Saturday, July 27, 2013

An Afternoon Break

and a plate of cookies.
Raisin Molasses Cookies
recipe supplied by Bob S.
  • 3/4 cup shortening(use a combination of softened butter and margarine)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup (Brer Rabbit) molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp.salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Cream shortening and sugar. Add molasses and egg. Beat well
  • Sift flour, salt, baking soda,cinnamon, cloves and ginger
  • Mix dry ingredients with molasses mixture
  • Add in raisins and chill for several hours
  • Form into small balls and roll in sugar
  • Place on a cookie sheet and bake @375 8-10 minutes
Some book titles to add to your reading list
Eiffel's Tower by Jill Jonnes

With a recommendation like this from one reader Eiffel's Tower was put on my library request list. Fortunately, my wait was short to get the book. The history behind the iconic construction of the Eiffel Tower including the events and important people helped clarify this historical event in time. The book was detailed and quite informative. 

Here is what one reader said concerning the book...
It is one of the best books I've ever read.  Of course, every subject written about in the book interested me.  It's mostly about Gustave Eiffel and his tower which was built for the 1889 Paris Universal Exhibition, but it incorporates others things going on at that point in time and tying in with the Exhibition. There is  lots of information about Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show (which I've always been interested in so I learned great things about that). Also included was discussion about artists of that time frame including Van Gogh and his brother, Gauguin, and their contemporaries,the Herald newspaper of the time with branches in Paris and New York, Paris' relationship with America/England/other European countries, Thomas Edison and his new phonograph invention, etc.It was quite fascinating and covered a lot of territory.

Ordinary Grace is a  moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.
Krueger's newest murder mystery novel is a departure from his other books that centered on Detective Cork O'Conner's as the main character.
This story is narrated by Frank Drum who looks back some 40 years ago to that fateful summer when he was 13. It was 1961 and he lived in the small town of New Bremen, Mn. Four deaths occur that summer in the town. Many lives are impacted by the losses. Krueger's book is eloquently written and also deals with morality and spiritual issues.  

1 comment:

  1. OK, I must read this as I am a huge William Kent Krueger fan.