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Volume 2 • Issue 5 • Page 7RhyDin - June 2007

Flexibility?

A certain cartwheeling young man was so surprisd by a Shutterbug's flash that he ended up tumbling head over heels to the ground — whithout spilling a drop of his tea! Now that's the kind of talent we'd like to see in bed!

Moving On Up?

The once Mister Duchy has been seen chatting it up with a quite pretty Piping Plover. Rumor has it the Little Birdie asked him to Beltane. Honestly? We find the Piping Plover much more appealing than the Mad Duchess anyday.

When The Cat's Away…

A certain green-haired elfess was seen leaving the inn with RhyDin's newest guitar playing cutie. These two are so shy and awkard it would be a miracle if they even exchanged names — but if we were Mismatched? We'd be worried.

Tied The Knot!

On April 8th at the Red Dragon a certain Decadent Daughter got hitched to the less than elusive leader of RUDE! We wish them nothing but happiness and hope that they didn't rush into this because of a bun in the oven, as many here often do. But even if that is the case, a certain ale loving duo can share godfather duties!


Of Men and Women

By BAWDY

These of course are just points but I was wondering if this would be to ribald or women prefer sex when it is the expression of deep-felt affection between two people who have made a commitment to love each other.

Men like to have sex anytime, anywhere with anything.

Women view sex as a deep and sacred connection between themselves and their lover.

Nine out of ten men can't remember the woman's name WHILE they are having sex with them. Seven out of ten never even knew her name.

Women have some very specific ideals for the men they choose to take as lovers.

Men will have sex with a goat or a beach ball if they can't find a woman.

Many women hope that sex will be an avenue for deepening the long-term commitment between them and their lover.

Men like to have sex. Now, please.

Women like the first time they have sex with a man to be something special. They like flowers and candles and music that will lock the moment in their memory forever.

Men like the first time they have sex with a woman to be the first of many. If not with this person, then with someone who has the same type of equipment. If not, a goat will do.

Busted!

By GAVILEAN STARFARE

Your Oracle reporter was on the scene when Harry Potter and his friends were passing around a bong and boose, and just chillin' out after blowing finals at the Hogwarts school.

Crossword

ACROSS
4. The latest Keeper of Water
5. The prettiest, most perfect girl in all of RhyDin~
6. Resident 'mascot' of the Red Dragon Inn.
8. Soon to provide RhyDin with 40% of it's population, Jewell Ravenlock has how many
children?

DOWN
1. When A Stitch in Time is a little too plain for you, just go to…
2. The current(and first!) governor of RhyDin.
3. "Badside Goddess"
7. Baker and Reap drink lots of…

Think you know the answers~? After filling in the answers mail them in to Elly at The Oracle. You just may win something!

Disclaimer: Members of the Oracle Staff are ineligable to win.

((First to PM me-Elly and Icky- with the correct answers gets 2000 silvers. Second and third get 1000, and fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh get 500.))


Dear Gav, it's hard to believe but . . .

An Advice Column On RhyDin Relationships

There's an old joke that goes, "How does a woman get a man in RhyDin?" The answer: "She walks into a room." But we all know that there is far more to having a good relationship than walking into a room and meeting someone. This column is about making better relationships.

Dear Gav, it's hard to believe but… I'm a slaver who is trying give up slaving and start living a normal RhyDin life. Any suggestions that might help me?

Signed — Collar 'em

Dear Collar, if you happen to really discover a "normal RhyDin life", please let me know what it is. In the meantime, I guess you've discovered that all your relationships of late have been rather "forced." Well, you have already taken the

most difficult step — to realize that you have a problem. You may not have heard of the Slavers Anonymous Association of Rhy'Din that meets at a local church every Monday night at 7:00p.m. The ex priest who runs the program has a wonderful 12-step program called, "How to give up the collar", and he should know. I suggest you contact them right away. And good luck!

Recipe of the Month — May/June!

By CHEF LYNDRA

Greetings everyone, and well met!

Today I thought I'd write something, and probably a little extra, as introductions are in order. I'm Chef Lyndra (not to be confused with Chief) from Ravensheart School for the Gifted. Last month I slipped in a few recipes to share in the Oracle and decided I liked doing it so much I'd come back this month, too.

Actually, Amaltea, our wonderful Chief Editor (not to be confused with Chef), hog tied me into the chair and I've been stuck there ever since because she wants to know… What's for Dinner? So! I thought I'd make the most of it while I was there and share just exactly what Is for dinner… What else? Food ya nit! Eh well, it's not like I'm going anywhere anytime soon… anyway. Reporter-wanna-be's do beware, The woman can tie one tough knot! Moving along…

The month of May signifies a special holiday, one that should hold a special meaning in everyone's hearts. Because without for whom this holiday honors, many of us would not exist, even those of us who don't have one — Literally — because whoever made us had to have a mother, right? Well, somewhere down the line it would be right. Mothers are so very cosmic to the very foundations of our beings that they should be honored on this very special day, no matter who's mother they are. So, to all Mother's out there:

Happy Mothers Day!

