Reading Red.
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Reading Red.
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theantidote:

Honey Rosemary Cheese with Figs
1 1/2 cups macadamia nuts, soaked overnight
3/4 cup water
2 large probiotic capsules (or one teaspoon probiotic powder)
1/2 lemon, juice from
2 tablespoons rosemary, chopped fine and divided in half
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
2 tablespoons honey 
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
Himalayan salt and cracked pepper to taste
1. Place soaked macadamia nuts and water in high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Stir in probiotic powder and lemon juice.
2. Line sieve with cheesecloth. Pour in nut mixture, fold cheesecloth over the top and set on a plate.
3. Leave out to culture for 24 hours.
4. Transfer to bowl and stir in half the rosemary, salt, pepper and nutritional yeast. Remove 1/2 cup and set the rest aside.
5. To the 1/2 cup, stir in the remaining rosemary, honey and shallot. Mix well.
6. In a 3 1/2-inch baker’s ring, layer 2/3 of the main mixture, the shallot mixture, then the remaining 1/3 of the main mixture. 7. Place in refrigerator to set for a few hours. 
Balsamic Reduction
1 cup good quality, aged raw balsamic vinegar  (most balsamic is not raw…check your sources)
1 tablespoon honey (not vegan, you can substitute agave nectar)
1. Place one cup of the balsamic vinegar in a shallow glass dish in the dehydrator. Dehydrate at 115 degrees overnight or until reduced to 1/3 cup. 
2. Stir in honey. 
Assembly
Fresh Figs, quartered
“Cheese”
Rosemary Almond Crackers (recipe will be posted later this week)
Balsamic Reduction
1. Spread “cheese” on crackers, top with fig and a drizzle of  Balsamic Reduction. 

Love a good recipe. It is well written and the product tastes good too. Plus I’m all about cheese right now.
~ Reading Red.
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"There are poems
inside of you
that paper can’t
handle."
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npr:

In an age of readily available information and countless ways to get it, we seem to be losing touch with our powers of comprehension.
“Why Doesn’t America Read Anymore?”
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"She wasn’t really grand enough to be a secretary but at seventeen she went to typing school […] Se worked like a poor woman but walked like a queen. Give her the luxuries of life and she dispensed with the necessities. Food and shelter were optional, hats and furs obligatory. Mother understood instinctively that style has little to do with wealth; it is a way of being yourself in a hostile and indifferent world."
- Sebastian Horsley, Dandy in the Underworld
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teachingliteracy:

nprbooks:
Meet the NPR Bookshelves! 
Ever wonder how we keep track of all the different books that come out? With a lot of help from interns, that’s how. 
Twice a month, superinterns Annalisa and Jordan clean out the books that have already published and replace them with upcoming releases. (Above, they’re swapping late February books for late March titles).
Where do all those new books come from? Behold our backlog (er, forwardlog?):

All that quality time with the NPR Bookshelves keeps the superinterns super informed. Here are their picks for most, uh, notable upcoming releases:
Jordan: James Franco’s debut poetry collection, Directing Herbert White: Poems (April), because JAMES FRANCO. 
Annalisa:Rich Kids Of Instagram (July)by Maya Sloan, a novelization of this tumblr. The press release describes it as “a juicy page-turner full of sex, drugs, and intrigue.”
(HUGE thanks to Meredith Rizzo and Jim Tuttle of NPR’s multimedia team, aka nprradiopictures, for putting these gifs together.)
teachingliteracy:

nprbooks:
Meet the NPR Bookshelves! 
Ever wonder how we keep track of all the different books that come out? With a lot of help from interns, that’s how. 
Twice a month, superinterns Annalisa and Jordan clean out the books that have already published and replace them with upcoming releases. (Above, they’re swapping late February books for late March titles).
Where do all those new books come from? Behold our backlog (er, forwardlog?):

All that quality time with the NPR Bookshelves keeps the superinterns super informed. Here are their picks for most, uh, notable upcoming releases:
Jordan: James Franco’s debut poetry collection, Directing Herbert White: Poems (April), because JAMES FRANCO. 
Annalisa:Rich Kids Of Instagram (July)by Maya Sloan, a novelization of this tumblr. The press release describes it as “a juicy page-turner full of sex, drugs, and intrigue.”
(HUGE thanks to Meredith Rizzo and Jim Tuttle of NPR’s multimedia team, aka nprradiopictures, for putting these gifs together.)
teachingliteracy:

nprbooks:
Meet the NPR Bookshelves! 
Ever wonder how we keep track of all the different books that come out? With a lot of help from interns, that’s how. 
Twice a month, superinterns Annalisa and Jordan clean out the books that have already published and replace them with upcoming releases. (Above, they’re swapping late February books for late March titles).
Where do all those new books come from? Behold our backlog (er, forwardlog?):

All that quality time with the NPR Bookshelves keeps the superinterns super informed. Here are their picks for most, uh, notable upcoming releases:
Jordan: James Franco’s debut poetry collection, Directing Herbert White: Poems (April), because JAMES FRANCO. 
Annalisa:Rich Kids Of Instagram (July)by Maya Sloan, a novelization of this tumblr. The press release describes it as “a juicy page-turner full of sex, drugs, and intrigue.”
(HUGE thanks to Meredith Rizzo and Jim Tuttle of NPR’s multimedia team, aka nprradiopictures, for putting these gifs together.)
Are writers of colour being pushed to the margins? | Q with Jian Ghomeshi | CBC Radio
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Books + Fashion + PR = Passion
~Reading Red.
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teachingliteracy:

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Books and fashion…is it possible?~Reading Red.
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theparisreview:

“By sharing his life as a doctor openly, Nuland demonstrated the power of honest self-appraisal, something I have always tried to replicate: to admit my failures to myself and others, to recognize that I will fail, to find the dedication to improve.”
Remembering Shep Nuland, the author of How We Die, who died last week.