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My Fifth Review of the Cheshire Cat’s Grin

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I completed my fifth review of The Cheshire Cat’s Grin. A story which focuses on a young flapper who falls for the wrong man.

There were 34 modifications made to this 5 page chapter leading to a 9% increase in changes when compared with revision four.

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French Chicken with Mushrooms

Featured_French_Chicken_With_MushroomsThere are a myriad of variations on this recipe.  Also known as Chicken à la King this recipe sometimes sports sherry, peppers and a mix of vegetables.  This is one of my go-to recipes, since I can cobble it  together in under 45 minutes.

While this meal is traditionally served on toasted garlic bread, I often serve it atop some rice as shown.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (450 g) of boneless chicken breast
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) of butter
  • 10 fluid ounces (285 ml) of sliced mushrooms
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) of cumin
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) of flour
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) of salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon (0.625 ml) of pepper
  • 14 fluid ounces (435 ml) of chicken broth
  • ½ cup (120 ml) of cream
  • 1 cup (235 ml) of peas

Preparation

  1. Cook chicken according to taste, I use and outdoor grill and sprinkle with a light seasoning like Mrs Dash.  When cooked, cut chicken into approximately ½ inch (1.25 cm) cubes.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan (1.4 quarts or 1.3 litres) over medium heat.
  3. Add mushrooms and cumin then sauté until browned.
  4. Stir in flour, salt and pepper.
  5. Add in chicken broth and cream then stir constantly until sauce thickens.
  6. Add chicken and peas, heat throughout.
  7. Ready to serve on rice or toasted garlic bread.

Blank Page Syndrome

There are tons of articles on the Internet which talk about getting rid of writer’s block. Some offer a series of steps to follow, others provide a quick and easy trick and some even guarantee results.

I tend to avoid any article which covers this topic since there are no one-size-fits-all solutions in life. However, this an article by Robert Fulford of the National Post covers various opinions and solutions throughout literary history. This twist to the age old topic struck me as interesting.

It does mention some solutions authors and journalists found. However like anything, what works for them may not work for someone else.

My Fifth Review of Old Soul

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I have completed my fifth review of Old Soul. This story explores the concept of an immortal who discovers there are eventual ramifications to their actions. In this chapter, John also makes a macabre discovery when introduced to something from Edgar Allen Poe.

There were 40 modifications made to this 10 page chapter leading to a 41% reduction in changes when compared with revision four.

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My Fifth Review of Hadrian’s Legacy

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I have completed my fifth review of Hadrian’s Legacy. This story focuses on the construction of the Grand’s defensive wall, the Georgian involvement and the reasons behind it being commissioned. John is also introduced to the existence of the Grand in this hard-hitting revelation.

There were 46 modifications made to this 8 page chapter leading to a 48% increase in changes when compared to revision four.

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