Alan Rickman, giant of British screen and stage, dies at 69

Second death from cancer aged 69 I just heard of since David Bowie. The only work I watched of Alan Rickman was the Harry Potter’s films and Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd, but I always liked how he made Snape a living breathing, 3-dimensional character. Source: Alan Rickman, giant of British screen and stage, dies at 69

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #32: Chicken And Vegetable Soup With Homemade Noodles

Originally posted on Laissez Faire:
Today we are combining a “throw it in a pot and see what happens” with an actual recipe!  Exciting! A number of recipes for chicken soup exist out there in the Googleverse, but I usually don’t bother with those because chicken soup is fairly hard to really mess up.    It…