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Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Recipes…

It’s time again for the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews.
Today’s topic is: Recipes from Fiction Books That I Want to Try
This one was tough. Honestly, I don’t really read books with recipes (I used to — I think it’s a rule all cozy mysteries have recipes, lol, but I’ve stepped away from reading those the past few years for some reason).
When I homeschooled my daughter, we actually had a book that was an add-on to the Little House on the Prairie books that had crafts and recipes from the series. That was a ton of fun for the most part (my kid was amazed you could take a container of heavy cream and shake it and make butter. Me? When I was younger and lived “off the land” with no power, we had goats and I used to churn butter in an actual old time churn. I do remember being shocked it wasn’t yellow the first time I did it).
But if I could make something from a book, I honestly think I’d make numbweed from the Dragonriders of Pern series.
Yeah, the characters always complained about the stink of making it, but how handy would it be to have a cream that numbed you instantly that you didn’t have to get a prescription for? I wish we had something that grew here like that!
Wouldn’t mind trying klah either…

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. That does sound useful. I think the closest I’ve come to a book which included a recipe was Jennifer Crusie’s Bet Me, which includes at least one detailed discussion of how not to cook Chicken Marsala.
    My response is here.

  2. Yeah, numbweed would be really handy. They describe Klah as being made from boiling the bark from a tree native to Pern. Personally I’d miss coffee, but if the Klah had cafffeine in it, I could adapt. And didn’t they have meatrolls too? I always imagined them as similar to the “sausage rolls” we got from the Gaelic Imports store in Chicago, since Dad was from Glasgow. Makes sense since McCaffrey is a Gaelic surname.

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