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Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler: A True Love Story
by Trudi Kanter
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Some Girls, Some Hats, and Hitler by Livres4moi (see profile) August 22, 2014 12:28:55 PM

"I liked her terse style of writing- being able to capture the whole atmosphere of the location &/or events, which ranged from delightful to horrific in just a few, well-chosen words. It was a much truer way to learn the history of WWII from a survivor's point of view than from a dry, college textbook......" read more

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Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty
$16.16
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  • Drink Not On A School Night Learn More>

    Not on a School Night
    Ice
    6 cups ruby red grapefruit juice
    1 cup pomegranate juice
    1 cup ice-cold vodka
    Fresh mint sprigs

    Fill large pitcher half way with ice. Add 6 cups grapefruit juice, pomegranate juice, vodka, and some fresh mint leaves. Stir to mix. Serve in chilled glasses. Garnish with mint sprig. Makes 8 servings.

    Note: For nonalcoholic version, omit grapefruit juice and vodka. Replace with 7 cups raspberry lemonade. Combine as directed.

  • Eat Plum Tarts with Honey and Black Pepper Learn More>

    Simple, sweet and then a suprise of something more complex...


    Preparation:
    Preheat oven to 425°. Cut pastry into six 4” squares, place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and prick all over with a fork. Top with plums, leaving a ½” border. Sprinkle with sugar; season with a few grinds of pepper.

    Bake tarts, rotating pan halfway through, until edges of pastry are puffed and golden brown, 25–30 minutes. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with salt just before serving.



    1 sheet frozen puff pastry (one 14-oz. package or half of 17.3-oz. package), thawed according to package directions
    1 pound red plums, apricots, or peaches, pitted, cut into ½” wedges
    ¼ cup sugar
    Freshly ground black pepper
    1 tablespoon honey
    Flaky sea salt (such as Maldon)

    Alternate versions of this "blank canvas dessert" include: berries with creme fraiche and grated fresh ginger or figs with honey, peaches or nectarines...(you get the idea!)

    Recipe From Bon Appétit

  • Listen "X" by Ed Sheeran Learn More>

    Really fun to listen to and easy on the ears, the album does delve into some dark places and secrets of its own. Hence why it's a good pairing with BIG LITTLE LIES.


    From Ed Sheeran's interview in Rolling Stone:

    The album that emerged is packed with what Sheeran calls "songs about drunken regret and comedowns from certain things." "Sing" (produced by Pharrell) is about secretly drinking at a dry industry party, and the funky, R&B-flavored "Don't" is a screed about a real-life fling with another singer that grew ugly when she slept with Sheeran's close friend while he was staying in the same hotel.

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