#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for October, 2009

Family Reunion 2009

We Laels met in Colville, Washington, at the Eagles Club, this past weekend, as we have done for years. It’s always a good time–my family is big on storytelling (go figure), art work and just generally performing. The younger ones sing or read original poetry, and some of the elders do, too. One of the highlights was Uncle Larry’s humorous eulogy–for himself. These Laels are a creative bunch, I’m here to tell you, and funny, too.

Not to mention interesting. Cousin Sheri plays a “psycho nurse” (her term, not mine) in John Carpenter’s remake of “The Ward”. She’s also done

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Quinoa

So many good things come to us by word-of-mouth. Quinoa, pronounced Keen-Wa according to the box, is one of those things. News to me, though I know a lot of you probably already know about this marvelous grain. It has three or four times as much protein as oatmeal, and some claim it is the original manna mentioned in the Bible. You can do about a million things with the stuff. A health-care professional told me about it–so of course I had to try it.

I’ll be back on the recipe kick again soon, too. Just looking for slim-jeans friendly

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From the end of the Civil War until 1890, some 10 million head of cattle were driven from Texas to Kansas.

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