Posted in more dessert recipes, weekend cooking, tagged actors, celebrities, colin firth, dessert, entertainment, film, food, movies, recipes on September 10, 2015 |
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“I like you very much . . . just as you are.” (Colin Firth as Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones’s Diary)
Colin: Is it true about Poldark?
Colin: Has he replaced me in your affections?
Colin: Haven’t I told you (endlessly) how ardently I admire and love you?
Colin: Didn’t I plunge into a mucky lake on your behalf?
Colin: And say I like you “just the way you are” despite your blue soup?!
Me: Yes, yes.
Colin: Of all your Eye Candies, don’t I still TAKE THE CAKE??!!
Me: Of course!
Colin: Well then, what’s all this talk of Cornwall this and Aidan Turner that, topless scything, and windswept hair?
Colin: I thought so. You’ve gone all Irish on me, haven’t you? To think that an inadequately bathed whippersnapper on horseback could have stolen your heart! What is the world coming to?!
Me: But Colin, I made crème brûlée.
Colin: Oh well in that case :) . . .
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Posted in book reviews (all genres), more dessert recipes, picture books, poetry friday, weekend cooking, tagged baking, book reviews, cheesecake brownies, children's literature, children's poetry, chocolate, crows, dessert, food, illustration, kathi appelt, picture books, rob dunlavey on March 13, 2015 |
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One, two, three, and as pleased as can be to see this delectable new counting picture book by award-winning poet, author and teacher Kathi Appelt!
For one, I’ve long been fascinated by crows and their supreme intelligence. Did you know they can distinguish individual humans by recognizing facial features? Or that they can not only use, but in some cases, manufacture tools? They engage in sports and play, and yes, they can actually count!
(Uncanny, but just as I finished typing the previous sentence, I heard three jubilant caws of approval in the back yard. I’m sure our resident crows know when they’re being written about. Told you they were smart!) :)
The two things I love most about Counting Crows (Atheneum BFYR, 2015) are the varied, innovative rhyme schemes and the fact that the crows are counting, of all things, SNACKS *licks lips*! Not to mention Rob Dunlavey’s fetching feast of whimsical illustrations capturing the peckish personalities and comical antics of these red-and-white sweater-clad flappers in a striking three-color palette of black, white and red.
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One, two, three
crows in a tree.
Three roly-poly bugs,
three ripe mangoes.
Three for the counting crows.
Three, by jango!
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