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For your holiday enjoyment ...

Here are some classic Thanksgiving recipes and instructions.  These are recipes for people eating alternative diets.

Know where to find cooking measurement equivalents and ingredient substitutions.  My favorite substitution?  Tapioca starch!  It's my favorite thickener for sauces, slightly sweet and very glossy, much less hassle than cornstarch or wheat flour without that pasty flavor.

Practice safe turkey.

Give thanks with prayers from various faiths and nondenominational gratitude prayers.  Here's a huge list of Thanksgiving blessings of all kinds.

Stay sane during family gatherings and accommodate special needs.  Give people something to do with family bonding activities.

What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?  What are you thankful for?
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"Patchwork Families" by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer is now complete with Part 5.  See how Aidan makes Saraphina part of his family.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] gingicat, there are 4 new verses in "Save the City."  Abigail and Danso talk about Nathaniel.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] janetmiles , there are five new verses in "Save the City."  Danso tries to relate to Nathaniel's grandmother Abigail.
ysabetwordsmith: Victor Frankenstein in his fancy clothes (Frankenstein)
This poem is spillover from the September 2, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] helgatwb, [personal profile] lynnoconnacht, [personal profile] technoshaman, [personal profile] ellenmillion, and LJ user Laffingkat. It also fills the "humiliation" square for my 7-31-14 card in the [community profile] hc_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Frankenstein's Family series.

WARNING: This poem contains topics that some readers may find unappealing. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. There are embarrassing situations, menstrual issues, gender dysphoria, difficult negotiation of body boundaries, an abandoned child, and other touchy stuff. Consider your tastes before clicking through.

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ysabetwordsmith: Victor Frankenstein in his fancy clothes (Frankenstein)
This poem is spillover from the July 1, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer, [personal profile] technoshaman, and [personal profile] ellenmillion. It also fills the "hunger / starvation" square in my 6-10-14 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the series Frankenstein's Family.

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Thanks to a donation from LJ user Kestrels_nest, there are 6 new verses in "Save the City."  Nathaniel reconnects with his grandmother.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted Part 1 of "Patchwork Families."  This story follows my stories "To Save Those in Peril Upon It" and "Trouble on the Line."  Aidan meets his new daughter Saraphina.  Lots of fluff with a few bits of chewier plot tension.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is spillover from the November 4, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] alexseanchai[personal profile] stardreamer[personal profile] zeeth_kyrah[personal profile] technoshaman, and LJ user My_partner_doug.  It also fills the "mathematics" square in the public card for the Science Bingo fest.  This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Shaeth is drunk (one god)
This poem is spillover from the November 4, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from LJ user Kelkyag. It also fills the "gravity" square of my 9-29-14 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo  fest. This poem is the second freebie courtesy of new prompter [personal profile] madgastronomer. It belongs to the series One God's Story of Mid-Life Crisis.

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ysabetwordsmith: Shaeth is drunk (one god)
This poem came out of the November 4, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] janetmiles and [personal profile] alexseanchai.  It also fills the "memories" square in my 9-29-14 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo  fest.  This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles.  It belongs to the series One God's Story of Mid-Life Crisis.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted Part 7 of "Clearing the Air" so if you were waiting to read the whole thing, there it is.  Aidan offers to teach Danso how to drive, and a whole lot of unexpected personal stuff comes boiling up.
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 "Underfoot" is the linkback perk for today's fishbowl, now fully posted by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer.  Go enjoy a fluffy kitten poem.
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This is the most violent piece of utterly adorable fluff I have ever seen.  <3  I am pleased to see someone still making awesome, original entertainment.
ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is spillover from the September 2, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It also fills the "being silly" square in my 9-1-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo  fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem came out of conversation with [personal profile] lynnoconnacht. It also fills the "partnership" square in my 9-1-14 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo  fest.  It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  This poem belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem came out of the September 2, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] lynnoconnacht[personal profile] stardreamer, and [personal profile] helgatwb. It also fills the "curry night" square in my 12-8-13 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo  fest.  This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of my Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem was written outside the prompt calls, inspired by conversation with [personal profile] lynnoconnacht.  It also fills the "Wild Card: food, cooking, & mealtimes" square in my 12-8-13 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo  fest.  It has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  This poem belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
Thanks to a donation from Anthony & Shirley Barrette, "What a Precious Privilege" is now complete!  See how Stan and Lawrence work out the rest of their compromises now that Lawrence is feeling better enough to articulate at least some of his needs without giving Stan that stomped-puppy look.

Watch for more about Stan and Lawrence, as the next four poems will be going up over the next several days as I have time to post them.

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