Elle Jauffret

Writer & Fork Handler

Blog posts : "Divers"

Wishing you all a healthy, loving, and successful new year!

Dec 30, 2017


The Beautiful, the Strange, and the Scary

Oct 22, 2017

Not a kill but just a thrill; not a gore but spooky lore; I want October days to be, hair raising and scary, haunted but also funny.

Photo 1: If Death approached you with a bouquet, would you invite her to dance? (Shadow selfie)

Photo 2:  Call me Dimewise* because I'm worth it.  (*In r…

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Insects on the Menu

Aug 19, 2017

My fascination with food started at a young age and sampling as many foreign dishes as possible when travelling has always been one of my goals ("discover, do not judge, and learn" is one of my family mottos).  So when I was given the possibility to try insects, I couldn’t refuse (granted—I agreed a…

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ComicCon Blade Runner 2019 Experience

Jul 24, 2017


ComicCon2017 provided visitors with the opportunity to enjoy an immersive, physical experience into the dark world of Blade Runner 2049—complete with landmarks and props from the original movie (spinner car, noodle bar...), live actors, and the sampling of noodles and three varieties of whisky…

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Neurology Research Meets Writer's Research

Jun 14, 2017

When Neurology Research Study and Writer's Research collide.

Getting fitted with QUASAR's EEG headset, which measures electrical activity in the brain.

QUASAR = Quantum Applied Science and Research; EEG = electroencephalogram


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New Year Tradition

Jan 1, 2017

Lentils to Welcome the New Year

Did you know that the world’s celebration of the New Year is a somewhat recent phenomenon, which couldn’t have been possible without the acceptance of the Gregorian Calendar?

Before the 17th century, many countries had their own calendars, establishing …

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Eggshell dolls: Japanese culture and craft.

Nov 30, 2016

A visit to the Mingei International Museum reminded us the importance to play with food.


In the exhibit on Japan, artist Yoshiko Teraoka’s egg dolls (omasa-sushi) (see above) inspired us to plan our day around eggs. This is how our eggshell dolls turned out:


Ninjas & knight

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Jane Dare Mystery (work of FICTION): a short-order murder-mystery

Sep 13, 2016

Yes, this is a dead body. Let me explain...

I am Jane, a 35-year old private chef in San Diego, California. This morning, as I was perusing the beach for Pokemons (weird, I know—I’ll explain more about this later), I stumbled upon a corpse. Yes, the un-breathing body of a young woman. Of cour…

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San Diego ComicCon International 2016 : Highlights

Jul 24, 2016


I usually don't need to be saved, but I made an exception for Comic Con... then I put my tiara and cuffs back on : ) 


I met one of my favorite Game of Thrones characters: righteous Ser Davos Seaworth—Liam Cunningham. (He's such a kind and courteous man.)


Prince Zuko (…

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National Selfie Day

Jun 20, 2016

Celebrating National Selfie Day with 8 literary genres: noir/crime fiction, SciFi, contemporary romance, drama, humor, horror, speculative fiction, historical fiction (1940s)  

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Happy New Year 2016!

Jan 2, 2016

Dear Readers,

My family joins me to wish you all a happy new year. May you find the support and confidence to overcome life's challenges, the resolve to pursue/achieve your goals, the love to fill your life, and the health and success to make 2016 a blissful year.



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Ghosts from the Titanic: the Captain and his Bride

Oct 30, 2015

To a spooky party we go. (I always knew I would get to wear my wedding dress more than once.)

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What I am reading this month: THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir

Apr 10, 2015

A visit to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum influenced my reading, this month. Click here if you want a song to immerse yourself in Space Oddity. 


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Life Lesson # 1: Follow Your Heart

Jan 15, 2015

Post-Thanksgiving Shutdown

Nov 27, 2014

Not getting dressed. Not answering the phone. Just plugging the grill in and virtually saving the world.


[Post-Thanksgiving paninis: turkey, cranberry sauce (with cognac), arugula, blue cheese, rustic bread]



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Halloween 2014 - Stepford Wife

Oct 30, 2014

Stepford Wife

Zombie Coco Chanel (Halloween 2012)


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Rush Hour Rainbow

Feb 6, 2014

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and in My Cup of Tea

Jan 1, 2014

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