Apple Cobbler

Serve with Caramel sauce, ice cream or custard. [Author: Super Madcow]
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Easy Caramel Sauce

Super easy. Two ingredients. [Author: Super Madcow]
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Horror Perrin, Alice: In the Next Room and Other Ghostly Tales. v1. 25 Jan 2021

IN THE NEXT ROOM and Other Ghostly Tales By Alice Perrin (1867 — 1934) Stories touched with the uncanny; set in British colonial India during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. ============ Alice Perrin (née Robinson, 15 July 1867 – 13 February 1934) was a British novelist who wrote about the British in colonial India. She became successful after the publication of her short ghost story collection East of Suez. Her writing ...
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Shortbread Sour

[Author: Sidetrack London]
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Bees Wax Wrap

Environmentally friendly alternative to cling film. The wrap should last 6-12 months. If your wrap is getting less sticky, place in the oven for 5-8 mins. Eventually you will need to recoat with wax [Author: Super Madcow]
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Russian Tea Cakes

Dough needs to be refrigerated for an hour before baking. [Author: Super Madcow]
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2021.01 "Magnetic Flux" Looks great!! Thanks! (And one question)

The new icons make everything look so much nicer!! Thanks to everybody who put in the hard work!! Loving KOReader and never exit it anymore! Quick question... did the warmth settings change recently? I noticed last night around midnight that my Clara was cooler lit than expected. Went to the settings and changed the max warmth from 8pm to midnight and it got much warmer. Did something change in the algorithm for when to return to cooler color temps? It seems that it should stay at max for ...
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Horror Cram, Ralph Adams: Black Spirits and White (ghosts). v1. 25 Jan 2021

Black Spirits and White Ralph Adams Cram (1863–1942): This collection has been called “one of the undeniable classics of weird fiction”. H. P. Lovecraft wrote, “In ‘The Dead Valley’ the eminent architect and mediaevalist Ralph Adams Cram achieves a memorably potent degree of vague regional horror through subtleties of atmosphere and description.” ============== Ralph Adams Cram (December 16, 1863 – September 22, 1942) was a prolific and influential American architect of collegiate and eccle...
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A little good, a little bad, a little happy, a little sad.

I saved up from some writing projects to buy a birthday present for myself. I'd mentioned earlier that I wanted to do a project this year where I did a bunch of photography with the little Nikon 1 system. So I scared up a used Nikon 1 V2 body from KEH and, since candid portraiture of my friends is my favorite kind of photography, I rolled the dice on a low-priced 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 on eBay. The 32mm/1.2 is a very well-reviewed portrait lens and the best piece of glass for the Nikon 1 system. ...
Tags: Guns, Nikon, Dslr, Tam, Keh, Whining, Pickcher Takin

Fantasy Richards, Anna M.: A New Alice in the Old Wonderland. v1. 25 Jan 2021

A NEW ALICE IN THE OLD WONDERLAND By Anna Matlack Richards (1835–1900) A New Alice features Alice Lee, an American girl with a coincidental name, visiting Wonderland and meeting all the characters she knows from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. The book was “an expanded version of the stories the author had invented for her young children, to whom the novel is dedicated, about their favorite storybook world.” Illustrations by the author’s daughter, Anna Richards...
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3 Day Free Promo January 29 - 21, 2021 - Alphabet Stuff With Nuff!

3 Day Free Promo on January 29 - 31, 2021 Alphabet Stuff With Nuff: Abracadabra Alakazoo Yellow Yaks and Zombies Too By Christine K Fields Book ASIN: B08512RT8H Book Link: https://amzn.to/32i92hq Nuff Faluff is a second grade, eight-year-old boy who often finds himself in a pickle! Follow along in his adventure as he figures his way out of difficult situations and learns a valuable lesson or two along the way... Nuff said! When an Albatross eats an Alligator or two and Baby Bluebirds be...
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San Marino Spanish Revival Home Staging -1201 Wilson Ave

Spanish Revival Home Staging This week we had the pleasure to stage this beautiful San Marino Spanish Revival home at 1201 Wilson Ave. Spanish Revival is one of my favorite architectural styles, and this home is definitely a prime example. Here’s another Spanish Revival home... The post San Marino Spanish Revival Home Staging -1201 Wilson Ave appeared first on Moving Mountains Design - Los Angeles Real Estate Staging.
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Quora question: "Why is the United States so messed up right now in 2021?"

My answer:100+ years of “public education” has produced the electorate we have today. Too many people can’t reason, have no coherent philosophy, have no knowledge of actual history (only “social justice” history), have been taught that Western Civilization is the root of all evil in the world, etc. It started in the very early 1900’s, driven by the wealthy industrialists to set up a system that would produce a two-tiered output - the actually educated sons & daughters of the elite who would be ...
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Back to Writing

A 2021 goal of mine carried over from 2020 is to start writing again. While that means I'll return to posting book reviews here, I am also reviving the concept of my short-lived Brave and Bittersweet blog but over on Substack. It would mean a lot if any of you are interested in subscribing! And that's all I'll say about that for now. [Author: [email protected]]
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Problem opening pdfs (from https://z-lib.org/)

all of the pdf books I have tried to open in Calibri give this error: calibre, version 5.10.1 ERROR: Errors while adding: Failed to add any books, click "Show details" for more information ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Failed to add the book: Architects of Light Manual.pdf /home/bronner/Calibre Library/Architects of light hanbook-1 by Ashayana deane.pdf With error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "calibre/gui2/add.py", line 457, in add...
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Calibre Reader Ignores Background Color?

