tangerine dress

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*quietly sends link to wife…we’re accumulating lgbtqa kids books for our son…*

Me too. So far the ones I’ve liked:

The Flower Girl Wore Celery: the aforementioned jewish lesbian wedding.

Square Zair Pair: Zair’s all pair up with one round and one square but then one day two squares make a pair.

Zinnia and Dot: Two hens hatch the last remaining egg together after a weasel steals all the other eggs. The book is also about sharing and getting along so the hens fight at first before working together to hatch and defend the egg and then raise the chick together.

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress: about gender expression outside of heteronormative views. Morris Micklewhite likes to paint his nails and wear a tangerine dress. The other kids bully Morris over his dress but eventually accept him because “it doesn’t matter if an astronaut wears a dress, a good astronaut knows where all the adventures are”.

Brussels Sprout Salad

This recipe makes two bowls of the size pictured here, or about 4 cups. You may want to double it - you’ll probably finish yours and want more!


1 lb brussels sprouts, cut in half lengthwise
Olive oil for roasting
¾ cup peanuts, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp mint leaves, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
1 minneola (or other orange/tangerine type fruit)

2 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 tsp chili paste


1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Coat the brussels sprouts in olive oil and place them face down on a baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes or until nicely browned.

2. Toast the peanuts in a pan over medium heat for about 2 minutes or until golden brown.

3. Peel the minneola and cut it in half crosswise. Separate both halves into the individual slices.

4. Mix the dressing ingredients well in a small bowl.

5. Combine the brussels sprouts, peanuts, minneola pieces, and herbs in a medium bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad and stir to coat. Serve warm or cold.

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