Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Woman's History Read and a Recipe

What makes women fall for men who are tied to political causes?

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Set in the Depression and WW II’s aftermath, A Desire Path links a love affair between a married woman and a union organizer with the crisis a famous female journalist faces trying to decide whether to join the Communist Party. Two stories of conflicted loyalties, each a journey along a desire path. Ilse is drawn to Andy because of his involvement in labor causes, even as Andy himself is struggling with a loss of belief.

Rice Pudding 
1894 Style
  • small cup of rice
  • quart of milk
  • season to taste
  • 1 cup raisins
Wash a small cup of rice, and put into a quart of milk; season to taste; add one cup of raisins, and set in oven three hours before dinner. When the mixture begins to brown on top, stir up from the bottom, repeating this until the pudding is done. If it becomes too dry, add more milk.

Adapted from Recipes Tried and True, compiled by the Ladies' Aid Society of the First Presbyterian Church, Marion, Ohio, 1894, a source in the public domain.

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