The Literary Drover No. 5190

One of the more enjoyable aspects of researching and writing The Jhon Collector Mysteries is the food. The number of people who have responded to the food element in the stories and the recipes offered could, well, fill a book.

Although I make an effort to research the recipes used in the stories there are so many sent to me that time simply does not allow me to try all of them.

If you want to do so and let me know how they turn out, please do so.

For example, the Traditional Fry Bread recipe:

1 pkg. dry yeast
3 cups warm water
1 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
6 cups flour
2 tbsp. oil
1/2 cup cornmeal

Dissolve yeast in warm water then add salt and sugar.

Let stand for 5 minutes covered with a towel.

Add flour and oil to liquid mixture.

Mix and put on floured bread board and knead until mixture is smooth.

Put dough in a greased bowl, cover with towel and let it rise for 1 1/2 hours.

Remove from bowl and put on bread board, knead in the 1/2 cornmeal.

Make dough into 2 balls rolling each into 12 inch circles 1/2 inch thick.

Cut into 2 inch squares and drop into hot cooking oil. (Works best with cast iron skillet.)

Fry 5 to 6 pieces at a time for only a few moments. Drain on paper towel and sprinkle with white powdered sugar.

The Literary Drover No. 5189

In my opinion the explicit genuine, honest, and sincere expression of appreciation, gratitude, and thanks for those who make writing a success is always appropriate:

The act and process of Writing is an individual pursuit, but the success that results owes much to those who support it. Hello to the fans of The Jhon Collector Mysteries, who purchased the book in Pennsylvania!

The Literary Drover No. 5188

One of the more enjoyable aspects of researching and writing The Jhon Collector Mysteries is the food. The number of people who have responded to the food element in the stories and the recipes offered could, well, fill a book.

Although I make an effort to research the recipes used in the stories there are so many sent to me that time simply does not allow me to try all of them.

If you want to do so and let me know how they turn out, please do so.

For example, The Old Fashioned Fry Bread recipe:

4 cups flour
2 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup warm water

Mix flour, baking powder and salt.

Gradually add in the shortening and water.

Add only enough water to make dough stick together.

Knead dough until smooth, make into fist-sized balls.

Cover them with a towel for ten minutes then pat them out into circles about the size of a pancake.

Fry in hot cooking oil in cast iron skillet until brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels, serve with jam.

The Literary Drover No. 5187

In my opinion the explicit genuine, honest, and sincere expression of appreciation, gratitude, and thanks for those who make writing a success is always appropriate:

The act and process of Writing is an individual pursuit, but the success that results owes much to those who support it. Hello to the fans of The Jhon Collector Mysteries, who purchased the book in Bandon, OR.!

The Literary Drover No. 5186

There’s a story here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/doris-pratt-dakota-language-manitoba-1.4940290

The Literary Drover No. 5185

In my opinion the explicit genuine, honest, and sincere expression of appreciation, gratitude, and thanks for those who make writing a success is always appropriate:

The act and process of Writing is an individual pursuit, but the success that results owes much to those who support it. Hello to the fans of The Jhon Collector Mysteries, who purchased the book in Sunriver, OR.!

The Literary Drover No. 5184

Learn. Know. Understand: https://www.nfb.ca/film/people_of_kattawapiskak_river/

The Literary Drover No. 5183

In my opinion the explicit genuine, honest, and sincere expression of appreciation, gratitude, and thanks for those who make writing a success is always appropriate:

The act and process of Writing is an individual pursuit, but the success that results owes much to those who support it. Hello to the fans of The Jhon Collector Mysteries, who purchased the book in Hood River, OR.!

The Literary Drover No. 5182

Learn. Know. Understand: https://www.nfb.ca/film/nimmikaage_she_dances_for_people/

The Literary Drover No. 5181

In my opinion the explicit genuine, honest, and sincere expression of appreciation, gratitude, and thanks for those who make writing a success is always appropriate:

The act and process of Writing is an individual pursuit, but the success that results owes much to those who support it. Hello to the fans of The Jhon Collector Mysteries, who purchased the book in Portland, OR.!