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Eunice : happy firework day to you, Doris! Chicago was of course, all-guns-blazing: bottle rockets, firecrackers, smoke bombs...alleyways were just hazy with smoke and the skies were lit up by anarchic pyromaniac revelers. hilarious part is when the cops are actually blocking streets to aid & abet these illegal activities. i saw watermelon at the store and thought about getting one but then we were already hauling back a big bag of rice on our bicycles and thought better not.
Eunice : thank you for reading my updates! sometimes it seems like it's just going over people's heads...whooosh! but nice to know that somebody reads and enjoys them so it's not all for nothing.
Eunice : i just read an article and thought of you. they are words of advice from a chef: "Cook through your own history," he suggested. "Study your heritage, learn from your parents and grandparents, revisit the flavors from your childhood and then make them your own. Cooking is a form of storytelling." here's the article: Chef Marcus Samuelsson shares his advice.
Eunice : Doris, did you click the "Share recipe" button at the bottom of your update post and then type in your recipe title in the search box? that should immediately drop-down a list once you start typing, from which you would click on the recipe of your choice. that should include your recipe link in brackets with "url" at the beginning and "/url" at the closing. all the gobbley-gook is HTML coding. hope that makes sense.
Eunice : Doris, i'm so so, indescribably sorry for the loss of your best friend. wish i could send out a hug of comfort to you. i wish you and your family the best to get through this.
Eunice : hi Doris! how are you? Chicago weather can't seem to make up its mind whether or not it wants to rain or snow.
Eunice : hi Doris, happy holidays to you, too! always nice to have a friendly greeting from you!
Eunice : ummm...was your very nice and appropriate comment about "searching" deleted? that just seemed downright unfriendly...grrr!!
Doris Clark: I made Fried Zucchini Cakes for our dinner tonight. I used Kimberly Wright's recipe. I loved them. Thanks Kimberly for a great recipe! http://wegottaeat.com/kimberly.wright/recipes/fried-zuccinni-cakes
Doris Clark: EeeeK. I broke the ceramic stoneware bowl to my slow-cooker. Right there in the booklet it cautions "the bowl will not withstand the shock of sudden temperature changes". and don't-y-know I thoughtlessly added cold broth to the pot as stuff was cooking and I heard it crack! crack! crack! Now what to do? Bummer.
Doris Clark: Made two pies with fresh fruit. One strawberry and one with fresh peaches. I went by my brothers house and scored tomatoes and 3 melons from his garden. I also picked some small not yet ripe tomatoes to try to pickle. I quartered them and dropped them into a jar of bread &butter pickle brine and will refrigerate them for one week.
Doris Clark: Today is the National Day of the American Cowboy with a number of events scheduled at the Cowtown Coliseum in the Stockyards (Fort Worth). The National Day of the American Cowboy is a nationwide celebration of the cowboy and the Western heritage they represent. I am staying at home and doing some cowboy cooking in my kitchen. I started yesterday on the brisket as it is a plan ahead deal. Also making the West Texas beans, and laid in a supply of Shinner Beer. Giddy-up.
Doris Clark: I made the ice cream ( Neva's Vanilla recipe) and was very happy with the results. Today I'm trying out the sugar free recipe and see how it compares. There is a birthday gathering in Arlington on Sunday, and if all goes well, I will surprise them with the addition of frozen delight. They asked me to bring a Pistachio Cake like Mom use to bake, so I'll make that on Saturday since I did find the recipe.
Doris Clark: This week is ice cream week. I have been reading recipes and deciding on the ones to try. Some of the recipes in the older cookbooks call for Milnot. Somewhat of a mystery ingredient in the grocery store. I think just plain evaporated milk would be an acceptable substitute. There are recipes that are custard (cooked) and non-cooked. I am going to start with the recipe I got from my neighbor, Neva. She made it for a lawn party last summer, and it was soooo good. It's also looks easy.
Doris Clark: Amish Friendship Bread. It sounds so innocent, sweet and friendly. When someone gives you a starter packet with the directions and the recipe, the romance of breadmaking overtakes your imagination.....reality check! Its like owing a pet. After a while you begin planning your days around it, and if you want to take a trip you need a housesitter to tend to it, because every ten days you are baking bread and sacking up new bags of "starter". The romance is over in my kitchen. I took every one of those "puppies" and cooked them off. I have 8 loaves lined up and cooling down. There is one bag of starter left and that baby is going in the mixing bowl tomorrow.( I ran out of time and energy tonight).
Doris Clark: This high summer heat of the last two weeks has the garden vegetables on over-drive. With sweat dripping off my chin, I picked a bushel of black-eyed peas, and that was just a third of them. I shelled them and now a big pot is simmering away. I just love cooking fresh peas. They are so good with hot from the oven cornbread. I also have some garden fresh tomatoes and onions to slice. yum.
Doris Clark: Today was the day to come to terms with the bread starter that was given me. (Its 90 degrees outside and the oven is on. Crazy. ) It seems to me the recipe that came with the starter has too much sugar and a pudding mix I would like to not use. I remember seeing a recipe Eunice had played with so I'm looking it up and do a little changing that will better suit.
Eunice : woohoo! just a little nervous about posting messages to people as it just felt slightly...weird and intrusive. my idea of being friendly might be somebody else's creepy. thanks for the cocktail recipes. gearing up for summertime and a few of my apartment dwelling neighbors and i want to get together and commiserate with food and drink and soak up the sun as soon as it comes out of the clouds that it's hiding in nowadays.