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Selected Items from the Scout Report, October 2, 2015

Some items from the current Scout Report. See all the items in this issue in  Scout Report of October 2, 2015. Encyclopedia Virginia ·http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org For educators teaching the history of the early United States and the history of Virginia, Encyclopedia Virginia is a cornucopia of primary sources, as well as commentaries, blog posts, and other information. […]

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Recipe. Marriane’s Peach and Frangipane Galette

It is near the end of summer here in Fredericksburg, VA but there are still plenty of peaches available at the farmers markets. I’ve used the recipes in Fields of Greens: New Vegetarian Recipes From The Celebrated Greens Restaurant by Annie Sommerfield for years to make blueberry and peach pie. This year I used the […]

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Recipe. Almond Frangipane

I love almond flavored pastries, especially almond croissants, and have been intrigued by frangipane. SO I was especially happy to see a recipe for almond frangipane in Debra Madison’s book Seasonal Fruit Desserts: From Orchard, Farm, and Market. This recipe makes enough for two galettes or tarts, It keeps in the refrigerator for a week, […]

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Recipe. Pastry for Pies and Galettes

I’ve been doing some baking using the recipes in Seasonal Fruit Desserts: From Orchard, Farm, and Market by Debra Madison. The recipes are excellent and I’ve been making some minor modifications, primarily using maple syrup instead of sugar. Here is the recipe for pastry that is just great as a pie crust or as the […]

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Brief review. Strange Shores: An Inspector Erlendur Novel by Arnaldur Indridason

Strange Shores: An Inspector Erlendur Novel (An Inspector Erlendur Series) by Arnaldur Indridason The latest in the Inspector Erlendur series by Indridason. These setting for these books is Iceland. The previous ones primarily take place in Reykjavík. This takes place in the eastern part of Iceland, in the rural area where Erlendur grew up and […]

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Interview of Oliver on The Blog That Celebrates Itself

A long interview of Oliver by a fan who really loves A Place to Bury Strangers. The Blog That Celebrates Itself: Exploding Heads with A Place to Bury Strangers – An Interview. Another good, long interview of Oliver. “my first memories are actually moving to Virginia where I grew up with very loving parents and […]

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Selected sites from Internet Scout Report, August 7, 2015.

The Internet Scout is an excellent, long standing publication on the Web. It has been published every Friday since 1994. Each week a number of sites are reviewed. The emphasis is often on sites that are appropriate for research. Here are a few from the August 7, 2015 report. The Webby Awards ·http://www.webbyawards.com/winners/2015/ The Internet is […]

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Brief review. The Minotaur’s Head: An Inspector Mock Investigation by Marek Krajewski

The Minotaur’s Head: An Inspector Mock Investigation by Marek Krajewski One of the cover reviews stated that this is “as noir as it gets.” No objection to that assessment. An interesting, but dark, male view of the world in Poland of the 1930s. There’s a mystery to be solved about a sordid murder. he investigators […]

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Brief review. The Last Taxi Ride: A Ranjit Singh Novel by A. X. Ahmad

The Last Taxi Ride: A Ranjit Singh Novel by A. X. Ahmad Taking place in New York City we’er led through the lives of the emigre Indian and Pakistani population. This view of NY was unknown to me, but Ahmad makes it entirely plausible as well as presenting a story that contains suspense and danger […]

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Brief review. The Boy in the Snow: An Edie Kiglatuk Mystery by M. J. McGrath

The Boy in the Snow: An Edie Kiglatuk Mystery by M J McGrath This is the 2nd in the series of three books by M. J. McGrath that I’ve read. This one has several of the same characters as the others – Edie Kiglatuk and Derek Palliser. This one takes place in Alaska – far […]

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