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Friday, April 11, 2014

A to Z Blog Challenge: The Letter J & Small Things Hop





Title Format: A to Z Blog Challenge

The Write Game's Theme 
AtoZ Blog Challenge
2014

Stuff I Learned or Laughed at from Bloggers in the 2013 A to Z Challenge .
All you gots to do is identify the Mystery Blogger each day. I’ll give you hints when I can. I'll post the answers and the winner each Monday.

Now we're at three visitors (one each week) who can win: 
Week 2) an ebook of Alligators Overhead 
Week 3)an ebook of Sliding On The Edge 
Week 4) an ebook of The Princess of Las Pulgas 


BY

1) identifying the most bloggers correctly=2 points.  
2) leaving witty comments=1 point or more depending on glibness
3) adding to the information and making it more valuable=2 points 


TIES WILL BE BROKEN BY MY CAT. SHE'S FAIR AND IMPARTIAL.UNLESS CATNIP IS INVOLVED, THEN SHE GOES WITH THE BEST SUPPLIER.


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Mystery Blogger J’s 2013 theme: “British Cooking Lore"
J is for Junkets.

I didn’t have a clue what Junkets were, but here’s what this blogger told us.

“Junkets, curds and whey, or creams ... the names have become ‘muddled’ over time ... sometimes curds are listed as creams ... while curds and whey were sometimes listed as junkets in the old cookery books.

Who was it? HINT: This blogger is a traveler and prolific blogger.



SIGN UP or VISIT the others who are on this AtoZ Challenge and check out the HOSTS:



Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Tina @ Life is Good
Damyanti @ Amlokiblogs
Jeremy @ Being Retro
Nicole Ayers - The Madlab Post
Pam @ An Unconventional Librarian


Thanks VIKLIT

My Celebrations for this week are:
  • Princess of Las Pulgas got a rave review a few weeks ago and is now on shelves at another local bookstore!
  • I've been asked to do another presentation about writing--word has spread that I do this kind of thing.
  • April is April
  • My Fava Beans are delicious and the peaches have set on the tree. Apples next.


56 comments:

  1. It has to be Jo at A Scent Of Chocolate (though I don't think I've met her...)

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    1. You're first today! Have you given up sleeping?

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    2. Actually... no... LOL
      We're in different time zones... remember?

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  2. I bet you give great writing presentations!
    Definitely Jo, especially since you mentioned food.

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    1. I keep 'em writing. Actually, I learn more from the kids than they learn from me! Great fun.

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  3. I had never heard of Junkets. Interesting! I don't know Jo, so I wouldn't have guessed the answer on this one.

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    1. I learn a lot from this blogger about all kinds of things.

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  4. I have no clue, but I'm totally all for Junkets. They sound AWESOME--almost as good as cheese.

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    1. It can't possibly be as good a cheese, Crystal!

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  5. I've heard Hilary speak of junkets. She introduces many obscure British foods.Her blog is always a wealth of information.

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    1. Love bloggers who teach me interesting things.

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  6. I don't know :-/
    Yay for Las Pulgas and for being asked to do another presentation, awesome!!!

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  7. I think that's Hilary - she has such a style to her writing.

    Congrats on another bookstore picking you up and for the great review - yay!

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    1. This blogger was trickier than I thought.

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  8. Oh it's our Hilary all right! I think this is the first post where there has been a 50/50 split among the guesses. Though mine is not a guess. ;)

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    1. Southpaws are so good at this kind of game!

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  9. I'm going to say Hilary Melton-Butcher because she has such interesting posts about history and last year she did her challenge on cookery.

    Congratulations on The Princess finding her way on to new shelves!

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    1. Hilary's information is always amazing. Tired word, but her blog is anything but tired.

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  10. I've googled Junkets, curds and whey and I like what I saw :)

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  11. Fantastic about the good review, and that's great about the presentations, I think that must be so much fun!

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    1. It involves some work, but there are usually many rewards for doing these. Love meeting readers and writers.

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  12. The first thought that crossed my mind as I ended this post - can I come hang out in your garden? :)
    Congratulations on your good review! - You deserve more of them!
    And way to go on the presentations!
    April is awesome.
    And I have no guesses today . . .

