Thursday, 28 February 2013

Magical Diary

Magical Diary is a visual novel video game about a young freshman girl at a magical school. It was released on June 19, 2011 for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. It is a fantasy game with elements of romance. The game uses anime-style graphics and is written in English. It was developed and published by Hanako Games. The game was later released on Steam with some bonus content.

Monday, 23 July 2012


A diary is a record (originally in handwritten format) with discrete entries arranged by date reporting on what has happened over the course of a day or other period. A personal diary may include a person's experiences, and/or thoughts or feelings, including comment on current events outside the writer's direct experience. Someone who keeps a diary is known as a diarist. Diaries undertaken for institutional purposes play a role in many aspects of human civilization, including government records (e.g., Hansard), business ledgers and military records.

Generally the term is today employed for personal diaries, normally intended to remain private or to have a limited circulation amongst friends or relatives. The word "journal" may be sometimes used for "diary," but generally a diary has (or intends to have) daily entries, whereas journal-writing can be less frequent.
Whilst a diary may provide information for a memoir, autobiography or biography, it is generally written not with the intention of being published as it stands, but for the author's own use. In recent years, however, there is internal evidence in some diaries (e.g., those of Ned Rorem, Alan Clark, Tony Benn or Simon Gray) that they are written with eventual publication in mind, with the intention of self-vindication (pre- or posthumous) or simply for profit.

By extension the term diary is also used to mean a printed publication of a written diary; and may also refer to other terms of journal including electronic formats (e.g., blogs).

Monday, 5 September 2011



1 cup uncooked arborio rice
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp butter (or margarine)
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup asparagus tips
1/2 cup dried mushrooms (I prefer shitake)
other options can include artichoke hearts, chopped sweet peppers
2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth (I usually use vegetable broth)
2 Tbsp garlic, minced
2 Tbsp Pesto
Mrs. Dash
italian seasonings (I found the type in the grinder and I love it)
NOTE: Have all of the ingredients ready to rock and roll by you when you start cooking. It will make life easier.

How to make it

Place the mushrooms in water (cover them) in a small bowl. Soak for 30 minutes and then drain- but SAVE the water.
Combine the mushroom water with your broth.
Saute the onion in the oil and butter for 3 minutes.
Add the rice, stirring constantly so it doesn't burn (about 2 minutes)
Add your remaining vegetables and seasonings. Stir well.
Stir in one cup of broth, cooking and stirring until all of the liquid has been absorbed.
Sir in the other cup of broth, cooking and stirring until all of the liquid has been absorbed.
Stir in the last cup of broth and continue to cook and stir until all of the liquid is absorbed.
NOTE: if using the asparagus tips, place them in with the last cup of broth so they don't get too mushy. If you like mushy, then by all means place them in the beginning of the recipe.)
Put a pat of butter in the top of the risotto when it is finished cooking, stir, and serve.