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A Feast of Serendib

Dark roasted curry powder, a fine attention to the balance of salty-sour-sweet, wholesome red rice and toasted curry leaves, plenty of coconut milk and chili heat. These are the flavors of Sri Lanka.

In A Feast of Serendib, Mary Anne Mohanraj introduces her mother’s cooking and her own Americanizations, providing a wonderful introduction to Sri Lankan American cooking, straightforward enough for a beginner, and nuanced enough to capture the flavor of Sri Lankan cooking.

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New Jacket

Am amused how the screen protector makes this photo fuzzy and glowing. ModCloth, $110, available S/M/L/XL. I’m wearing a medium, which is a bit roomy on me. Good for wearing a heavy sweater underneath.

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Signatures for Don Harmon

Hi, locals! I’m collecting signatures for Senator Don Harmon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Harmon) and for Kina Collins, who is running for Congress (https://www.kinacollins.com). I’m going to have petitions on my porch today and tomorrow (MLK Day) from 2-5; please ring the doorbell if you come by, so I can witness your signature for

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A Resin Beginner

Spent a little time just now taking photos of some of my resin jewelry. I’m still a resin beginner and make a lot of mistakes, but I’m happy with these pieces, and I thought they deserved better photographs than the ones I’d taken before. We’re having a quiet January at

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Garden Log 1/14/22

I have placed one of my seed catalog orders. 2 hours of happy perusing of seeds, with a British murder mystery playing in the background — is there a better way to spend a Friday night in January? I have bought FAR more seeds than I can possibly plant in

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The story of

Mary Anne Mohanraj

Mary Anne Mohanraj is author of A Feast of Serendib, Bodies in Motion, The Stars Change, and twelve other titles. Other recent publications include stories for George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards series, Perennial: A Garden Romance (Tincture), stories at Clarkesworld, Asimov’s, and Lightspeed, and an essay in Roxane Gay’s Unruly Bodies.

 

Mohanraj founded Hugo-nominated and World Fantasy Award-winning speculative literature magazine Strange Horizons, and serves as Executive Director of both DesiLit (desilit.org) and the Speculative Literature Foundation (speclit.org).  She is Clinical Associate Professor of fiction and literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  www.maryannemohanraj.com

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