To help make that day special, why not do something different and make her dinner instead of dragging her out of bed early just to serve her burnt toast? I have a few suggestions to help make that meal a pleasant, healthy and tasty one. It will let her know you care. Try one or all of my recipes here, they're that easy to do. Do mind the flowers, though.

Pork With Orange Sauce

Ingredients:
4 tbs freshly squeezed orange juice
4 tbs red wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Pepper
4 pork steaks, pork chops or tenderloins cut ¼" to ½" thick trimmed of fat
Olive oil, for brushing

Gremolata:
3 tbs finely chopped fresh parsley
Grated rind of 1 lime
Grated rind of ½ lemon
1 garlic clove, very finely chopped

Directions:

1. Mix the orange juice, vinegar, and garlic together in a shallow nonmetallic dish and season to taste with pepper. Add the pork, turning to coat. Cover and let marinate in refrigerator for about 3 hours, or overnight is good.

2. To make the Gremolata, mix all ingredients together in a small mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let chill in refrigerator until required. Step 1 and 2 can be done the night before. ( That'll let you sleep in, too. )

3. Heat a large nonstick griddle pan and brush lightly with olive oil. Remove pork from marinate, reserve remaining marinade. Cook pork over medium-high heat for 5 minutes on each side, or until the juices run clear when the meat is pierced.

4. Pour marinade into a small pan and let simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Transfer the pork to a serving dish, pour the orange sauce over it and sprinkle with Gremolata. Serve immediately.

Variation: Use chicken breasts instead of pork, removing the cooked skins before serving. You might even try cooking the meat on a grill (charcoal always recommended) instead of in a pan.

Green Bean and Carrot Salad

Ingredients:
12 oz fresh green beans
8 oz fresh carrots
1 medium red onion
1 red bell pepper

Dressing:
2 tbs. Red wine vinegar
2 tsp sun-dried tomato paste
¼ tsp superfine sugar
salt and pepper

Directions:

1. Trim the green beans and blanch them in boiling water for 4 minutes until tender. Drain the beans, rinse them under cold water until they are cool. Drain thoroughly.

2. Transfer the drained beans to a large salad bowl.

3. Peel the carrots and cut them into thin batons using a mandoline if you have one. Or cut them into long thin square cut strips with a knife.

4. Peel the red onion and cut into thinly sliced rings.

5. Halve and de seed the red bell pepper and cut the flesh into thin strips.

6. Add the carrot, bell pepper, and onion to the beans and toss to mix.

7. To make the dressing, place wine vinegar, sun-dried tomato paste and sugar in a small screw-top jar and season to taste with salt and pepper. Shake vigorously to mix.

8. Pour the dressing over the vegetables, toss lightly and serve immediately (recommended) or chill until required.

Mixed Salad Greens and Flowers

Ingredients:
½ head frisee
½ head oak leaf lettuce or quattro stagione
a few leaves of radicchio
1 head of endive
1 oz arugula leaves
a few fresh basil or flat leaf parsley sprigs
various edible flowers, to garnish

French Dressing:
1 tbs white wine vinegar
pinch of sugar
½ tsp Dijon mustard
3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper

Directions:

1. Tear the frisee, oak leaf lettuce, and radicchio into pieces. Place the salad greens in a large serving bowl or individual bowls if you prefer.

2. Cut the endive into diagonal slices and add to the bowl with the arugula leaves, basil or parsley.

3. To make the dressing, beat the vinegar, sugar, and mustard kin a small bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Gradually beat in the olive oil until creamy and thoroughly mixed. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss thoroughly. Sprinkle a mixture of edible flowers over the top and serve.

Tips:
Make this with as many varieties of salad greens and edible flowers as you can find to give an unusual effect. Adherence to the ingredients is not a must — items not always available. Be creative! Be Adventurous!

Violas, rock geraniums, nasturtiums, chive flowers and pot marigolds add vibrant colors and a sweet flavor to any salad. Use it as a centerpiece at a dinner party or to liven up a simple everyday meal. Other flowers may be used, but do check to make sure they are edible.

Fruit Smoothies

For dessert, give her a smoothie Bad Boy! Yes, that's right, I said Bad Boy! Oh, heck, You know one is never enough… make that…

Bad Boys!

As in… boysenberry, which is a hybrid of blackberries, raspberries, and loganberries. It's a stimulating blend that's a real salute to the baddest of all boys. Its rich, creamy magenta appearance reflects its intense berry flavor. Bad Boys, stimulating, rich, creamy colorful and intense…

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups low-fat boysenberry yogurt
3/4 cup passion fruit sorbet
1 cup fresh blueberries, frozen
1 cup fresh boysenberries, frozen

Directions:

Combine the yogurt and sorbet in a blender until well mixed. Add the boysenberries and blueberries. Blend until smooth and strain through a sieve to remove pulp, or don't strain and leave in the fruit pulp if you prefer.

Blue not her color? Boys don't do the trick? Try something red plus a banana!

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:
1/2 cup strawberries, hulled
1 banana, peeled and cut into smaller pieces
1/3 cup (fat free) plain, vanilla or french vanilla yogurt
1-2 tablespoons honey
1 cup low-fat milk
3- 6 ice cubes, depending on desired thickness

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender, adding one or two icecubes at a time as you blend until smooth to your desired consistency.

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