Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Vox Arcana Tour

Here is the tour poster for Chicago experimental band Vox Arcana. The tour begins on September 25th in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

John Cage Almond Cookie Recipe

John Cage is best known as a composer, of course, but he was also a painter, a filmmaker, an expert on mushrooms, and an inspired macrobiotic cook. Here is his recipe for almond cookies, courtesy of the Walker Art Center website. 

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a food processor, grind:
1 c. raw almonds
1 c. raw oats
Combine almonds and oats in a large bowl.  Stir in:
1 c. whole wheat flour or brown rice flour (if you want a gluten free option, you may need to add slightly more than the 1 c. brown rice flour, so that you are later able to form balls with the dough)
Add ground cinnamon to the dry mixture.
To the dry mixture, add:
1/2 c. almond oil (other nut oils work as well)
1/2 c. real maple syrup (no Aunt Jemima!)
Stir mixture until you are able to form one-inch balls.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Flatten slightly, and press a small dollop of your favorite jam or preserves (jelly is too thin) into the center of each cookie.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, turning the pan once, halfway through the baking process.  Cookies are done when light golden brown.  They store well in the fridge.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

John Cage Turns 100

John Cage turns 100 on September 5th. We are celebrating at Thomas More with two student-led performances of 4'33''. More later.