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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)

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

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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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"The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself."

Ursula K. Le Guin

 

"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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