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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 4-Mar “US, Australia, UK”

This update from Dr John Campbell from about 4 hours ago @ 4-Apr-2020 20:54 UK time.

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 4-Mar “Disease Spread And Contagion”

This update from Dr John Campbell just out @ 4-Apr-2020 15:33 UK time.

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Don Charisma

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Coronavirus Update: 100000 New Cases in One Day, 1110000 Worldwide, State Dept Alert

This update from Styx from about 2 hours ago @ 4-Apr-2020 13:27 UK time.

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “Caring For Relatives At Home”

This update from Dr John Campbell from about 1 hour ago @ 3-Apr-2020 17:59 UK time.

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Don Charisma

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Nice Poem From Bernard In France

Bernard posted this lovely poem in my comments today. I thought it worth sharing :

Bonjour Ami

 

J’ai un cœur, tout tendre qui bat
Un petit cœur qui pourtant est grand comme ça
Il y a toujours une place pour une personne

 

Mon petit cœur est peux-t être fragile
Il m’a dis un jour
Que tu as réussi à trouver le mot de passe pour venir sur mon blog

 

Que ce code n’était pas très compliqué
Il est fait d’amour et d’amitié , de tendresse et de douceur
Ce n’est pas parce que on ne se voit pas ,que cela n’existe pas

Mon petit cœur te souhaite une bonne journée en ce Vendredi
Un bon week-end

Prends soin de toi, Bisous Bernard

 

Author – https://bernard25.wordpress.com/about/

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Translation into English (Google translate):

Hello friend

 

I have a tender, beating heart
A little heart that is however big like that
There is always room for one person

My little heart can be fragile
He told me one day
That you managed to find the password to come to my blog

 

That this code was not very complicated
It is made of love and friendship, tenderness and sweetness
Just because you don’t see yourself doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist

 

My little heart wishes you a good day on this Friday
A good week-end

 

Take care of yourself, Kisses Bernard

Thanks Bernard, hope you are safe.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 3-Apr

This update from Dr John Campbell just out @ 3-Apr-2020 15:28 UK time.

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “London Real – Parts 1 And 2”

Dr. John Campbell did an interview with “London Real”, part 1 was posted a few days ago, part 2 was just released today. So I’ve put them together in one post for you.

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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Coronavirus Update: 1,025,000 Cases, 53,000 Dead, as the World Ponders its Response

This update from Styx from about 2 hours ago @ 3-Apr-2020 13:49 UK time.

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Bread Recipes

Thanks for all your comments in support, I know there’s good people out there, which is one of the reasons I keep on blogging, when I can. I’m somewhat refreshed by taking a break and baking my bread, and also thinking things over – my conclusion (regarding stupid people in my comments) in short :

– Ideological possession, can cause good people to do bad/malevolent/stupid things (thanks Jordan B Peterson for explaining that, you are a true hero of our times).


ANYWAY, moving on to the topic at hand – The Modern Theologian, one of my favourite bloggers, was kind enough to share his bread recipe in my comments, so here it is –

Bread (Well pizza dough really) Recipe – Modern Theologian Style

This is for 4 pizzas (the last 2 ingredients don’t change as they are used to brush the dough before baking):

120 g whole-wheat flour
480 g all-purpose flour
22 g instant yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp oil
2 cups milk

1 large egg
1 tbsp milk

Place flour in bowl.
Add yeast, sugar, salt, and oil.
Mix in 3/4 of the milk, mix, add remaining milk as needed to form dough.
Knead dough and let stand covered in warm place.
Divide dough into 4 pieces and roll into balls.
Flatten into round bread 10 in diameter, 3/4 in at edges and half as much in the center.
Let rest for 5 minutes.
Flatten the inside again, make several punctures with a fork in the center area, all the way through the dough.
Mix egg and milk, brush on roll.

Bake at 400F (200C) for 15 minutes until golden brown.

Author – https://themoderntheologian.wordpress.com/about

 

My recipe, I use as a guide, came with my bread making machine (sure I posted about bread making before, but doesn’t hurt to do it again)

Bread – Don Charisma Style – “Easy French Bread”

2 lb loaf (approx 1Kg)

260ml Water

2 tbsp Olive Oil

1.5 tsp Salt

2 tbsp Sugar

500g White Bread Flour

1.5 tsp Dried Yeast (Instant, like “Saf”, I use the red one – keep in freezer for long life)

Basically I chuck everything in the bread making machine, being careful to keep the salt and the yeast separate (I think yeast and salt don’t get along). Press go on breadmaker.

