.Com to .Org

I have moved my blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. The domain name I chose is being assigned as we speak and once the whole thing is active, I’ll be posting it here. I am also setting up a store so I can sell my books and anything else I think my readers might enjoy. Please stay with me. I’ll also be setting up a way for everyone here to be able to follow me still. If, after I’ve gone live, you can’t see any of my new posts, please let me know.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!

Alpha — The Renegade Press

It goes without saying that the world is in really bad way right now. As I write this, nations all around the globe are struggling to contain a global pandemic that has already claimed over 100,000 lives, infected more than 1.6 million people, and left millions more financially devastated. In addition to this, entire countries […]

Alpha — The Renegade Press

Cute Vanity Tray – Project #6

I have realized I don’t take very good photos. Please forgive me as this isn’t really a field that holds much interest for me except for sharing. I’ll try to do better.

This little tray is something I made myself without a pattern. It turned out better than expected even though it was off the cuff. I made it using Red Heart Super Saver yarn in white and some cardboard I cut to size and covered with some fabric remnants I had leftover after lining a purse I made some time ago.

I hope you enjoy this! I know it’s made a welcome addition to my bathroom!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

Homemade chocolate spread

Sounds delicious!

Cooking Without Limits

GAB_1564_mix Chocolate spread

This chocolate spread is so good that you will want to lick the knife clean! Has no nuts and white sugar and tastes great on everything.

My friend told me this recipe and I never thought will taste so good. It’s healthy and it takes you like 5 minutes to make it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Tahini sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 tea spoon honey or agave syrup

 Directions:

Put everything in a cup and mix it with a fork. You can spread it on a banana, rice cookie, or on waffles. Try it like this and then you can change the proportions. If you don’t like so much cocoa, use less. If you need to be sweeter use more honey or syrup.

I like eat it on rice cookies with slices of banana. Yummy!

 Enjoy!

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Barba di frate with wild garlic pesto 🌱

Mums - the food blog

Springtime means my blog’s birthday. Today, two years ago, I started blogging. Thank you, dear readers, for another amazing year! Springtime also means wild garlic. And time to go foraging.

Pick a handful leaves of wildgarlic, clean them and finely blend them together with the same amount of walnuts, the double amount of olive oil and some apple cider vinegar and fleur de sel to taste.

Clean barbadifrate (agretti) and blanch it for a couple of minutes. While still warm, toss it in the pesto.

Twirl the agretti and arrange it into a circle. I used a ring mold. Decorate with forget-me-not blossom.

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Look What I Found!!

I’ve gotten many suggestions for what to do while stuck inside the way we all are. I took one suggestion: watch videos on the internet, and I fell down a rabbit hole like you wouldn’t believe! I was lost for hours following links, checking out videos and watching channels. I haven’t subscribed to anything yet, but I have developed a great appreciation for vloggers let me tell you.

One site I am going to be going back to regularly – for now – is Hideout TV. This comes out of the UK it appears. I’m mainly watching cooking videos as I haven’t looked at much else because the cooking videos have me hooked. LoL.

There’s a cook on there called Pettite who is just so energetic when he talks, he reminds me a bit of Julia Child and her cooking show. In fact, of all the cooks on here, I like him the best. He uses rock music in his intro and doesn’t have music drowning out his voice.

There are videos on here that don’t have the cook speaking, You just see their hands and there’s writing overlaid on the video. There’s always some funky music playing as well, but I find these boring.

I’m enjoying watching other people cook. The variety of videos on here is nice to see too. I’m not just watching vegan dishes, I’m watching all kinds of food being made. Just watched a video on how to make bread in a Dutch oven. 🙂

I’m a solo act at home so cooking for me is something necessary but not really that much fun. I try to eat healthy so there’s that too. Still, I don’t go all out on a meal unless I’ve seen something I want to try. That led me to learning how to make pierogies from scratch as well as Vietnamese Pancakes. Those are addictive!

Not only do they make dishes, they make sauces – OMG!! Yes, I’m watching the channel while I write this. I love chunky sauces like chutney. I also like sauces that are all natural like Tahini sauce. I don’t use a lot of sauce when I cook because I prefer food that’s flavorful on its own. Still, a good chutney with veggies or cheese is quite delicious.

