Author Archives: Birdie in Beijing

About Birdie in Beijing

Live in Beijing from 2012 til .... who knows? Right now, it suits me just fine.

A Book Club of One’s Own – California by Edan Lepucki

There’s nothing I like more than a good speculative fiction.  And there’s nothing I am more disappointed by than a specfic that starts out really well and then the point of it is lost somewhere in the middle and ends … Continue reading

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Cauliflower, Pancetta and Mushroom Bake

Cauliflower, Pancetta and Mushroom Bake. I made this tonight for dinner and it was very yummy indeed.  I didn’t use pancetta because such yumminess is difficult to find here.  I forgot to get an onion but I had a leek … Continue reading

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Do you believe in amnesia?

I have just had stitches in my shoulder taken out.  This is the last milestone in what has been the strangest journey of my life. Two weeks ago I went in to have very routine surgery on a rotator cuff issue. … Continue reading

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A Book Club of One’s Own: Michael Connelly – The Reversal

I have been a fan of Michael Connelly for years.  I have particularly liked his Detective, Hieronymus Bosch.  I love the way he drives me around Los Angeles, a city I don’t know, and makes it a city I want … Continue reading

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I made dinner!

I’ve never been good in the kitchen.  My culinary skills are limited to picking up my knife and fork.  This year, I hope to change that a little.  I am trying to learn how to cook and have challenged myself … Continue reading

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A Book Club of One’s Own

I read a lot and every now and then I get to talk to someone about books I am reading or books they are reading, but this only happens every now and then. Today a conversation about books happened.  One … Continue reading

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The 100th Post

Today, the day of my 100th post, I have been busy mending and making things.  And feeling very self-righteous to boot. I finished making all of the squares for my string quilt:I made a cover for my new laptop (macbook … Continue reading

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