Browsing Archives of Author »Alice M.«

Philosophy of Writing – 21 – The Worst Kind of Feedback

September 16, 2013


I don’t ask for constructive criticism; I ask for honesty. It’s my prerogative and responsibility to sort the useful feedback from the rest. A bit of advice: if you expect a specific type of return, you’ll be disappointed. But there’s feedback that makes me utterly wretched, you too — when it skips over useful and […]

Lamb and Lentil Vegetable Stew

September 11, 2013


My friend has been on the cabbage soup diet for a while. I liked the idea of homemade vegetable stew, but am not keen on very low calorie diets, so I made this up. The particular vegetables are what I used, but this is one of those recipes where you add what you have in […]

Chicken With Vegetables and Wild Rice

July 30, 2013


  Ingredients 5 chicken drumsticks olive oil coarse salt fresh oregano 3 leeks 5 small or 3 large carrots 2 cloves garlic 5 dried porcini mushrooms large handful french beans, cleaned and trimmed 3 tbsp butter black pepper 1 package mixed wild/brown rice 1/4 cup white cooking wine 3/4 cup mixed mild cheese (any mixture […]

The Artist’s Mother as a Young Woman

May 12, 2013


Happy Mothers’ Day (plural for all mothers) to the best friend I’ve ever had.

Quick Note About Identity

May 5, 2013


‘Sup. I’ve called myself straight my entire life, and I wasn’t lying. I’ve had girl-crushes on girls (a total of two so far, one in secondary school and one in college) – by girl-crushes I mean the kind of worshipping admiration that little girls feel for older girls. It wasn’t sexual, which I know because […]

Red Tonic – Non-Alcoholic Cocktail (Vegan)

May 3, 2013


I love mixing fresh herbs and fruits. ~~~~~ Ingredients (per glass) 1/4 cup 100% cranberry juice (unsweetened, full-strength) 2 key limes 1/2 orange tip of 1 fresh rosemary stalk, washed optional: simple syrup (to make, mix sugar and water until sugar is dissolved) 1) Juice the fruits into the glass. If they’re a little sour, […]

Depression & Vegetarianism

May 1, 2013


When I’m happy I’m a vegetarian. When I get morose, I start eating meat again. Psych has informed me that the adrenal gland is stimulated by salt and fat: the things I’m drawn to when I start sneaking in meat & fish. I think my depression is undercutting my attempts to be a full vegetarian. […]