Broth

Every day, usually at breakfast, I drink eight ounces of chicken bone broth.

My monthly delivery from a meat company includes five or six pounds of chicken backs. The chickens were so-called pastured chickens raised without hormones or antibiotics etc. I put two of the chicken backs in the slow cooker with two litres of water, two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, eight small carrots, one or two stalks of celery, and a few pearl onions. I add salt, pepper, turmeric, and thyme. I cook it on low for twelve hours. I throw all the solids away and strain the broth, which I put into Mason jars and refrigerate.

When the broth from the chicken backs is running low, I make more broth by buying an organic chicken that I cook in the slow cooker on low for eight hours, with all the same things that I add when I making the broth from the chicken backs. And of course the chicken provides meat for at least two meals.

On a few occasions when good chicken was not readily available, I have made very good broth from cooking turkey drumsticks for eight hours in the slow cooker, again with all the same other things. And each drumstick provides enough meat for one meal.

There is good information about bone broth in Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet book. I haven’t followed any of her diets, although I do find a lot of helpful content in her book.


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State of siege

Diego : Mentir est toujours une sottise.
Nada : Non, c’est une politique.
Albert Camus , L’État de siège.


Steffani: Duets of Love and Passion

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Agostino Steffani (1653-1728)

DUETS OF LOVE AND PASSION

Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Emőke Baráth, soprano; Colin Balzer, tenor; Christian Immler, baritone; Boston Early Music Chamber Ensemble.

I very much enjoyed the performance at Jordan Hall in Boston last Friday and was happy to be able to buy the compact-disc recording while I was there. I have not seen the recording listed yet at Amazon in the United States, but it has already been released in Germany (amazon.de) and is scheduled for release in the United Kingdom on 27 October 2017 (amazon.co.uk).

UPDATE: As of November 3 it is at amazon.com.


The Witches’ Tree

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The Witches’ Tree: An Agatha Raisin Mystery, by M. C. Beaton

If you’ve read the previous 27 books in the Agatha Raisin series, then you’ll want to read this one, although it is not one of the better books in the series. It is a pleasant read, but it falls short of being a page-turner. A few people are killed, for no immediately apparent reason, and ultimately it is revealed who did the killing. Throughout the book there remains the question whether the friendship between Charles and Agatha will ever lead to a marriage. The story chugs along without much that amounts to a plot. I would not recommend the book to one who has not read the previous books in the series.


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Lost is my Quiet, SACD, amazon.co.uk

Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande, Magdalena Kozena, Christian Gerhaher, Gerald Finley, SACD, amazon.co.uk