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24 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

The curds are still squeaky!  IMG_6118.thumb.jpg.0002a43d82db7a093389842f8fe97077.jpg

 

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I'm drooling and crying at the same time. Perfect, perfect, perfect. Did you ladies just love them?

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Two batches this am of these Blueberry oatmeal muffins - one for the nursing home, one for the clinic

 

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Not sure if these pics will float @rotuts boat, but I was barrelling though the grocery store at 5 minutes to needing to meet the sitter at home and snapped a couple.

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1 minute ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

Did the deep frying take place before or after the Holy Moles?

 

After. Anna opted for a little top up because her’s evaporated. She wasn’t up too long after dinner!

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I have all these recipes from one of the River Cafe Books - it was a baking book - I baked a whole lot from it one summer up here. But of course with the cost of nut flours I don't use a lot of the recipes. However I seem to have around 60 kg of various nut flours right now - so here we go! This is the Pistachio Almond Loaf Cake. 

 

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And this is my breakfast.

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 Good morning. Wished I hadn’t had that second cocktail last night. But it had been a rough day. A new air conditioner is being installed in the condo and there was a service man in and out all day long. I found it pretty much impossible to do anything other than sit in my chair and make myself scarce.  The estimated  time for installing the air-conditioner had been 3 to 4 hours. They were wrong. They will be returning today for another 3 to 4 hours after being here for many more hours yesterday. 

 

 So before the fun begins I thought it wise to make myself some breakfast.

 

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 A cheddar and tomato melt. Messy but good. 

 

 

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

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Thumbs up / smiley for that breakfast, Anna. Thumbs down / frowney for yesterday's pains and the anticipated pains today. I hope it goes more smoothly than yesterday!

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17 minutes ago, Smithy said:

Thumbs up / smiley for that breakfast, Anna. Thumbs down / frowney for yesterday's pains and the anticipated pains today. I hope it goes more smoothly than yesterday!

Though functioning AC in the midst of a muggy summer is certainly a worthy reward, in the end...

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“What is called sound economics is very often what mirrors the needs of the respectably affluent.” - John Kenneth Galbraith

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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Mmmm pistachio almond cake - 2 of my favourite things.

 

You are killing me here, Kerry!

 

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36 minutes ago, Smithy said:

Thumbs up / smiley for that breakfast, Anna. Thumbs down / frowney for yesterday's pains and the anticipated pains today. I hope it goes more smoothly than yesterday!

Well apparently even air-conditioning technicians operate on Island time.  The promised 930 return is now almost 2 hours past!

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...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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3 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

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I have all these recipes from one of the River Cafe Books - it was a baking book - I baked a whole lot from it one summer up here. But of course with the cost of nut flours I don't use a lot of the recipes. However I seem to have around 60 kg of various nut flours right now - so here we go! This is the Pistachio Almond Loaf Cake. 

 

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And this is my breakfast.

 

Ketchup?

 

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6 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

Ketchup

Must be. She hasn’t worked in emerg for more than a week.😂

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...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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1 hour ago, TicTac said:

Mmmm pistachio almond cake - 2 of my favourite things.

 

You are killing me here, Kerry!

 

They've killed a few of us so far. 

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You brought with you some caramalized sugar.  Have you used it for anything and if you did, what did you think of it?

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4 hours ago, ElsieD said:

You brought with you some caramalized sugar.  Have you used it for anything and if you did, what did you think of it?

Funny you should mention that - watch for it.

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Kind of a short day at the Wiki Nursing home today - so got home early enough to get the doughnuts cooked that I made the batter for a couple of days ago, as well as a batch of buttermilk cake doughnuts. 

 

  

 

 

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These are the Cook's Illustrated Cake doughnuts - here.  These have been shaken in the toasted sugar with a bit of lemon oil added. 

 

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These are the Idea's in Food doughnuts that use about a half pound of butter in 12 doughnuts.  here

 

We sent home Kira's sitter with a dozen combined doughnut holes and doughnuts - then I ran the rest over to the ER where they told me they loved me and hated me at the same time. 

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@Kerry Beal That wok looks great - have you used it for anything other than deep frying?  I'd love to know how it works for a stir fry with the control freak...

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31 minutes ago, KennethT said:

@Kerry Beal That wok looks great - have you used it for anything other than deep frying?  I'd love to know how it works for a stir fry with the control freak...

I think I have - it's been here for a lot of years. Brought it up one of the first years I was working here. 

 

I was very surprised at how well it worked for deep frying considering how little of it touches the element. Shall have to see how it stir fries when I get a chance. 


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Posted (edited)

doughnuts as above

 

can't  be bought, nor had anywhere these days

 

exp some Island in CA , eh ?

 

just as well , but what a loss :

 

Home Roast black coffee , possibly a  pinch of sugar 

 

those same  donuts ,  piping hot , maybe some real  dark maple syrup to dip then in

 

Some thick cut smoke-house bacon

 

still sizzling from the pan

 

Eggs , fried , w crispy edges , but creamy yolks

 

Fried County Bread , freshly made , and fried in the bacon fat

 

home-made  hash brown potatoes , crispy on the outside , creamy in the middle

 

A broiled tomato , cut in half , [ for P.C. just in case the Food Police are about ]

 

Short or Tall stack of home made blueberry pancakes,  fresh blueberries of course

 

ones choice of Pancakes :  buttermilk , or Maple  Butter , lots of Maple syrup etc

 

and then, after that :

 

 either some Big Time Canadian Lumber-jacking for the day

 

( I wont past again :  " Im a Lumberjack and Im OK  "  vint Monty Python )

 

or a long nap w some 'statins

 

those were the days.

 

 

 

 


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Posted (edited)

I don't mind re-posting the Lumber-Jack vid

 

if I can find it.

 

and Yes Again 

 

those were the days, 

 

and I had an identical  breakfast

 

in Upper Vermont

 

at 6 AM  

 

on the way to Montreal from Boston

 

can still remember it all

 

Lumber-Jacks  all around

 

I was younger then

 

and I found out about places like this from

 

a book !


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