La Notte, Michelangelo Antonioni (1961)
Stan Getz - Night And Day
Waiting for the ferry (by wylka)
CARROT AND SESAME SEEDS BREAD (by [otchipotchi])
Makes one large loaf
150ml warm water
100ml orange juice, at room temperature
7g sachet fast-action yeast
25ml olive oil, plus more for kneading
450g strong white flour
50g wholemeal or spelt flour
2 tsp salt
50g black or white sesame seeds, plus extra to finish
1 Peel and grate your carrots and place them in a mixing bowl. Add the warm water and orange juice.
2 Stir in the yeast, leave 5 minutes till dissolved, then add the oil, flours, salt and seeds and mix well to a firm-ish dough. You can add slightly more flour or water according to your preference, but use the amounts here as a starting point. Leave the dough covered for 10 minutes.
3 Lightly oil your worktop. Gently knead the dough for 10 seconds or so, then return to the bowl and leave covered for about an hour, or until risen by half.
4 Take a large loaf tin and line the base and sides with nonstick bakingpaper. Wipe the worktop clean of oil, dust with a little flour, then pat the dough into an oblong. Roll the dough tightly like a scroll, squeeze the ends together as you pick it up and lower it, seam-side down, into the tin. Cover and leave for about an hour.
5 Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/400F/gas mark 6. With a pastry brush, lightly wet the top of the dough, then sprinkle it thickly with sesame seeds. Cut a deep slash down the middle and bake for about 50 minutes.
6 Remove the loaf from the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.
Magali Souriau Trio - Estate
Album: Petite Promenade
Magali Souriau, piano
Chris Cheek, sax.
Matt Pavolka, bass
An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s.
(Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)
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Green projects such as this also raise challenging questions about land and resource use, while exposing contradictions and differing perspectives within the larger environmental movement. Long-term photographic studies of infrastructure projects, especially those relating to sustainability initiatives, contribute to an important dialogue about our relationship with planet Earth. (read more; via NPR)
Summer Queen (by PANNONIANART IMAGING)
Donald Fagen - Chain Lightning
Live and crisp
Wood by Michael Cook
Tove Jansson, The Summer Book
… meanwhile, in Corsica…