Purple Whispers

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Bunnicula, A Rabbit Tale of Mystery by Deborah and James Howe – Reviewed by Danielle Levine

Nerdy Book Club


Sunlight streams in through the window as I lounge on the couch with a book in hand. Summer reading is by far my favorite pastime. It’s my time to fill my head with all of the books that I don’t have a chance to read during the school year. My partner in crime is Gwen, the cat. She is usually perched right on my lap, purring away as I leaf through page after page. Imagine my surprise one day as she bumped into the bookcase causing a particular book to fall from the shelf. “Meow,” she implored. I looked down to see Bunnicula, A Rabbit Tale of Mystery.

It suddenly dawned on me how appropriate this exchange was. I was reminded of Harold X as he approached the publisher in the story. Harold X is the narrator you see and an unusual one at that. Harold is the Monroe family’s…

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The missing blog post

Anthony Wilson


after and with apologies to Mark Halliday

The missing blog post has gone AWOL. Never sure of its place in the world, it exists only as a hum, a lump in the throat, a murmuring, a shrug. It contains the summer, the concrete grass, the burnt glare of classrooms emptying for the last time. The missing blog post aims a champagne cork at the sun, but misses it.

The missing blog post wanted to be about the election, about learning, about class. Instead it finds itself remembering that time on the beach at Sandwich, the fire and the sun setting, a plastic bottle christened The Good Ship Ballesteros, its message stoppered inside. The missing blog post cannot remember that message, only the bottle. The missing blog post does not indulge this as a metaphor.

The missing blog post has picked up the phone, and put it down again, preferring to…

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Watermelon rind/peel and Yellow moong Dosa/crepes

Chitra's Healthy Kitchen

Melon Dosa6


Traditionally dosa is a thin, spicy crispy-like food made form fermented rice and urad dal and there are many variantions. Here this dosa batter is the combination of yellow moong dal and brown rice where the moong dal is rich in protein, fiber and low in fat.  Yellow moong dal is green mung beans that have been hulled and split so it is easier to digest than other legumes.

Combination of brown rice, yellow moong makes the dish nutritious, rich in fiber.

Yields: 10-12
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Fermenting time: 6-8 hrs
Cooking time: 2-3 minutes per crepes/dosa

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