From The Economist. Just passing it alone.
Powerline’s The Week in Pictures, Wednesday edition.
I’m seeing a lot of this sentiment around the World Wide Web and in my texts.
Baking bread this morning.
This post and recipe were originally posted August, 2013. There are a ton of bread recipes floating around Big Food. Check out the ‘bread tag.’ This is a particularly good whole wheat bread.
Sorry about the formatting. Left over from blogger dot com.
Stay well & enjoy!
|Served with Lentil Soup Borracho|
From the bakery at the Hotel del Coronado, on Coronado Island off San Diego
CORONADO ISLAND WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
Makes 2 loaves
2 packages active dry yeast
2 C lukewarm water
3 ¼ C flour
1 tsp salt
1/3 C sugar, plus 1 Tbsp
¼ C molasses
1/3 C shortening, plus 1 Tbsp
3 ½ C whole wheat flour
Dissolve yeast in warm water, then add 2-3 Tbsp white flour, salt, and all the sugar to yeast mixture, and let stand until mixture begins to bubble. Add eggs, molasses, and shortening, and mix well. Add half the remaining white flour, and beat in mixer with a dough hook or by hand until smooth. Gradually add remaining white and whole wheat flours, mixing well, and knead until a soft, smooth dough is formed. (Dough will be very soft and sticky.) Place dough in a warm, oiled bowl, turn to grease top, cover, and let stand until doubled in bulk. Beat dough again, using dough hook, and place dough into 2 well-greased 9×5 inch loaf pans, turning in pans to grease all surfaces. Let rise again until dough reaches the rims of loaf pans. Preheat oven to 400o. Bake loaves for 10 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 325o, and bake 45 minutes longer or until bread is done.
The welfare of the family is largely in the hands of the one who provides the three meals a day …
Children, like flowers, thrive best when they have besides the right kind of nourishing food and care, plenty of sunshine and out-of door-air …
Well nourished children are happy children …
The newer knowledge of nutrition offers life on a plane of buoyant health …
With proper nutrition and rational division of work, rest, and play, the college student should emerge from his four-year course of study stronger physically as well as mentally …
The welfare of the family is largely in the hands of the one who provides the three meals a day …
Feeding the Family Fourth Edition. Mary Swartz Rose. The Macmillan Company, New York. 1953. orig. 1916.
Mary has a Ph.D. and was a professor of Nutrition, Teachers College, Columbia University. Just so’s you know.
Disappeared this day in 1909, John Davidson.
You read that correctly. Not born. Not died. Disappeared. That’s what The Guide to Reading (1925) says.
According to The Encyclopædia Britannica: A New Survey of Universal Knowledge (1955), Davidson was a Brit born (1857), married (1885), published good stuff “all full of remarkably fresh and unconventional beauty” (1886-1897), published stuff no one wanted to buy (1898- ), was finally “otherwise badly off,” and disappeared March 23, 1909 “in circumstances pointing to suicide.”
In the Bibliography, he’s filed under 2. The Poetry, VII. Minor Verse 1870-1900. Still, almost a whole page worth’s is something, isn’t it? Especially when the (b) Poems section are collections of individual poems.
GDR 3/23/20 “Butterflies” by John Davidson
which for the life of me, I cannot find either online or among my poetry collections and anthologies. Here are a few of his others. Two on that list are in The New Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1918 New Edition (1955 ed.). They are “Song,” and “Runnable Stag.”
But the good news is there are two GDR recommendations for today! The second is
GDR 3/23/20 #2 “Dancing Men by Doyle”– Arthur Conan Doyle.
REMINDER GDRs can be read in 15-30 minutes.
Stay well and keep reading
By my count, the Jiffy Soup Recipes page (link in the header, too) now has 63 recipes plus 16 simple combinations, with more coming! We’ve been having a jiffy soup at least three times a month for more than a year. They are good.
These recipes use one or more cans of soup, to which are added pretty common ingredients to jazz them up. As in the one below, if you don’t have an ingredient– who has beet juice laying around?– it probably won’t hurt to omit it. They are inexpensive and really quick to make. Served with a sandwich, they make for a good supper.
Lest we forget the world on a micro scale. It’s spring. This one is a doozy.
It’s Charles Lamb!
I am a fan of Charles & Mary Lamb. I am particularly fond of Tales from Shakspeare (not a typo, that’s how it was spelled back in ancient times). I could go on and on about the Lambs, their works and letters, their lives. Unfortunately, I squandered my going on and on time on that stupid infallible source’s stupid entry on Mary Lamb.
So we’ll cut straight to the GDR for 3/22/20.
“Two Races of Men.” And don’t get your knickers in a knot. The word ‘race’ was used differently back in the
crappy olden days. The two races are borrowers and lenders– including the borrowers and lenders of books.
To one like Elia, whose treasures are rather cased in leather covers than closed in iron coffers, there is a class of alienators more formidable than that which I have touched upon: I mean our borrowers of books–those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.
It’s a quick read– well worth it if you can get your head and ear back in 19th century Britain. Lots of inside jokes, but don’t worry about those if you don’t get them.
Stay well and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Tomorrow it’s back to the old grindstone.