Top tip – thanks UnionHomestead.com for reminding me that other people might not have thought of this – take the stirrer/paddle out after dough is mixed to stop your loaf having a hole in it. There is a trade off here, because the stirrer does a “punchdown” during rise phase … but you can actually do that yourself, just open the lid of the bread maker and poke the loaf gently with your finger, it’ll drop a little on it’s own.

Another top tip – I generally don’t measure the water, and put it in bit by bit. The consistency of dough is important, it shouldn’t be too dry or too wet. It should be “elastic”. It shouldn’t be too “sticky”. If you don’t have enough water it won’t mix properly. Practice makes perfect.

Another top tip – be careful about adding things like chilli, garlic, spices etc – be careful, some don’t play well with the yeast. If you want to put them in, then put them in after dough had been formed.

Another top tip – caraway seeds are fucking awesome in bread, add after dough has been formed.

Last top tip – don’t just blindly follow recipes, experiment – try raw cane sugar and white sugar for mixing/rising dough, for example. Then caraway seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds etc after dough has been mixed. You might just come up with something even better than the original recipe, you don’t know unless you try.

Very last top tip – there are flours with differing amounts of gluten, and ground to different fineness. Hard/Strong/Bread flour is for bread and contains a lot of gluten, needed to rise bread with yeast. For pizza dough, Italians have I think it’s called 000 flour (very fine) for pizza base dough. Then there are flours with lower gluten content that are used for pastry and cakes, normally called like “all purpose” or “self-raising”. And, then there’s flours made from different grains and pulses, for instance “gram flour” that’s used in Indian cooking, is made from Chickpeas or rye flour made from rye grain.

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For me it’s more about learning how the ingredients interact with each other, than following recipes. But we all have to start somewhere, and recipe a good place to start.

Today I actually used 750g of flour, and then added some Australian wholemeal flour (both were past use by date, but seems I’m OK so far). I added some of my secret sourdough culture, and have revived the culture, after maybe a year or more sitting in fridge. Generally I don’t just rise with sourdough culture (it takes too long, maybe like 8 hours), so I use both instant yeast and sourdough culture (yeast), for a compromise between taste and speed.

If you’re a breadophile (like an audiophile, but with bread), then probably wait for the bread to rise with sourdough culture/yeast, the flavour can be out of this world.

Anyway – I cut three balls of dough off once mixed. Two went in clingfilm and into the freezer for later-pizza, the the third I’ve eaten already, as a pizza, (using the frybread in frying pan, and then grill to melt the cheese method). It was delicious 🙂

The remainder baked in the breadmaker, and looks perfect. Top tip – don’t try cutting freshly baked loaf, I leave it to cool, on a rack with a tea towel over it. That gives it a chance to firm up, and is then easier to cut.

Once that’s done, I sharpen my sharp large knife (non-serrated), and slice into slices. Put in a ziplock bag, and into freezer. I can then have a couple of slices of bread per day toasted, and bread will last years in freezer.

However, I will concede – there’s nothing like freshly baked bread with melted butter, so that happens too sometimes.

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Go bake some bread and stop reading my blog !

Hope you and loved ones are safe, and stays that way.

(PS, if you have a recipe you’re very proud of and want me to reblog for you, leave me a link in my comments or just put the recipe in my comments and let me know who (and link if possible) to cite as the author.)

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “Some Good News, Probably”

This update from Dr John Campbell just out @ 2-Apr-2020 13:46 UK time.

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Coronavirus Update: 940,000 Cases… “And I Wish More People Had Listened to Me”

This update from Styx from about 1 hours ago @ 2-Apr-2020 13:00 UK time.

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Baking Bread And A Break From Sitting At This Computer

I don’t know why exactly, but I do really love blogging, and even more so creating things. I think art is mean’t to be shared (otherwise what’s the point in doing it ?), and a blog allows that combination of creation and sharing.

I’ve been doing my best to try and warn people about the Coronavirus pandemic as it transpired. And, I don’t make any money from blogging. Today, I feel like I’ve been sitting at my computer for weeks now, and fed up with dealing with stupid people I have to deal with on a day-to-day basis.

