, 2005 in animals & wildlife, birds |

Getting very low on seed. Suet feeder is empty and needs replacing. * Northern cardinals * purple finch * grackles * brown bird… female cowbird? * house sparrows * song sparrows

Stroke of Midnight

Posted by Dindrane on June 20, 2005 in literary |

My review of Laurell K. Hamilton’s Stroke of Midnight has gone live.

new anime reviews

Posted by Dindrane on June 19, 2005 in anime |

Review of Saiyuki, volume 8 now up on Needcoffee.com. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Vol. 1: Grim Reality Review

Birdwatch, Tuesday June 14

Posted by Dindrane on June 15, 2005 in animals & wildlife, birds |

* red-winged blackbird * purple finches * mourning doves * common grackles * unknown sparrows * house sparrow * blue jays * cardinals * American robins * tufted titmouse * brown-headed cowbird pair * American robins * brown-headed cowbirds * rufeous-sided towhee

Animerica’s future

Posted by Dindrane on June 15, 2005 in anime |

According to the current issue of Animerica, the magazine is essentially ceasing publication with this issue. It will continue to exist as a convention-only publication, with periodic issues available in a stripped down, free version at Waldenbooks and Borders Books. This smaller format will essentially only have reviews and infrequent micro features. Subscribers will have […]

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