By Deborah Install
What might you do in the event you stumbled on a rickety robotic sitting lower than a tree on your again backyard?
For floundering 34-year-old Ben Chambers the answer's visible: discover the place it got here from and take it there to be fastened, no matter if it ability risking his marriage within the procedure. decided to accomplish whatever for as soon as in his existence, Ben embarks on a trip that takes him and the endearing robotic, Tang, to the some distance aspect of the globe...and again back. jointly they'll observe that fellowship can stand up less than the strangest conditions, and that synthetic Intelligence can educate a guy what it's to be human.
Funny, touching, fascinating, clever and a section magical, A robotic within the backyard is a gem of a primary novel, ideal for a person who has ever stumbled on it tough to connect to the realm.
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If eating cold, stir in the kefir just before serving, adding a spoonful to each bowl so that people can swish it around with their spoons. If eating hot, consider stirring in spoonfuls of sour cream instead. This, like other barszcz recipes, will also keep for several days in the refrigerator and generally improve. Drink a glass of it, cold, for an abstemious lunch. Summer Beet Soup CHŁODNIK Serves 6 It’s hard to imagine a summer in the country without chłodnik: Icy cold, tasting of fresh dill and kefir (or light yogurt), with a glimmer of sweet beets and crunchy cucumbers.
Cook until golden brown on each side, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer cooked blinis to an ovenproof platter and keep warm in the oven while you make the remaining blinis. These can be plated—three or four blinis with a dollop of sour cream and a few heaping spoonfuls of caviar on each plate—or served in a happy pile beside a large mound of caviar set on ice with a side dish of sour cream. Take your pick. Eggplant Caviar KAWIOR Z BAKŁAZANA Serves 10 to 12 In the Communist era, eggplant was not readily available in Poland, but it seems to have made its way back with a vengeance.
After the vegetables have simmered, add the pickles to the soup pot, as well as all their brine, and the cooked potatoes. Season with salt and pepper, and simmer for an additional 5 minutes. Use an immersion blender to purée the soup in the pot, or whizz it lightly in a blender or food processor (you want the end result to still be a little chunky, not whipped smooth). Mix in the heavy cream. Add the chopped dill just before serving. Beet Soup, Three Ways BARSZCZ Barszcz, or beet soup, is perhaps best known around the world by its Russian name, borscht, but versions of both the soup and the word are part of every Slavic culture.