What am I eating? I Try Pista Burfi

#954 on the List of 1001 Things to Eat Before You Die Burfis are a generalized term for popular Indian candies eaten at special occasions. There is a whole slew of recipes to make different types but they usually contain sweetened condensed milk, nuts, spices and are decorated with an edible silver leaf. I am…

I Try Ras el Hanout

#715 of 1001 Foods to Try Before You Die         I have decided that I am going to tackle the aromatics section of the list. I figure aromatics ship easier and I can make recipes at home for the fam. Much easier than say trying to ship a weird type of fish…

What am I eating? Pimenton de La Vera

#680 on 1001 Foods to Try Before You Die I finally found something I can get my hands on to try. Pimenton de La Vera is a smoked Spanish paprika. It is used in pretty much everything in Spanish cuisine. Which mean that I am sure I have had it before at some point. I…

Graphic Novel – “Habibi” by Craig Thompson

“The Sufi saint Rabi’a Al-Adawiyya was seen carrying a firebrand and a jug of water – the firebrand to burn Paradise, the jug of water to drown Hell… So that both veils disappear, and God’s followers worship, not out of hope for reward, nor fear of punishment, but out of love.” ― Craig Thompson, Habibi Awards Harvey…

Graphic Novel Review of “Fell, Feral City” by Warren Ellis

Awards 2006 Nomination – Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series 2006 Nomination – Eisner Award for Best New Series “Ain’t no Jesus in Snowtown, Detective.” ― Warren Ellis From the publisher, “Detective Richard Fell is transferred over the bridge from the big city to Snowtown, a feral district whose police investigations department numbers three and a…

Novel Review – Night and Silence (October Daye #12) by Seanan McGuire

Awards None specifically for this novel, yet. However, Seanan Mcguire has won numerous Nebula, Hugo, and Pegasus awards for her novels. About From the publisher, “The twelfth installment of the Hugo-nominated, New York Times-bestselling Toby Daye urban fantasy series! Things are not okay. In the aftermath of Amandine’s latest betrayal, October “Toby” Daye’s fragile self-made…

Graphic Novel Review of “Punk Rock Jesus” by Sean Gordon Murphy

Awards IGN Award for Best Comic Mini-Series (2012) #15 on CBH – Best Graphic Novel’s of all Time About From the pubisher, “A reality TV show starring a clone of Jesus Christ causes chaos across the U.S. of the near future in PUNK ROCK JESUS, a new graphic novel written and drawn by Sean Murphy, the…