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    1. Yes you can hang out, but hanging out is defined as weed, hoe, rake before any nibbling. :-)

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  13. Zero clue, but junkets??? I've never heard of that. Yes, I live a sheltered life.

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    1. Naw! It's just one of those obscure food items.

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  14. I don't know who the blogger is - but CONGRATS on the great review, your book being in another bookstore, and that you now have fans wanting to hire you to speak publicly! Wow! (You're not supposed to talk about Fava Beans though....you know why. *stern look and wriggly eyebrows*)

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    1. Guessing it has to do what young kids get such a kick out of! Naughty girl.

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  15. Woot! Woot! Woot! for another bookstore carrying Princess of Las Pulgas (love that book) and for another writing presentation lined up! I hope the momentum of good things happening in your life keeps going and doesn't stop!

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    1. That's very kind of you, Lynn! I love momentum. It's so much better than the doldrums. :-)

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  16. congratulations on the successful review! How cool is that!? You have a peach tree??? sooooo jealous! I am embarassed to say or ask .... THAT"S a junkett? I was way off!

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    1. All shall be revealed on Monday. And yes, I do have one of those. It came from some discarded seed and has given us four years of beautiful fresh peaches.

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  17. Wait a sec! I thought you had finished the A to Z in your last post. Yikes and never mind. Sunday will soon be here and the other Lee, yes the Lee who evidently is the brainchild of this alphabet garbage allows you Sunday off for good behaviour (behavior). Yippee!!!

    Okay, it be Jo, you know.

    Actually, a Junket is the plural of a Chinese boat you can see in Hong Kong harbour (harbor) Sheesh!

    Awesome news about your Fava beans! Anything else? Oh yes, hearty congrats on your rave reviews. Anything else? Oh yes, happy presentations! Anything else? Oh yes, arise prince Glib.



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    1. This is one of the reasons blogging can be helpful! New stuff all the time.

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  19. Well, I might have guessed Jo because hers is the only food blog I'm currently following. And then with the word "junkets" I was immediately distracted with visions of Chinese boats, and I lost track of what I was trying to guess.

    In any case, I'm a little jealous that you have fruits and veggies right now. We've finally started to hit temps above the mid-40s and I've already ditched my heavy coat.

    Congratulations on your book success and your new speaking gig!

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    1. Jo sounds like she has an interesting food blog. Will definitely check her out.

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  20. I'm so happy for your good news! That's wonderful!

    Yvonne

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  21. I love cheese curds. Do they qualify? I like the way they squeak when you bite them. Hooray for your peaches. My mouth watered just reading about them. Double hooray for the good review.

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  22. I LOVE Hilary's posts. They are so interesting. I feel as though I'm traveling in her pocket, smelling, tasting, and viewing all she is experiencing.

    As for Junkets... I've only heard them used as a form of cheap travel by plane. Like Junkets to Vegas... you know those three night, four day deals...

    CONGRATS Lee on your review and new presentation!

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    1. You're so right. Junkets has a few meanings.

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  23. I Googled and Hilary came up.

    I'd like to try these foods.

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  24. It's hard to decide between Hilary and Jo, as they're both prolific writers who travel, and often write about food. Jo actually writes recipes while Hilary takes us along on her epicurean adventures. I'll go with Hilary for the win! Congrats on your rave reviews, speaking engagements, and adding another bookstore to your list, Lee!

    Julie

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  25. Well I'm sure Hilary has talked of junkets in the past so I think it was her. She travels and writes fascinating posts too.
    Congrats on the rave review and glad you are enjoying your yummy produce.

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    1. Hilary's posts are always a learning experience.

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  26. It's definitely not me. Tina @ GoodLife, perhaps?

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    1. I't always good to eliminate yourself first and go from there! :-)

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  27. Not me either. Must be Jo. :-)
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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  28. How nice to be asked to do another writing talk!

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  29. How interesting .. I thought I'd come up under P!! And most except the well guessed few - though Jo .. really fascinating ..

    Also I'd have thought the theme was obvious .. but Jo - was knocking on the door in everyone's minds - and that put other commenters off the scent!

    Thanks Lee .. fun to read .. cheers Hilary

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  30. I've absolutely never heard of this. That's some awesome new info! I need to check it out now. :)

    Random Musings from the KristenHead — J is for Jumping Cats and Dogs!

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