And, no I probably don’t mean you, I do mostly get many lovely commenters, who are supportive and positive, good well meaning people. No, it’s a tiny minority who are complete assholes. “Haters gonna hate” I think is the collective wisdom on this. And “The biggest fool is the fool that argues with a fool” or there or there about.

A fellow blogger once advised me – “just put them in the spam folder, and you’ll never hear from them again”. Not sure that’s very ethical solution, or recommended, just passing on what he told me.

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So today, as I have all the ingredients, I’m baking some bread, which I haven’t done for a while. Not quite sure what kind of bread it will be, I have a selection of flours, and a sourdough culture living in my fridge.

Sometimes I use my breadmaking machine just to make dough, and then cut up into balls, wrap in clingfilm and freeze (like the photo above). Then with pizza sauce and mozzarella, I can make my own pizzas, as and when I want.

As I don’t have an oven, I cook the pizza base, like the “Fry bread” which I watched native Americans make. Basically I roll the Pizza base out into a round shape, leave in the the frying pan (with lid) to rise. Then nuke it on highest setting the hob will do, the steam generated by the lid being on helps to cook the pizza base. You have to be careful, because the time difference between “cooked” and “burnt” is literally around 30 seconds. So timing is everything with that one. Oh, and it does need turning once the bottom is cooked, to cook the top for a short time.

Other times I can let the machine complete it’s cycle and bake a loaf. I pause the cycle after it’s mixed, so I can remove the stirrer from the dough, so loaf doesn’t have a hole in it where the stirrer was, when baked.

Anyway, hope you are safe and it stays that way for you and your loved ones.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 1-Apr

This update from Dr John Campbell just out @ 1-Apr-2020 16:21 UK time.

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “Infection And Symptoms”

This update from Dr John Campbell about 1 hours ago @ 1-Apr-2020 16:18 UK time.

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Coronavirus Update: 880000 Cases, 43000 Dead, Unconstitutional Stay At Home Orders

This update from Styx from about 4 hours ago @ 1-Apr-2020 15:54 UK time.

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 31-Mar Update

This update from Dr John Campbell about 1 hours ago @ 31-Mar-2020 18:00 UK time.

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “New England Journal Paper”

This update from Dr John Campbell from less than 1 hour ago @ 31-Mar-2020 15:31 UK time.

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Coronavirus Update: 792000 Cases, Italy tops 100000, Chloroquine Wins Approval in USA, France

This update from Styx from about 1 hours ago @ 31-Mar-2020 12:36 UK time.

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “Tajikistan Infection Prevention With Dr Umar”

This update from Dr John Campbell from less than 1 hour ago @ 30-Mar-2020 21:04 UK time.

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 30-Mar Update

This update from Dr John Campbell about 1 hours ago @ 30-Mar-2020 17:13 UK time.

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “George Galloway Interview”

This update from Dr John Campbell about 5 hours ago @ 30-Mar-2020 15:00 UK time.

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Coronavirus Update: 732,000 Cases, 34,000 Dead, Turkey Approaches 10,000 Cases

This update from Styx from about 3 hours ago @ 30-Mar-2020 14:51 UK time.

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 29-Mar Update, Part 2

This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 29-Mar-2020 18:22 UK time.

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 29-Mar Update

This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 29-Mar-2020 16:22 UK time.

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Coronavirus Update: 670000 Cases, 30000 Dead: Some Should Prepare for Political Instability

This update from Styx from about 3 hours ago @ 29-Mar-2020 11:39 UK time.

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “2nd Radio Ecoshock Interview”

This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 28-Mar-2020 18:40 UK time.

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 28-Mar Update

This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 28-Mar-2020 14:50 UK time.

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Coronavirus Update: 612000 Cases, 27000 Dead, 100000 US Cases, Hubei Riot, Mutations

This update from Styx from about 3 hours ago @ 28-Mar-2020 14:13 UK time.

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Romanian Flag Added To My Sidebar

I’m proud of my own flag – I assume others are too.

I’ve added the Romanian flag to my sidebar, as many Romanian people visit my blog (almost 11000 views), and occasionally I get comments in Romanian (Thanks Google translate).

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Welcome and hello to all my Romanian readers, best wishes to you all. Thankyou for reading and visiting my blog.

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