This page contains information on some of my entertainment related interests. This includes categorized lists of television crime and mysteries, my tips for managing a digital music library, custom album artwork that I created for concert bootlegs in my music library, as well as some recipes. Each subject will be continually updated and expanded over time. The photo shown above is CHVRCHES performing live, which was shot by Daniel Boud and was edited via Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Though I am American, I have an insatiable addiction to British television and movies, and in particular, crime and mysteries. My British TV crime and mysteries page contains categorized information on dozens of such series and movies which I have watched. As that page is viewed thousands of times per month, I know that my addiction is not unique. Similarly, I have a created page for foreign language TV crime and mysteries, as they have become another addiction. I also have a page containing some of my organization tips for managing an iTunes digital music library.
British TV Crime & Mysteries
This page contains an extensive categorized list of British television crime and mystery series and movies, along with descriptions, reviews, and links to further information.
Foreign TV Crime & Mysteries
This page contains an extensive categorized list of Foreign television crime and mystery series and movies, along with descriptions, reviews, and links to further information.
iTunes Music Library Organization Tips
This page shares some practical tips that I use to organize and manage my digital music library, which is via iTunes (i.e. now the new Apple Music app) on my Apple MacBook.
Custom Album Artwork
If you have a digital music library, such as via the Apple Music app for macOS (i.e. the former iTunes), there are times when the artwork for an album or song may be inadequate, or there may simply be none. For example, there is no artwork for concert bootleg recordings, obviously, as they are not commercially available. In these cases, some music lovers may create their own custom album artwork. These pages contains some custom artwork that I have created for selected concerts, albums, and songs in my music library. The artwork was created for personal use only. If you use any of the artwork in your music library, I would genuinely be interested in knowing, as well as any comments or feedback that you have on the design.
Though I consider myself far from an expert in the kitchen, below are some recipes that I routinely make. The recipes originate from cookbooks or websites, and the source is listed in each recipe. Most of the recipes were modified by me in some way, such as for taste, serving size, or ease of preparation. All of the photos were taken before actually consuming the dish, so there is no trick photography or modification of the food, as is done with many cookbook or food blogs. Any feedback or questions are welcome, and if you do decide to make one of the recipes, I'm definitely interested in your opinion of the result.
Irish Onion Soup
This is a recipe for an Irish infused variation of Onion Soup Gratinée (i.e. baked French onion soup) based on beef broth, Jameson Irish whiskey, Guinness, and Irish cheddar cheese.
Spinach and Sausage Country Soup
This is a recipe for a unique and rustic Italian style soup. The flavorful soup is surprisingly not heavy, quick and easy to make, and can be enjoyed any time of the year.
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