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Home and garden

Thank you to those who helped expand my reading list last entry. I will be following up on your suggestions enjoyably, and maybe even commenting if time allows.

If you want to continue to be helpful, let's play Name That Plant. What is this, which hath sprouted in my garden?

Keep in mind I'm in Seattle, therefore it's probably not tropical. For ID help: the flower has no scent that I can detect, nor do the leaves. I wish it weren't pink, but since it's so low-maintenance, it's welcome to stay. Why are so many flowers pink? Oh well.

Want your kitchen to smell good? Buy a small amount of garam masala spice mix from the bulk spice bins at your grocery store. Leave it in a plastic bag on your counter. Voila--whole kitchen permeated with aroma of coriander, cumin, cinnamon, clove, pepper, and whatever else goes into garam masala. At least, that's how it has happened for me.

P.S. I had to delete a Shakespearean greeting using the name "Coriander" just now.


Sep. 13th, 2006 05:57 am (UTC)
Totally unrelated, but I just read your condensed version of HP and the Half Blood Prince and I was wondering if you have done the other books as well. That was SO well written and perfectly done... many thanks to you for providing great entertainment!

Sep. 13th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC)
Why, thanks. :) But no, I regret I haven't done the others. When I read those, doing parodies was not something that had entered my head yet. Maybe someday...