La Revue Dining With Mimi, 1

Mennu feigning interest for Brownies La Revue Dining With Mimi, 1 www.diningwithmimi.com

La Revue Dining With Mimi, 1 is a new category for the site. A revue of things that I would like to share that I have created, experienced, read, discovered or items that puzzle me.

La Revue-Recipe created

This week I created a new brownie recipe titled Mimi’s Gluten Free Nutty Fudgy Indulgent Brownie with Coconut. Is it good? Well, let’s just say that it was so good I had a square with my morning coffee. Yes, I could not wait until after lunch or snack, I needed it at 6am.

Mimi's Gluten Free Nutty Fudge Indulgent Brownies with Coconut www.diningwithmimi.com
So good you wont even notice theyre gluten free brownies.

La Revue-Event Experience

This week concluded my Advanced Photography class with Stephen Savage and my new pals. Taking a class at the end of a full work day takes more than the admittance fee to show up.

Photography requires technical skills combined with an eye for art and quick thinking in order to capture the shot. At this point, I know what I know but there is a world of knowledge that I desperately wish I could push a button for.

Red White and blue lights in a dark sky that resemble fireworks  La Revue Dining WIth Mimi ,1 www.diningwithmimi.com
This is one of the techniques that I learned in Stephens class.

Do you have a class that you want to take? You are never ever ever to old to learn, darling. I am grateful for Stephens assistance and the camaraderie of my classmates. In the end, we all just want to make pretty pictures, y’all.

La Revue-Favorite reading

I found this poem written by Jenny Joseph and it made me laugh. Check out the entire poem for the full effect, Warning by Jenny Joseph

Here are a few of my favorite lines.

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple.
And make up for the sobriety of my youth,
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people’s gardens
And learn to spit.

Flowers for sale Luzern Lucerne How I love thee Let me count the ways www.diningwithmimi.com
Flowers for sale. Flowers for sale

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

La Revue- Discovery Zone

My discovery zone is unlimited apparently. Yet, I am happy to be a curious although I do remember that curiosity killed a cat. In my curiosity search for writing workshops a friend discovered a workshop at University of South Alabama for us to attend.

Stokes Center for Creative Writing sponsors readings, lectures and other free events that are open to the public. Check out their site for future events. Last week, Stokes sponsored talented author, Patti Callahan.

Patti led a writing workshop on historical fiction that included an open discussion that was very informative. I felt very lucky to be able to participate in this workshop. Patti has written 15 books which seems like a mountainous task. Clearly, she has the secret sauce.

Her book Becoming Mrs Lewis was published in 2018 and includes “the improbable love story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis”. As a avid reader I was familiar with Lewis but not the depth and breath of Joy Davidman’s writing. After the workshop Patti did a reading from the novel and peaked my interest.

I haven’t read this book but I can just tell it’s going to be one of my favorites.

Of course, with Patti’s easy manner and story telling abilities I was hooked. The next day I ordered a copy so that I could learn about the literary love story and the woman who intrigued Lewis. Reading a great story is one of my favorite things and I am eager to start.

Well there you have it, La Revue Dining With Mimi, 1. Who is your favorite author and book? Do you have an event that you want to share? Have you read something that made you mad, laugh or cry? What tickles your discovery zone?

Have a great week. I hope that you find joy and peace daily. If not make the brownies, they may help.

Love from Mimi’s Kitchen,

Author: Mimi

I have a love affair with food, entertaining, travel and music. www.diningwithmimi.com is a vehicle for me to share my journey of food, travel and music. Traveling allows exposure to all types of foods and flavors. I have learned to cook by being hungry, curious and willing to fail. Food is another form of art and creative expression. Join me on my journey. Copyright 2016-2019 by Mimi

4 thoughts on “La Revue Dining With Mimi, 1”

  1. Thank you for including our Advanced Photography class in your blog post. We did a mountain of work and everyone added to their skill set and abilities with their camera. I hope you continue to define your intention and become an even better photographer. Continue to have fun with photography!
    Stephen Savage

    1. Oh Stephen, you’re welcome. I have enjoyed the class. Love learning more about this contraption that seems at times like a magic box that I could open…..if only I had the secret key. Your class has helped.

  2. Absolutely love the new format. I’m going to have brownies and find a wonderful corner to read this book. It sounds fabulous

    1. Thank you. As always it is a work in progress. The brownies are yummy and will make a good combination to the book. I have hunkered down all weekend and finished reading the book. I loved it and it is a great love story. Besides Patti’s books, I will have to look for Joy Davidman’s books to read as well.

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