Saturday, July 16, 2011

Loving True Blood Blog and Talk Blood Radio show/ podcast raffle and fundraiser

Please buy a $20 raffle ticket (each ) and help us pay the costs of running the blog and producing the radio show this year. I have created a very sensible budget for this year and am raising the money through Talk Blood episode sponsorships and the raffle. It is the only way I can keep this all going, we ain't there yet so please help...

Your chances of receiving a prize are astoundingly good and we have wonderful items like:  autographed Sookie books by Charlaine Harris, True Blood collectors grab bags, an original signed Andy Swist pen and ink sketch of Sookie and Eric  ( Yes, as in the True Blood paper dolls and the art work is fangtastic! ) , Sookie, True Blood collectors poster ( one of a kind !) and various other gift certificates and other goodies from some of our sponsors! There are lots of prizes!

But best of all you know you helped to keep your favorite True Blood Blog or radio show going for another year!

Thanks, Dallas

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True Blood Recipe of the week: Gran's ( Adele Stackhouse's) Pecan Pie (Sookie's Cryin')

I love True Blood / Sookie food mentions and have collected tons of  recipes for food mentioned in the show/series,  as well as great recipes from True Blood parties etc over the past 4 years of writing this blog.

You can see them all here

This week's True Blood Recipe of the Week is: Gran's Pecan (Sookie's Cryin') Pie
 There are 2 recipes for it the traditional Southern Pecan pie and one that is the more custardy one we see her eat in Season 1.

Gran's ( Adele Stackhouse's) Pecan Pie

Old Fashioned Pecan Pie

1/2 cup sugar
4 Tbs. butter (softened)
2 eggs beaten
2 Tbs. flour
1 cup dark cane syrup
1/4 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup chopped pecans
1 - 9" unbaked pie crust
1/2 cup pecan halves

Pre-heat oven to 375ºF. Beat together sugar and softened butter. Beat in (one ingredient at a time) eggs, flour, syrup, vanilla and salt. Fold in chopped pecans and pour into pie crust. Decorate top with pecan halves.

Bake 40 minutes on center rack until center of pie is firm.

True Blood Recipes: Gran's Pecan Pie or 'Crying pie' the True Blood version

The pie Sookie eats in True Blood is quite different from a Texas Pecan Pie or other southern pecan pie recipes because of it's creaminess, a reader suggest this recipe for the 'True Blood Cryin' pie'.
Pecan Cream Pie recipe
1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked

4 egg yolks
2 cups milk
2/3 cup white sugar

1/3 cup cornstarch
1 pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup ground pecans

4 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 cup ground pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In the top of a double boiler, combine yolks, milk, 2/3 cup sugar, cornstarch and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup pecans. Pour filling into baked pie shell.
In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Beat in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and gradually add 6 tablespoons white sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie, covering completely. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup ground pecans.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until meringue is delicately browned.

Charlaine Harris Can't Drive a Stake in 'True Blood'

I'm not sure why this is just now getting all this notice ..I think she confirmed this last February. If Ball stayed book- for- book with True Blood seasons this would give us 9 more after this season and Balls is acting like he's only doing 2 more. Who knows..

Don't worry, Trubies: Just because Charlaine Harris (who, as you should know, is the author of the novels that inspired True Blood, "The Southern Vampire Mysteries") has announced that she's going to quit writing her books after the 13th installment does NOT mean that True Blood the TV show will have to end. Ever.
That's because True Blood now has a life -- maybe "immortal existence" is a better way to put it -- all on its own. TB writers do pull key characters and plot points from the books, but that's where the similarities end ... in fact, the two versions are different enough so that instead of the usual purist/newbie divide you'd expect to see in a situation like this, you find quite a lot of people who are fans of both.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day : Bruises~ Sookie and Eric

Just thought everyone was warming up for this .. Ha!

Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire will be adapted into a new graphic novel

Eww sounds good !

Yen Press, the graphic novel and manga imprint at Hachette, will adapt Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire into a new graphic novel with the same plot but a new point of view: the story will be told by Claudia, a child who is transformed into a vampire by Louis, the narrator of the original novel. Newcomer Ashley Marie Witter will illustrate the story, which will be published as a single volume in fall 2012.

Interview with the Vampire is the first book in Rice's 10-volume series The Vampire Chronicles, and Rice said she is "intrigued" by the idea of retelling her story from a different point of view. "I have gone all through The Vampire Chronicles writing from the point of view of different characters, so it is completely legitimate to do that," Rice said. "Lestat [another vampire] tells you a completely different version of events than Louis. Who do you believe?"

Yen Press has a history with vampires: its adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight was one of the bestselling graphic novels of 2010, according to Nielsen BookScan.

Rice grew up reading Classics Illustrated comics and horror comics like Tales from the Crypt. "I remember reading Jane Eyre in the Classics comics and how much I loved the details and seeing the madwoman in the attic in those little panels and seeing the whole novel play out," she said. "What always drew me were very detailed, representational drawings, rather than something abstract. I wanted to see a lot of richness and a lot of depth." Graphic novels, she said, "have a freedom that is all their own to create an entire universe in detail fairly inexpensively, compared to a film."

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