Half Sour Pickles — Fox Valley Foodie

Craft the classic crunch of your favorite deli pickles right in your own home. Making your own half sour pickles is easy and requires minimal ingredients. We are going old school, ladies and gentlemen! No vinegar, no canning, no cooking. We are fermenting half sour pickles like its 1899. Don’t let the word “fermenting” scare you.…

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Tale Weaver #182 – Strange Things in My Neighbourhood – August 2nd.

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DSC00447(1)Image: Starfish fungus © morpethroad.

This week I am asking you to weave a tale about something strange/odd in your neighbourhood.

This could refer to your immediate location, your backyard, your street, your town.

The image above is of a starfish fungus I discovered in my garden. At first I thought it something alien. But investigation told me its identity. It survived for only a few hours, this one would have been big enough to sit in the palm of your hand. It was the first one I’d ever seen but I have since found a few smaller ones.

Your tale can be anything unusual you have experienced, be it plants, animals, family or whatever imaginative place you wish to go.

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Readers Crave Stories with a Twist: Tips for Writing Great Plot Twists – by C.S.Lakin… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Author, Kirsten Lamb site: Intro by Kirsten: When it comes to stories, everyone LOVES a good twist. Whether this is in a movie, short story, or a novel audiences LOVE to be fooled. Twists and misdirection can not only cultivate passionate fans, but they’re crucial elements that keep any story from the dreaded label…”formulaic.” […]

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Herbed Parmesan Dressing

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If you love a tart salad dressing rather than a sweet one, this recipe is for you. There is no added sugar in this recipe but a whole lot of flavor! I will let this sit overnight in the refrigerator so the flavors can meld together. Tomorrow I am going to make a Ham Pasta Salad and use this in it instead of mayonnaise or Miracle Whip like I usually do. This dressing is also great on your salads.




Combine all of the ingredients in a sealed

container that you can shake.


Shake it really well and refrigerate it overnight.

Shake it again and serve over a lettuce salad or pasta salad.

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3 August 2018

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple

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As always, please be considerate of your fellow Fictioneers and keep your stories to 100 words. (Title is not included in the word count.)  Many thanks. 

Note- I am out of town this week so my replies and comments will be delayed. Thank you for understanding. Shalom, Rochelle

The next photo is the PROMPT. Remember, all photos are property of the photographer, donated for use in Friday Fictioneers only. They shouldn’t be used for any other purpose without express permission. It is proper etiquette to give the contributor credit. 

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Genre: Realistic Fiction

Word Count: 100


            “Oh how we danced on the night we were wed.”

            Charlene remembers the song the band played for their first dance as man and wife. With his wavy blond hair, Larry was her Prince Charming.

            His hot…

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