Bit of a travelogue, with pictures from the surrounding areas, here.
So I’m reading a biography from an archived Wikipedia article. Downloaded it to Evernote in 2016 but had not until just now read it all the way through. Along the way, I’m saying things like, “Hum. Never heard that before.” And, “Really???”
Then I get to the end.
TWO FREAKING REFERENCES??? WTF??? AND– the one most cited– IS 150 YEARS AFTER HER DEATH AND IS TITLED– TITLED!– “MAD MARY”???
I’m not saying she wasn’t mad, but I am saying this is that infallible source at its absolute laziest.
I mean seriously. Read this:
Mary suffered a mental break-down as her mother continued yelling at her. She took the kitchen knife she had been holding, unsheathed it, and approached her mother, who was sitting down.
That sentence is followed by note , which cites Hitchcock (2005, pp. 16-17), which links to the reference.
I swear, I was so ticked off, I spent considerable time downloading some new Adobe Digital Reader app so I could borrow a copy of Mad Mary from Archive. That’s how ticked off I was. And low and behold when I finally got the book to open up, what do I see?
Do you see that? “The Dreadful Scene Imagined.” Imagined. As in making it the f-up. And it’s even worse than you can imagine. Not only did the WikiAuthor rely on an imagined scene, he makes the stuff about unsheathing the knife up himself! He’s not plagiarizing or paraphrasing. There’s nothing in the imagined scene about unsheathing a knife because… according to the imagined scene, the carving knife was being used to carve the mutton whose odors “sweeten the air” until you smell the smell of “warm blood.” The knife would not have been sheathed if it was being used to carve.
I really cannot take s8^t like this.
Fortunately, I do not have to. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A New Survey of Universal Knowledge (1955) has a very nice– and I might add very well referenced– biography of Charles Lamb with quite a bit of Mary’s life woven in. So I brushed up on the Lambs with a
crappy old book.
I swear it’s stupid stuff like this that makes people stupid. Don’t be stupid. There are other means to learn about people, places, and things. They are called
crappy old books not written by English professors.
Added: Well look at that. I already have a tag for Charles & Mary Lamb. Good for me.
Update: Forgot to mention, I did look at the current entry, and the edits, before I posted. Pretty much the same as in 2016. Only one substantive factual correction that I saw which doesn’t pertain to my issues with this stupid entry.
just as he was calling
And she gave her response in a timid way.
He called more robustly.
and she replied.
And then I didn’t hear them any more.
I need to stop reading poetry. It’s Spring. Critters do what critters do.
Please note the new page (above), Jiffy Soup Recipes. Lots of great, quick and easy soup recipes, most using canned soups as a starting point. Have had many. They are good! And inexpensive. [A sticky post.]
Died this day in 1843, Robert Southey.
The world is full of trivial coincidences.
Robert Southey (/ˈsaʊði/ or /ˈsʌði/;[a] 12 August 1774 – 21 March 1843) was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the Lake Poets along with William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and England’s Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 until his death in 1843. Although his fame has been eclipsed by that of Wordsworth and Coleridge, his verse still enjoys some popularity. The English word “zombie“, from the Haitian French “zombi”, is purported to have first been recorded by Southey in his 1819 essay History of Brazil.[my emphasis] from that infallible source.
Sounds like an interesting character, and the name is certainly familiar, but I have little time to do any researches within my own library.
- The Inchcape Rock
- My Days Among the Dead Are Past (I am not a critic, but I liked that.)
- Lincoln’s Springfield Speech (Cannot quickly find it. Sorry.)
There’s a new page up in the top menu. [Points up] It’s not finished– more recipes to add,
and some html navigation stuff to put in. [Figured it out!] But if you’re wondering what you’re going to feed all of those hungry mouths next week– these soup recipes may help.
Most of the recipes up use combinations of canned soup or broth, often jazzed up with other quickly prepared ingredients. Check it out and add your favorite jiffy soup recipe in the comments on the page.
Putting together a whole pile of recipes for Jiffy Soups. Here’s the Introduction to the new page and the TOC:
Jiffy Soup Recipes | Umm-mm Good!
Mr. Big Food’s Big Food Manual and Survivalist Flourishing Guide has a folder labeled “Jiffy Soups.” Lots of recipes for simple combinations of two canned soups, or condensed soups with tasty additions, or really easy to make soups (many using canned soup). I had my doubts, too, but we’ve been having a jiffy soup three or four times a month for close to a year and they are surprisingly good. Teamed with a salad and sandwich of some sort, they make a really good fast supper.
Dutch Corn Chowder is a fine example: onion, butter, cream of potato soup, milk water (or stock), canned corn, and dried chives if you have them. It’s good!
Simple combinations– just two soups together
Condensed foundations– “Add any of the following combinations to 1 can condensed ____ soup”
Easy soups– e.g., Grand Diplôme Special Tomato Soup (canned tomato soup, rind of one orange, evaporated milk), what could be easier?
Check back soon!
Via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures
The Week in Pictures. Powerlineblog.com
I just checked again. TWiP has not posted yet. I did find something hilarious at AoSHQ (Ace.mu.nu) but it’s not family friendly. Funny. But … omg. What’s going to replace NSFW?