The First Annual Doll Fest-For-All

For Immediate Release

February 15, 2019

DOLL DUO DECLARES MARCH 3 DOLL DAY DEBUT

Second Life Steamlands Residents Seek To Foster Doll Culture 

The Steamlands of Second Life, February 15, 2019 – On March 3, 2019, from pm to 8 pm SLT, Fitch Lekvoda and Nika Thought-werk, residents of the Steamlands of Second Life will host a doll-themed bash at the New Crystal Rose Airship in Caledon Kittwickshire. The title of the event is ‘The First Annual Doll Fest-For-All.’

The event is free and meant as a celebration of doll culture in Second Life. It occurs on the day of the Japanese Doll Festival, but it is open to all residents. Music will be provided by Miss Fitch Lekvoda throughout the event, with dancing in the Crystal Rose’s ballroom.

In the lobby, Second Life authors will be on-hand to sell copies of their books for use in Second Life. In addition, two panel discussions are planned. From 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Ceejay Writer will discuss her works and the world of Industralia. From 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm, individuals who take part in Second Life’s doll culture will discuss what being a doll means to them and how to get involved in being a doll.

For more information, or to take part in one of the planned panels, individuals are encouraged to contact either Fitch Lekvoda or Nika Thought-werk in Second Life by 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2019. This contact should be in the form of a note card – with the title of ‘Interested in the Doll-Fest-For-All 2019.’

The New Crystal Rose Airship Ballroom

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Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies

This simple, delicious cookie is a Christmas family tradition I inherited from my mother in law. My husband has enjoyed these cookies since he was a child, and still gets excited about the prospect of enjoying one or possibly six. His inner child is never far from the surface, and can always be lured out with a tasty treat.

I found a nice article about this cookie that ran in the Chicago Tribune in April, 2015. It seems the Holutas are not the only family that adores Starlight Mint Surprise Cookies! The article goes into some detail about the challenge of obtaining the mint surprise. In a pinch, Andes mint candies will work, but it’s best to try to find a minty, chocolatey disk. If you’ve discovered a good, reliable source, let me know about it. I’m currently using the last of my Trader Joe’s UFO stash, and some Ghiradelli dark chocolate baking wafers.


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Mini Green Pepper Cups

A fun way to preserve and enjoy the last of the bell pepper plants when the fruit is small but won’t have time to grow. Or you just have too many and want to preserve the bounty.

Many green bell peppers
 See what I’m up against? This is a typical bounty from my garden in a good year!

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Instant Hot Cocoa Mix

It's super easy to blend your own hot cocoa mix. Keep this in a tightly sealed plastic container. Just give the container a couple of firm shakes to re-blend the dry ingredients before using. There is no salt added, making it a healthier choice than store-bought packaged mixes for those wishing to lower their sodium intake.

Bubbly Flatbread

Flatbread is such a versatile, happy bread. We’ve been using it a lot lately to create low sodium dinners. It’s fun to use as a crust for a personal pizza, to build an epic sandwich, or to just slap on a slice of cheese and warm it in the microwave for a cozy snack. Continue reading “Bubbly Flatbread”

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Cauliflower ‘Faker’ Tots

These tots are best served straight out of the oven, with only enough cooling time to avoid burning mouths. The crunch and flavor are utterly satisfying. You can, of course, dunk them in ketchup or your favorite dips if you like, but they are absolutely delicious on their own.

Hot and Crunchy!
Hot and Crunchy!

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Low-So Dilly Spears

If you are new to the low sodium lifestyle, you’ll need to be a bit patient with yourself while your taste buds ‘gear down’. At first, you’ll miss the salt. But after a week or two, low sodium foods will start to taste better and become more satisfying. Continue reading “Low-So Dilly Spears”

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