Category: Random Friday

Dana’s Rustic Loaf

Morning of the day before: 20 ounces unbleached white flour 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons table salt 1 scant teaspoon yeast 2 cups cold water Stir all ingredients together into a gooey dough. Spray lightly with oil, cover tightly with saran wrap, and let sit overnight on the counter. It will double, if…

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[2016 interview with author Gwen Florio for ITW] First things first: I probably pronounce your name differently each time I say it. Please help save me from myself—Stab-en-oh or Stab-en-ow? STAH (as in stab) eh no You are best known for your 20-book series featuring Kate Shugak, an Aleut private investigator who lives in a…

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The smell of the bottom of a cesspool was probably a lot easier to take with a skinful of gin.

A companion read to John Barry’s The Great Influenza.   [From my 2012 Goodreads review.] The map in question is the one made by Dr. John Snow to plot the deaths caused by the 1854 cholera epidemic in London, which proved for the first time that cholera was a water-borne disease and not, as was…

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