Sunday, October 18, 2009

HC web page

Have not surfaced for air in a while... But today I found out HarperCollins has made an author page for me. It has absolutely nothing of interest on there yet, but following the Song of Scarabaeus link tells me that the book comes out 27th April 2010, cost $7.99, ISBN 9780061934735.

Under "New books similar to this one" are listed Greg Egan's Schild's Ladder, and Sheri S. Tepper's The Fresco and The Companions.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sharing the love: homemade salsa

As I sit here eating corn chips and homemade salsa, my mouth burning with chili goodness, it occurs to me that I must share the love.

A few weeks ago, a friend was having a dinner party and asked everyone to bring something to put in a salsa. (As I didn't know what went in a salsa, I brought corn chips.) After watching her make the salsa, I went home and tried it myself. I didn't remember the recipe exactly, and it's not important. Just put all of the following in a blender in whatever quantities you like - mostly tomatoes, of course:

tomatoes (I use fresh, but canned will do)
chilies (I put three different kinds in mine, whatever the supermarket has)
onion (just a tiny bit)
garlic cloves
cilantro (a.k.a. coriander for Australian readers) (use lots!)
pepper
salt
lime juice (I prefer more rather than less, because I love citrus)

Pulse until it becomes a mulchy mess and EAT.