Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

Ah, the weekend…Olympic figure skating, relaxed reading with a purring kitty cat by my side, time with Weekend Jim, Meyer lemon pudding cake (maybe), roasted beast (definitely), phone call with my parents (yay!), vacuuming (boo!), and sharing the goodness of inexpensive books… As of earlier today, these ebooks at Amazon were on sale at $2 …

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Book review: Lady’s Maid by Margaret Forster Four stars or five stars? I couldn’t decide. I ended up giving Lady’s Maid five stars because it’s stayed with me. Days after finishing, I keep thinking about Lilly Wilson—the protagonist. Plus, it’s given me a new perspective on life back in Victorian times—the 1840s or so until the …

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Here’s an update on the food situation in Egypt, paraphrased from Reuters. Egypt’s food inflation will continue to rise in 2011 reaching about 20 percent year-on-year. It will be difficult for Egypt to curb prices because prices are likely to remain globally high this year. The situation won’t be helped by a drop in the …

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