Evelyn Chartres Author
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Upcoming Book Titles Use the Word Girl

I came across an article on the National Post today.  Seems language is shifting away from woman and lady due to associated baggage.  Instead, girl is used and there are a LOT of novels of late using that term.

Here is a quote from the article:

The word “girl” has become as practical as “guy,” its male equivalent — an all-purpose term that doesn’t carry the baggage of “woman” or “lady.”

While this is likely a marketing ploy now.  It is interesting to see how the language has changed in use in a short period of time.

Though I have to ask, what is the baggage associated with woman or lady?  Did I miss something?

Another Revision of The Virgin Goddess of the Hunt

The Virgin Goddess of the Hunt available on:
Google Docs
Wattpad

I have completed my third review of The Virgin Goddess of the Hunt. In this chapter, a group of mobsters decides to lean on the Grand and discover what happens when guests have a chance to play.

There were 177 modifications made to this 17 page chapter leading to an impressive 64% reduction in changes when compared with revision two. Overall, this revision concentrated on improving the chapter’s readability. Several modifications were related to formatting and maintaining consistency.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad have the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, so please feel free to make use of this capability.

Another Revision of One Flight Over

One Flight Over available on:
Google Docs
Wattpad

I have completed my third review of One Flight Over. A story which revolves around Edward Locke and his complicity with the events surrounding the hotel. John also meets up with Eleanor which leaves him baffled yet again.

There were 189 modifications made to this 11 page chapter leading to a 49% reduction in changes when compared with revision two. Overall, this revision concentrated on improving the chapter’s readability. Several modifications were related to formatting and maintaining consistency.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad have the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, so please feel free to make use of this capability.

Another Revision of the Mad Hatter’s Mirror

The Mad Hatter’s Mirror available on:
Google Docs
Wattpad

I have completed my third review of The Mad Hatter’s Mirror. A story which focuses on a young man involved a traumatic event then explores the effects on his psyche.

There were 169 modifications made to this 10 page chapter leading to a 50% reduction in changes when compared with revision two. Overall, this revision concentrated on improving the chapter’s readability. Several modifications were related to formatting and maintaining consistency.

Both Google Docs and Wattpad have the revised edition. Note that the Google Docs version permits comments and revisions, so please feel free to make use of this capability.

Crêpes au Fruits de Mer

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A recipe which combines scallops, shrimp and crab meat with béchamel sauce and crêpes to create a tasty wrap. This dish can be prepared in part then assembled quickly in time for a meal.

Ingredients

Crêpes

  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅔ cup (160 ml) of milk
  • ½ cup (120 ml) of flour
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) of melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) of salt

Béchamel Sauce

  • 2 cups (470 ml) of milk
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) of butter
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) of all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) of pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) of Italian seasoning
  • 2 finely chopped chives

Seafood

  • 3 oz (90 g) of cooked Scallops
  • 3 oz (90 g) of cooked Shrimp
  • 8 oz (225g) of cooked Crab Meat

Preparation

Crêpes

  1. Mix ingredients for the crêpes into a medium-sized bowl until you have a smooth finish.
  2. Pour in approximately ⅓ cup (80 ml) of the batter onto an oiled pan on set on medium-low.
  3. Allow to heat until batter’s surface solidifies, flip and repeat until you have a golden finish.
  4. This recipe will make roughly 4 crêpes.  You will likely need to double this recipe to avoid leftovers.

Béchamel Sauce

  1. Melt butter at medium-high in a saucepan then sauté chives.
  2. Add in flour then whisk until you have a consistent finish.
  3. Pour in milk slowly while stirring.  Continue stirring until sauce thickens.

Crêpes au Fruits de Mer

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Add in scallops, shrimp and crab meat into the béchamel sauce.
  3. At the centre of every crêpe place a quantity of the seafood and béchamel sauce then wrap.
  4. Place on an oiled baking pan, then cover in shredded mozzarella cheese.  Optionally sprinkle with Paprika for a bit of extra kick.
  5. Place in oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is a golden brown.  Comes out ready-to-serve.