“BONES: a very SPECIAL doctor”

[2] Fun Fact: Kathy Reichs appears in a cameo in the eleventh episode of the second season, The Double Face of Faith, as Professor Constance Wright, a forensic anthropologist on Zack Addy’s graduation committee. [10] In the fifteenth episode of the second season, Murder by Murder, it is revealed that the protagonist of the Temperance Brennan books is Kathy Reichs.

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Cold borsch *
(the revisited version of the classic Ukrainian beetroot soup: a soup that has ancient origins in Ashkenazi cuisine) and broken fingers **,

* Cold borch

(I took the idea from the Expo 2015 recipe book)

Ingredients (for 4 people):

-1 kilo of Beets
– 2 liters of vegetable broth
– 1 Onions
– 1 Carrots
– 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
– 40 milligrams of lemon juice
– 100 milliliters of sour cream
– 1 pinch of Thyme
– 1 pinch of parsley

Method

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We boil the peeled beets in the broth with the onion and carrot until they are well cooked and soft. (If the beets are already boiled, they must be seasoned in a saucepan cut into small pieces, with the carrot and onion and half of the broth).
Drain the vegetables and keep the broth, blend the beets with the other vegetables, adding the…

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“(Not too) Desperate Housewives”

For eight cutesy seasons (2004-2012), Desperate Housewives kept anxious housewives (and meddlesome husbands) on the screen, becoming a first-time media event that acclaimed illustrious fans such as ex-first lady Laura Bush. A series sui generis, difficult to categorize (halfway between soap-opera, comedy noir and thriller)

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Apple strudel with phyllo dough

(the recipe is from my dear friend Anna)

Ingredients for 6 servings:

-5 medium sized green Granny Smith apples
– the juice of 1/2 lemon
-150g of granulated sugar
-1 teaspoon of cinnamon
-1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar
-1 tablespoon of flour
-20g of melted butter
-80g of raisins or sultanas
-3-4 sheets of phyllo dough
-1 beaten egg with 3 tablespoons of milk
– icing sugar to taste for dusting

Method:

First, we heat the oven to 220 ° and we grease or line a rectangular cookie sheet with parchment paper.

We peel the apples and cut them into 4 large wedges, remove the core and then cut into very thin wedges. in a dish and sprinkle them with lemon juice.

We mix the granulated sugar, cinnamon, vanilla sugar and flour and pour the mixture into the plate of apples. We mix well to…

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“Secrets can drag you down!”

It’s a theatrical novel, it’s like taking part in a murder mystery dinner, where you know for sure that everyone plays a part but you can’t immediately understand who lies better or more. And who is actually not telling lies at all: he simply believes that that is the truth.

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“Yes, it is. It’s, like, when someone has an affair, why does the wife always hate the other woman? Why doesn’t she hate her husband? He’s the one who’s betrayed her, he’s the one who swore to love her and keep her and whatever forever and ever. Why isn’t he the one who gets shoved off a fucking cliff?”
― Paula Hawkins, quote from Into the Water

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I think this can be defined for me as the Summer of thrillers, which is definitely one of my favorite genres, but I usually leave them for the winter, wrapped in blankets and with a nice hot chocolate to comfort me. Instead, this time I was attracted by the beach, by the calm sea and the wind almost totally stationary to have a good feast of high emotional tension.

Isolating myself from the brave few who were under the sun below the 38…

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“Murder is Served”

What immediately struck me was the assemblage of the scenes! Flashback and flashforward succeeding, stimulating curiosity, keeping alive the attention. Moreover, the characters are well designed, each of them with its share of secrets. But what really makes this must-see show is the protagonist, a masterful Viola Davis[2] that manages to be at once our heroine and the villain of this story.

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*Spring rolls
(The recipe is my version of a track found on the web)

Ingredients (4 people)
– 125 grams of flour
– 300 ml of water
– 3 tablespoons cornstarch
– 150 grams of pork
– 100 grams of bean sprouts
– 1 carrot
– 2 fresh green onions
– 1 tablespoon of oil in peanut seeds
– 2 tablespoons soy sauce
– 90 grams of cabbage
– 1 celery

Preparation:

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We start sifting the flour and cornstarch in a bowl, then we insert two large pinches of salt and the flush water, moving until you have a batter without clots.
Let the mixture stand for at least half an hour reached. In the meantime, we start to prepare the filling: we wash the celery scanting it of the filaments; we cut it into very fine strips and about 6 cm long.
We do the same…

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“Murders and Religion: always a winning combination”

* Bubble and Squeak(the recipe is from my English friend, John) Ingredients for 4 people: - 500 gr of potatoes- 2 onions-  Salt and Pepper To Taste.- 50 g of butter- 400 g of Brussels sprouts- Vegetable oil to taste PREPARATION Peel and cut the potatoes into cubes, place them in a pot of salted … Continua a leggere “Murders and Religion: always a winning combination”

“Bets and Pop Corn”

https://youtu.be/ZQ2nCGawrSY Grab some red wine, popcorn and make yourself comfortable on the sofa. We bet that I will be able to enchant you? We live in a society where no one wants to take responsibility. A man can make mistakes, but he can always say that it is because of something else, perhaps he had … Continua a leggere “Bets and Pop Corn”

“Have a KILLER day!”

* ENCHILADOS SHRIMPS (the recipe is my review of the original recipe) Ingredients for 4 people - 1/2 kilo of unshelled prawns - 3 tablespoons of olive oil - 1 chopped onion - 3 garlic teeth - 1 sprig of parsley - 1 teaspoon of salt - 1/8 teaspoon pepper - 1 lemon - 3 … Continua a leggere “Have a KILLER day!”

“Knock – Knock : Murder or Treat?”

Halloween has always been one of my favourite celebrations! I know, I know, is not an Italian custom. So what? I celebrate it anyway. It will be for my penchant for the theatre but the idea of dressing up and walk around with a different face for a night in which everything-can-happen, it’s something I … Continua a leggere “Knock – Knock : Murder or Treat?”