Sometimes it’s a battle to get vegetables into people. In my case, right now I have trouble with raw veggies. My solution is an old macrobiotic secret–cook soup often. But how to simplify what is often an involved process? Sure, you can open a can of soup–but the majority of soups sold in cans or even envelopes contain things you probably don’t want. They have too much salt, sugar, or corn syrup–they have MSG or modified food starch, or contain ingredients your family can’t have, such as wheat or soy.
Homemade soup means you know what’s in it. But just a good stock can take a long time to make. Here’s a simple way to get that homemade soup without spending the entire day at it.
Recently I watched Ernst Lubitsch’s charming romance, The Shop around the Corner, starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan. Made in 1940. In this time of endless remakes, the latest and most successful iteration of which was You’ve Got Mail. The … Continue reading
I’ve been working on novels for the last few years. None of them have shown up in publication at this point. I have a tendency not to submit them. That said, I’ve been trying my hand at a different … Continue reading
You’re here, at Book View Café. That means that you love great books, at great prices, written by great authors. But do you really know about Book View Café? Do you understand who we are, how we started, how we … Continue reading
The readers of this blog are amazing. I had originally planned to do a few introductory posts giving an overview of how legal systems work, but the comments to last week’s post raised so many interesting questions that I’m going … Continue reading
WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading. To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? • What … Continue reading
There’s been a ripple of dismay in the fantasy and SF corner of the fiction-verse over an interview with Russell Banks in The New York Times Book Review from last Sunday. The whole piece is interesting (a person who cannot read … Continue reading
Mares don’t get the best rap these days. Stallions get to be all macho and sex-crazed and noble and rearing against the sky and all that, and geldings (who are from heaven) are what everybody rides. Or is supposed to … Continue reading
This is a story about a story. But it’s more than that. Somewhere in early 2012, I’d started working on a story, set in the same universe as my short stories “Crossroads” and “The Devil’s Jack” (forthcoming in DEAD MAN’S HAND). But … Continue reading
Annals of Pard: The Tango by Ursula K. Le Guin Cats are pure predators: they hunt live prey. Carrion and other stuff dogs like is of no interest to them. They abhor sweets, and despise most vegetables, though many make … Continue reading