You can find Hideout TV here and I hope you like it. 🙂

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

Little Bit of Country

My gentleman friend is so wonderful to me!! Knowing I’m stuck in quaratine for a bit longer, he purposefully made a trip out to his house in the country. It belonged to his late mother, and he inherited it so no comments from the peanut gallery please.

He knows how much I enjoy going out there to spend time in the country with him. It’s so peaceful and secluded you can actually relax and unwind fully. You can barely hear the highway many miles away – sound carries out there. The sound of birds usually draws your attention away.

It’s early spring here so he’s out there opening the house to air it after being closed up against the cold. He’s also begun moving the grass since all the rain has helped it grow high. He’s not mowing it all down because momma deer will be leaving their babies in the high grass while they go foraging. He found two fawns in the high grass last year when he first started mowing so this year, he’s leaving spots open for the moms.

He took photos and some video as well as a sound recording, but I was only able to share some of the photos on here. The videos were of butterflies and dragonflies moving about parts of the pasture. I’m sure you would’ve liked them. I think, because of this, I am going to be moving my blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org just as soon as I can. I’ll have a lot more freedom and won’t have to pay an arm and a leg for it.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

Blog Share #3 – unbolt me the literary asylum

First off, I love the name of the blog. It’s very evocative. Don’t you think so?

The blog is bold and doesn’t hold back. I find it’s a delicious feast of words and imagery. I followed a “Click Me” plea (something I don’t usually do), and it led me to a place where I can buy some pretty cool blog related swag! TETIANA ALEKSINA & TONY SINGLE are the ones apparently in charge of the literary asylum, and I encourage you to take a trip! You can go here to step through the doors. I dare you. I double dog dare you. NO, I TRIPLE dog dare you!! LOL I don’t think you’ll regret it.

I really am quite taken with this blog. It’s uncensored so not for anyone under 16, at least. No, I didn’t find any porn on there, but this site encourages open and honest, fearless speech. It exorts you to share your thoughts and ideas in whatever form they take, raw or polished.

Vulgarity becomes rich prose as it bares the soul of the writer speaking in their most natural way. Pain becomes a salve that heals. The raw becomes refined in the waters of acceptance and encouragement to share. I wax a bit poetic perhaps, but I’m allowed. I highly recommend this blog, and I hope you will feel free to share some of your own work to it. I am thinking of doing that very thing when I have some time.

Again, check out unbolt me

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!

Freelancing : Textbroker.com

I’ve been writing for Textbroker off and on for several years now. Mostly off since I’ve had other things I’d been doing. It’s not going to make you a lot of money if you don’t work at it. Until recently, it wasn’t something I had time to do. Now, I have the time, and I have the desire.

Textbroker has a rating system which puts authors into categories. You can only choose jobs in your category, but you can see what jobs are being offered in other categories. All jobs have their pay posted, and it’s non-negotiable. The payments are posted to your account as soon as the job is accepted by the client who posted it.

Payments are done only through Payoneer, from what I’ve learned. They’ve had other payment options over the years, and they’re always looking to make things better for everyone while keeping everything safe and legitimate. They do require a W-9 form to be filled out and filed with them.

There are a variety of ways to get jobs. You can look at the general postings, and you can join teams. I have been invited to join several teams, but there is an option for you to request to join any one you like. These teams have jobs not posted in the general list – they are for team members only.

Most jobs are articles, website content and the like. The most I’ve had to write is 500 words, and I was paid about $6. It’s not much for a single job, but it pays better than many I’ve seen, for this size job. I was offered about the same, on another site, for a job that required me to write 3000 words. I told them what I was making on Textbroker and politely declined the job offer.

This site is great for those who are brand new to freelancing as you get to choose the jobs you want to do, in your category, and you don’t have to bid for them like on other sites. You get rated by submitting samples of your writing. The better the sample, the higher the rating you’ll get. I’ve never regretted joining this site, and I’m still getting plenty of work from it.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!