Weekend Book Bite!

Gardens of the Renaissance by Bryan C. Keene

"During the Renaissance, when gardens were planted in great numbers, it was only natural that garden imagery permeated the pages of manuscripts and printed books." (pg. 9)

More on the delights of the garden as well as sneak peeks at some particularly juicy details of some of the illuminations.

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Espresso in Rome (by Mark Bridge)

Album Art

Santucci Scoppa - Fly Rome

Album: New Tradition

Played 99 times.

Days of thunder above Lake Garda (by B℮n)

"The moon lives in the lining of your skin."

Pablo Neruda

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DBridge - Detuned Heart

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"Life is here to break your heart over and over again until you realise that heartbreak is life too, and therefore sacred, and so your heart can never really be broken, or fixed. You stand naked in front of life moment by precious moment, knowing that whatever happens is totally okay, the most perfect devastation revealing itself to be the most devastating perfection. This is freedom beyond the speaking of it."

Jeff Foster

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Valkyrja (by baldvinh)

"One day people will touch and talk perhaps
And loving will be natural as breathing and warm as
And people will untie themselves, as string is unknotted,
Unfold and yawn and stretch and spread their fingers,
Unfurl, uncurl like seaweed returned to the sea,
And work will be simple and swift
as a seagull flying,
And play will be casual and quiet
as a seagull settling,
And the clocks will stop, and no one will wonder
or care or notice,
And people will smile without reason,
Even in winter, even in the rain."

A. S. J Tessimond, Day dream

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Delicious Monster (by Haarnaald)

Album Art

Golden Brown - The Stranglers 

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Played 3411 times.

Dissociative (by Jessica Joy Photography)

"A thinking woman sleeps with monsters."

Adrienne Rich

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Basil Lime Cocktail

You will need a muddler and a cocktail shaker for this recipe.
Make the simple syrup at least a half hour before you plan to serve the drinks so that it is cold.

serves 2


for the simple syrup:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar

for the cocktails:

  • 10 small to medium basil leaves (don’t use large, old ones)
  • 1 lime
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 4 ounces of club soda 
  • Instructions:

    Make the simple syrup:  Boil the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar dissolves.  Place in a small container and refrigerate until cold.

    Make the cocktail: 

    Have two cocktail glasses ready with ice cubes in them.

    Slice the lime in half.  Cut one half into quarters.  Use the other half to make slices for the finished cocktail.

    In a cocktail shaker, add the lime quarters and the basil.  Using the muddler, press the limes and basil until the limes give up their juice.  Use a slight rotating motion as you press.  You don’t want to overdo it - just press until the juice is released.  

    Add 1 cup of ice cubes to the shaker.  Add the tequila, Cointreau, simple syrup and club soda.  Place the top on the shaker and shake gently for a few seconds.  Pour into the glasses and garnish with lime slices. 

"The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind."
— Humphrey Bogart

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