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Monday, November 28, 2011

Newsy Links

The inimitable Cate Masters has invited me to her new blog, a very special blog with the sole purpose of showcasing authors and their new releases. It's called TBR. Cate's obviously in a frail state of mind because she's letting me appear twice next year. Poor thing.

My first post will be on January 2, 2012, which means you'll barely have time to get sober. 

Meanwhile if you're an author, or a reader who wants to keep up with authors' shenanigans er, books, put this blog on your Reader.  Authors, if you have a release coming out, sign up now while good spots are available. Tell Cate I sent you--and that I'm sorry I caught her in a weak moment.


It's official. Google Friend Connect will be retired in March for non-Blogger sites. Go here for the details. I'm assuming that means it will still be available to those of us using Blogger. Not that it makes a difference to me. I read everyone through my Reader. But if you read me through GFC, you might want to subscribe to my blog. The link is on the upper right.

Da Girls

My young chickens are laying! Perfect little brown eggs. I am waiting to hear from the nearest farmer's market to find out if I can sell eggs there in the spring. If these chickens are anything like their mothers, I will have eggs by the dozens.

Who wants breakfast? How do you like your eggs?
Freeloader and Cad


Angelina Rain said...

I like my eggs over easy on a skillet. Damn, now I really want a greasy, heart attack on a plate country skillet.

I will have to check out that blog and see what you share on it.

PS: I'm almost done reading Chain of Souls (I would have been done with it a long time ago, but time is not my friend anymore). I LOVE it.

Mike Keyton said...

Eggs Arnold Benedict of course

Maria Zannini said...

Angelina: I'm an over-easy girl too. Not sure what that says about me. Glad you like Chain of Souls.

Mike: That's right. You guys took him back.

I'll add sausage to those eggs, and let you decide what that means. LOL.

PS I know I owe you an email, Mike. I need one more week to catch up.

julie fedderson said...

I would love to have chickens! Nothing like fresh eggs. Thanks for the link to Cate's site.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Hmmm...that's interesting about GFC.

I like my eggs fried, over easy so the yolk is a bit runny. :-)

JOAN REEVES aka SlingWords said...

Hi, Maria! I like over medium where the yolk is still soft but heated all the way through.

What kind of hens do you have?

Visited TBR. Should grow into a good site. Bookmarked it.

Best wishes,
Joan Reeves

Maria Zannini said...

Julie: Chickens are entertaining doing nothing at all. Plus they give eggs.

Jennifer: I don't like my yolks hard. As long as the whites are cooked, I'm good.

I can't believe no one's asked for omelets. I make GREAT omelets.

Maria Zannini said...

Joan: Ah! The famous Joan Reeves. Welcome!

I have buff orpingtons, americaunas, and black australorps. And one guinea, (my neighbor's guinea) who likes to hang with my chickens.

Dee said...

I love scrambled eggs. But only from eggs that come from the grocery store. When they come straight from the chicken, all I can think of is the cute little chicks that will never be born... er, hatch.

Crazy, I know.

Barbara Ann Wright said...

Over medium, please. On toast. That site looks fun. I'll be sure to check it out.

When I was little (even though we had cows on our farm) and someone asked me where chickens come from, I said, "The store." Apparently, I then looked at the speaker as if he was an idiot.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I love eggs and they're good nutrition with few calories. Isn't that Cate something. I'll be visiting you on the 2nd.

Maria Zannini said...

Dee: You and that guilt complex. LOL. Unless the rooster got to her first, chances are most of those eggs are unfertilized.

Barbara: Obviously, you carried that snark to your adulthood. I would've like to have seen his face.

Susan: But where does Cate get all her energy? I still think she has a clone.

Anonymous said...

I'll definitely check out that link!

Eggs, yum! I'll take that omelet if you're cooking :)

Angela Brown said...

Yum! Eggs scrambled with lots of cheese and loads of crumbled sausage, please.

Cate has a new site! Cool beans. Definitely adding to my reader.

Kaye Manro said...

Thanks for the info about Cate's new blog, TBR.

I love your chickens! I know it has to be hard work but having fresh farm eggs for eating and cooking must be heavenly.

TBR said...

Thanks for the shoutout for TBR, Maria! I think the first indication of my frail state of mind was in creating this blog at all, lol. But it will be great to host wonderful authors such as yourself (yes, twice! lol)
I didn't realize Google's retiring GFC, though it may explain why it's having some trouble registering followers for TBR. Hmmm...
I don't think I could eat your chickens' eggs. Don't they give you the evil eye when you take them?

Maria Zannini said...

Raelyn: Cooking has never been my forte, but I do make a mean cheesy omelet that melts in your mouth.

Angela: You eat your eggs like my hubby does. He loves crumbled sausage with eggs.

Kaye: I kid you not, you will not find eggs like this in the grocery store. The yolks are orange and thick. Nothing beats fresh eggs.

Cate: LOL. My chickens aren't particularly broody so they don't care if I take their eggs.

Ref: GFC
I wish they gave more info on how it'll affect Blogger blogs. I guess we'll find out in March.

Dru said...

I like my eggs fried on both side with a little yolk. If scrambled, I need bacon.

Tracy Jo said...

Over easy, please! I am envious of your fresh eggs. So great. Thank you for the information and I hope you had a wonderful T-day!

Maria Zannini said...

Dru: Everything goes better with bacon! LOL. I find the bacon is usually eaten by the time the eggs fall out of the pan.

Tracy: It's made a difference in my egg consumption. I didn't care for them much before, but these really do taste better.

Shelley Munro said...

I like poached or scrambled eggs. Your hens look very proud of themselves :)

Off to check out TBR

Maria Zannini said...

Shelley: I've never had a poached egg. I ought to try it.

The hens are particularly pretty right now because the cooler temps make them fluff their feathers and the roosters are strutting their stuff trying to impress the ladies.

Live Out Loud said...

I'll check out TBR - it sounds like a great resource for readers as well as authors. Can't wait to see you there on the 2nd of the new year!

Maria Zannini said...

Jennifer: Definitely check out TBR. You should sign up.

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

Awww! I LOVE your chickens! I would love so much to have my own chickens and sell eggs at one of our farmer's markets.
you are so awesome...

Melissa McClone said...

Thanks for the TBR link. I emailed my editor to find out when my next book will be out!

I like my eggs scrambled. If you add a little cheese, mushrooms and spinach in there all the better!

Maria Zannini said...

Sarah: Someday, I know you'll have them. You're the kind of person who would really enjoy them.

Melissa: Ooh, I love spinach in my eggs. That's my favorite.