Nov. 19th, 2011

starlady: Remy from the movie Ratatouille sniffing herbs for a stew (cooking)
1 bag (12 oz.) fresh cranberries
2/3 cup ruby port
2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
½ cup golden raisins
¾ cup sugar
1 med. tangerine or 8 kumquats
  1. Heat cranberries, port, vinegar and raisins in saucepan over medium heat until boiling or until cranberries begin to burst.
  2. Peel & chop tangerine into small sections (make sure to remove any seeds). If using kumquats, peel.
  3. Add sugar & citrus to saucepan. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or until sauce is desired consistency.
Adapted from a recipe in The Philadelphia Inquirer back in the time known colloquially as 'the day.'
starlady: Kermit the Frog, at Yuletide (yuletide)
I don't even know anymore.

Dear Yuletide writer,

First, thank you so much for participating in Yuletide this year! Second, thank you for agreeing to write a story in a fandom we both love, or at least remember fondly. I'm genuinely interested to see what caught other fans' interests about all of these sources, so please don't feel that my prompts are too binding. I'd rather have an inspired story than slavish devotion to my requests. If you're looking for more of a sense of me and my tastes, skimming through the last twenty entries on my DW will probably give you a good idea; most of the entries in general are unlocked.

I hesitate to say what I do or don't like in fic--I don't have any major squicks, and no firm principles as to what I will or won't read. That said, it's my general sentiment that Yuletide is not the place to go looking for PWP, at least for me; which isn't to say that I wouldn't want sexytimes, as it were, in any story you write, but which is to say that I generally like my sexytimes to go along with plot and characterization. And as you may have guessed from these requests, I do really like women being awesome. In some ways, really, my own fics demonstrate both these preferences very well.

Magic School Bus, Jazz Kings, Darkwing Duck, Mary Poppins )
Taken all together, these seem sort of random, and I guess they are; for me the fun of Yuletide is just as much in the giving as in the receiving. I hope the same goes for you, and that you can find something in here to tickle your fancy.

♥,
Me

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