Friday, 2 September 2011

Of Cobs and Best Tokens

Bloggie friends!

Before I show you my yummy Cob bread, does anyone need extra bonus tokens from Best magazine for their short story competition?

The tokens were published each week in their mag plus extra ones.

So if you’d like an extra two please do email me! You need to have four to enter the competition.

I have my story all written for it – I’ll never win but YOU MIGHT!!

This is a great opportunity to crack that oh so elusive and ever so shrinking commercial women’s magazine fiction market. Thanks lovely womagwriter and Patsy for the heads up!

So, without much further ado, here is my Cob! Ta-da! I halved the amount of the ingredients from this recipe!

In the meantime, Charlie gets high on pruned bits of old potted catnip!

Have a fantabulous weekend everyone!


Anonymous said...

Oh, you just might win! I've read several of your stories, and you're an excellent writer. Jen and I will keep our fingers crossed for you XXXXX

And yes, commercial women's magazine fiction has shrunk from 10 to 1 in MY lifetime. And thus the competition is incredible. But it never hurts to try!

The bread looks yummy! Wish we could drop in and have some. But the real treat would be seeing you and Charlie!!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Who says you won't win???
Bread looks good.
Charlie looks stoned.

ABBY said...


OH that cob looks delish!!!
Hi handsome nipped up Charlie.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

OMG Charlie looks like he was a victim of a drug bust! MOL!!! Poor Charlie! lol

Your bread looks delicious!

Oh I wanted to ask you, are you a member of, or familiar with "SheWrites?" they are having a poetry competition and I thought of YOU immediately!

I don't have the link but you can Google "SheWrites"

xoxoxo to you and Charlie!

Repositório said...

Have a wonderful weekend friends!

mshatch said...

Charlie looks quite content :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Good luck with your entry. I'm crossing everything for you.

Ann said...

I haven't heard of that one. Tokens? I hope you win!!! The bread looks gorgeous!!! So Yummy!

Jemi Fraser said...

Yummy! I've never made cob bread - now I want to!

Good luck with the contest - I've never written shorts, but I keep thinking I should try :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Cool Cob! Love that your cat is high! I don't need coins but that's for the offer.

Summer Ross said...

The cob looks delicious!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Your Cob bread looks yummy! I really ought to look for gluten-free bread recipes and actually try them. :-)

Good luck re: the story competition--you never know, you certainly could win, IMO!

The boys say they'll stick with nip too. :-)

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Mmmm potted nip!!

Al said...

home made bread. Yummmmmm

Hannah and Lucy said...

Charlie looks zonked out - how long had he had his nose in that bag of nip? ha!ha! We hope you do well in your short story competition and we look forward to seeing your name in print.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Talli Roland said...

Yum yum YUM! That looks delicious, Old Kitty - you've made me hungry now!

Happy Friday to you and Charlie!

Marg said...

Goodness that bread looks yummy. You are such a good cook. Charlie do help Mom cook. Maybe the nip is better after it dries out. We will have to try that with ours. Hope you all have a great day

Madeleine said...

I so love the pic of Charlie getting high on catnip. Gorgeous looking cob too.
I don't read Best Magazine that often so I have zero token, but good luck with your entry :O)

Brian said...

I hope you both have a terrific weekend!!!!!!!

Jayne said...

Aw Charlie looks blissed out!

You are such a fab cook, Kitty! As for Best - I am hanging my head. I bought the magazine with the first token in it but then forgot completely, so now do not have enough anyway, despite your kind offer. And who says you won't win, madam?! You never know - in the words of the lottery man - it could be you! Have a fab weekend!

Lydia K said...

Oh, that cob bread would go so well with my tea right now...mmm.

The Golden Eagle said...

Good luck in the competition! You never know--you might win yourself! :)


Life 101 said...

Hey Missy, you lose that "I'll never win" attitude.
Don't make me have to fly over there and do an intervention!

Good luck.

Liza said...

Hi Kitty. stopping by from the BBQ. The bread looks lovely! So did the nasturtium salad. I will look forward to trying some of your recipes if I can adjust the measurements! I'll be following!

MoMo said...

Thanks for coming to my party.

Charlie looks so contented resting on the pruned bits of the catnip. You should leave them there for him.

Good luck with your entry - hope you win!!!

My SS has just come back from your part of the world. She has lived there from time to time for research and study and she loved it every time.

RaShelle Workman said...

Charlie looks soooo happy. LOL. Love it! xoxo

Patsy said...

Good luck with the competition - if the writing is as good as the baking, I reckon you'll win.

Pk Hrezo said...

lol... too cute, Charlie! That cat sure does get a lot of nap time in. So jealous here.

Words A Day said...

Good luck to your story:) fingers crossed for good news!

Karen Walker said...

Hello, I wandered over from KarenG's BBQ - I've seen your name in bloggydom but this is the first time I've come to say hi.

Mr Puddy said...

I hope you win !!!! paws crossed for you : )
and Charlie, Thank you so much to visit me on my birthday. You made my day so purrfect ! and I just want to tell your mom, she is a wonderful pawson. And Thank you to visit me every day.

KarenG said...

Many positive wishes coming your way for your stories!!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

HI. I popped over from Karen's shindig, and my cats told me I MUST leave a comment. (Not really. The "energetic" little girls are both napping on top of my desk.)

Nice to meet you!

Deborah said...

I have never heard of this magazine...
You are an awesome writer so you may win!
Have a nice weekend!
PS Your corn bread looks delicious!
I love corn bread :)

Elizabeth Mueller said...

How cute, look at Charlie go! <3

Mmm, I've never heard of cob bread, but it looks nummie. :P

Can Alex save Winter from the darkness that hunts her?
YA Paranormal Romance, Darkspell coming fall of 2011!

Jeremy Bates said...

charlie's adorable!
followed u over from karen's bbq... brought whiskey and steak! enjoy! and great blog--following!

Theresa Milstein said...

Cob bread and catnip!

What is cob bread?

catdownunder said...

Charlie, will you please share your catnip? I feel in need of some.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a delicious loaf of bread! I would want to eat the whole loaf wit lots of butter while it was still hot form the oven...yum!

Good luck on the More magazine contest -- you never know unless you try!

I can't give cat nip to my Bo -- he gets very mean and aggressive when he eats it. He is usually a very sweet mild mannered boy so it obviously does not agree with him.