Wednesday, June 24, 2009

True Blood: Of course, Vampires recycle

Vampire Bill Compton explains to Jessica that bottles of "true blood" go in the blue bin and paper goes in the white bin..

Some green / pro recycling blogs are quite excited about the boost from True Blood !

GreenMiles here

True Blood: Blood Work Season 2 Ep 2

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True Blood advertising moves to outdoor billboards

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True Blood Recipes: Jason's Favorite Old Fashioned Southern Potato Salad


• 1 (4-pound) bag large baking potatoes
• 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
• 1 cup mayonnaise
• 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
• 3/4 teaspoon pepper
• 3 hard-cooked eggs, grated

Preparation Cook potatoes in boiling water to cover and salted with 1 teaspoon salt 40 minutes or until tender; drain and cool 10 to 15 minutes.
Stir together mayonnaise, mustard, pepper, and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons salt in a large bowl.
Peel potatoes, and cut into 1-inch cubes. Add warm potato cubes and grated eggs to bowl, and gently toss with mayonnaise mixture. Serve immediately, or, if desired, cover and chill.

Note: To reduce cooking time, use 4 extra-large baking potatoes (about 1 pound each), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes. Proceed as directed, reducing cooking time to 20 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool 10 minutes.
Increase mayonnaise to 1 1/2 cups, and proceed as directed.

Red Potato Salad: Substitute 4 pounds red potatoes (8 large) for baking potatoes.

Potato Salad with Sweet Pickles: Add 1/3 cup sweet salad cube pickles to potato mixture.

Potato Salad with Onion and Celery: Add 2 celery ribs, diced, and 1/2 small sweet onion, diced, to potato mixture.

Light Potato Salad: Substitute 1 cup low-fat mayonnaise.

Great review of Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris

I know we've all read a lot of reviews of Dead and Gone but I really think this is one to read ...

I have a confession to make: Although I have been a long-term reader of this series, when the books started being released in hardcover first, I lost track of it while waiting for the paperbacks. So when I received a review copy of Dead and Gone, I had to catch up with All Together Dead and From Dead to Worse. Each book brings major changes to Sookie’s world and I find trying to pick up my place in the story without remembering what happened in earlier books disorienting so I wouldn’t recommend reading the books out of order or as stand alones.

This review contains spoilers from earlier books in the series.

Werepanthers and vampires and fairies, oh my!

Dead and Gone is the ninth book in the Sookie Stackhouse (aka True Blood, aka Southern Vampire) series and picks up two and a half months after From Dead to Worse. Sookie is in a relatively strong position, with favours owed by the new King of Louisiana and the local werewolf pack, as well as having her own fairy godmother, not to mention 2 powerful witches as housemates. And then there’s the added advantage of being able to read human minds. The story begins with the Great Reveal—in other words, the Weres are following the vampires’ example and are coming out of the closet to the human world.

The Great Reveal appears to have taken place smoothly and with a minimum of negative reaction (at least in Bon Temps anyway), but soon after, Sookie’s sister-in-law, the pregnant werepanther Crystal, is found in the parking lot of Sookie’s workplace, crucified while partially turned, and her brother Jason is the prime suspect.

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True Blood by the numbers

USA today reports

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Season 2's second episode of True Blood (3.4 million) held on to more than 90% of the premiere audience, which was HBO's most-watched program since The Sopranos' finale in June 2007. The show has grown since Season 1, when premiere episodes averaged 2.3 million viewers.

True Blood and Lasagna: hot, steamy, oh and meaty...

From Skinny Chef ( and don't we all need this site?)

I remember when I first read Anne Rice’s “Interview with a Vampire”, I adored her romantic main character vampire Louis, with dark good looks and troubling leftover human conscience telling a human interviewer his own tragic story.

I’ve experienced the teenage girl vampire crush so I wasn’t at all curious when my neighbor Bernadette gushed over her favorite series True Blood. Bernadette is positively addicted to it, swooning over the main good/bad guy Bill Compton. My husband and I, on the other hand, knew nothing about the show and are addicted instead to her husband’s home-made lasagna!

As we sat in front of their wide-screen TV with filled plates in our lap, it occurred to me that vampires and good lasagna have several things common. Now that I’ve finally digested an episode of “True Blood”, I can tell you.

Bill Compton “the vampire” and lasagna - both hot, steamy, oh and meaty. They both have the power to “glamour” or hypnotize mortals, and finally they are delicious, bite by bite.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Beyond here lies nothin' by Bob Dylan

Thanks MaRiSa0o