I was testing some of my own code using CSS body { background-color: #66ff66; ...} which is an obvious bright green background. But the Calibre book reader doesn't show me that green. I see it in the Calibre book Editor, and setting the cover from the epub also shows green--just not in the reader. If I go into the reader's Color preferences, I can change the background, but it appears to ignore the "Override all book colors: Never" setting. I'm seeing this on Win10 in Calibre v5.6 (portable)...
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POTD: The Drag

Senior airman Marianique Santos, U.S. Air Force, got an honorable mention in the Combat Training category in the Defense Visual Information Awards 2015 with the photo above. The photo is called “The Drag”, and we see U.S. Army Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, as they carry an injured soldier during a […] Read More … The post POTD: The Drag appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
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HELP. E-book Viewer PRINT QUALITY is poor

Could anyone please help find where to adjust the print quality settings when printing from the Calibre e-book viewer. The calibre e-book viewer does a magnificent job of printing to PDF however the quality especially with graphics/photos sometimes is poor. I suspect it has to do with the compression used when printing to PDF. Is there a way to adjust the settings somewhere in Calibre to produce a better quality PDF? Any help is appreciated Cheers Fibo
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PW3 Went Dead - need to know the reasons !!!

Hi All, My PW3 & 7thgen is 4 years old, I haven't used it for a year & had Battery Indication which I charged it for 20-30 mins & used for a day. 1. While side loading it got hung - Tried force boot but orange light blinks 4-5 times & then nothing. It shows as orange while charging , kept it for two days on charge still noting. I suspect battery 2. Also when side loading I deleted few books from document folder - what are the chances I deleted some system file & Kindle Bricked. ---- Now ...
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Battery life

How long do your eReaders last in terms of battery life?
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Making the 2nd Page of a PDF Doc the Cover

I am using Calibre to catalog PDF documents (Mostly magazines and Tech docs). Some PDF's the first page are blank and the cover is on the 2nd page. Is there a way to make the 2nd page the cover....or do I have to go manually and edit each PDF ? Jay
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Slight delay in opening viewer

At some point in the last few versions, I've noticed that there's a small but noticable delay in ebook-viewer launching. It appears instantly in the task manager, but takes several seconds for the window to actually appear. I've tried opening a book from Calibre, opening a file associated with ebook-viewer, and opening the viewer directly, and the delay happened with all three. I also ran with a clean-config Calibre portable on both my SSD and my hard drive, and got the delay with both. Also im...
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Weekend Reading 1.24.21

I took a long drive with a good friend yesterday, we drove out to Lake Sonoma to watch the sunset over the bridge and had such a great talk on the way. Little getaways are all we’ve got right now, so I’m spending time exploring parts of Northern California I haven’t seen in a long time or ever. Everything is going smoothly so far with the escrow on the little fixer upper we’re investing in, so if all goes well I’ll have “before” pictures to share in a few weeks, and of course all of my design id...
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Two-headed crocodile sculpture crafted with quail eggs

Sarah Lee makes amazing sculptures using eggshells, like this two-headed croc covered in quail eggshells. Her Instagram has lots of other onderful pieces like this molting ouroboros: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sarah Lee – SF/Bay Area (@srhlee) View this post on Instagram A post shared b...
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Why is California such a great place to write murder mysteries?

It’s a bright and sunny day in California. Isn’t it always? No dark storminess here. Waves kiss golden beaches, and flowers sprout nonstop. There’s movie-star glitz and glam, and palm trees sway like swooning lovers. The perfect state for murder. It must be, judging by the sheer volume of mystery novels, detective stories, whodunits, heart-throbbing thrillers and noir nightmares set amid Cali’s pleasantries, thanks to some of the best crime writers around. Bodies push up happy little daisies in ...
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Custom Column names cut off

I just updated Calibre Portable from 5.4.2 to 5.10.1 on Win10 64bit today and now a number of the custom column names are truncated on the Edit Metadata screen. Is there a way to fix this? Without changing the layout view? None of them are particularly long. The first two that are truncated are definitely no longer than 'Author Sort' on the Basic Metadata side. And there's clearly space to the left of them so I don't know why they're suddenly truncated. I've attached a picture to show what I'm ...
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Strategies for reviewing earlier books in a series

Does anyone have any strategies for refreshing your mind on earlier books in a series? Something you read a few years ago and have forgotten characters, plots points, etc.? I don't particularly want to go back and reread all the older books. Does Amazon's X-Ray give you a summary of characters and how they fit into a story? I am in the habit of putting all my Amazon purchases into Calibre and then side-loading them to my Kindle, which nukes X-Ray. So I don't know what it's capabilities are....
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These 13 books make up California’s literary canon

California has been a stage for celebrated works of fiction, its lyrical landscapes the proscenium and often the star. And the state’s urban rivals, Los Angeles and San Francisco, elbow each other for attention, whether you take your words hard-boiled or gussied up with literary lather. Paging through books where California is the context writ large or small, a few truly great volumes deserve to be considered part of a canon of our golden state. Let’s try to see if we can boil down this canon to...
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What do children’s authors read their own kids?

If you have kids, you know there’s no more cherished time with them than reading a story together. And as they age, it’s wonderful to see them pick up a book on their own and get lost in its pages. We asked four local children’s authors which books they’ve loved sharing: LA-by-way-of-the-South-Bronx author Lilliam Rivera has made a name for herself in the YA (young adult) and middle-grade markets with books like “The Education of Margot Sanchez,” “Dealing in Dreams,” “Never Look Back” and the “G...
Tags: Books, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, David Kim, Samantha, Southern California, Pat, San Rafael, Ryan, Vanessa Brantley Newton, Malia, Torres

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