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28 June 2015 @ 12:43 am
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What should I find on the new books display at the bookstore yesterday, after my recent rant about historical fiction as written about in the Guardian, but Viper Wine by Hermione Eyre? So I…bought it, obviously. (Like this story was going to have another ending?) It will probably be a little while before I get around to reading it, because that is what usually happens when I buy a book without the intention of starting it that evening, but it's there to look forward to.

In not related news, I am not very good at filling tacos properly. But if you put together black beans, chopped cilantro, queso fresco, kale, and avocado, it will be tasty even if you have to eat half of it with a fork because it fell out of your tortilla. I think it would make a good lunch salad with quinoa, as well. (I want to start packing my lunch more, once school starts up again, so I've been looking at everything with "would it make a lunch salad?" glasses.)

La Reine Noire: Wimminz!lareinenoire on June 28th, 2015 01:59 pm (UTC)
I'll be curious to read your thoughts on Viper Wine. I, in the meantime, found my battered old copy of The Once and Future King and am rereading it for the first time in forever...only to discover that I barely remember any of it. So this should be interesting!

For what it's worth, I love enchiladas but cannot for the life of me figure out how to make them without the tortillas falling apart around the filling.
tempestsarekind: viola readingtempestsarekind on June 28th, 2015 03:56 pm (UTC)
I don't know when I'll actually read it - I think it was one of those purchases meant to support the author/bookstore - but I'm sure I'll post about it when I do!

The package of tortillas had special instructions on how to treat the tortillas for making enchiladas, but I remain skeptical. Maybe they just always fall apart anyway?
La Reine Noire: Tealareinenoire on June 28th, 2015 04:00 pm (UTC)
I've been told that there's some magical temperature at which they will bend but not break. I keep either overcooking them or undercooking them, which probably says more about my subpar cooking skills than anything else. ;-)
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on June 28th, 2015 04:04 pm (UTC)
I can see where that would be really hard to get right, though! Ovens are so finicky and variable in temperature.
Spackle: giraffe: may I help you?spacklegeek on June 30th, 2015 03:55 am (UTC)
1. When you read that book, I look forward to your thoughts!!

2. Oh my goodness that taco filling sounds amazing though. Like. It's almost midnight as I write this, I should not be hungry, and yet I want to run to the 24hr supermarket right now and buy ingredients. (Spoiler: I will not do this, that's what tomorrow is for.)

2a. TACOS. ARE SO GOOD. But I always need a fork, too. :)
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on June 30th, 2015 04:23 am (UTC)
I will definitely write about the book when I read it!

The really nice thing about the tacos was that aside from the black beans, I didn't really have to cook or season anything (although I did "massage" the kale earlier in the week with some olive oil, to make it tender and easier to eat; this was the last of the batch), so I couldn't really get anything wrong. :)