Reviews: of marshmallows and cursed pirate girls!
This week, B and I have been noshing on the most divine marshmallows we have ever come across: Oh Yum! marshmallows, in chocolate, cherry, banana cream and Bavarian cream.
These are homemade, and they blow store-bought marshmallows out of the water. From the first bite, all we could do was look at each other and make, "OMG these are so good I'm dying" faces. Pillowy, precious and such a wonderful little treat. I needed these marshmallows! Of the four, Bavarian cream is totally the best. TOTALLY. It tastes like the inside of a Boston cream donut -- yes. :-) But in marshmallow form. I highly recommend this Etsy seller if you want the perfect pick-me-up; she contacted me, was extremely friendly, and the marshmallows arrived on time. Note that she makes all the marshmallow orders on Sunday, and ships them out Priority on Monday morning. So if you want marshmallows this week -- and trust me, you do -- order them today. Oh Yum! Other flavors include coconut cream, white almond, raspberry, peanut butter, coffee and, and.. I forget them all.
Coincidentally, my favorite dessert blog, Not So Humble Pie, posted a recipe for raspberry marshmallows this week. Although they only have four simple ingredients, it's the whole candy-making aspect of it -- the candy thermometer, watching the syrup because it can go from perfect to black in a second, you get the gist. I'm a decent cook and good baker, but I believe I'll leave candy to those more experienced than I. But if you want to give it a whirl, I'll happily be your taste-tester!
Enough marshmallows. Bring on the pirates.
Or, more specifically, the little girl with one eye on a quest to find her pirate captain father, in Jeremy Bastian's graphic novel, "Cursed Pirate Girl."
I walked into my favorite comic book store, Green Brain in Dearborn, last Wednesday night to pick up the hot-off-the-presses new issue of The Walking Dead. I found a guy with a wicked awesome banner and a bunch of cool-looking stuff. But then, you know how I am. No matter how intrigued, I had to walk around for twenty minutes, getting up the nerve to go over and say, "What's all this, then?"
So glad I finally did. Walked out with a signed copy of "Cursed Pirate Girl," collected issues 1-3, and man, have I been hooked since. Some comments I've found online and on the back cover: Alice In Wonderland on the high seas, "most original art and story to come along in ages," and "holy shit, you should see what this guy draws!"
As I said, it's about a girl on a quest to find her pirate captain father, and it takes place in an alternate, bizarro reality in about the 1700s. Incredibly detailed -- I've pored over each and every page, delighting in every little hidden thing I find. I can't say enough about this, but if I tell you that someone brought an enormous box of CPG-themed cookies to the signing, then will you get a copy? You should.
Jeremy's here on blogspot, and here's his Olympian Publishing page. And for those of you who are local, so is Jeremy! Support a fellow Michigander. :-) Also, he seemed like a nice guy.
You did finally read Instrument of Fate, the tale of Death and Moira, didn't you? Last part is here, with links to the rest. I'd sure appreciate if you did, and if you could leave any feedback, I'd be even more appreciative. Thank you!