Thursday, December 20, 2007
Happy Holidays and Campaign for the American Reader
It's time for my annual posting of the glogg recipe!
1/2 cup vodka
1 - 3 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon cardamom
At least twenty-four hours before serving, put above ingredients in container with lid. Shake well, then shake occasionally throughout day.
2 liters of wine. Sangria works well, but any sweet, fruity wine will do.
1/2 cup sugar (more or less, to taste)
Vodka mixture, with cloves and cinnamon sticks strained out.
Put everything in a large pan. Heat well, but don't boil.
Serve with raisins and sliced almonds. These should be put in individual cups before adding about 1/2 cup hot liquid.
CAMPAIGN FOR THE AMERICAN READER
Marshall McLuhan suggested that you should choose your reading by turning to page 69 of a book and, if you like it, read it.
To further explore this notion another Marshal -- Marshal Zeringue -- started a fantastic blog in 2006 called Campaign for the American Reader where he invites writers to put the page 69 theory to test. I've been a guest twice, most recently for Garden of Darkness. Check out the blog and the archives.
Campaign for the American Reader