Recipe review: The Kitchn’s Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

The Kitchn's Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Okay, I’ll admit it: I’m a little behind in posting this recipe review.

Maybe a lot behind.

I made this Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread (a recipe posted over at The Kitchn) back in late August, after a coworker had given me a zucchini fresh from her garden. It was the perfect opportunity to try a new zucchini bread recipe.

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Wednesday links: Creativity, being a better writer, your online presence, knowing your characters, and cute relationships

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Wednesday links: NaNoWriMo, book promotion, being tired, and agent questions

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few.

Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Book recommendation: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum

Do you know what’s funny? I remember reading the Wizard of Oz years ago. But, when I found out how many more novels there are in the Oz series, I bought the collection and recently re-read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I haven’t read any of the others yet, but I plan on getting through all of them over the next couple of months.

That in itself isn’t the funny part. The funny part is that the first novel didn’t match up at all to what I remember reading when I was younger. The novel I remembered was only slightly different than the 1939 movie, but the novel I recently finished had more differences than I could count. Now, it’s possible there’s another version of the novel out there, but I’m pretty sure the problem lies more with my memory than anything else.

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Book recommendation: Robin Hood, by Henry Gilbert

Robin Hood is, quite possibly, one of the English world’s oldest heroes. True, nobody knows for sure if he was real, but the tales of the deeds of him and his band of Merry Men have lasted through several centuries.

Henry Gilbert’s version of Robin Hood doesn’t necessarily touch on all of the Robin Hood ballads, but it does cover quite a few. The tales included in the novel start with how Robin became an outlaw, and they end with the story of his death. Covering everything from love to war and from mercy to vengeance, they’re a wonderful and thorough introduction to the folklore.

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A week off

Hello, everyone!

I just wanted to drop by with a quick message letting you know that I won’t be able to post anything in the coming week. I’m headed on vacation, and I’m not sure what my internet access situation will be. But, I promise to get things rolling again on December 1.

Talk to you soon!

When you don’t like a popular food

There always seems to be at least one type of food everyone talks about.

I’m sure you’ve come across them at some point. Bacon, avocado, pumpkin… they’re just a few examples of foods that have had their time in the spotlight. Heck, many of them still have a spotlight pointed at them.

And, really, can most of us be blamed for trying them? For wanting to know what all the fuss is about?

Curiosity is, after all, a strong emotion in a person.

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